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    University of Canterbury: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    University of Canterbury, founded in 1873, is one of the oldest universities in New Zealand, operating for more than 100 years. The university has a unique history and offers its services to students from round the world to study in New Zealand. The University of Canterbury has and enrolment of around 14,000 students approximately, and offers programs through its 5 colleges namely, college of arts, college of education, health and human development, college of engineering, college of science, college of business and law.

    The university has been ranked in the top 250 world universities by some of the best ranking agencies like QS Rankings, THE World University Rankings and various others. The acceptance rate for the University of Canterbury is selective moderately, that is, around 50%.

    Innovative programs offered by University of Canterbury like start up incubation programs on the campus and various type of global programs along with inter disciplinary programs. International students at the University of Canterbury come from around 80 countries all over the globe. The admissions at the university take place through the myUC admission portal which is entirely online.

    University of Canterbury 2021 Admission Intake 

    University of Canterbury has two intake sessions, Semester 1 and Semester 2. Some programs have specific deadlines, and special type of applications. For semester 1 the admissions take place in the month of January, different dates depending on the programs and for semester 2 the admissions take place in the month of june.

    Deadlines for semester 1: 31 October

    Deadlines for Semester 2: 30 April

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    University of Canterbury Ranking 

    The university is renowned in not just New Zealand but globally as well, some of the notable rankings of University of Canterbury are given below:

    • Ranked in the world’s top 400 universities by the QS World University Rankings.
    • According to THE World Ranking 2021, the university has been ranked in the top 401-500 universities in the world.
    • The university has been ranked in the top 175 universities in the world for Clinical and Health by the THE.
    • According to the impact rankings, 2021, the University of Canterbury has been ranked in the range 201-300 by the THE World University Rankings.
    • Graduate Employability Ranking for the university has been seen in the range #301-500.

    Highlights

    University Type

    Public

    Location

    Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

    Campus Setting

    Urban

    Areas of Study

    100+

    Campus

    Christchurch suburb of Ilam

    No. of Residential Halls

    10+

    Acceptance Rate

    50%

    Total enrolment

    Greater than 17,000

    Helpline No. (International)

    +64 3 364 3443

    Official Website

    https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/

    University of Canterbury Campus 

    • The University of Canterbury campus located in Christchurch suburb of Ilam. The campus is 76 hectares in area.
    • The campus is filled with gardens and green spaces, the campus also has Avon river nearby as a scenic spot.
    • 4 libraries, computer suites are available at the campus which offers 24 hour access, along with lecture theatres, laboratories and various studios.
    • The university also offers more than 50 clubs for students to choose from, along with various recreational activities.

    University of Canterbury Accommodation 

    • The university offers accommodation facilities to international students through more than 10 residential halls and apartments available at the university.
    • Some of the residential halls are Bishop Julius hall, Kirkwood flats, ilam apartments, Rochester and Rutherford halls, university hall and various others.
    • As per student reviews of University of Canterbury Each hall present at the university has its unique features and culture, facilities and meals.
    • The university also offers students with accommodation scholarships that can be applied online.
    • Students can apply for the residential facilities at the University of Canterbury even before receiving an acceptance letter.

    University of Canterbury Admission Process

    The admission process for the University of Canterbury is quite easy and can be done comfortably. Most of the applications can be made through the myUC application portal available at the official university website. Some courses or programs require different application forms which are also available at the university website itself. The admission process at the University of Canterbury is broken down into various steps for international students applying at the university below:

    • Step 1: students can choose their desired course or program of study
    • Step 2: students need to verify if they are eligible for the program that they have chosen and check the fees for the program.
    • Step 3: students can apply directly via the myUC application portal.
    • Step 4: Students need to upload the supporting documentation.
    • Step 5: students can submit the application after all the above steps are completed.

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    University of Canterbury Cost of Attendance 

    Given below is the table for top courses and their fees, it is to be noted that fees for international students might be slightly higher than the domestic students, and the below mentioned fees is subject to change.

    Program Total Program Fees (in NZD)
    Undergraduate Courses
    Bachelor of Arts 28,000
    Bachelor of Commerce 29,500
    Bachelor of Science 35,500
    Postgraduate Courses
    Master of Engineering 61,600
    Master of Arts 48,000
    Master of Commerce 45,375
    Master of Science (CS) 39,500
    MBA 51,750

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    University of Canterbury Scholarships 

    The university offers various types financial aid to students, be it awards, grants and scholarships to study in New Zealand. These aids are awarded not just to domestic students but also to international students. Around $20 million scholarships are awarded to students annually through the University of Canterbury.

    Some of the scholarships are given below:

    Scholarships Amount awarded (NZD)
    Eamon Molloy Memorial Scholarship 15,000
    Alison MacGibbon Fund 300
    University of Canterbury Alumni Scholarship (Post graduate) 5000
    AECOM Civil/Natural Resources Engineering Scholarship 5000
    Brian Morrison Memorial Scholarships in Engineering 1000

    University of Canterbury Placements

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2021 for the University of Canterbury lies in the range of 201-300 among various institutes across the world. The university periodically offers its students with resume writing classes, workshops for placements, group discussions, mock interviews to find job opportunities in New Zealand.

