Note: Global E3 Exchange Consortium only considers applicants who are in Engineering or Computer Science fields of study
Global E3: University of Canterbury
What is Global E³?
Global E3: The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Recognizing a growing demand for internationally-experienced engineering graduates, a group of leading universities around the world established the Global E3 in 1995. Global E3 allows engineering students at member universities to enjoy a fulfilling study abroad experience. Check out the Global E3 brochure here.
Am I Eligible?
You are eligible if you:
Are currently enrolled at one of the participating Global E³ universities.
Are currently studying engineering or computer science.
Have been nominated by your home school to submit an application.
Have the language ability to take courses in the host campus language and/or in English.
A bit about University of Canterbury?
Established in 1873 by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, has an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Teaching staff are actively involved in research and publishing in their areas of speciality. As a result, even undergraduate students can expect to be taught by lecturers who are at the forefront of knowledge in their field. The University’s world-class education is also enhanced by the many outstanding international academics who visit each year on our staff exchange programmes. Students may be taught by academic staff from the universities of Oxford or Cambridge, among many others.
The University is situated in a spacious landscaped campus in the suburb of Ilam, Christchurch, only 15 minutes from the central city and 10 minutes from the International Airport. The campus is attractively landscaped, with plenty of green space to relax with friends between lectures. Modern facilities include four libraries, computer suites with 24-hour access, lecture theatres, laboratories, studios, six halls of residence and a host of student services and facilities, including cafés, bars, a health centre and pharmacy, recreation facilities, childcare facilities, shops, an art gallery and an events centre.
Courses are available in the following fields:
Chemical and Process Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Natural Resources Engineering
Mathematics and Statistics
Located in the South Pacific, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second largest city and offers a huge range of recreational activities. With a population of around 465,800, Christchurch is the largest city and economic centre of the South Island. In recent years both the New York Times and Lonely Planet have rated it as one of the top places in the world to visit.
Vibrant entertainment options
Christchurch is ideal for those who enjoy a variety of things to do – from art exhibitions and cultural celebrations to sporting events and music festivals. There are over 900 restaurants, cafés and bars to enjoy, and the university is just minutes away from a number of these. UC is also located near the largest shopping mall in the South Island. The city is home to live music venues, theatres, sports stadiums, many shopping malls, and over 1,000 parks and gardens.
Unbeatable outdoor lifestyle
Christchurch’s location on the coast makes it a perfect recreational hub – beautiful swimming and surfing beaches are close by and the city’s Port Hills are popular for mountain biking, walking and rock climbing. Skiing and snowboarding can be found at nine ski fields within a two hour drive of the city. If you’re interested in experiencing some of New Zealand’s most stunning places and activities, Christchurch is a great base from which to do so. Attractions such as alpine resorts, white water rafting, whale watching, kayaking, bungy-jumping and world-famous hiking are easily accessible from the city. The South Island is also home to:
Students apply in two or three phases. First, students apply via Missouri S&T's Globalminers.mst.edu portal by creating profile and filling out questionnaires and summiting the required documents. Then, students apply to the chosen school via the Global E3 website. Detailed information on the Global E3 application process can be found here. If accepted, the student would complete the post decision materials via GlobalMiners.mst.edu. Please note that sometimes the host university would also require students to submit an application for the purposes of university processing.
Students wishing to apply for more then one program have to complete separate applications for each program/university. Students are encouraged to apply for minimum of two programs to increase the probability of placement. Seat at the chosen school is not guaranteed.