Sabrina Collier

更新日期 July 15, 2021 更新日期 July 15

QS Best Student Cities ranking: 65th

Ranked 65th in this year’s QS Best Student Cities ranking, Christchurch is New Zealand’s second-highest entry (behind Auckland). The largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, Christchurch is known as ‘the Garden City’ – a testament to its beautiful, award-winning parks and gardens. Located on the east coast, close to the Southern Alps, it’s also traditionally known as the most English of New Zealand’s cities. There’s no shortage of things to do in Christchurch and the surrounding area, including skiing, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, wind surfing, whale watching and more.

Though a number of earthquakes have hit the city in recent years, Christchurch has been experiencing rapid growth, with the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan aiming to ensure it is a safe, enjoyable and accessible city.

The two top universities in Christchurch are both within the top 400 in the world – University of Canterbury, ranked joint 227th in the world (fourth in New Zealand), and Lincoln University, ranked joint 356th in the world.

Would Christchurch get your vote? Tell us why.

Internationally ranked universities in Christchurch

University of CanterburyLincoln University

More about Christchurch

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Highest-ranked institution

University of Canterbury (joint 227th)



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To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.

本文首发于 2015 November , 更新于 2021 July 。


The former Assistant Editor of, Sabrina wrote and edited articles to guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 




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