Commerce, Certificate | University of Canterbury | Christchurch, New Zealand
6 months
17000 NZD/full
3571 NZD/full
Tuition fee
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University of Canterbury's Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) is an option if you want to add commerce content alongside your non-commerce degree, or do not want to study the full Bachelor of Commerce degree.


Key facts

Enhance your business skills from accounting theories to marketing practices in our rapidly expanding world of commerce.

Study four standard courses of your choice at 100, 200, and/or 300-level.University of Canterbury's Commerce Certificate can be studied full-time in 6 months or part-time over 6 years.Studying this Certificate can be used as a pathway to the Bachelor of Commerce.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation
  • Management
  • Marketing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits
  • 60 points


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    17000 NZD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 NZD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    3571 NZD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3571 NZD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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