New Zealand: University of Canterbury



Study Abroad

New Zealand: University of Canterbury

Location: Christchurch

Campus Style and Size:

Language of Instruction:

QS World Ranking 14/15: urban, 15000 students



Demand for exchange places:

Welcome to Christchurch!

Time Difference:

Flight time from UK:

GMT + 12:00

23 hours 30 minutes

Lower Demand

UCL and no tuition fees to the host university. For more information, visit-

Nearest Major Airport

Christchurch International Airport


Christchurch enjoys a temperate, relatively dry climate with rain falling on fewer days than New

Zealand’s other major cities. Average summer temperatures can reach 23°C

Things to See and Do

Abel Tasman National Park

Go whale watching in Kaikoura

Jet boating and rafting in Queenstown

Health Insurance

It is a New Zealand Government requirement that all international students must have health insurance. provided by StudentSafe. This is reimburseable by the Study Abroad Team but should be factored in to your budget.

Will I need a visa?

Non Australian or New Zealand citizens must have a visa to study in New Zealand. Information on applying will be provided by the host university upon formal acceptance.

Costs to Consider

Undertaking a year abroad requires a realistic budgeting plan. More information on finances can be found on our website. Some preliminary costs to consider are-

Visa Cost up to $270 (NZD)

Return Flight



Will I pay Tuition Fees?

Students undertaking an exchange placement are required to pay a reduced amount of tuition fees to

Accommodation at the University of


Exchange students tend to reside in the UC

Accommodation Student Village

Availability at UC Accommodation Student Village is guaranteed for Exchange students who complete the required application folloeing offer of an exchange placement.

Key Dates

Semester Dates

Semester 1

Semester 2

July to November

March to June

Did You Know…

Christchurch is an official gateway city to

Antarctica. 'Gateway Antarctica' is the centre for

Antarctic studies and research at the University of


University of Canterbury Website:

UCL Study Abroad Website: