Transition programmes

Transition programmes get you ready for university study and support you on the journey. They vary in length and are usually scheduled within normal university semester dates.

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Get entry to university

The Certificate in University Preparation (CUP) is for you if you don’t meet the requirements for university entry.

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Foundation studies

If you don’t meet the academic or English language requirements, we offer several programmes to get you ready.

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STAR Programme

The STAR at UC programme allows secondary school students from anywhere in New Zealand to enrol in first-year degree-level courses

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For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Course Coordinator

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Get ready for Law

Prepare for your first-year studies by taking BRDG031 Invitation to Law.

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Get help with your degree

Through UC Pathways you will improve your academic skills, and understand what it takes to succeed at university.

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CUP timetable

See the CUP and UC at Hagley term dates.

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UC International College

UCIC was established following a collaborative agreement between Navitas Limited and the University of Canterbury in 2013.

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Summer School

Preparatory courses are non-credit, catch-up preparatory courses that can help prepare you for first-year degree study.

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Transition Programme fees

You need to pay transition programme tuition fees if you undertake the Certificate in University Preparation or a Headstart course.

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Check the details of the transition programme you are interested in to see if you are eligible for entry.

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Contact the CUP team

Check the contact details for the Student Transition and Engagement Team’s teaching and administration staff.