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UC International College

UCIC offers an exclusive pathway into University of Canterbury undergraduate programmes. UCIC offers University Transfer Programmes (UTPs) which are unique in New Zealand. UTPs are the equivalent to the University of Canterbury's first year of the bachelor degree. After successful completion students then pathway to the second year of their degree.

UCIC also offers students a pre-university Foundations Studies Certificate and a new Study Abroad option. All of these are delivered in a supportive, nurturing environment right on the University of Canterbury's beautiful campus.

  • Fast track degree pathway into one of New Zealand's best and most prestigious universities.
  • A range of support services and programmes are available to ensure you achieve your academic potential.
  • Small class sizes mean you get more personal attention from lecturers.
  • Excellent study location; a green, leafy campus in the suburbs of Christchurch city.
  • Close to both the mountains and the sea, offering you a huge range of recreational options.


Foundation / Pathway program
Business Delivery method Length Location
University Transfer Programme: Commerce On campus 3 semesters Christchurch
University Transfer Programme: Engineering On campus 3 semesters Christchurch
General Studies
Foundation Studies Certificate On campus 2 semesters Christchurch
Natural Sciences
University Transfer Programme: Science (General) On campus 3 semesters Christchurch
University Transfer Programme: Science (Physical) On campus 3 semesters Christchurch


CIC students who are over the age of 18 and require accommodation have the option of staying at:

  • Ilam Apartments - UC On Campus Accommodation; or

  • Homestay and private board; or

  • Private house/flat rental


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