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Why UC?

27 July 2023

UC is proud to have been serving our communities for over 150 years. We have 60 international partner universities, over 3,000 employer connections, and up to 75 senior international academics visiting each year. Find out more about what's special about UC, including notable alumni like Ernest Rutherford.


Whakapono ki a koe ake | Believe U Can

Studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury prepares you to find your path, live your dreams, and change the world. Here, education goes far beyond the classroom, giving you a truly holistic learning experience enriched by our unique place on earth.

From the lecture theatres to the mountains, the sports fields to the labs, and the clubs to our vibrant city, UC offers students endless ways to grow, learn, and achieve their goals. Explore more about what you’ll find at UC by downloading our Undergraduate Prospectus.

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