UC International College (UCIC) is located in Christchurch, New Zealand and offers a range of courses which, upon completion, provide a direct pathway to enrolment at the University of Canterbury (UC). UC is New Zealand's second oldest university, and ranks in the top one per cent of universities worldwide, with a 140-year heritage of delivering world-class education. Graduation from UCIC guarantees entry into undergraduate degree programmes at UC.
UCIC is located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. In close proximity to both the sea and the mountains, residents of the city are well located to explore the area's many landscapes, with great views and untamed natural beauty. Glaciers, beaches and cloud forests are discoverable nearby, and New Zealand has a culture of outdoor recreational activities to get involved with. It is one of the few places in the world where you can ski and surf in the same day.
Christchurch is the largest settlement on the South Island. Vibrant and dynamic, it offers a varied and contemporary experience of living in New Zealand, with many restaurants, bars, museums and a lively music scene. This ‘Garden City' has a developed network of public parks and botanical gardens, and is well known for its film and cinema culture. Christchurch is a diverse and modern city, and new students at UCIC join a learning community of students comprised of over 100 nationalities.
Located on the main campus at UC, students benefit from shared use of all the UC facilities, including sports facilities, access to study resources and can even join university clubs and societies. The UCIC programmes deliver a unique and supportive environment which ensures a smooth transition to a University of Canterbury degree.