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  • Locations: Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017
Rolling Admission 02/10/2018 06/21/2018
Calendar Year 2017 12/31/2017
Rolling Admission 02/09/2017 11/17/2017
Fall 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Calendar Year 2018 12/31/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Third Party / Provider Program Majors: Anthropology Majors, Art History Majors, Biochemistry Majors, Biology Majors, Botany Majors, Broadcast Journalism - Radio/TV/Film Majors, Business Majors, Chemistry Majors, Communications Majors, Computer Science Majors, Economics Majors, Education Majors, Engineering Majors, English Majors, Enviromental Science Majors, Foreign Languages & Literatures Majors, French Majors, German Majors, History Majors, Mathematics Majors, Music Majors, Philosophy Majors, Physics Majors, Political Science Majors, Psychology Majors, Religion Majors, Sociology Majors, Spanish Majors, Theatre Majors, Zoology Majors
Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior GPA: 2.8
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Apartment, Dorm, Responsibility of Student
Program Description:
Christchurch, New Zealand
 Institute for Study Abroad - Butler logo
Fall, Spring, and Year

Kia ora! We're so excited that you're preparing to study abroad on an IFSA-Butler program and have chosen the University of Canterbury as your destination. Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, and is where you'll find plenty of things to keep you busy! Whether it's going hiking, rock climbing or skiing, or taking in a movie, concert or art exhibition, we're sure you're going to love studying there!
Application Deadline
Spring: November 1
Fall: April 1


Host University
University of Canterbury
IFSA-Butler Services
  • Tuition
  • Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
  • Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
  • Academic records maintenance
  • Grade and credit query assistance
  • Furnished student flats in a housing complex across the road from the campus
  • Each flat has single bedrooms and shared kitchen, living area and bathroom facilities
  • Students prepare their own meals
  • NEW! Low-cost bike rentals available at the housing complex
Predeparture support services
  • Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
  • Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
  • Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
  • Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
  • Financial aid assistance and transfers
  • Travel and student visa assistance
  • Group flight arrangements to most destinations
On-site services
  • Airport pickup for group flights
  • Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
  • 4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
  • Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
  • New student orientation at host university
  • Newsletter updates throughout the semester
  • IFSA-Butler welcome meal
Excursions and activities
  • Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
  • Cultural activities and social events
  • Day trips and sightseeing tours
Health services and emergency assistance
  • Full medical insurance plan for all students
  • 24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
  • Access to local medical facilities
  • Numerous scholarships available
    Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here ( for more information about our scholarship opportunities.

    University of Canterbury: Canterbury awards multiple scholarships ranging from NZ$1,250 to NZ$5,000. The university also gives "general awards" to select students upon arrival. Click here ( for more information about our scholarship opportunities.
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Ability to pay by credit card
  • Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
What's next?
For more information or to contact this program's advisor, click here or follow the link below to apply.

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