Experience state of the art facilities at New Zealand's second-oldest university

Divided among five colleges, a school of law, and a school of business and economics, the University of Canterbury is well-known for its engineering program, and it is only one of two universities in New Zealand to offer this major. In 2014, the University of Canterbury was named as one of the top universities worth traveling abroad for.  It is also the only university to offer speech and language therapy, and astronomy, and excels in biological sciences, chemistry, anthropology, religious studies, philosophy, law and Antarctic studies. Additionally, Canterbury’s School of Business and Economics has recently earned AACSB business accreditation. Credit-bearing course selections can include  an internship of your choice (in the humanities and social sciences), or a service learning opportunity to help rebuild post-earthquake Christchurch.

  • Special scholarships are available for all students with at least a 3.0 GPA studying at University of Canterbury with Arcadia.

  • The University is just minutes away from one of the main shopping districts in Christchurch.

  • The University of Canterbury Students Association runs a wide variety of clubs and societies from the cultural and social to the sporting and educational. From BeardSOC (a social club for fans of beards) to Musoc (a theater production group), you’re sure to find a group that will make you feel at home.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Academic Year Southern Hemisphere 2015 TBA TBA 28-32 $36,150 11/15/2014 More Info
Spring 2015 2/6/2015 6/28/2015 14-16 $20,500 11/15/2014 More Info
Fall 2015 7/2/2015 11/13/2015 14-16 $19,890 3/15/2015 More Info
Academic Year 2015 7/2/2015 6/26/2016 28-32 $35,440 3/15/2015 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details


New Zealand

Language of Instruction


Location Type

Medium City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in New Zealand are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

Health & Safety