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UC International College

About UCIC


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.


UCIC is located at Alice Candy in the University of Canterbury's Ilam campus and you will have access to the University's facilities and services.


Start in: February, June or October


Part of Navitas Group

UC International College (UCIC) is part of the Navitas group. Navitas offers an extensive range of educational services via more than 120 colleges and campuses across its international network with a global 24 year history of student success.

UCIC at University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Address: UC International College
Alice Candy, corner Clyde Rd and Arts Rd
University of Canterbury
Christchurch 8041 New Zealand

Telephone: +64 3 260 4300
Facsimile: +64 3 260 4319