Timetable - PCAS - Gateway Antarctica - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Key Dates - Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS)

Dates are approximate and some will vary slightly from year to year

1 August Applications close (this date is the same every year)
End August Candidates advised of outcome of application
Early September All students with International qualifications apply for admission
(this includes Domestic Students with International Qualifications)
Mid September Deadline for acceptance and payment of $100 deposit
Early October All students apply to enrol
Early November Submit medical forms to Antarctica New Zealand
Mid November Course commences in Christchurch
First day of course Final date to accept offer of enrolment and pay the required fees. You will not be able to participate in classes until the fees have been paid. It is recommended that you pay your fees as soon as you receive your offer of enrolment.
End of November Cass fieldtrip (Wed-Fri, includes 2 nights)
Late December Antarctic fieldtrip (approx 10 days, possibly over Christmas)
End January Lectures and group work ends
Late February Final project work and reports submitted
Late February Official course end date (Sunday)
End March Results available