One of the top universities in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury has gained an international reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research. The University was founded in 1873 by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge and strong links with those institutions exist today. Our first (undergraduate) and higher (postgraduate) programs are recognized worldwide.
Our teaching programs are research-based to students are taught by academic staff at the forefront of their field. This allows UC to attract the very best and brightest students from within New Zealand and around the world. We foster students with intellectual independence, critical thinking skills and professional excellence. The world-class education we offer is enhances by the many outstanding international academics who visit each year on our staff exchange programs.