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GLOBAL PATHWAYS TO New Zealand

Start your New Zealand education journey right now, from your home country.

Take the first step towards a New Zealand education

Why choose a global pathway to New Zealand?

Enjoy the convenience of studying locally through a recognised education provider.

Choose to progress your education to any one of New Zealand’s eight world-ranked universities.

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    How a pathway course works

    New Zealand universities have exclusive partnerships and agreements that recognise your learning with local education providers. This means you can start your journey towards a New Zealand education with any one of these providers.

    There are a range of study options available, including:

    • Preparation qualifications that result in an offer to study undergraduate Bachelor's or postgraduate Master's qualifications with a New Zealand university. 
    • Qualifications and programmes that provide credit towards the achievement of a New Zealand university qualification. 
    • Study programmes that result in the award of both a local and New Zealand university qualification. 
    • New Zealand qualifications that are delivered in full with a local partner education provider, enabling students to graduate with a New Zealand university qualification in your home country. 
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    Courses are offered locally, in more than 200 study locations, across more than 30 countries. Use our course search tool to find a provider near you.

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    These courses prepare you for the academic demands of a New Zealand learning environment. After you successfully complete your course, your learning is recognised by a New Zealand university through either an offer of enrolment or credit towards a New Zealand university qualification. Students receiving offers of place to study in New Zealand will need to apply for a student visa to enter New Zealand. You can find more about the visa application process here, and New Zealand’s current border settings here

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    • Flexibility – enjoy increased flexibility so you can start your New Zealand education journey now. 
    • Accessibility - without the need to relocate internationally, studying from a local course provider means your qualification is even more affordable. 
    • Choice - choose to progress your education with any one of New Zealand's eight world ranked universities. 
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    Course options

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    Preparation qualifications

    The successful completion of these courses result in an offer to enrol directly in an undergraduate Bachelor’s or postgraduate Master’s qualification at a New Zealand university.

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    Articulation programmes

    These qualifications or programmes provide credit towards the achievement of a New Zealand university qualification. This reduces the amount of time you need to study with a New Zealand university to achieve your New Zealand university qualification.

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    Dual award or joint qualifications

    The successful completion of these course options result in the award of local and New Zealand university qualifications, or a combined qualification issued by both institutions.

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    FAQs

    • Why choose a global pathway to New Zealand?

      With options to study locally, you can start your journey right now, at a recognised provider near you. When you successfully complete your course, your learning is recognised by a New Zealand university.

    • What is the benefit of choosing a local study option?

      Enjoy more flexibility and accessibility as you start your New Zealand education locally from a recognised provider. Studying closer to home means you’ll save on travel and living costs, making study more accessible. You may then choose to progress to one of New Zealand’s eight, world-ranked universities.

    • Why New Zealand?

      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.

    • How do these courses prepare me for a New Zealand education?

      All study options prepare you for the academic demands of a New Zealand learning environment, providing formal recognition of the learning that you have done outside of New Zealand.

    • Do these courses guarantee entry to New Zealand?

      When you transfer from a recognised course, you still need to apply for a visa to study in New Zealand. You can find relevant information about Immigration New Zealand’s student visa processes here. Entry to New Zealand is subject to all standard visa criteria

    • Are these courses delivered online or in person?

      Get in touch with your local course provider for more information on course delivery options.

    • What is the cost?

      When you study closer to home, you’re able to save on relocation and living costs. Contact your local course provider to find out more about costs in your country.

    • What is a NCUK pathway programme?

      NCUK is a global study partner of all New Zealand universities. The 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 successful completion of your NCUK qualification. Use our course search tool to find a NCUK course provider near you.

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