University of Canterbury

Credit: University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury, located in idyllic Christchurch, New Zealand, is ranked globally in the top 100 universities for its Civil and Natural Resource Engineering Departments. Housed within their College of Engineering is the School of Forestry, which boasts programs in Forestry Science and Forest Engineering. For those looking continue on their path towards a College of Forestry degree from OSU while getting the opportunity to study abroad, we encourage you to look into how the University of Canterbury could fit your interests.


Visit the University of Canterbury website for more information, including available courses and check out their brochure on study abroad and exchange. 



Application Process and Deadlines

Students must apply for this opportunity through OSU GO here on campus and be accepted before applying through the University of Canterbury website. See UC roadmap for an overview of all the steps!


  Semester 1, 2023     Semester 2, 2023
OSU Go Application Deadline October 15, 2022  March 15, 2023
UC Application Deadline November 15, 2022  April 15, 2023
Welcome/Orientation Date TBD February, 2023  TBD July 2023
Semester Dates February 20 - June 24, 2023 July 17 - November 11, 2023 
Potential Credits Available 24-30 term credits 24-30 term credits

Student Experiences

Visit Carson Wall's blog to see photos from his exchange at University of Canterbury! You can also read our student story about him on our blog!

Credit: Carson Wall (Atop Mt. Fyffe)


Funding Your UC Experience


UC International Mobility Inbound Study Abroad Awards: If you are interested in this program but worried about the funds, there is specific funding available for students completing a study abroad program at the University of Canterbury! UC sets aside funding for CoF to distribute amongst students who are accepted to study at UC. Interested students must apply using the CoF Dean's Fund for International Engagement application. More information and the application can be found on the Dean's Fund page.


For experiences beginning... Deadline
Semester 1 (Winter/Spring) November 1
Semester 2 (Summer/Fall) April 1


Education New Zealand - Generation Study Abroad Excellence and Travel Awards: US citizens (or US Resident status) enrolling in a New Zealand University through a study abroad or exchange programme holding a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply for US$2,000 travel awards to help fund their flight to New Zealand or US$500 Excellence Awards. Requires a letter of recommendation through the online application system from a professor and an endorsement from your home institution (COF International Programs office).

For experiences beginning... Deadline
July April 30
February (applications open September)


Contact Kerry Menn in the CoF International Programs office with questions and to get started!