The University of Canterbury (UC), with its 150th anniversary on the horizon in 2023, is a prestigious higher education institution which is rated among the top 300 universities worldwide (QS World Universities rankings, 2023). itis in the world's top 1 percent of universities thanks to its outstanding teaching quality, support services and impressive graduate outcomes.
UC, located in Christchurch, New Zealand, 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 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 breath-taking 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 students the chance to learn and experience many different worlds from adrenaline to art, biculturalism, biodiversity, innovation, southern lights, sustainability, and more.