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University of Canterbury (UC) — public non-profit university. It is located in Christchurch, New Zealand. As a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), UC is actively working on developing the academic environment.
UC offers bachelor and master programs in different fields of study.
The academic calendar at UC is divided into two semesters, as in many other universities in New Zealand. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 3,895 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 17,207 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.
When choosing an educational institution, it is necessary to take into account additional costs: accommodation, transportation, educational materials, meals and personal expenses.
School education in New Zealand lasts longer than 11 grades. Therefore, in order to enter an undergraduate program at UC, applicants must complete 1 year of university in their home country or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score is 80. The IELTS score is not lower than 6.
Master's degree at UC
The admission committee of the university takes into account the previous academic performance of the student. It is impossible to enter UC for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 90. IELTS — 6.5 or higher.
The suburban campus of UC combines features of an urban and rural campus. It is located outside the big city, which allows you to focus on your studies. However, it is also not too far, opening up access to more types of recreation, both outdoors and in the city (theaters, museums, restaurants). During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. UC accepts students for international exchange programs. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in intercultural communication for both international and local students.
New Zealand allows university graduates to stay in the country from 1 to 3 years. To do this, you need to apply for a graduate visa, which allows you to work even without a formal offer from an employer. You can find other options for immigration in our article.