Study in New Zealand
New Zealand is 1 of the least affected countries as of today, the country and universities are closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 situation. If you plan to further study in New Zealand, normally there's a Jul '20 Intake. However, what would be the situation now? You might have questions related to:
  • What happens if New Zealand is still engaged in border closure?
  • What happens if you're are not allowed to travel before semester commences?
  • What's the arrangement for the upcoming intakes?
This virus should not stop your education. In this uncertain situation, you would definitely have more questions to ask. A lot of possible scenarios might happen, and each university may have different solutions/answers. Get in touch with us via any channels below, we will try to clarify your concerns as much as possible.

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University of Canterbury

UC teaching and learning standards are world-class. UC is in the top 1% of the world’s universities and is known for its high-quality degrees, research-led teaching, and modern facilities. There are over 120 programmes to choose from.

Develop the skills and experience based on what the employers are looking for. UC student internships, work placements, industry and community connections will help you get ahead in your chosen career.

UC is a diverse and dynamic place to be with more than 100 nationalities and over 160 student clubs represented on campus. UC campus is located in a thriving city near beaches, mountains, and endless adventure.

The university campus was initially based in central Christchurch, but it was moved to the green suburb of Ilam in 1975. The Ilam campus is situated approximately 5 km from central Christchurch city. It is surrounded by expansive green spaces and the Avon River flowing adjacent to the University Drive adds to the physical beauty of the campus. Spread across 190 acres, the university campus includes lecture theatres, laboratories, computer suites, studios, and four libraries with 24×7 accessibility. There are 10 residence halls on the campus that accommodate nearly 2,279 students. In addition, there are about 15 bars, eateries, and cafes within the campus.

Why University of Canterbury?

UC designed a holistic learning Framework with 7 Dimensions that will prepare you to change the world

  1. UC Academic
    UC is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and our graduates help shape the world we live in.
  2. UC Enterprise
    Many UC courses offer hands-on experience in the workplace, helping you to make connections that count in the real world.
  3. UC Community
    UC students are heavily involved in the community, and are playing a vital role in Christchurch’s resurgence
  4. UC Bicultural
    Gain bicultural experiences and perspectives to feel confident and competent in a multicultural world.
  5. UC Global
    UC has exchanges with over 50 universities worldwide, and their unique Erskine Fellowship programme brings 75 international academics each year to teach at UC.
  6. UC Support
    UC has a dedicated support system to help you find your way and make the most of uni life.
  7. UC Active
    UC sits on the doorstep of a massive outdoor ‘playground’, features a thriving students’ association and has over 130 amazing student-led clubs.

Student Experience

‘Going on road trips, climbing mountains and finding new spots to enjoy the sunset was a luxurious thing to do back home.In New Zealand, it is now only around the corner! UC has diverse students, majoring in different subjects, so there are many personalities. Being part of the Canterbury Malaysian Student Association (CMSA) gave me so much warmth, to be around with people of familiar tongue and culture. It is often a relief to hang out with them!’

Caleb Lau Lee King
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics
Statistical and Data Analyst Statistics New Zealand

‘I have always wanted to study overseas, and New Zealand has a reputation for being a great place to study and for providing a good quality education. I believe the well established University of Canterbury offers a holistic and enriching educational experience by providing ample opportunities for me to interact with students and academic staff from a variety of cultures from all over the world.’

Marilyn Jin Yie Woo
Bachelor of Commerce in Taxation and Accounting, and Finance
Tax Consultant, Deloitte


Scholarship NameAmount
UC International First Year ScholarshipNZ$10,000 to NZ$20,000
UC College of Engineering International ScholarshipNZ$15,000
Tan Sri Datuk Oh Siew Nam P.S.M, P.J.N Malaysian ScholarshipUp to NZ$20,000
Kuching Malaysian Alumni ScholarshipUp to NZ$10,000

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