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University of Canterbury

Ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, the University of Canterbury (UC) has been delivering globally recognised research-informed teaching and groundbreaking research to benefit communities in New Zealand and around the world for 150 years.

Our internationally renowned future-focused teaching and research has earned us a 5-star QS ranking, with UC academics putting inquiry and discovery at the centre of the educational process. With a wealth of cutting-edge research facilities and the most field stations of any university in New Zealand, UC offers students opportunities to get involved in fascinating research covering everything from Antarctica and nanotechnology to astronomy, sustainability, and much more.

UC has 60+ partner universities and over 3,000 employer connections, providing students across all subjects opportunities to participate in internships, start-up incubator programmes, and global study experiences. Our culture fosters innovation and supports students to get hands-on, real-world experience, contributing to our 2023 QS ranking as #2 in New Zealand for employability.

Located in Christchurch, New Zealand’s second largest city, UC’s lush, green campus is nestled between the mountains and the sea, providing students endless opportunities to pursue outdoor recreational activities while still enjoying everything a modern, lively city has to offer. A vibrant, diverse student community welcomes and encourages all students to get involved with more than 100 clubs covering all interests and hobbies – making it easy to find communities and make new connections.

For more information, please visit https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/


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