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About New Zealand

New Zealand is a land of contrasts. The South Island’s west coast drips with rain. Its forests are dense with tree ferns and towering pod carps, ancient remnants of conifer forests that existed when New Zealand was part of a gigantic continent called Gondwanaland.

On the eastern side of the island, in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps, the hills are brown in late summer; backcountry travel is often across open slopes covered with tussocks of grass or through beech forests that smell like honey.

Raw and young, this landscape is steep and rugged and its weather is capricious. You can go from hot sun in the morning to cold winds, rain, and snow in the afternoon. We leave behind the tourist routes and plunge deep into the forests or climb high up into remote alpine areas.

Some courses float down its rivers or explore its coastlines, experiencing the country’s rich marine life—whales, dolphins, and seals—and its wide variety of endemic birds. New Zealand is a dramatic place that engages your senses, challenges you physically and mentally, and promises to give you the adventure of a lifetime.

New Zealand is a young country, being the last large landmass in the world to be discovered by explorers – first by Maori and then by Europeans. As New Zealanders we can relate well to the experience of international students – after all we all came here from somewhere else too.

New Zealanders enjoy a fantastic lifestyle - but we are also outward looking, travelling abroad and exporting our quality products and services all over the globe. A long-established democracy, New Zealand has a safe and stable political environment. We are a multi-cultural society, reflecting many years of migration from all parts of the globe. The largest non-European group is the indigenous Maori, the tangata whenua - the people of the land. We are also home to many people from the Pacific Islands and Asia.

New Zealanders have a world-wide reputation for being innovative and adaptable. They also have an outstanding quality of life. Sitting approximately 2,000 kilometers east of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is about the same size as Japan or the UK, and has a population of 4.4 million. There is plenty of room for everyone.

By studyplus standards, New Zealand may seem small and a long way from major markets, but New Zealanders have turned that into an advantage – they are resourceful all-rounder’s, usually well-travelled, who love a challenge and strive to find creative solutions when obstacles or opportunities arise

Auckland University of Technology Auckland
Waikato University Hamilton
Massey University Wellington/Auckland/P.North
Lincoln University Christchurch
Manukau Institute of Technology Auckland
Unitec Auckland
Waikato Institute of Technology Hamilton
Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Tauranga
Waiariki Institute of Technology Rotorua
Western Institute of Technology Taranaki
Ucol Palmerston North
Wellington Institute of Technology Wellington
Whitireia Community Polytechnic Wellington
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Christchurch
Nelson Marlbrough Institute of Technology Nelson
Otago Polytechnic Dunedin
EDENZ Auckland
Queens Academic Group Auckland
Royal Business College Auckland/Christchurch/Te Puke
Making Futures Happen Academy Wellington
NCBT Auckland
Imperial college of NZ Auckland
Abacus College Christchurch/Auckland/Hastings
Auckland Hotel Chef Training School Auckland
Ames I.T Academy Auckland/Hamillton / North Shore
NSIA Auckland
PIHMS New Plymouth

Benefits of studying in New Zealand:

New Zealand has an internationally reputed education system of providing quality education to the students. It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. New Zealand produces top graduates who can take their place with confidence in the international arena in many disciplines.

New Zealand's educational institutions are well regarded throughout the world for Higher studies in New Zealand. There is a great range of opportunities available to international students here: quality secondary school education, a well established network of English language schools, and internationally respected and recognized tertiary education providers.

New Zealand provides world-class education and training, along with new experiences, fun, relaxed lifestyle and a safe and healthy environment. As an international student in New Zealand you'll enjoy a varied lifestyle and a safe, friendly environment while you study. The local people are renowned for their hospitality and the warm Kiwi welcome extends to everyone.

Educational programs offered to International Students:

New Zealand offers all levels of education, from certificates to doctoral degrees. There are eight government-funded universities providing undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses and each university has its own specialized courses. New Zealand is internationally recognized for its excellent education standards.

There are 10 levels of study in New Zealand schools and universities. The lowest level is a certificate and the highest is a doctoral degree. Each level is more complex than the one below it. These are the names of our qualifications and their levels: Certificates are levels 1 to 4 Diplomas are levels 5 and 6 Bachelors degree, Graduate diplomas and certificates are level 7 Postgraduate diplomas and certificates and bachelor’s degrees with honors are level 8 MBA from New Zealand, Masters degrees are level 9 Doctoral degrees are level 10.All of our major education providers have qualifications with these names. This means that you can easily understand the level of the qualification and compare qualifications between education providers.

At polytechnics and institutes of technology you can study for a certificate, diploma or degree. These institutions offer more practical and vocational courses. At colleges of education you can study for a degree in education and teaching.

A university bachelor’s degree usually takes three to four years. Most degree structures give you the opportunity of combining your 'major' subject with supporting subjects known as 'minor' subjects.

After you have a bachelor’s degree, you can study for a postgraduate qualification such as a graduate diploma, master's degree or doctorate. If you already have an undergraduate degree from your home country and your English is good, you may be able to enroll in a postgraduate program in New Zealand.