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University Type
Available Intake
February Intake 2024
World Rank
QS 284
Christchurch, New Zealand
Course Fee
₹ INR 20,74,600


Established in 1873, the University of Canterbury is the first constituent college and second oldest university in New Zealand. Initially, the original campus of the university was located in Christchurch Central City, but in 1961 it became an independent university. The university is well-recognized for its Engineering and Science programs. It also offers a variety of courses such as degrees in Arts, Commerce, Physical Education, Health Science, Law, Fine Arts, Social Work, Sports Coaching, Teaching, Forestry, Music and Language Pathology.

The University of Canterbury (UC), located in Christchurch, New Zealand is a public research university. Established in 1873 as Canterbury College, it is the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand. The university is globally recognized for providing world-class Science and Engineering programs. The University of Canterbury aims to provide a holistic learning experience beyond the classrooms that prepares the students to find their paths and change the world.

Top Courses:

Master of Science Forestry Science  INR 20,74,600 yr

Master of Applied Data Science  INR 20,74,600 yr

Bachelor of Taxation and Accounting  INR 16,49,560 yr

Bachelor of Science Geology  INR 15,18,000 yr

Master of Science Cellular and Molecular Biology  INR 20,74,600 yr

Campuses and Facilities

The university has three large campuses located throughout the city of Christchurch.

IIam: The main campus of the University of Canterbury is located at IIam, a suburb of Christchurch about 3.1 miles from the center of the city of Christchurch. The campus of IIam has three libraries in which the Central Library is housed in the tallest building on the campus, 53 Meters tall Poaka-James High Building. The IIam campus is based mainly on the faculties of Education, Science, Business, Arts, Law and Engineering. The Haere-roa building of the campus is based for the student association of the university. The IIam campus offers all essential amenities such as cafes, restaurants, bookshops, UC Health Center, UC recreation center and pharmacy.

Dovedale: In January 2007, the Dovedale campus became a part of the university. This campus is off Dovedale Avenue and is located near the IIam campus. Students will find the old Henry Field Library, The Christchurch College of English and the IIam Campus Early Learning Center in the same campus.

City: The city campus of Christchurch consists of the Christchurch Arts Centre and the Manawa building, a part of the Health Faculty. The Christchurch Arts Centre taught classics and music at the old chemistry building. The new Manawa building of Christchurch City taught education and health. This campus also has the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities known as the home of the James Logie Memorial Collection.

The University of Canterbury also has some additional small campuses in Timaru, Tauranga, and Nelson and teaching centers in New Plymouth, Rotorua, Timaru and Greymouth. The university has many regional information offices in Timaru, Nelson and Auckland.

Hostel and Facilities

The University of Canterbury offers different residential halls in different locations, facilities and meal plans.

Arcady Hall: This hall is for the first year and is fully catered. Here, the facilities are operated and provided by the Board of Governors. The Arcady Hall is located near the garden of Puaka-James Hight Library, Haere-roa (UC Students’ Association), lecture theaters and student facilities.

College House: This hall is for the first year and is fully catered. It offers 159 residents, which includes 11 residential houses, several social spaces, a large dining hall, fitness equipment, a tennis court, indoor basketball etc.

Hayashi: This hall is for the second year that is self-catered. It is a purpose-built hall of 16 two-story townhouses to accommodate students and couples for the second year of their study.

IIam Student Accommodation: This hall is for all students with a self-catered facility. It offers independent living to 847 residents, all students. This secure and fully-equipped apartment is located next to the IIam Garden and Homestead.

Kirkwood Avenue Hall: This hall is for the first year with a self-catered facility. It provides residence to 64 full-time students with multiple study spaces, social spaces and support of four Taurima.


Master of Applied

  1. 180 Points

Master of Applied Data Science

M.A. Applied Data Science


2 Year

Fees: ₹ INR 20,74,600

Faculty of Business, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering

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