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The University of Canterbury

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The University of Canterbury in Christchurch was founded by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge Universities in 1873. The University of Canterbury has an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Its first (undergraduate) degrees and higher (postgraduate) programmes aim to foster intellectual independence, critical thinking, and professional excellence in every field.

Contact The University of Canterbury
Physical address

20 Kirkwood Ave Ilam
8041 Christchurch
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Phone numbers

64 3 364 2459

  • Number of students: 14,617
  • Number of international students: 1,574
  • Male and Female

Qualifications available

  • Postgraduate Diploma
  • Masters Degree
  • Postgraduate Certificate
  • Doctoral Degree
  • MBA
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Certificate IV
  • Bachelor Degree with Honours
  • Bachelor Degree
 
 
Canterbury stretches from ocean to the Alps, and is a land of plains and peaks. It is a place of variety and innumerable attractions.

Within two hours of an international airport, you can ski, play golf, bungy jump, go whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching, and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. Where else in the world can you do that?

A must-see is New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Go hiking in Arthur’s Pass National Park or just wander around the picturesque bays and villages of Banks Peninsula. And then there’s New Zealand's second-largest city, Christchurch known as 'The Garden City'.

Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can scramble up mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.
Main centres: 

Akaroa, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Timaru

Towns: 

Amberley, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Arthur's Pass, Ashburton, Cheviot, Christchurch, Fairlie, Geraldine, Kaiapoi, Kurow, Lake Tekapo, Lyttelton, Methven, Omarama, Rangiora, Temuka, Twizel, Waimate, Waipara, Weedons

Regional information provided by Tourism New Zealand
Christchurch Educated is the local education organisation
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