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Office of International Programs

University of Canterbury
Semester or Academic Year

Program Dates:photo
Fall: late June to mid-November
Spring: early February to late June
Academic Year (starting in MSU’s fall term): late June to late June of the following year
Academic Year (starting in MSU’s spring term): early February to mid-November
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The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand's South Island. Ranked in the top three percent of the world's universities, the University of Canterbury offers a stimulating range of courses, a vibrant campus environment with students from around the globe and a great student lifestyle. UC balances the best of university life. Students from all majors at MSU will find this to be an exciting and enriching opportunity. 

Christchurch lies on the coastal edge of the Canterbury Plains close to both the sea and mountains. The city offers plentiful cultural and recreational opportunities, and also superb access to the national parks and wilderness areas of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, the foothills of which are just an hour away. Beautiful beaches are close to the city and skiing and snowboarding can be found within 90 minutes of Christchurch - just imagine, you can surf and ski in the same day!

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How to Apply

Application Deadline:
Fall Semester – February 15th
Academic Year (starting in MSU’s fall term) – February 15th
Spring Semester – September 15th
Academic Year (starting in MSU’s spring term) – September 15th

Eligibility: Undergraduates, with sophomore status and at least a 2.8 GPA (cumulative).

Application Procedure:

  • Step 1: Review ISA the Application Instructions.
  • Step 2: Submit a completed MSU Study Abroad Application to the MSU Office of International Programs by the appropriate deadline listed above.
  • Step 3: Receive letter of acceptance to study abroad through MSU from the MSU Office of International Programs.
  • Step 4: By the appropriate deadline, create an online account and complete a ISA online application, making sure to follow all instructions and program requirements.
  • Step 5: You will receive notification of your final acceptance status from ISA. If admitted, complete the process outlined below along with any other instructions you receive from ISA.

Contact Information: Emma May, Education Abroad Program Assistant

Information for Admitted Students
* Although we make every attempt to keep this information up to date, please defer to informphotoation provided to you directly from ISA as the best resource. If there are discrepancies between the protocols listed here (applying for housing, getting registered for courses, etc.) and those told to you by ISA, default to those of ISA. However, health insurance requirements, course equivalencies, credit transfer and grading are determined solely by MSU.







last updated October 9, 2014