Want to kick start your uni study in Year 13? University of Canterbury STAR Programme

The University of Canterbury’s STAR Programme is an extension and transition programme for keen and capable secondary school students.

The University of Canterbury’s STAR Programme website has been updated for 2020, including the course list, how to apply and all other useful information. Please take a moment to visit and find out if the programme could benefit you.

  • Courses are open to all senior state, independent or integrated secondary school students
  • On campus and distance study options
  • First year UC courses in 47 subjects – not all available via distance learning (see distance options below)
  • Discounted tuition fees, some as low as $0 (zero) – the STAR fees of some courses are covered by our Colleges
  • Students don’t need to have achieved NCEA University Entrance (or equivalent) yet
  • Credits are transferrable to a relevant degree at UC and usually other universities as well

For more information contact – the UC STAR Coordinator Franka Menzies, Academic Quality Team

Courses available via distance learning:

  • Antarctic Studies (on campus and distance)
  • Classics (on campus and distance)
  • Communication Disorders (on campus and distance)
  • Economics (on campus and distance)
  • Education (on campus and distance)
  • European and European Union Studies (on campus and distance)
  • Health Sciences (on campus and distance)
  • Human Services (on campus and distance)
  • Linguistics (on campus and distance)
  • Maori and Indigenous Studies (on campus and distance)
  • Mathematics (on campus and distance)
  • Media and Communication (on campus and distance)
  • Philosophy (on campus and distance)
  • Political Science (on campus and distance)
  • Russian (on campus and distance)
  • Sport Coaching (on campus and distance)