University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

Christchurch , New Zealand
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 64
    Available Programs
  • 16253
  • 54000
    Average Cost
  • 90
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


Admission to degree programs is applicable only after passing the Foundation program.At UC you have the opportunity to turn theory into practice. Apply and build your skills in research, analysis, writing, and presentation in real-world contexts with an internship or placement. Internships and placements are offered in many subjects including Arts, Education, Engineering, and Commerce.
UC actively nurtures innovators and entrepreneurs. As a UC student you will test your knowledge through practical application in our state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and around the world.
Outside of your academic studies, UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) provides you with a range of opportunities to fast-track your entrepreneurial ideas.

Entry requirements

You must satisfy the English language requirements in one sitting. The English language test must have been taken within two years of the proposed study start date at the University of Canterbury.
UC recognises the following English Language tests and courses:
International English Language Testing System Academic (IELTS Academic)
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT)
Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper-Based Test (TOEFL PBT)
CCEL English for Academic Purposes Level 2 (EAP Level 2)
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE
New Zealand Certificate in English Language (NZCEL)


Student life

As part of Diversity Fest 2019 UCSA Rep Millie spoke to students about what actions we can take to make UC a more inclusive community. Check it out!