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University of Canterbury International College

Address: Corner of Arts Road and, Clyde Road, Ilam, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

Description University of Canterbury International College

  • Location: Christchurch , Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Students age: 17+
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training : blended .

University of Canterbury International College is a prestigious educational institution with quality pre-university training programs. The college offers excellent conditions for international students - comfortable and safe living on or off campus, training in quality programs and good prospects for admission to the University of Canterbury after graduation.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Canterbury International College

Program name
from 23 720 $NZD / 2 semesters

Foundation Studies Certificate

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 2 semesters
  • Age: 17+.

Pre-university training will help to master one of the areas in depth:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • The science
  • Humanitarian knowledge and mass communication.

The program consists of two semesters and includes:

  • 3 compulsory subjects in the specialty
  • 3 general subjects
  • 2 disciplines to choose from.

At the end of the program, participants in the course will have enough knowledge to enter the 1st year of the university or to enroll in the Transition Year program .

from 27 900 $NZD / year

Transition Year

  • Duration: 3 semesters or 1 year
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age : 17+.

Transition Year is an adaptation course, the main task of which is to help students get used to the New Zealand training system. At the end of the program, students will be able to immediately enter the 2nd undergraduate course in their chosen specialty.

The cost depends on the specialty:


Program price


27,900 $ NZD

The science

29,700 $ NZD


39,800 $ NZD

Product design

32,720 $ NZD

Specialization in the program "Commerce":

  • Accounting
  • Economy
  • Finance
  • HR
  • International Business and Finance
  • International Business and Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Taxes and accounting
  • Information Systems.

Specializations in the Engineering Program:

  • Chemical and high-tech engineering
  • Forest Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Resource Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer engineering.

Specializations in the Science program:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Geology.

Specializations in the "Product Design" program:

  • Game design
  • Commercial Product Design
  • Development of chemical and medical products.
from 10 900 $NZD / 4 months

Study abroad

  • Duration: 1 semester or 4 months
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Age : 17+.

Study Abroad is a semester program for international students. Directions:

  • Engineering
  • Commerce
  • The science.

Options for the program with prices:

  • Commerce: $ 10,900 NZD per course
  • Engineering / Science: $ 12,200 NZD per course.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students over 18 years old can choose from several accommodation options:

  • Campus residence
  • Apartment rent
  • Host family.
  1. Participants in the programs of the University of Canterbury International College stay at the university residence of Ilam Apartments: it offers comfortable and safe conditions, the ability to choose a menu plan and several room options. Residence expenses:
  • Accommodation $ 8,000 NZD -8600 $ NZD per semester
  • Registration fee 325 $ NZD
  • Student fee of $ 275 NZD .
  1. Host families are a great option to immerse yourself in the local environment and not think about any issues related to living. The cost of living will be from $ 280 NZD to $ 350 NZD per week. Facilities:
  • Three meals a day
  • Comfortable rooms for 1 person with bath
  • the Internet
  • Laundry.

Events University of Canterbury International College

There are more than a hundred interest clubs in college and university, including:

  • Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Meditation
  • Cinema club
  • Netball
  • Robotics
  • Engineering club
  • Chess
  • Cheerleading.

Equipment University of Canterbury International College

International College is located in Christchurch, a city on the South Island in New Zealand. The university has a well-established infrastructure, which includes:

  • Library
  • Recreation center
  • Health center
  • Cafes, restaurants and bars
  • Book Shop
  • Pharmacy
  • ATM
  • Mail.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Additionally paid:

  • Insurance = $ 620 NZD per year
  • Student fee = $ 870 NZD per year.

Student weekly expenses while studying:

Expense item

Price per week


237 $ NZD


150 $ NZD

Mobile network

5 $ NZD


25 $ NZD

Other expenses

20 $ NZD


437 $ NZD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • High school diploma
  • Language certificate IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 46 .

Scholarships University of Canterbury International College

Students with high academic performance and a sufficient level of English can apply for one of the scholarships for foreigners, for example:

  • UC International First year Scholarship ($ 10,000 NZD-$ 20,000 NZD)
  • Scholarship for students of the Faculty of Engineering ($ 15,000 NZD per year).

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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