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International students studying Education

13 February 2024

UC's Faculty of Education is a specialised, world-class Educator training institution. See how we cater for international students studying Education at UC.


Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | The University of Canterbury (UC),  located in Christchurch on New Zealand's beautiful South Island, is a prestigious destination that is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities, with a number of subjects ranked in the world’s top 200 (QS World University Rankings). What’s more, UC has been awarded with a 5-star ranking for research and teaching excellence by the QS World University Rankings.


Te Kaupeka Ako | Faculty of Education is a centre of excellence, leadership, and innovation with a reputation for preparing and supporting educational leaders, high-quality teachers, counsellors and other education professionals. We equip our graduates to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and adults, and their communities. Our staff are leaders in their fields and our graduates are sought after nationally and internationally.


Educational courses can be tailor-made to address a specific area of development and delivered either in-person in Christchurch, NZ, or online through digital technologies and our e-Learning education experts. This means the Faculty can cater to almost any requests from anywhere in the world.



Working in partnership

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In-person courses 

Courses can include visits to schools and other educational institutions in Canterbury and field trips to places of cultural, historic or scenic significance.

Online courses

As part of UC’s internationalisation strategy, the Faculty and the International Relationships Office (IRO) is working in partnership with Education New ZealandTeach for Indonesia and Teach for the Philippines. Expert educators from the Faculty will work online with more than 100 education practitioners and administrators to explore new ideas in Early Childhood Education, English Language teaching and Educational Management and Leadership.


Adapting rapidly to the demands of an online world the Faculty has created new models of online engagement to add to its existing extensive portfolio of in-country Professional Development education short courses that have been delivered to partners from throughout Asia for the last 20 years. The College will continue to develop and offer both these online courses as well as our on-campus delivery at the University of Canterbury.



The feedback from our course participants is exemplary. They appreciate our ability to specifically address their needs and provide insights, tools and systems that improve their practice. Above all, they appreciate the collegial, insightful and friendly approach our experts take while leading the courses. It creates a stimulating and enjoyable experience that has our participants keen to return for future courses.

Examples of past programmes

Indonesian Ministry of EducationTeacher Development course2 weeks
Jiangxi Provincial Education DepartmentLeadership in Higher Education3 weeks
Bangladesh Ministry of EducationTheory and Practice of Secondary Teacher Education 8 weeks
Bangladesh Ministry of EducationSchool Leadership4 weeks
Vietnam Ministry of EducationTeacher Development Programme2 weeks
Ulsan (Korea) Ministry of EducationEnglish Language Teacher Development Programme
Timetable 1 or Timetable 2
4 weeks
Jeolloabukdo (Korea) Ministry of EducationEnglish Language Teacher Development Programme
Timetable 1 or Timetable 2
4 weeks
Daejeon Education Training InstituteSpecialised EFL teachers course4 weeks
Tokyo City UniversityEarly Childhood Teacher Education3 weeks


"It is an excellent training programme. As a Headmaster I learnt so many things, especially about curriculum, school management and leadership. I strongly believe these experiences will help me to be more efficient and effective."


"The training programme was very helpful for gaining confidence in the area of research."


"I am very impressed with this overseas training programme. It will be a great help to me in every sphere of my work."


Stuart Wise

'The College of Education, Health and Development at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch NZ is delighted  to support this initiative sponsored by Education New Zealand. We are very keen to support our colleagues at Teach for Indonesia and Teach for Philippines are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with course participants and share some of our expertise with them.'

Dr Stuart Wise

Adjunct - Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora | College of Education, Health and Human Development

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