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Offshore international online students – study plan for 2022

Greetings from the UC International Relationships Office! We hope you are enjoying online learning with UC this semester!

This message is to provide you with an update on the New Zealand border situation, and allow you start planning for 2022. 

Unfortunately it’s highly unlikely the NZ border will open before February 2022, and Immigration New Zealand continues to pause the processing of offshore visa applications. This pause currently remains in place until February 2022. As a result, you will not be able to arrive in New Zealand in time to study on campus in February 2022. Please check this link for more details released by Education New Zealand, including FAQs. 

We appreciate this is not the news you were hoping to hear and we are very sorry for the ongoing uncertainty this pandemic presents. We note the NZ government continues to review our current border settings, and any updates affecting when you can arrive in NZ will be communicated to you. In the meantime we are here to support you however we can, whether you wish to defer for a semester (or longer) in order to continue your UC studies in person once borders re-open, or whether you wish to continue with online learning in semester one, 2022. 

We suggest that you contact your student advisor team to work out the best study plan for you, before making any decision. It’s really important that you work with your faculty on a study plan, so that you stay on track with your studies. 

After consulting with your student advisor team, please follow one of the following steps:

  • If you would like to defer your UC study to July 2022 or February 2023 intake, please email iro@canterbury.ac.nz 
  • If you would like to continue to study online, and have discussed available online courses with your student advisors for S1, 2022, please apply to enrol through myUC. More information on how to enrol as an online student is available here

We look forward to hearing from you regarding your study plans for 2022, and hope to welcome you to Aotearoa New Zealand in the near future!

Please visit UC’s wepage here for information about New Zealand’s latest border exception cohort. 

We are hopeful that travel restrictions will ease soon and that we can be welcoming you back onto campus. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to UC’s International Support team for ongoing support with your online learning.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to  email iro@canterbury.ac.nz.

Ngā mihi,
International Relationships Office

UC Virtual Exchange mid-year break 2021 (Arts)

Take a UC Virtual Exchange this mid-year break in 2021
– get ahead with your Bachelor of Arts with the top university in Asia!

International experience doesn’t stop with the closure of the borders! UC Global Exchange partner, the National University of Singapore (NUS), ranked at #1 in Asia and #11 in the world* is offering virtual exchange courses to students this mid-year break.

This Virtual Exchange gives UC Arts students the incredible opportunity to study online and connect with students from around the world during the New Zealand winter. Just like a normal exchange programme, you pay only UC tuition fees and the credits you gain from the partner university are recognised by the UC College of Arts. Note: places are limited.

*QS World University Ranking 2021

Why take a virtual exchange?

  • Get ahead with your degree this winter
  • Study with the top university in Asia*
  • Pay UC tuition fees, get an international experience
  • Gain credits approved by UC College of Arts
  • Enhance your CV with demonstrable international engagement

Paige studied with the Audencia Business School as a part of the UC Virtual Exchange Programme 

“I would definitely recommend that others undertake a virtual exchange! A virtual exchange allows you to develop more of a global mindset, learn new things and meet new people – all while sitting at home! It is also a fantastic opportunity to learn from some incredible professors who are experts in their fields. Not only did I love what I learnt, but it gave me UC credit too – bonus!”
Paige Sullivan | Bachelor of Commerce

Hear more about Paige’s virtual exchange here > 

Programme information | National University of Singapore (NUS) – FASSTrack Asia: The Summer School 2021

  • When: 21 June 2021 to 23 July 2021 (5 weeks)
  • Courses: The programme is offered by the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS) at NUS and is taught in English.  The majority of the modules offered are based on synchronous learning so attendance for all online classes is expected.  All modules are based on 100% continuous assessments, i.e. no final exam. Students would normally take one or two courses. See details about the modules, assessments, class schedule etc. on the NUS FASSTrack Asia
  • Entry requirement: Completion of 1 year of study towards your Bachelor of Arts at UC (normally at least a B average GPA is required). You need to be currently studying full-time at UC.
  • UC credit: You will receive the following UC credit for successfully passing the appropriate NUS FASSTrack Asia module(s) as stated in the table below.
  • Fees: Standard UC tuition fee for a 15 point Arts course plus NUS’s Application fee of SGD $107 and NUS’ Student Service fee of SGD$31.58.

UC credit approval for the NUS FASSTrack Asia modules
You would select only one or a maximum of two modules from the list below. If you are taking two modules, you will select one each from the morning and the afternoon sessions.

Note: the NUS modules that are not listed below have not been approved by UC for credit.

