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Advancing University Studies: Sociology - DipAdvUniStud

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.


Program facts

  • Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
  • Duration
    1 year
  • Annual tuition fee
    19,904 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 28,041 NZD

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    January, February

Program Overview

What the University of Canterbury says about their program:
"The Diploma in Advancing University Studies (DipAdvUniStud) offers students a pre-master’s university qualification which provides a direct pathway into UC’s master’s degree programmes. You can complete advanced courses in a wide range of subjects in Arts, Commerce, and Science, and obtain the necessary skills to go onto postgraduate studies at UC. This programme is particularly suited for those looking to advance their career opportunities through academic study, or for international students wanting to transition to higher-level study in Aotearoa New Zealand."

Admission requirements

Undergraduate requirements

  • IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT - 80 (no band less than 19)
  • PTE - 46 (no communicative skills below 36)
  • CAE/CPE - 169 (no band less than 162)

Graduate requirements

  • IELTS - 6.6 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT - 90 (no band less than 19)
  • PTE - 56 (no communicative skills score below 46)
  • CAE/CPE - 176 (no band less than 169)

Undergraduate requirements

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Diploma of previous studies
  • Translations
  • Passport identification page
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Reference letters (if applicable)
  • Portfolio (if applicable)
  • CV (if applicable)
  • Motivation letter / Statement of purpose (if applicable)
  • Proposals (if applicable)

Graduate Requirements

  • Application form
  • Academic transcripts
  • Diploma of previous studies
  • Translations
  • Passport identification page
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Reference letters (if applicable)
  • Portfolio (if applicable)
  • CV (if applicable)
  • Motivation letter / Statement of purpose (if applicable)
  • Studio Proposal (if applicable)

*Some programs have different application forms.

Undergraduate deadlines

  • Semester 1 (February) - October 31st
  • Semester 2 (July) - April 30

Graduate deadlines

  • Semester 1 (February) - At least 6 months before the planned start date
  • Semester 2 (July) - At least 6 months before the planned start date

Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition

From NZ$21,500 to NZ$44,000 per year

Graduate tuition

From NZ$13,000 to NZ$86,900 per year

Doctoral tuition

From NZ$7,099 to NZ$8,552 per year

Undergraduate scholarships

UC College of Engineering International Scholarship

  • Amount - NZ$15,000
  • Requirements - Full-time enrolment in any year of a programme for a BE(Hons) degree

UC International First Year Scholarship

  • Amount - NZ$15,000
  • Requirements - Full-time enrolment in a first year of a programme for an undergraduate degree at the University of Canterbury

UC Product Design Scholarship

  • Amount - NZ$5,000 for up to 2 years
  • Requirements - Full-time enrolment in the first and second years of a program for an undergraduate degree in one of the following

    Bachelor of Product Design (BProdDesign), Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Bachelor of Commerce (BProdDesign/BCom), or Conjoint Bachelor of Product Design and Bachelor of Science (BProdDesign/BSc)

Graduate scholarships

CWF Hamilton and Co Ltd Master's Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering

  • Amount - NZ$16,500
  • Requirements - This scholarship supports study towards a Master of Engineering (ME) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury

Barbara Kathryn Ell Travel Award

  • Amount - Grants of $500 to $1,500 are available from an annual total fund of at least $3,000
  • Requirements - Full-time enrolment at the University in a program for an honors, master’s, or doctoral degree in History or Political Science.

Bickerton-Widdowson Trust Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount - Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, up to a value of $2,000
  • Requirements - Must be enrolled in a programme of study in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury

Doctoral scholarships

Brian Mason Doctoral Scholarship

  • Amount - Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, at a value of $25,000 per annum for three years. Tuition fees at the New Zealand domestic rate
  • Requirements - Full-time enrolment in a programme for a PhD degree in Geology at the University of Canterbury

Betty Wignall Scholarship in Chemistry

  • Amount - Financial assistance with the costs associated with university study, at a value of $5,000 per 120 points of thesis enrolment
  • Requirements - Full-time or part-time enrolment in a programme for a PhD degree in Chemistry at the University of Canterbury

Visa requirements for the University of Canterbury

Many international students will require a visa to study in New Zealand, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

New Zealand student visa requirements