One of the leading research universities in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury was founded by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge universities in 1873, making it the second oldest in New Zealand and the fourth oldest in Australasia, Since its establishment, the University of Canterbury has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their fields. Today, Canterbury graduates go on to high-calibre jobs, are accepted into prestigious university programmes and secure research positions around the world. The University is located in attractively landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam, ten minutes drive from the city centre and an international airport. Lecture theatres, research centres, libraries, laboratories, studios, computer workrooms, halls of residence and a host of other student services and facilities are all located on campus. The University is structured around five Colleges: Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering and Science and a School of Law. Each balances a commitment to innovation with a well deserved reputation for academic excellence. Education is a significant investment, so it is reassuring that Canterbury offers qualifications that are recognized worldwide.
University Of Canterbury Scholarships
The University of Canterbury offers over $20 million in scholarships and prizes annually to help fund our students' study.
First Year Undergraduate Scholarships
The UC International First Year Scholarship is awarded with values of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000. This scholarship recognises and supports top-achieving international students commencing an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury. Up to twenty-five scholarships may be awarded. These scholarships are also open to international students who are studying at NZ High schools and at UCIC.
UC College of Engineering offers generous scholarships to top undergraduate students
The UC College of Engineering offers generous scholarships to top undergraduate students. This scholarship recognises top international scholars and supports them in study towards an undergraduate Engineering degree at the University of Canterbury. Students awarded this scholarship are eligible to receive NZ$15,000-NZ$25,000 per annum for up to 4 years.