The University of Canterbury (UC), founded more than 140 years ago, is renowned as a prestigious higher education institution located in Christchurch, New Zealand. The university is rated among the top 300 universities worldwide (QS World Universities rankings, 2021), putting it in the world's top 1% of universities - thanks to its outstanding teaching quality, support services and impressive graduate outcomes.
UC prides itself on being home to a world-leading community of lecturers and professors at the forefront of their fields, who are passionate about offering their students the best possible educational experience. UC and its staff consistently lead the delivery of globally important research that seeks to address society's biggest challenges. The QS World University Rankings demonstrate this, with the university achieving a 5-star ranking for research and teaching. Students will graduate with a valued degree certificate, representing a wealth of academic knowledge in addition to real-world expertise through internships and work experience opportunities.
Students learning at UC can access everything they require for a successful academic journey and rewarding lifestyle - whether it's one of four distinct libraries, cutting-edge sports and fitness facilities like the Rec Centre, modern workshops, laboratories and art galleries, or the wide range of cafes, restaurants and bars, it's all right there on campus.
The university's specialist Student Care team are always on hand to support, whether it's a personal or academic issue. The university is committed to the growth and success of its students, with mentoring programmes, ESL support and comprehensive orientation for all international students from day one.
UC is found on New Zealand's South Island, which is home to breathtaking natural landscapes and outdoor activities ranging from skiing to surfing. The leafy green campus is nestled between Moana (sea), Maunga (mountains) and Rangi (sky) offering the chance to learn and experience many different worlds - adrenaline, art, biculturalism, biodiversity, innovation, southern lights, sustainability, and more - all while studying at a world-class institution.