September brings a new start for BCom students in China

32 brand new University of Auckland Bachelor of Commerce students were welcomed to Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST) over the weekend, for the start of the China September Session.

University of Auckland students at NJUST Jiangyin Campus

The BCom students moved into newly built accommodation at NJUST’s Jiangyin Campus, ready to start their University of Auckland studies on September 14. They will study a full course load in online classes led by academics from the Business School, with the support of local learning facilitators.

The University of Auckland China September Session gives students the chance to study in one of our most popular programmes and to have an on-campus experience with their peers, even while borders remain closed due to Covid-19. The timing of the September start aligns with the release of China’s National College Entrance Examinations results, commonly known as the Gaokao, in late July.

The initiative is an extension of the University’s China Learning Centres project, which has received praise from both the New Zealand Prime Minister and the Chinese Ministry of Education for being an innovative crisis response and providing a positive contribution to international relations.

Many students in China are now enjoying an on-campus experience while beginning or continuing their studies with the University of Auckland. They have access to all of the modern facilities at their respective campuses, as well as support from dedicated staff, a campus orientation and other welcome events to help them settle into their new environment.

When borders do eventually reopen and it is safe for international students to travel to New Zealand once more, they will surely receive an equally warm welcome to the Auckland campus to complete their degrees and meet their Kiwi classmates.

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