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University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800 Christchurch,
New Zealand View map
New Zealand
#=270
Public
Very High
13,594
Yes
801
3,000

Overview

The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) is one of the leading research universities in New Zealand, founded in 1873 by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge universities, is the second oldest university in New Zealand and the fourth oldest in Australasia. Since its establishment, UC has produced a number of well-known graduates who have impacted the world we live in today including physicist Ernest Rutherford, author Margaret Mahy, and astrophysicist Roy Kerr and others who have become leaders in their field. Today, UC graduates go on to high-calibre employment in business, Government, and NGO sectors, while other graduates are accepted into prestigious university programmes, and secure research and teaching positions around the world.

UC’s main campus is located in attractively landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam with learning and performance spaces in the heart of Christchurch. The University is structured around five Colleges: Arts; Business and Law; Education, Health and Human Development; Science; and Engineering. Each College balances a commitment to innovation and research with a reputation for academic and teaching excellence. Education is a significant investment, so it is reassuring that Canterbury offers qualifications that are recognised worldwide.

University Highlights

University of Canterbury is one of the top Public universities in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is ranked #=270 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 13,594

16%
84%

International students - 3,000

64%
36%

Total faculty staff - 801

382
419

Total students - 13,594

16%
84%

International students - 3,000

64%
36%

Total faculty staff - 801

419
382

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
2020
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English language requirements

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