University Of Canterbury Phone Number

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.

Enrolment Enquiries 
0800 VARSITY (827 748) (in NZ) 
or +64 3 369 3999 
[email protected]
International Enquiries
+64 3 364 3443
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Postal Address
University of Canterbury 
Private Bag 4800 
Christchurch 8140
Delivery Address
20 Kirkwood Ave, Ilam
Christchurch 8041
Security and group contacts
On-Campus Emergency
364 2111 or ext 6111
Campus Security
Media Contacts
University Officers
Research Contacts

Admissions and Enrolment Contacts

If you require assistance or support with any admission or enrolment issue, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email or in person.Phone Email People Hours

Phone the Contact Centre

The Contact Centre is the point of first contact for enquiries to the University. The Contact Centre is able to advise and assist new and advancing students regarding:

  • enrolment processes, procedures and regulations
  • answer general queries
  • refer people to the correct college/department/person.

Students can also request publications through the Contact Centre and submit their application to enrol.


We are open between 8am and 6pm Monday – Friday (except NZ public holidays)

Freephone: 0800 VARSITY (0800 827 748 – within New Zealand only)
Telephone: +64 3 369 4999 
Fax +64 3 364 2174

AskUC Chat

AskUC Chat is available between 8am – 5.15pm Monday – Friday (except NZ public holidays). 

Opening Hours

Contact Centre

Monday to Friday, 8am–6pm

Information Desk

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Closed on Public and University Holidays:

Good Friday10 April 2020
Easter Monday13 April 2020
University Holiday14 April 2020
ANZAC day (observed)27 April 2020
Queen’s Birthday1 June 2020
Labour Day26 October 2020
Canterbury Anniversary13 November 2020
Summer Break24 December 2020 – 4 January 2021

Visit us

Visit the Student Servies Helpdesk for any queries, located in the Student Services Centre, Level 1 of the Matariki Building (opposite the Puaka-James Hight Library).