Students must have a bachelor's degree, be approved by the Academic Dean of Science, and have satisfied the medical examination prescribed by Antarctica New Zealand.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
The programme is limited to 16 places and a special application is required (see below).
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
Considering the limited spaces available in the programme each year, entry into the programme is competitive. You will need to complete the application form on the Gateway Antarctica website by 9 April. You will also need to provide certified copies of your academic transcripts with your application. Two letters of reference have to be sent directly to Gateway Antarctica from your referees that you nominate as part of your application.
A decision on whether your application has been successful will be made in early September.
Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.