Canterbury University, New Zealand


  • UC ranked in the Top 125 universities in the world for Health Sciences by THE, 2019
  • UC ranked in the Top 175 universities in the world for Business & Economics by THE, 2019
  • 95% of UC’s 2018 graduates chose innovation, entrepreneurship, work, or community-engaged learning in their study as per 2020 Intro to Business.
  • The University of Canterbury has 26 subjects ranked in the world’s top 250(QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2019)
  • The University of Canterbury was thefirst NZ University to receive the 5 Stars rating by QS and has maintained its 5 Stars status since then.

Entry Requirements to Study at Canterbury University, New Zealand

General entry requirements (exact requirements may vary from course to course)

Postgraduate Courses: At least 60 % in Bachelors or CGPA of 6.0 or higher (on a scale of 10). IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 6.0 in the writing module and 6.0 in the others (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

Undergraduate Courses (after 12th): Completion of All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE) or Indian School Certificate (CISCE) with an average of 75 % Higher Secondary Certificate (State Board) with an average of 60 %. IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in the writing module and 5.5 in the others (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

MBA program: Bachelor’s degree with five years of work experience after graduation (which does not include summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience). IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in the writing module and 6.0 in the others (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

Canterbury University Scholarships

UC offers a range of scholarships for Indian students. We encourage students to apply for the UC scholarships as early as possible. For more information, you can always contact us, and we will help you right through the UC scholarship application process at no cost

Scholarships for Indian/International students:

UC Innovators Summer Start-up Scholarship – This scholarship supports students at the University of Canterbury to “fast-track” their ideas and inventions towards reality by working on their venture full time over a summer break as participants in the UCE Summer Startup Programme. Both for-profit and social ventures are supported.

Geographical Society (Canterbury branch) Research Grant – The fund for this grant was raised by the New Zealand Geographical Society (Canterbury Branch) from Society members, Geography graduates, and associates during 1973 to commemorate the University Centennial.

Macmillan Brown Prize for Writers – This prize recognizes excellence in English composition by current and recent undergraduate students of the University of Canterbury. Two prizes are available annually: a first prize with a value of $2,500 and a second prize with a value of $500.

Edward and Isabel Kidson Scholarship – The object of each scholarship is to enable a graduate of a university of New Zealand, who is of good character and who has shown an ability in physics or a combination of physics and mathematics, to undertake further advanced study or research whether in New Zealand or elsewhere, in Meteorology; or, should there be at any time or times no suitable candidate for an award of the scholarship for that purpose, then to undertake further advanced study or research in some other branch of science whether in New Zealand or elsewhere.

Canterbury University, deadline for applications:

The application deadline for admissions to Canterbury University would be October 31. ILW India advises students to begin applying at least by September, to allow for the university to assess and complete the paperwork.

Masters level courses at UC especially Humanities, Psychology, Geography, Management etc. are in demand and we suggest you apply at the earliest for these courses. We, at ILW India, suggest that if you would like to apply to Canterbury University, do speak with us for further details on how you can apply and gain admission to Canterbury University.