UC – a world-recognised education
The University of Canterbury – Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha – was established in 1873 and is New Zealand’s second oldest university. We have built up a strong international reputation for our high quality degrees, excellent teaching staff and cutting-edge research.
Since its establishment, the University of Canterbury (UC) has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their fields. We are committed to developing tomorrow’s leaders and you will find our graduates in top jobs and graduate schools the world over.
UC programmes are recognised worldwide, and aim to foster intellectual independence, critical thinking and professional excellence in every field.
All UC teaching programmes are research-based, with academic staff who are actively involved in research and publishing in their areas of speciality. As a result students can expect to be taught by lecturers who are at the forefront of knowledge in their fields from undergraduate level. Teaching and supervision up to PhD level is available in most disciplines.
UC offers various support services to support its students while they study.
Representatives of the University regularly travel throughout the world to advise prospective students about the exciting prospect of studying at UC. FInd out here if we are coming to your region soon.