University of Canterbury
Situated in the South Island’s largest city of Christchurch, the University of Canterbury is New Zealand’s third-highest ranked university and their academic faculty have also been recognized as the most research intensive faculty of any of New Zealand’s eight universities.
“In the last Performance Based Research Fund assessment, UC earned the highest rate of funding per assessed academic staff member and had the highest proportion of all academic staff involved in both research and teaching..
Students here can enjoy the beautiful and diverse scenery of the Canterbury plains, sandwiched between high mountains and the ocean and because of this hosts a variety of different types of wildlife. The University of Canterbury was founded in 1873, which makes it the second-oldest higher education institution in the country. About 15,000 students are enrolled here, with courses offered in subjects including arts, commerce, engineering, fine arts, forestry, health sciences, law, music, social work, speech and language pathology, science, sports coaching and teaching.
Since its establishment, the University of Canterbury has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their fields. Today, Canterbury graduates go on to high-calibre jobs and are accepted into research positions of prestigious Universities all over the world. The University of Canterbury is located in beautifully landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam, ten minutes drive from the city centre and an international airport.