University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury campus


In a changing world, University of Canterbury is a relevant and progressive world-class university, located in Christchurch New Zealand, one of the most resourceful and resilient cities in the world.

UC strives to deliver excellent, research-informed education, and creative and innovative research with staff who are empowered to make a real difference to societies here and around the world. UC prepares its graduates to care, think and be future ready. The University of Canterbury is a truly holistic place of learning, made up of 7 outstanding dimensions that will prepare you to change the world.

UC Learn - Ako
UC - top 1% of universities worldwide and our graduates help shape the world we live in.

UC Innovate - Auaha
UC courses offer hands-on experience in the workplace, helping you to make connections that count in the real world.

UC Connect - Tauhere
UC students are heavily involved in the community, and are playing a vital role in our global resurgence.

UC Bicultural - Kākanorua
UC is committed to biculturalism, demonstrated through the building of strong, meaningful relationships with mana whenua and evident in course content and curriculum that values mātauranga Māori and bicultural perspectives.

UC Global Citizen - Ira Matatū
UC has exchanges with over 50 universities worldwide, and our unique Erskine Fellowship programme brings 75 international academics each year to teach at UC.

UC Wellbeing - Oranga
UC has a dedicated support system to help you find your way and make the most of uni life.

UC Explore - Tūhura
UC features a thriving students’ association and has over 130 amazing student-led clubs.

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Each collection is a hand-picked selection of online courses, to help you discover a new passion, understand a subject in depth or become an expert in your field.