Embark on your academic journey at UCIC

UC International College

Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand

Your Pathway to a Top 2% University

UC International College (UCIC) is your direct and exclusive pathway to one of New Zealand’s premier universities, the University of Canterbury.


Explore Your Opportunities

Learn more about UCIC, explore our programmes, and view our 2024 scholarships. 

World-Class Education and an Experience of a Lifetime

Discover how enthralling it is to study and live in a country that provides a perfect mix of a modern cosmopolitan society existing in perfect harmony with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Living in New Zealand will provide you a chance to grow with its multi-cultural society and natural wonders all at once.

Study Areas

Foundation Studies Certificate

UTP: Commerce

UTP: Engineering

UTP: Science

NZQA Rating

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has rated UC International College (UCIC) as a Category 1 provider in New Zealand. UCIC has been awarded ‘Highly Confident’ in Educational Performance and ‘Highly Confident’ in Capability in Self-Assessment. This is the highest possible rating that can be awarded and is an endorsement of the excellent learning and teaching environment that UCIC strives to provide for its international students.

Start Your Application

As an international student, there’s no better way to increase your chances of success at university than through a UCIC direct pathway into Year 2 of your University of Canterbury degree.

Join the 1,500+ international students that choose UC Internationl College as their pathway into the University of Canterbury.