The University Of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha will give you an excellent educational foundation that you will be able to turn into an amazing career.

Graduate attributes

  • Our UC7 student profiles embody our official graduate attributes. Meet our UC7 students.

Innovative courses

  • There is something for everyone, with internships, global study opportunities, and a world-standard curriculum.

Prestigious learning

  • UC is a prestigious destination that is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities.


  • UC offers a range of services to help you settle into University so get familiar with what’s on offer.


  • UC has award-winning and prestigious researchers who supervise and collaborate.

Vibrant community

  • Find out more about our vibrant and active student community and what we have to offer outside of study.

Fabulous campus

  • With expansive green spaces and gardens the University’s campus simply builds off of the natural beauty it is located within.

Growing city

  • New and exciting developments have made Ōtautahi Christchurch one of the most forward-thinking cities in the world.

Our students

  • UC students across all our disciplines describe their UC journeys, what motivates them, and their future plans.

University Of Canterbury Courses

Undergraduate Prospectus (PDF, 4MB, 138 pages)

Entry requirements

Entry for bachelor’s degrees require University Entrance to gain admission to UC. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard. 

You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements if English is your additional language.

Find out how to apply for undergraduate qualifications

Some bachelor’s degrees have additional requirements. Check the details of your selected degree and courses to make sure you meet these.

Qualification options

There are a number of bachelor’s degrees on offer at the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha:

It is also possible to combine and graduate with two bachelor’s degrees at the same time. Find out more about Double and Conjoint degrees.