University of Canterbury ,Christchurch,New Zealand

  • Christchurch,New Zealand

The University of Canterbury in New Zealand was founded in the year 1873 and is the second university in Aotearoa New Zealand. It was formerly known as Canterbury College and was the first college to become constituent of the University of New Zealand.

The university campus was initially based in central Christchurch, but it was moved to the green suburb of Ilam in 1975. The Ilam campus is situated approximately 5 km from central Christchurch city. It is surrounded by expansive green spaces and the Avon River flowing adjacent to the University Drive adds to the physical beauty of the campus. Spread across 190 acres, the university campus includes lecture theatres, laboratories, computer suites, studios, and four libraries with 24x7 accessibility. There are 10 residence halls on the campus that accommodate nearly 2,279 students. In addition, there are about 15 bars, eateries, and cafes within the campus.

This university has five colleges namely College of Arts, College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Education, Health and Human Development, and College of Business and Law. It also has over 35 research institutes. Each of these colleges offers various degrees programs in arts, commerce, technology, fine arts, sports, and music, law, and health sciences. Many programs are focused on teaching, physical education, fore

The university campus was initially based in central Christchurch, but it was moved to the green suburb of Ilam in 1975. The Ilam campus is situated approximately 5 km from central Christchurch city. It is surrounded by expansive green spaces and the Avon River flowing adjacent to the University Drive adds to the physical beauty of the campus. Spread across 190 acres, the university campus includes lecture theatres, laboratories, computer suites, studios, and four libraries with 24x7 accessibility. There are 10 residence halls on the campus that accommodate nearly 2,279 students. In addition, there are about 15 bars, eateries, and cafes within the campus.

This university has five colleges namely College of Arts, College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Education, Health and Human Development, and College of Business and Law. It also has over 35 research institutes. Each of these colleges offers various degrees programs in arts, commerce, technology, fine arts, sports, and music, law, and health sciences. Many programs are focused on teaching, physical education, forestry, and language pathology.

The university also allows international students to pursue their degrees from its partner institutions in their country. Apart from this, student exchange programs and various other international short courses offer students opportunities to gain global experience. There are about 17,299 students enrolled for undergraduate and postgraduate programs, diplomas, and doctoral degrees. The university has about 814 academic faculty members and around 1151 staff members.

The university maintains a notable alumni list, which includes renowned authors, artists, academics and politicians, etc. One of the noble laureates of the University of Canterbury was Ernest Rutherford, a physicist who discovered the atomic structure and is known as the Father of Nuclear Physics. The famous mathematician Roy Kerr who discovered the Kerr geometry is amongst the alumni of the University of Canterbury. Other noted alumni of the university include Henry Field (educational psychologist), Craig Nevill-Manning (the Engineering Director of Google), William Young (Supreme Court Judge in New Zealand), Kevin Tod Smith (actor) among the others. The university's initiative named UC Legends celebrates its alumni with pride and maintains a link between the alumni and the existing students of the university.

Year of establishment1873
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Also Known AsUC
UG/PG Course Ratio1.64
No.of Campuses1
Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense15978 NZD
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University of Canterbury Fees

CoursesDuration1st Year Tuition Fees
MS(11 Courses)(12 months-2 years)NZD 38.4 K - 60 K
MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)(16 months)NZD 54.54 K
M.E./M.Tech(13 Courses)(12-48 months)NZD 44 K - 78.75 K
B.E. / B.Tech(12 Courses)(3-4 years)NZD 32.12 K - 40.75 K
MEng(1 Courses)(1 year)NZD 63 K
B.Sc.(17 Courses)(1 year-4 years)NZD 29.51 K - 37.56 K
BBA(4 Courses)(3 years)NZD 29.51 K - 36.5 K
M.A.(2 Courses)(12-24 months)NZD 33 K - 49.5 K
MFA(1 Courses)(1 year)NZD 37.5 K
MEM(1 Courses)(12-15 months)NZD 45 K

University of Canterbury Scholarships

Narotam Sekhsaria’s Scholarships
Not available
Engineering,Computers,Science + 4 more
K.C. Mahindra Scholarships For Post-Graduate Studies Abroad
Rs. 8,00,000
Engineering,Computers,Science + 4 more
Hani Zeini Scholarship
Rs. 74,390
Engineering,Computers,Science + 2 more
Harvey Fellowship
Rs. 11,90,240
Science,Humanities,Business

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University of Canterbury Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MS(11 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 58.0-90.0

