Student Profile

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

Marilyn Jin Yie Woo
Studying towards a BCom in Accounting
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Haere mai - Welcome

In this New Zealand Educated video you'll discover the amazing opportunities for studying in New Zealand, the unique culture of this small but diverse country, and the incredible landscape that makes studying in New Zealand truly unforgettable.

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.

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.

Find out more through these UC website links:

Studying Business at UC >>>

Postgraduate Commerce studies >>>

Executive Development Programmes >>>

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. Watch our short videos online to hear students from different parts of the world talk about their UC experiences:

International Students Video Gallery >>>

International Students at UC videos >>>


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 through these UC website links:

UC Accommodation Options for International Students >>>


Education New Zealand (ENZ) has launched applications for the 2014 round of the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS). The NZIDRS provides full tuition fees plus a living stipend for up to 36 months for international students to undertake PhD study at a New Zealand university. The NZIDRS are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand. Applications are due 15 July 2014. Information including application material can be found online at:

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 Scholarship opportunities for international students >>>

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UC receives five star rating from QS

The University of Canterbury is the only New Zealand university to receive a five star ranking from the international university ranking research company QS.

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Exciting changes to the CBD and campus

Christchurch has become the home of many pop-up cafes, restaurants and bars.

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Christchurch Education

The Heart of New. Christchurch, New Zealand is an inspiring place to study.

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