New Zealand
University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury in New Zealand was founded in 1873 and is the country's second university. The University of Canterbury entices overseas students to study in 150 different topic areas at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. In addition, at the institution, students can pursue certifications, degrees, and Certificates of Proficiency.

Cost of attendance

International students can estimate annual fees between 28,000-44,000 NZD (~14.8-23.26 lakh INR) per 120 points (1 year).


The institution provides on-campus housing for international students in over ten residential halls and apartments. Students at the University of Canterbury can apply for residential facilities even before obtaining an acceptance letter. Bishop Julius Hall, Kirkwood flats, Ilam apartments, Rochester and Rutherford halls, university halls, and others are among the residential halls. According to University of Canterbury student reports, each hall at the university has its own distinct culture, facilities, and meals. The institution also provides lodging subsidies to students, which can be sought for online. On-campus housing costs between £4,602 for 39 weeks at £118 per week and £9,945 for 51 weeks at £195 per week. The typical monthly rent for off-campus living is 600 to 800 NZD.

Acceptance rate

The University of Canterbury has nearly 17,299 students including 25% of International Student from over 100 countries. University of Canterbury exhibits an acceptance rate of 50%, demonstrating a moderately selective admission policy.


The University of Canterbury campus spans 76 hectares in the Christchurch suburb of Ilama. It boasts a wealth of facilities and amenities necessary for its students' professional and personal development. Students interested in sports and cultural activities can participate in clubs, sneak a peak into the massive library to learn more, relax and have fun in the cafe and recreational zone, and so much more. The school is surrounded by gardens and open spaces, and the Avon River is nearby as a scenic spot. The university also provides over 50 clubs for students to join, as well as a variety of recreational activities. There are four libraries on campus, as well as computer labs with 24-hour access, lecture theatres, laboratories, and numerous studios.


The UC Business School's accountancy programmes are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and their programmes are fully accredited by Engineering NZ, meaning they are benchmarked with other engineering programmes worldwide. 

Jobs and Placement

The University of Canterbury's Graduate Employability Ranking 2021 is in the range of 201-300 among other institutes throughout the world. The institution gives its students CV seminars, placement workshops, group talks, and practise interviews on a regular basis to help them find work in New Zealand. Through internships, jobs, and an on-campus career fair, the university offers a wide range of job options. The university's highest paying degree is the Master of Finance, with alumni earning an average income of 192,000 NZD.

QS Ranking

Ranked #258 by the QS World University Rankings in 2022

The Ranking

According to THE World Ranking 2022, the university has been ranked in the top 501-600 universities in the world.

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