The Institution of Canterbury in New Zealand was established in 1873 and is Aotearoa New Zealand's second university. It was once known as Canterbury College and was the University of New Zealand's first constituent college.
The university campus was originally located in central Christchurch, but in 1975 it was relocated to Ilam, a leafy suburb. The Ilam campus is around 5 kilometres from the city centre of Christchurch. It is bordered by large natural spaces, and the Avon River, which flows adjacent to University Drive, adds to the campus's physical splendour. The university's 190-acre campus includes lecture halls, laboratories, computer suites, studios, and four libraries that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On campus, there are ten living halls with a total capacity of almost 2,279 students. Additionally, there are approximately 15 pubs, diners, and cafes on campus.
The College of Arts, College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Education, Health and Human Development, and College of Business and Law are the five colleges that make up this university. There are about 35 research institutes in the city. These universities provide a variety of degree programmes in the arts, commerce, technology, fine arts, sports, and music, as well as law and health sciences. Teaching, physical education, forestry, and language pathology are among the many programmes available.
International students can also complete their degrees at one of the university's partner universities in their home country. Aside from that, student exchange programmes and other international short courses provide opportunity for students to get global experience. A total of 17,299 students are enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, and doctoral programmes. There are approximately 814 academic faculty members and 1151 staff members at the university.
Students participating in full-time programmes are permitted to work 20 hours per week on campus. Scholarships are available to students, including:
The University of Canterbury awards more than $20 million in scholarships and prizes each year to help our students pay for their education.
First Year Undergraduate Scholarships
The UC International First Year Scholarship is worth $10,000, $15,000, or $20,000, depending on the year. This scholarship honours and assists outstanding overseas students who are beginning an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Canterbury. A total of twenty-five scholarships may be given out. International students studying in New Zealand high schools and at UCIC are also eligible for these scholarships.
UC College of Engineering offers generous scholarships to top undergraduate students
The University of California's College of Engineering awards significant scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students. This fellowship honours outstanding overseas scholars and provides financial assistance to them as they pursue an undergraduate Engineering degree at the University of Canterbury. Students who obtain this scholarship can expect to receive between NZ$15,000 and NZ$25,000 per year for up to four years.
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|English Proficiency Test||Minimum Scores for UG||Minimum Scores for PG|
|EAP at CCEL||EAP2 Grade C+||EAP2 Grade B+|
|University Type||Public University|
|No. of Campuses||1 main campus|
|No. of Residence Halls||10|
|Graduate Job Rate||89.9% (full time)|
|Research Funding||Above 600,000 NZD pa|
|Cost of Attendance||29,550 NZD pa|
|Intake Type||Semester wise|
|Mode of Program||Full time and online|
You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.
(in NZ dollars)
|Rent (per month)||$800–$950|
|Groceries (per week)||$100–$150|
|Gym membership (per year)||$300|
|Entertainment (per week)||$50|
|Milk (per litre)||$3|
|Coca Cola (per can)||$2|
|Cup of Coffee||$3–$5|
|Lunch from University food hall or campus café||$7–$12|
|Local calls made from a cell-phone||$0.50–$1.50|
|Taxi - 5 km ride||$10–$12|
|Visit to doctor||$45–$85|
|Tuition Fees in New Zealand (1st Year Average)||BE/Btech NZD 24605 | MBA NZD 25694| MS NZD 29178 | BSc NZD 30702 | BBA NZD 22863 | MEng NZD 41589 | MIM NZD 34186 | MFin NZD 142025|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand||NZD 1250 Per Month|
|Entrance Exams in New Zealand||TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53|
|Work and Study in New Zealand||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand||One to Three Years Depending on the Region.|
|Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand||NZD 295|
|Student Visa in New Zealand||If a student wants to study full time in New Zealand for more than three months, and is willing to pay the full cost of the course, Fee-Paying Student Visa is for him/her.|
|Intakes in New Zealand||There are Two Main Intakes in New Zealand: January Intake and July Intake.|
|Top Job Sectors in New Zealand||Engineering, Software Developing/Programming, Medicine, Education, Accounts, Electrician, Automotive Technician, etc.|
|Economy in New Zealand||Growth Rate of 2.8% (2018), 2.5% (2019e), 2.7% (2020e), 22nd Largest in the World by Nominal|