The Morning (New Zealand afternoon) session:

NUS course codeNUS FASSTrack Asia moduleUC credit
NM3234YLeadership, Organizations and Communication15 points of COMS at 200-level, no restrictions.
GES1037A History of Singapore in Ten Objects15 points of Unspecified Arts at 100-level
SC2212Sociology of Deviance15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
SC2216Emotions and Social Life15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
SE2218Changing Economic Landscape of Southeast Asia15 points of ECON at 200-level, no restrictions, with no Right to Advance

The Afternoon (New Zealand evening) session:

NUS course codeNUS FASSTrack Asia moduleUC credit
NM3215Advertising Strategies15 points of COMS at 200-level, no restrictions
NM 3222Interactive Storytelling15 points of COMS at 200-level, no restrictions
EC28880BTopics in Economics: Miracle and Crisis in East Asia15 points of ECON at 200-level, no restrictions, with no Right to Advance
GEH1052Standard English Across Cultures15 points of LING at 100-level, no restrictions with no Right to Advance
GE2230Energy Futures and Sustainability15 points of Unspecified Arts at 200-level
PS3238International Political Economy15 points of POLS at 200-level, restricted against POLS 212
SC2211Medical Sociology15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
SC2215Sociology of Food15 points of SOCI at 200-level, no restrictions
GES1007South Asia in Singapore15 points of Unspecified Arts at 100-level

 Ready to apply? Apply online on the UC Global Exchange website by the following application deadline.

Application deadline: 26 March 2021

Need degree advice? If you need advice on your degree completion, please contact the Student Advisors at the UC College of Arts.

Want to find out more? Come and see us at our Drop-in Sessions International Relationships Office | Level 3, Matariki

  • Tuesday 16 March 1 pm – 2pm | 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Thursday 18 March 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Tuesday 23 March 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Thursday 25 March 2 pm – 4 pm

Contact the UC Global Exchange Team | International Relationships Office | Email: ucmobility@canterbury.ac.nz |Phone: +64 (3) 369 3876 ext. 93876

New UC Virtual Exchange mid-year break 2021

UC Virtual Exchange 2021

Get ahead with your degree with a top Business School in Europe or Asia!

International experience doesn’t stop with the closure of the borders! The following triple-crown accredited UC Global Exchange partners in Europe and Asia, are offering virtual exchange courses to UC students this mid-year break.

  • Singapore Management University
  • Audencia Business School (France)
  • WU Vienna (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

A virtual exchange gives you the incredible opportunity to study online and connect with students from around the world for a short period during the New Zealand winter. Just like a normal exchange programme, you pay only UC tuition fees and the credits you gain from the partner university are recognised by the UC Business School.

Why take a virtual exchange?

  • Get ahead with your degree this winter
  • Study with a top Business School in Europe or Asia
  • Pay UC tuition fees, get an international experience
  • Gain credits approved by UC Business School
  • Enhance your CV with demonstrable international engagement

Paige studied with the Audencia Business School (France) as a part of the UC Virtual Exchange Programme 

“I would definitely recommend that others undertake a virtual exchange! A virtual exchange allows you to develop more of a global mindset, learn new things and meet new people – all while sitting at home! It is also a fantastic opportunity to learn from some incredible professors who are experts in their fields. Not only did I love what I learnt, but it gave me UC credit too – bonus!”
Paige Sullivan | Bachelor of Commerce

Hear more about Paige’s virtual exchange here > 

Visit the UC Global Exchange website for more information on the Virtual Exchange Programme, including course dates,  entry requirements, credit, fees and application deadlines.

Application deadlines

  • WU Vienna (Vienna University of Economics and Business) International Summer University): 17 March 2021
  • Singapore Management University – SMU Online Global Summer Programme: 26 March 2021
  • Audencia Business School – online Summer Term: 26 March 2021

Want to find out more? Join our Drop-in Sessions:

  • Tuesday 16 March 1 pm – 2pm | 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Thursday 18 March 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Tuesday 23 March 2 pm – 4 pm
  • Thursday 25 March 2 pm – 4 pm

Drop-in sessions will take place at the International Relationships Office | Level 3, Matariki 

Contact the UC Global Exchange Team 
Email: ucmobility@canterbury.ac.nz
Phone: +64 (3) 369 3876 ext. 93876

Need degree advice?  If you need advice on your degree completion, please contact the Student Advisors at the UC Business School. Email: studybusiness@canterbury.ac.nz or Book an appointment with a Student Advisor (please include ‘Virtual Exchange’ in your booking)