University of Canterbury International College

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The University of Canterbury is New Zealand's second oldest university and was founded in 1873. In 2017/18 QS World University Rankings ranked the University of Canterbury 214th overall in the world, and the third highest ranked university in New Zealand.

UCIC offers an exclusive pathway into University of Canterbury undergraduate programs and the college is located at Alice Candy in the University of Canterbury's Ilam campus where students have access to the University's facilities and services.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Ellen from Indonesia
Ellen from Indonesia
University Transfer Programme: Commerce
“UTP saves me a lot of time and helps me to adapt from high school life to university life. My lecturers are very passionate in their teaching. If I have a question, I can always ask the lecturers.”
Johannes from Germany
Johannes from Germany
Foundation Studies
“Studying at UCIC has been nice. The teachers are chilled out and nice. Generally, you can always talk to the staff at UCIC and they will help you with any kind of problem.”


Art, Design & Media

Foundation Studies Certificate to College of Arts

Business & Management

Foundation Studies Certificate to College of Business and Law

Engineering & Technology

Foundation Studies Certificate to College of Engineering

Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Foundation Studies Certificate to College of Business and Law

Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

Foundation Studies Certificate to College of Education, Health and Human Development

Natural Science & Mathematics

Foundation Studies Certificate to College of Science

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
NZ$ 46,392 Average cost per year
NZ$ 23,060Tuition
NZ$ 11,666Housing
NZ$ 11,666Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

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Information not added yet. Please ask an advisor for more details.