Compare

University of Canterbury

New Zealand

Study in New Zealand with University of Canterbury

Please enter your details on the below form
 

University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury is a research based public university located in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is the second oldest university in New Zealand. The motto of the university is “Ergo tua rura manebunt” that means “Therfore may your fields prosper”. The official website of the university is www.canterbury.ac 

University of Canterbury, History

The University of Canterbury was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College. It was funded by Canterbury Provincial Council. It became the second institution in New Zealand after University of Otago.

University of Canterbury Programs, Courses and Schools

Some of the Courses of the University of Canterbury are –

  • Adventure Sports and Environment
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Communication Strategy and Practice
  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Financial Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Software Engineering
  • Tourism Marketing and management
  • Taxation and Management
  • Product Design
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • International Business

University of Canterbury, Achievements

  • The University ranked 401-500 by ARWU (World)
  • The university ranked 258 by QS World University Ranking
  • It ranked 501-600 by THE
  • It ranked 3-4 by ARWU (National)
  • It also ranked 3 by CWUR (National)

University of Canterbury, USP

The University is well known for its Engineering and Science programmes, with its Civil Engineering Programme ranked 9th in the world (Academic Ranking of World universities, 2021). The University also offers a wide range of other courses including degree in Arts, commerce, Education (Physical education), Fine, Arts, Forestry, Health Sciences, Law, Criminal Justice, Antarctic Studies, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language pathology, Sports Coaching and Teaching.

University of Canterbury, Notable Alumni

The notable alumni of University of Canterbury are –

  • Ernest Rutherford – Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Margaret Mahy – Author
  • John Key – 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Rita Angus – Painter
  • Ian Axford – Space Scientist
  • David Beauchamp – Civil Engineering
  • Neil Cherry – Environmental Scientist
  • Helen Connon – Educational Pioneer
  • Rhys Darby – Comedian
  • Ian Foster – Computer Scientist

University infrastructure & services

Campuses

The University of Canterbury has three campuses that are –

  • Ilam – it is the main campus of the University of Canterbury located in Christchurch. It has three libraries with the Central Library. It is also home to cafes and restaurants as well as pharmacy, bookshop, the UC rec Centre and UC Health centre
  • Dovedale – it has Christchurch College of Education. It is located adjacent to Ilam Campus. It also has the old Henry Library, The Christchurch College of English and Sonada student residences.
  • City - The Christchurch City campus has Christchurch Arts Centre and the Mananwa building which is a part of the faculty of health. It also includes the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

Libraries

The University of Canterbury has three libraries that are –

  • Central Library – The Central Library has collections of over 2 million physical items including books, archives, journals and a miscellany of other items that support research and teaching in Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Commerce, Music and Fine Arts.
  • EPS Library – it supports research and teaching in Engineering, forestry and sciences.
  • Macmillian Brown Library – it is a research library, archive and art gallery that specializes in collecting items related to New Zealand and Pacific Islands history.

Housing services

The university has ten student residences throughout campus. Five of them are fully-catered halls of housing exclusively for first year undergraduate students: Arcady College House, Rochester and Rutherford, Tupuanuku and University Hall and five others are student accommodation houses which are home to both undergraduate and postgraduate students: Sonda Christchurch campus, Hayashi, Kirkwood Avenue, Waimairi Village and Ilam Apartments.

Students clubs

The University of Canterbury Students Association operates out of the Student Union Building named Haera-roa which serves as the student activity centre. The university’s student population operates the main student magazine, Canta. The university has over 140 academic, sporting, recreational and cultural societies and clubs. The most prominent of these include the Student Volunteer Army, the University of Canterbury Engineering Society, the University of Canterbury Law Society etc.

University location

Where exactly

The University of Canterbury is located at 20 Kirkwood Avenue, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

Different campuses locations

All campuses of the University of Canterbury are located in Christchurch.

