Welcome to the School of Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics and Statistics underpin almost every aspect of today’s society. Whether it is technology, business, science, social science or education, mathematics and statistics are used. Our School has an international reputation for excellence in research and in teaching, so come and join us.

UC student investigating national happiness

13 January 2015 A University of Canterbury statistics student, Lisa Henley, has won selection to a prestigious international forum run by SAS. (read article)

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MathSoc at UC

MathSoc is a free to join student-run club at the University of Canterbury. We run social and academic events for students who are interested in Mathematics and Statistics and provide support for students taking MATH/STAT courses.

Te Pūnaha Matatini

PhD scholarships available

Through the centre of Research Excellence Te Pūnaha Matatini we have four fully funded PhD scholarships available. If you are interested in any of these please contact the relevant supervisor, Alex, Mike or Jeanette.

‘Statistics is definitely a growing area... There are countless opportunities...’

Andrew Richens MSc in Statistics
Statistical Analyst, Statistics New Zealand
(read profile)


Summer project, developing a frailty scale from the interRAI

A University of Otago, Christchurch Summer Project. Open to any student who has some experience in working with data. $5,000 stipend. Applications close October 2nd 2015. Use your skills to work with data to help make a real difference in health care.

University of Canterbury Summer Scholarships 2015-16

Benefits include $5,000 stipend, and an opportunity to gain and practice research skills under supervision from research project leaders. Applications close 5pm Friday 2nd October 2015

Summer internship, REANNZ

The programme will give three selected students, from around New Zealand, the unique opportunity to partake in a six-week paid internship, from December 2015 to February 2016, at the REANNZ head office in Wellington. Applications close Friday 16th October 2015


August / September newsletter (PDF, 534 KB)

Newsletter archive

2015 School of Mathematics and Statistics Handbook (PDF, 523 KB)

Also see the 2015 Honours Courses and Projects Handbook (PDF, 720 KB)

Announcement archive

Seminar archive