Visiting Scholars - College of Education, Health and Human Development - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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Visiting Scholars

The College of Education, Health and Human Development at the University of Canterbury welcomes applications from university academic staff who are interested in spending time at our campus, working in collaboration with our academic staff in their teaching and research endeavours. Some may seek this opportunity to bring their considerable academic expertise and experiences to generate new collaborative activities with colleagues at UC working in similar fields. Others will wish to use this learning experience as a step on their career path, which may include further study at the University of Canterbury. Either way, we welcome you to apply to be a visiting scholar with us.

Established Academics

Established academics may be seeking research collaborations, arrangements for sabbatical leave or may be interested in considering applying for an Erskine Fellowship through the University.

Detailed information for the Erskine teaching Fellowships is available from the Erskine Programme office.

Established academics seeking research collaborations or sabbatical leave are welcome to contact the School directly:

Emerging Academics

New or Emerging Academics, including those interested in Post-doctoral positions, may wish to seek an opportunity to work collaboratively with a Senior Academic in the College of Education. Places for Post-docs and Visiting Scholars are limited and require an application process. We review applicants based on the strength of their application and potential for research collaboration. These positions are non-renumerated.

Applicants must submit a completed application form with details of their previous study, research and teaching and their plans for the visit. In their application, applicants should identify one or more UC academics they wish to be associated with. Please review the School websites as above or more detail.

More information about the Structure of the Emerging Visiting Scholar scheme and the Application process can be found


Prospective doctoral students

If you are interested in our PhD or EdD programmes or in obtaining research experience prior to beginning one of these programmes, please visit the website Doctorate Programmes. Additionally, the International Students website will provide you with information about living and studying in New Zealand and UC Postgraduate Studies can provide you with a general overview of doing a PhD at the University of Canterbury.


More Information

Information specific to teacher education programmes and the College of Education can be found on the College of Education website or by emailing

More general information about studying in New Zealand can be found on the main International Students site or by phoning +64 3 366 7001.

International Student Support is available, with people to advise and support you in all aspects of your study experience. For more information and advice on College of Education, Health and Human Development programmes, feel free to contact us at We look forward to welcoming you.