    Given below are the average salaries of alumni based on their degrees:

    Degree Average salary
    Masters in finance USD 133,000
    Bachelor of science USD 87,000
    Bachelor of arts USD 67,000
    LLM USD 56,000

    University of Canterbury Notable Alumni

    A lot of notable alumni have graduated from the University of Canterbury, some of them being ministers, painters, engineers and various others. Some of the notable alumni are given below:

    • Rita Angus, painter
    • Rosemary Banks, ambassador of UN
    • David Beauchamp, civil engineer
    • Don Brash, politician and governor of reserve bank
    • Eleanor Catton, writer and Man Booker Prize Winner 2013.

    University of Canterbury is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities of New Zealand. The university has various notable alumni who have made New Zealand proud. The university is also famous for its research programs. The acceptance rate at the university is seen as greater than 50%, which is approachable unlike the universities is USA, moreover Christchurch, ilam is considered a great place for international students arriving in New Zealand for study.

    FAQs 

    Ques. What is the ranking of University of Canterbury?

    Ans. The university has been ranked Ranked in the world’s top 400 universities by the QS World University Ranking, also, according to THE World Ranking 2021, the university has been ranked in the top 401-500 universities in the world. The University of Canterbury has also been ranked in the top 175 universities in the world for Clinical and Health by the THE.

    Ques. Which program is famous at the University of Canterbury?

    Ans. A lot of programs are famous at the University of Canterbury, but the most famous being MBA. The tuition fees for the MBA program taught at the University of Canterbury are NZD 51,750.

    Ques. What is the acceptance rate seen at the University of Canterbury?

    Ans. The acceptance rate seen at the University of Canterbury is greater than 50%.

    Ques. How is the admission decision taken at the University of Canterbury?

    Ans. The application first goes through a preliminary assessment, assessment by an admissions officer, department/college assessment, dean of post graduate research does the final assessment. Further the application portal is updated and the student/ applicant is sent an email.

    Ques. What are the english tests approved by the University of Canterbury?

    Ans. Some of the english tests accepted at the University of Canterbury include IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, CPE, PTE and various others.

    Ques. What if I do not have the required admission requirements?

    Ans. For students who do not have the requirements, conditional admissions are possible. They will have to take various tests/ programs to get hold of the conditional admission.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.S Computer Science
    Term 1 (11th Jan 2019)
    Term 2 (15th Apr 2019)
    $36,773/Yr
    $36,773 /Yr
    M.Eng Engineering Studies
    Term 1 (11th Jan 2019)
    Term 2 (15th Apr 2019)
    $29,817/Yr
    $29,817 /Yr
    B.A Management Management
    Term 1 (11th Jan 2019)
    Term 2 (15th Apr 2019)
    $5,948/Yr
    $5,948 /Yr
    B.A Social Sciences Business Economics
    Term 1 (11th Jan 2019)
    Term 2 (15th Apr 2019)
    $5,972/Yr
    $5,972 /Yr
    USD 36,773/Yr
    Application Deadline: 11 Jan, 2019
    USD 29,817/Yr
    Application Deadline: 11 Jan, 2019
    USD 36,773/Yr
    Application Deadline: 11 Jan, 2019

    Master Finance

    2 years
    English
    Full Time
    USD 23,699/Yr
    Application Deadline: 11 Jan, 2019

    Bachelor Management

    3 years
    English
    Full Time
    USD 5,948/Yr
    Application Deadline: 11 Jan, 2019

    Ranking

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    Overall #501 out of 1200 in Global Ranking

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    8.8 /10

    My university provided me with a good learning platform. With their extended help as well as with the support from my teachers, I was able to learn a lot which surely will help me a lot in my future. I applied to the university with the help of an application called My UC.

    Fees :

    My fee structure for the first year was somewhere around $27,000.

    9 /10 academic/food
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    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular

    Attendance Cost

    $5,972

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $5,972 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $23,699 / Year
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    • Bus Station
    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Pharmacy
    • Hospital
    • Train Station
    • Airport

    Book Store

    University Bookshop0.17 km
    Ed Hopper Cafe1.67 km
    Books & Gifts Direct2.09 km
    Ebenezer Christian Shop2.91 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Bush Inn Centre1.03 km
    ESPOZ LTD1.69 km
    Babyonline2.26 km
    Tower Junction2.48 km
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    Pharmacy

    Unichem Riccarton Clinic Pharmacy1.34 km
    Hanafins Pharmacy1.84 km
    The Pharmacy At St George's3.14 km
    Addington Pharmacy3.21 km
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    Train Station

    Christchurch Railway Station2.67 km

    Bus Station

    Clyde Rd near Arts Rd0.35 km
    University - Ilam Rd0.35 km
    Clyde Rd near Arts Rd0.37 km
    University - Ilam Rd0.39 km
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    Restaurant

    Spagalimis Pizzeria Restaurant1.24 km
    Chopsticks Restaurant1.67 km
    Buddha Stix Christchurch1.69 km
    At Tonys Japanese Restaurant1.73 km
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    Hospital

    Grahams Rd Medical Practice2.07 km
    Elms Court Lifecare2.65 km
    Forensic Community Team2.83 km
    Christchurch Methadone Program2.89 km
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    Airport

    Christchurch Hospital Heliport3.34 km
    Hagley Park Helipad3.36 km
    Garden City Heliport4.48 km
    Christchurch Airport Control Tower5.25 km
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