International Students - College of Business and Economics - University of Canterbury

‘UC offers a holistic and enriching educational experience...’

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Haere mai - Welcome to the School of Business and Economics

Over the last 100 years, business has become increasingly globalised. Today's graduates are expected to work around the world, interacting effectively and sensitively with suppliers, colleagues and clients from a range of different countries, cultures and religions.

In the School of Business and Economics, we are committed to preparing our students for successful careers in international business. We offer the opportunity to study business and economics in a truly multinational setting. Our students come from 70 different countries and every continent around the world. Our faculty are recruited internationally and have a global outlook. Our curricula are outward-looking and benchmarked on the best in the world.

aacsb logoThe School of Business and Economics has earned initial accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, placing the School in the top five percent of the world's business programmes.

In choosing the School of Business and Economics, you will benefit from a world-class business education, a stunning location in New Zealand’s beautiful South Island and the chance to interact with students and faculty from around the world.

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International Students at UC

International students enjoy studying at the University of Canterbury, making new friends and exploring the many social, cultural and sporting activities that are a part of the New Zealand way of life. Have a look at our online photo and video gallery to see some of our students sharing their experiences.

From English language and foundation studies in academic skills, through to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, UC offers over 100 qualifications in more than 80 different subject areas. For more information check out the UC International Students webpages


The University Accommodation Office is able to give you assistance and advice on the accommodation options and application procedures for the halls of residence. There are also scholarships available to international students through the University of Canterbury and the New Zealand Government. Find out more at UC Accommodation Options for International Students

Doctoral Scholarships

UC International Doctoral Scholarships are tenable by international students for study towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Canterbury. For more information visit

You can find more information on undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships available to international students on the UC Scholarships webpage

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