The University is like a miniature city designed specially for students, with everything you need all on one site. The campus is attractively landscaped, with plenty of space to relax with friends between lectures. It is just 10 minutes drive from the airport.
Developing tomorrow’s leaders
UC has been committed to producing leaders for over 130 years. We have built up an international reputation for our high quality degrees, teaching staff and research. You will find our graduates in top jobs and graduate schools worldwide.
Some of our more well-known graduates include Prime Minister John Key, children’s author Margaret Mahy and comedian Rhys Darby. Our graduates also include Nobel prize-winner Ernest Rutherford and Sir Apirana Ngata, New Zealand’s first Māori graduate.
Students and alumni
UC has one of the most diverse and vibrant student cultures of any New Zealand university.
The University has more than 12,000 enrolled students, drawn from countries around the world.
There are over 118,000 alumni living and working in countries all over the world, including prime ministers, Nobel Prize winners and leading professionals in all spheres of life.
Faculties and programmes
UC has seven faculties:
- Creative Arts
- Engineering and Forestry
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Spacious, park-like campus ten minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport
- Nearly 2,000 students live on campus in a fun, supportive environment within six halls of residence.
- Everything you need is on campus: study and research facilities including five libraries, accommodation, and recreation and leisure facilities.