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UC Established: 1873

University of Canterbury

20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

Originally founded as Canterbury College in 1873, the University of Canterbury (UC) is the second oldest university in New Zealand. University of Canterbury is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the city of Christchurch, Canterbury.

  • 15,000-19,999
    Total Students
  • 21%
    International Students
  • NZD 19,867
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • NZD 9,662
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 16.8
    Students Per Staff
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

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Overview

One of the leading research universities in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury was founded by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge universities, making it the second oldest in New Zealand and the fourth oldest in Australasia. Since its establishment, the University of Canterbury has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their fields.

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) is a coeducational higher education institution. This higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

Today, Canterbury graduates go on to high-calibre jobs, are accepted into prestigious university programmes and secure research positions around the world. The University is located in attractively landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam, ten minutes drive from the city centre and an international airport. Lecture theatres, research centres, libraries, laboratories, studios, computer workrooms, halls of residence and a host of other student services and facilities are all located on campus.

UC offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in some 70 subjects, from accountancy to zoology. It has a number of specialist research centres and operates five major field stations at Kaikoura, Mt John (University Observatory), Cass, Westport and Harihari. Locally, eight halls of residence and accommodation options provide board for up to 2000 students.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 83% Students
  • NZD 29,024 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 17% Students
  • NZD 26,480 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at University of Canterbury

Bachelor's

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Forestry Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Product Design
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology Honours
  • Bachelor of Sport Coaching
  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (EarlyChildhood)
  • Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

Double degree

  • Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts with a Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce with a Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with a Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with a Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours with a Bachelor of Product Design
  • Bachelor of Forestry Science with a Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Forestry Science with a Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences combinations with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science are possible
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Product Design with a Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Product Design with a Bachelor of Science
  • The Bachelor of Sport Coaching can be combined with the study of a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Science or even a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Criminal Justice.

Master's

  • Master of Antarctic Studies
  • Master of Applied Data Science
  • Master of Applied Finance and Economics
  • Master of Architectural Engineering
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Audiology
  • Master of Bicultural Co-Governance of Natural Resources
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Information Systems
  • Master of Business Management
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Fire Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Management
  • Master of Engineering in Transportation
  • Master of Engineering Studies
  • Master of European Union Studies
  • Master of Financial Engineering
  • Master of Financial Management
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Forestry Science
  • Master of Geographic Information Science
  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice
  • Master of Human Interface Technology
  • Master of International Relations and Diplomacy
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Laws International Law and Politics
  • Master of Linguistics
  • Master of Maori and Indigenous Leadership
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Policy and Governance
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work Applied
  • Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health
  • Master of Specialist Teaching
  • Master of Speech and Language Pathology
  • Master of Sport Science
  • Master of Strategic Communication
  • Master of Te Reo Maori
  • Master of Teaching and Learning
  • Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other La
  • Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal
  • Master of Water Resource Management
  • Master of Writing
  • Professional Master of Engineering Geology
  • Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology

Diploma

  • Diploma in Global Humanitarian Engineering
  • Diploma in Languages
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching
  • Graduate Diploma in Forestry
  • Graduate Diploma in Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning Primary
  • Graduate Diploma in Teaching Learning Secondary
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Art Curatorship
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Family Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Geographic Information Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Geospatial Science and Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management

Certificates

  • Certificate in Arts
  • Certificate in Commerce
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice
  • Certificate in Languages
  • Certificate in Learning Support
  • Certificate in Science
  • Certificate in Sport Coaching
  • Certificate in University Preparation
  • Graduate Certificate in Sport Coaching
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Engineering
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Humanities
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Maori and Indigenous Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Teaching
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching
  • Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL

PhDs and Doctoral degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Musical Arts

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.0
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 80
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • 50 : 50
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 800-899
    Employees
  • Suburban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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