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, and check out their brochure on study abroad and exchange. For information about courses available, click here.



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 One     Semester Two
OSU Go Application Deadline October 15, 2020 March 15, 2021
UC Application Deadline November 15, 2020 April 15, 2021
Welcome/Orientation Date TBD February, 2021 TBD July 2021
Semester Dates February 22 - June 26, 2021 July 19 - November 13, 2021
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! Read our student story about him here on our blog!

Credit: Carson Wall (Atop Mt. Fyffe)


Funding Your UC Experience

If you are interested in this program but worried about the funds, there is specific funding available for students completing an exchange program at the University of Canterbury! The university sets aside funding for CoF to distribute amongst students who are accepted to exchange at UC. Interested students must apply using the CoF Dean's Fund Investment Fund for International Engagement application. More information and the application can be found here.


Dean's Fund application information:

For experiences beginning... Deadline
Spring Term January 11
Summer Term April 1
Fall Term June 1
Winter Term December 1



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