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University of Canterbury


Program Location Christchurch, New Zealand
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20250
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2014 07/06/14 to 11/14/14
Current Program Dates
Spring 2014 02/05/14 to 06/30/14

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Overview
University of Canterbury

Founded in beautiful New Zealand in 1873, the University of Canterbury is now a modern autonomous university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The university is located on a modern, suburban campus that offers extensive sporting and recreational activities to complement its scholastic reputation. With an enrollment of 10,000 students, the university is host to more than 100 clubs and societies on campus, covering interests in the sporting, cultural, social, religious, and intellectual fields.

Only 10 minutes away is Christchurch, a city of 300,000 people that is often called the Garden City of New Zealand because of its many parks, natural reserves, trees, and flowers. The city also has a reputation for being the most English city outside England, largely because of its traditional architecture and expansive parks. The Cathedral in the central square is its focal point. The city has other distinctive features, including the Avon river which winds along tree-lined banks, parks and gardens. The city offers a myriad of outdoor activities ranging from trout fishing, skiing, and backpacking to the cultural gatherings at plays, concerts, and other activities which frequent a cosmopolitan area. It is also minutes away from the beautiful beaches for which New Zealand is famous.

For more program information, please visit the program website.

Eligibility

University of Canterbury

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2014

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance$250.00
Round-trip Airfare$2,250.00
Housing$4,500.00
Visa$60.00
Books and Supplies$400.00
Meals$4,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
The Purdue Global Engineering Program may offer modest financial assistance for students approved for this program.  Interested students should inquire at GEP:  gep@purdue.edu.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information
University of Canterbury

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin