University of Adelaide (AU) welcomes 500 students from the University of Canterbury (NZ)

In recognition of the challenges now faced by the University of Canterbury, the University of Adelaide have sought to extend what practical support can be offered throughout this difficult time.

The University of Adelaide is offering first-year commencing students from the University of Canterbury the option to study their first semester in Adelaide.
This offer applies to New Zealand citizens who are first-year undergraduate students enrolled at Canterbury in the fields of Arts, Engineering, Commerce and Marketing.
Special arrangements for travel to Australia and accommodation upon arrival are currently being negotiated.

Up to 500 students may take up the offer of a one semester exchange at the University of Adelaide.
The University of Adelaide will not be charging students of the University of Canterbury any tuition fees.

There will be no impact on current student enrollments. This is a great opportunity for Adelaide-based students to learn with students from New Zealand.

The University of Adelaide is able to facilitate a number of (payable) accommodation options for Canterbury students.
Among the possibilities :
Home-stay accommodation with welcoming families in various locations across metropolitan Adelaide. Students will have their own bedroom and be provided with breakfast and dinner each day and various other supports depending on the student™s requirements and the family™s circumstances.
Student accommodation in new, purpose built furnished units in the CBD (short walk to the University) with linen and kitchen requirements supplied. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, the majority of which are in 4 bedroom apartments with kitchen and living areas. TV™s for bedrooms are available for an additional charge. Recreation facilities, a social program, 24 hour on site management, all utilities and pastoral care are included in the package.
Temporary accommodation is also available in the CBD (adjacent to the University) for students wishing to make their own accommodation arrangements. This accommodation is self catered with availability until April.

Earthquake-Report congratulates this great initiative from the Australian University of Adelaide.