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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

Undergraduate Overview

The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (UC) is one of the leading research universities in New Zealand.  UC has produced a number of well-known graduates who have impacted the world we live in today and become leaders in their field. Today, UC graduates are well-known for their willingness and capacity to have an impact in their chosen endeavour. By nurturing a spirit of inquiry, UC challenges its students to explore their chosen academic pursuit and venture into unfamiliar fields of knowledge and learning. UC graduates are bi-culturally aware, employable, entrepreneurial, global citizens that contribute to their communities, New Zealand, and internationally with an ethos of making difference.

UC 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. UC offers qualifications that are recognised worldwide and 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. 

University Highlights

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

This institution accepts IELTS!
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