Top landmarks nearby, top companies, airports nearby

The famous places to visit around University of Canterbury are –

  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • TranzAlpine Train
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • Christchurch Gondola
  • Margaret Mahy Family Playground
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Quake city
  • Banks Peninsula
  • Hagley Park

International students’ info

courses offered

  • Adventure Sports and Environment
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Communication Strategy and Practice
  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Financial Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Software Engineering
  • Tourism Marketing and management
  • Taxation and Management
  • Product Design
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • International Business

Student support

The University of Canterbury provides various support to their students whether it is Health Services, Academic, IT services, Disability Services, Financial Assistance and many others. The university also provides a toll free number and email to seek help from the university.

International student contact

Students can call on the toll free no of the university and also reach out through the email to check the required information from the university.

Student life

student society

The University of Canterbury Students Association operates out of the Student Union Building named Haera-roa which serves as the student activity centre. The university’s student population operates the main student magazine, Canta. The university has over 140 academic, sporting, recreational and cultural societies and clubs. The most prominent of these include the Student Volunteer Army, the University of Canterbury Engineering Society, the University of Canterbury Law Society etc.

Sports and fitness

The University of Canterbury aims to provide UC students with sporting experiences that complement their education. It provides facilities like Sport Competitions, UC sports club, Sports Academy, Sport Science  and sports scholarships

Residential Life

The university has ten student residences throughout campus. Five of them are fully-catered halls of housing exclusively for first year undergraduate students: Arcady College House, Rochester and Rutherford, Tupuanuku and University Hall and five others are student accommodation houses which are home to both undergraduate and postgraduate students: Sonda Christchurch campus, Hayashi, Kirkwood Avenue, Waimairi Village and Ilam Apartments.

Food & drink

  • Zen Sushi and Dumpling
  • 5th Street
  • Jaba Grill and Bar, City
  • Mumbaiwala Indian Street kitchen
  • Farmaggio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
  • Thai Orchid
  • King of Snake
  • Rogues of Rotherham
  • Permit Room
  • Soul Quarter

Short term getaways

  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • TranzAlpine Train
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
  • Christchurch Gondola
  • Margaret Mahy Family Playground
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • Quake city
  • Banks Peninsula
  • Hagley Park

Part time jobs

The University of Canterbury students do many part time jobs in their area to meet their expenses. There are options for work as an intern, in restaurants, to give tuitions and many more.

Student Safety

Crime Around the area

Crime in Christchurch is very low, it is classified as a safe place for living and students.

Campus recruitment

Process

University of Canterbury helps students to get placement by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employers sponsored skills award, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support service.

Application form

Students can visit the official website of the university that is www.canterbury.ac

Where to apply

Students can visit the official website of the university that is www.canterbury.ac

Scholarships

University of Canterbury offers many scholarships for their international students for all levels of study. The scholarships vary on the basis of the region from which the student belongs; you can check the eligibility on the official website www.canterbury.ac

 Future Career Options

The University of Canterbury helps students to get placement by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employers sponsored skills award, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support service.

University of Canterbury Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

University of Canterbury Application Requirements

2.5
GPA
27
IB
60
Percentage

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in New Zealand. To be able to get a successful admission in University of Canterbury in New Zealand students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

Click here to book a free diagnostic test with our expert trainers

University of Canterbury Cost of studies

Fees

Undergraduate: NZD $28,500

Graduate: Fees vary for each program.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

University of Canterbury Deadlines

Undergraduate: February 13th

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

University of Canterbury Rankings

Global

387
US News
284
QS
401 -500
Shanghai
501 -600
Times Higher Education
311
GTU Rank

Regional

New Zealand
3
US News
4
QS
4
Shanghai

Regional

Australia
22
US News

University of Canterbury Scholarships

1. UC International First Year Undergraduate Scholarships

The University of Canterbury offers the UC International First Year Scholarship to high-achieving international students beginning an undergraduate degree program at the University.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines

Eligible candidates have to be full-fee-paying international students and should not be citizens of New Zealand or Australia, or holders of New Zealand residence class visas. They must complete, or have completed on or after 1 January of the year before the year of application, a University Entrance-level qualification that permits entry into a University of Canterbury undergraduate degree program. 

One should have applied for admission to the University by 15 August of the year prior to their intended first year of enrolment at the University.

No data available. Coming soon!

Reach Out

20 Kirkwood Ave,New Zealand

[email protected]

+64 3 364 2555