What is special about UC?
Engaged. Empowered. Making a Difference.
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.
Ready to make a difference?
At UC we value manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tiakitanga. They challenge and inspire us to empower others and to be the best we can in our work, our studies and our interactions with each other.
This strategy sets the direction for UC as the University strives to deliver excellent, research-informed education and creative and innovative research.
There is something for everyone, with internships, global study opportunities, and a world-standard curriculum.
UC is a prestigious destination, ranked among the world’s top 285 universities in the 2023 QS rankings.
Learn more about UC’s vibrant and active student community and what we can offer outside of study.
The centre is a focal point for Antarctic study, attracting national and international participation in collaborative research, analysis, learning and networking.
New and exciting developments have made Ōtautahi one of the most forward-thinking cities in the world.
Meet UC students from across all our disciplines as they share their UC journeys, what motivates them, and their future plans.
The University of Canterbury values its relationship with the community – both locally and nationwide.