About The Program
In the vibrant city of Christchurch, the University of Canterbury has something for everyone—inside and outside the classroom. A wide range of courses makes the program ideal for any major, especially if you are interested in science. Take classes like Maori culture, Antarctic studies fieldwork, or independent research in biology. Kickstart your career with an internship guided by a coordinator and integrated with coursework. Nature lovers will get lost in the natural beauty surrounding Christchurch—rivers, lakes, and mountains. For city lovers, Christchurch captures kiwi culture, ensuring there’s always something creative and quirky around the corner.
WHERE YOU'LL STUDY
The University of Canterbury campus has a central complex of libraries, lecture theaters, computer suites, studios, and labs. Easy to traverse by foot or bike, the campus contains a recreation center, galleries, and 15 eateries to visit between classes. The university welcomes international students with an induction ceremony, orientation, and academic workshops. Christchurch's Avon River meanders through the campus near playing fields, woodlands, and the Ilam Gardens. Outside of the campus, the university has an extensive network of field stations for research, including an astronomical research facility.