A global pathway to New Zealand enables you to
start your New Zealand education from home.
Why choose a global pathway to New Zealand?
Start your New Zealand education journey before you arrive. Study at a quality assured centre from wherever you are in the world.
For a flexible and affordable way to access a future-focused education.
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Pathway courses are designed especially for international students in preparation for a New Zealand university education. Pathway courses are delivered in person at an accredited study centre in your location. Completing a pathway course helps you to progress to a New Zealand university qualification.
You can start your New Zealand education journey from home, and progress to a New Zealand university qualification.
Pathway courses are offered in more than 30 countries globally. With more than 80 accredited centres worldwide, register for updates on courses offered near you.
Pathway courses prepare you for the academic and language demands of a New Zealand learning environment. After you complete your pathway course, you will have a guaranteed offer to progress to a New Zealand university, for your chosen qualification.
International Foundation Year
Combines the English language, study, and cultural skills to prepare you for a New Zealand university of your choice and your future career.
International Year One
Enables you to start your first undergraduate year locally at an approved study centre and guarantees access to the second year of your degree at selected New Zealand universities.
Prepares you with the high-level academic and advanced English language skills required for a New Zealand Master’s course.
The global pathway to New Zealand by NCUK offers you the flexibility to begin your New Zealand education experience from one of more than 80 global accredited centres around the world. When you choose the New Zealand Education Pathway by NCUK, you’ll receive a guaranteed offer to study with one of New Zealand’s universities upon completion of your NCUK qualification.
While the borders are closed due to COVID-19, pathway courses enable you to start your study journey right now, from home. After completing your relevant pathway course, you can progress to a New Zealand university for your qualification.
Choosing a pathway course to New Zealand means as a student you enjoy increased flexibility as you start your education journey from home. When you complete your pathway course, your offer to study with a New Zealand university is guaranteed.
New Zealand’s education system is ranked first globally among English speaking countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit for preparing students for a global, successful career.
All of New Zealand’s universities are in the top 3% in world rankings, giving you the confidence of receiving a world-recognised qualification.
New Zealand universities are known for their manaakitanga, or care, respect and hospitality, offering you a unique and welcome education experience. Read more about studying in New Zealand here.
All pathway courses have been developed specifically for international students where English may not be the first language. Pathway courses prepare you for both the academic demands and English skills required to progress to a New Zealand learning environment.
Pathway courses are delivered in person at an accredited study centre.
When you study closer to home, you’re able save on relocation and living costs. Contact your local study centre to find out more about costs in your location.
Yes! New Zealand universities have offered more than NZD $300,000 dedicated to students on NCUK pathway programmes, making your start to a New Zealand education even easier.
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