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World Class Education

Ōtautahi Christchurch boasts some of the New Zealand's top secondary schools and some of the world's best university programmes. Our schools provide the best support to international students to get the most out of their education while enjoying the best that life in Christchurch has to offer. 

Why study in Ōtautahi Christchurch?

Christchurch is an attractive city where you can study, work and experience a lifestyle that is both stimulating and relaxing. We are Aotearoa’s newest city with a thriving tech sector, a talent pool serviced by three world-class universities, a progressive mindset and innovation eco-system like none other. Supernodes are creating the jobs of the future; while our diverse natural landscapes mean your next adventure is never more than 20 minutes away.

Top Education System Globally

#1
English speaking country for preparing students for the future, creating global citizens

Various Tertiary Study Options

3
Internationally Recognised Universities
2
Polytechnics including the largest in the South Island

Most Affordable Rental Homes

28%
cheaper than Wellington
30%
cheaper than Auckland

Internationally Connected

115+
International flights weekly
20
Minute drive to the CBD from the airport
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Study Options

Studying abroad is a significant investment and a life-changing experience. Take some time to explore your study opportunities in Christchurch and Canterbury.
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Education System

New Zealand’s education system is world-class, modern and responsive. It combines proven, traditional principles of education with innovation, creativity and fresh thinking to produce leaders and citizens equipped for the 21st century.
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Useful Links

Choosing your provider and moving to Christchurch can take a lot of preparation. We've simplified it by providing you all the essential information and links to key organisations.
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Student Stories

Learn about the lives and experiences of some international students who have studied in Christchurch.
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Pathways to Supernode Careers

Find out more about study options and pathways to careers within our Supernodes: Aerospace and Future Transport, Health Tech and Resilient Communities, Food, Fibre and Agritech, and Hi-Tech Services.

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Study in Christchurch and Canterbury