: 58.0 & Above

MBA/PGDM(1 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 90.0 & Above

: 56.0 & Above

M.E./M.Tech(13 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 58.0-90.0

: 56.0-58.0

B.E. / B.Tech(12 Courses)

: 6.0 & Above

: 50.0-80.0

: 50.0 & Above

MEng(1 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 58.0 & Above

B.Sc.(17 Courses)

: 6.0-6.5

: 50.0-80.0

: 50.0 & Above

BBA(4 Courses)

: 6.0 & Above

: 50.0 & Above

M.A.(2 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 58.0 & Above

MFA(1 Courses)

: 6.5 & Above

: 58.0 & Above

MEM(1 Courses)

: 7.0 & Above

: 65.0 & Above

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On-campus Accommodation

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  • The University provides accommodation options for future and current students
  • Provides different options for both first year and postgraduate students
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Includes Accommodation (Ilam - Manuka Apartments): $8240 (48weeks ) & optional weekly Meals: $161.20
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Off-campus Accommodation

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  • The average rent is 600 to 800 NZD/month
  • The residence type includes studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments, homestays and shared apartments
  • The apartments are fully furnished, with fully equipped kitchens, complimentary bike parking, internet, laundry facilities and quality furnishings, with some properties having additional luxuries such as gyms, pools or security parking
  • The student residences are located at an ideal distance from the University, local grocery stores and shopping malls

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Average 1st Year Tuition Cost
MS INR 20.1 L
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BSc INR 17.6 L
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BE/Btech INR 17.1 L
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MIM INR 19.5 L
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BBA INR 14.2 L
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MA INR 22.2 L
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MASc INR 28 L
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MEng INR 30.3 L
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MBA INR 23.8 L
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BHM INR 10.4 L
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MDes INR 18.5 L
Average Hostel & Meals Expense

INR 5.5 L (based on 34 colleges listed on Studyabroad.shiksha.com)

Average Admission Exam ScoresTOEFL: 71
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IELTS: 6
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PTE: 54
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University of Canterbury FAQs

Q. What ranking is the University of Canterbury?

A. According to QS World University Ranking 2023, the rank of the University of Canterbury is 284th in the world. Canterbury is one of the top-ranked universities in New Zealand.

Q. Is the University of Canterbury good for engineering?

A. The University of Canterbury is known for its engineering and science programs. According to US News ranking 2022, the Canterbury engineering program ranked in 523 positions in the world. This makes this university a top engineering university in New Zealand.

Q. Is it hard to get at the University of Canterbury?

A. The University of Canterbury admissions are selective and very few students can successfully attempt the program. Students have required good academic scores as well as the English Proficiency Language exam score.

Q. What is the acceptance rate of the University of Canterbury?

A. The acceptance rate of the University of Canterbury is 50% because of which admission at the university is selective. Almost half of the applications are accepted by the university based on merit.

Q. Which university is perfect for engineering, the University of Canterbury or the University of Otago?

A. To study the engineering program, the University of Otago is the perfect choice for students. Otago’s rank is 217 in the world which is high compared to Canterbury. The Tuition fees of B.Tech. program is almost the same at both universities. Therefore, it is the perfect choice for students to study at the University of Otago.

Q. What is the B.Tech. program fee at the University of Canterbury?

A. The B.Tech. Program fee at the University of Canterbury is around INR 16.11 lakh for 1st-year.

Q. Do international students get scholarships at the University of Canterbury?

A. Every year, the UC offer over $20 million in scholarships and prizes to help students. The University of Canterbury scholarships are available for international students based on their merits.

Q. What is the best course to study at the University of Canterbury?

A. B.Tech., BBA, MBA, M.Tech., MFA, MIM, etc. are some of the popular courses available to study at the University of Canterbury.

Q. Is Canterbury good for international students?

A. Every year, many international students get admission to the University of Canterbury. This university has a diverse and vibrant education system to provide programs to students. The ranking of the university is also impressive because of which it become the perfect choice for students to study in New Zealand.

Q. How do I get admission to the University of Canterbury?

A. To get admission at the University of Canterbury, students have to complete their basic qualifications with a good academic score. Students are also required to submit an IELTS score or TOEFL score.

Q. What is the placement rate at the University of Canterbury?

A. The University of Canterbury provides better placements to students every year. The placement rate at the University of Canterbury is around 87%.
Location
University CityChristchurch, Other - New Zealand, New Zealand
Size of cityMedium
Population of City3,81,500
Wikipedia Linkhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch

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Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140

Christchurch ( Other - New Zealand)

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Email

sandeep.sharma@canterbury.ac.nz

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