If you want to study for one semester or one year at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) and do not want to complete a full qualification, you may apply for a Certificate of Proficiency. The Certificate of Proficiency gives you the opportunity to select a single course or multiple courses of choice to meet your learning needs.If you successfully complete a Certificate of Proficiency, your results are recorded on your academic transcript and can be recognised through a printed certificate.If you decide to stay at UC to complete a formal qualification, the courses taken may be credited towards your qualification. Your academic record will have to be assessed by the relevant College to ensure you have fulfilled the prerequisite conditions. Incoming study abroad and exchangeIf you want to complete one or two semesters of undergraduate study at UC, and credit these studies to your home university degree, UC offers Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange programmes. See the Study Abroad Prospectus | Ako Ki Tāwāhi for more information about course options and life in Aotearoa New Zealand.