UCIC at University of Canterbury

UCIC is located in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand’s South Island. Located on the east coast and near the Southern Alps, the city is close to both the sea and the mountains, offering a huge range of recreational options. The lakes, mountains, native forest, open spaces and clean air will provide a magical backdrop to your student experience. Why not consider a UCIC pathway into the University of Canterbury, and live, study and experience a vibrant multicultural community and country.

UCIC will help you achieve your education goals through personalised support and the opportunity to study at one of New Zealand’s premier universities, the University of Canterbury (UC). UCIC’s programmes and approach to teaching offer students an ideal way to prepare for further study at UC and gain entry into second year.

Programmes at UCIC have intakes in March, June and October with each trimester lasting 13 weeks. Students have the ability to accelerate their progress with the trimester system which means that students may be able to enter university more quickly.

UC is a vibrant and diverse place to live and study with a student population of around 16,000, including international students from more than 60 countries. As a UCIC student, you will have access to UC facilities and services, so you will feel like a UC student from the moment you arrive on campus.

About the University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) is ranked in the world’s top 250 universities* and is the only New Zealand university with a 5-Star QS ranking for internationally-renowned research and teaching.

The University, established in 1873, offers a stimulating range of courses, a vibrant campus environment and a great student lifestyle. It also has an international reputation for its high quality degrees, teaching staff and research.

UC maintains academic partnership programmes with 70 universities in Asia, the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.

5 reasons to study at UCIC

  • Fast-track degree pathway into one of New Zealand's best and most prestigious universities.
  • A range of support services and programmes are available to ensure you achieve your academic potential.
  • Small class sizes mean you get more personal attention from lecturers.
  • Excellent study location; a green, leafy campus in the suburbs of Christchurch city.
  • Three start dates per year (March, June, October) allow you greater flexibility to start your studies when it suits you.