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.
Those enrolled in full-time programmes may work on-campus for 20 hours per week. Students may avail scholarships such as:
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.
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|English Proficiency Test||Minimum Scores for UG||Minimum Scores for PG|
|EAP at CCEL||EAP2 Grade C+||EAP2 Grade B+|
|University Type||Public University|
|No. of Campuses||1 main campus|
|No. of Residence Halls||10|
|Graduate Job Rate||89.9% (full time)|
|Research Funding||Above 600,000 NZD pa|
|Cost of Attendance||29,550 NZD pa|
|Intake Type||Semester wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time and online|
In addition to your tuition and insurance fees, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week) for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation costs, phone bills, internet usage and entertainment. No matter what your tuition or course fee is, the average living expense will be same for everyone. Please note that these amounts are just recommendations, Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.
(in NZ dollars)
|Rent (per month)||$800–$950|
|Groceries (per week)||$100–$150|
|Gym membership (per year)||$300|
|Entertainment (per week)||$50|
|Milk (per litre)||$3|
|Coca Cola (per can)||$2|
|Cup of Coffee||$3–$5|
|Lunch from University food hall or campus café||$7–$12|
|Local calls made from a cell-phone||$0.50–$1.50|
|Taxi - 5 km ride||$10–$12|
|Visit to doctor||$45–$85|
|Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average)||BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand||NZD 1250 Per Month|
|Entrance Exams in New Zealand||TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53|
|Work and Study in New Zealand||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand||One to Three Years Depending on the Region.|
|Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand||NZD 295|
|Student Visa in New Zealand||If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.|
|Intakes in New Zealand||There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.|
|Top Job Sectors in New Zealand||Engineering, Software Developing/Programming, Medicine, Education, Accounts, Electrician, Automotive Technician, etc.|
|Economy in New Zealand||Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal|