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with Associate Professor Jay Tiegs and UARD

Veterans: Complete your Bachelors or Masters Degree through VA funded Emergency Response and Risk Management Course in New Zealand

Learn the Pillars of High Performance in a fully immersive adventure program in New Zealand


If you are a veteran, you know your education benefits are a valuable way to gain a bachelor or masters degree. But what about all your past training, experience and certifications?

UARD was created to acknowledge all the skills and knowledge you have through recognition of prior learning. Complete your degree faster, cheaper, with VA funding.

  • USA citizens can come to NZ VISA free for up to three months at a time

  • Enjoy the beauty of New Zealand while completing your UARD degree (UK & USA approved)

  • Bring your family & fellow patriots for some or all of the visit

  • We assist with securing accommodation & orientation

  • Flexible classes in multiple locations with highly engaging faculty

  • VA education benefits include tuition, housing and potentially the kicker*

What VA funds will you receive during this 30-credit hour course?

  1. Tuition fees per semester ($10,000-11,667 paid directly to UARD to cover all courses, travel & activities)

  2. Housing allowance ($1,833 per month paid to your bank account)

  3. Books & Supplies Stipend ($1000 paid to your bank account)

*Check your entitlement here on the VA website.

Study with UARD and visit beautiful New Zealand to complete your project


Check out this Do Hard Things podcast episode where Dr. Craig Hansen from the University of Applied Research and Development and Associate Professor Jay Tiegs discuss this amazing opportunity for Veterans who want to pursue their studies and travel abroad to New Zealand.