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UC International College

Co-Ed / Tertiary

Studying at UC International College (UCIC) will provide you with a pathway to a world-class University of Canterbury (UC) degree. The University of Canterbury was one of the top one percent of universities worldwide according to QS World Rankings 2020. We offer alternative pathways from high school to graduate studies, with pathway options to all UC bachelor degrees.

  • University Transfer Programme (UTP) pathways directly to Year 2 at UC
  • Save time and money over traditional foundation studies pathway programmes
  • Study with experienced staff in small classes
  • More contact hours with teachers and classmates to support your academic success
  • Academic study skill support throughout your programme
  • 98% of students who complete the programmes at UCIC pathway to our University
  • All programmes are delivered on the beautiful UC campus with access to world-class facilities and services
  • Greater rate of return on your investment: affordable tuition fees, low cost of living, more job opportunities in high-value sectors than any other cities in Australasia



Boarding House

UC Halls of Residence - Ilam Apartments

Private Renting


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Product Design

Bachelor of Communication

Student Numbers

International Students: Approximately 2,800 international students at the University of Canterbury, including about 220 students at UCIC

Total Number Students: Approximately 16,500 students at the University of Canterbury