University of Canterbury


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Total: 16000

International: 10%


Undergraduate: 7

Postgraduate: N/A

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The University of Canterbury is the second oldest university in New Zealand. Today the University delivers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Education (physical education), Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching. At the University of Canterbury, students have the opportunity to turn theory into practice, apply and build their skills in research, analysis, writing, and presentation in real-world contexts with an internship or placement. Internships and placements are offered in many subjects including Arts, Education, Engineering and Commerce. Additionally, the UC Exchange Programme has more than 60 exchange agreements with universities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, where students can actively engage with other cultures while continuing their study for one or two semesters. The University has the main campus of 76 hectares at Ilam, a suburb of Christchurch about 5 kilometres from the centre of the city. Adjacent to the main campus stands the University's College of Education with its own sports-fields and grounds. The University maintains three libraries with the Central Library housed in the tallest building on campus. 

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