About Us

Since 1988 Canterbury College has provided education of the highest standard and quality in a supportive and professional environment. International students have come to New Zealand to study on our friendly campus in Christchurch and reach their goals with help from qualified and experienced staff, in student-centred classes.

Whether you are a beginner planning a holiday in New Zealand, or an advanced student preparing to enter an English-speaking university, or even develop a career, you will find a course to suit your needs.

Our multi-cultural, international campus is located in popular Westfield Mall, Riccarton, in Christchurch. Our teachers are highly qualified, holding internationally-recognised qualifications in teaching English as a foreign language and all our business diploma teachers offer expert knowledge in their fields.

Our Mission

  • To provide high quality education in a professional and stimulating environment
  • To provide valuable knowledge and skill to help students develop their careers
  • To provide students with a pathway to employment

Our Vision

To be recognised internationally as an institution that provides education and professional qualification of high quality.

Educational Holiday Groups

We have an additional campus available in Auckland from which we can offer English Holiday tours of English classes in the morning and activities around the city in the afternoon.

EER Reviews of Tertiary Education Organisations

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) assesses the standard of education for tertiary education organisations through a regular system of external evaluation and review (EER). Through periodic EER, tertiary education organisations are held accountable to their students, employers, funders, quality assurance bodies and other interested parties.

You may view Canterbury College’s EER here or below, and the NZQA has been assessed as Confident in Educational Performance.

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