To be eligible to enrol at the University of Canterbury you must have gained admission to the University.
Depending on the study you have completed already, you can apply for admission to the University at one of three levels:
- As a pre-degree student
- As an undergraduate student
- As a graduate student
Qualifications from New Zealand
- New Zealand High School Qualifications
You can achieve New Zealand University Entrance by studying at a New Zealand High School and taking the NCEA examination. This gives you admission to a university in New Zealand. Refer to NCEA page for the minimum you need to achieve in NCEA to qualify for University Entrance.
- New Zealand University Foundation Studies
You can gain admission to a university in New Zealand by achieving a Certificate of Foundation Studies at a university in New Zealand. The University of Canterbury Bridging Programmes offers a Foundation Studies Programme.
- Transferring from a New Zealand University or Tertiary Institution
If you are transferring to the University of Canterbury from another NZ university or tertiary institution please see Transferring international students.
Qualifications from Overseas
If you have an overseas qualification you need to apply for admission.
For many countries, qualifications that meet University entry requirements in that country also meet undergraduate entry requirements in New Zealand. Please see Admission Ad Eundem.
Further information can be found on Admissions and Entry website.