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New Zealand
universities are
ranked in the top
3% in the world.

Leading the way through academic excellence,
individual thought and global connections.

  • *QS World University Rankings

The benefits of New Zealand universities

  • All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings.
  • Our universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 65 subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
  • The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a "top performing country" for the quality of its education system.
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Highly sought after qualifications

The qualifications you’ll gain in New Zealand are highly regarded and sought-after by employers and other educational institutions around the world.

Gain the skills that will open doors

When you study in New Zealand, you learn beyond your subject. You’ll become a confident, critical and creative thinker. These skills are highly prized by employers worldwide.

Global recognition

As a member of the Lisbon Qualification Recognition Convention, New Zealand qualifications are recognised in over 50 countries.

Get ahead of the competition

New Zealand bachelor degrees listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework are widely recognised in the international job market and for postgraduate study.

When you graduate, you’ll be very employable

New Zealand education focuses on real-world skills, giving you the skills you’ll need to succeed in the global workforce. You can also further your research in New Zealand.

Your skills will be valued

Employers value New Zealand graduates’ ability to think independently, find solutions and solve problems. Many New Zealand employers are actively seeking skilled professionals in specific areas of demand. If you complete a qualification in one of these areas, you may be able to apply for a Post-study work or skilled migrant visa.

Friendly locals

New Zealanders are known for welcoming people from other cultures and countries. With our safe and tolerant environment you’ll feel right at home here right away.

You’re welcome to stay

Many students choose to stay in New Zealand after their study; either to work, live, study further, or just enjoy the beautiful landscape and great lifestyle.

International Connections

Over 20,000 international students choose New Zealand universities from some 160 countries. Join student networks and make international connections for life.

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Once you've found a university you're interested in, contact them directly and a representative will give you all the information you need.

See what real students have to say

“Once you’ve completed your graduation, you’re ready to work and your degree is recognized all over the world, which is a great advantage to have"

Ritika Bhargava | New Zealand University Graduate

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The right course at the right place

Whether you know what you want to study, or you are just starting out, our experts can help you find the right programme and institution for you.

Application paperwork

There are important documents you’ll need to submit to study and live in New Zealand. Our experts will walk you through the whole process.

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The best way to get started is to contact one of our experts. They’ll know exactly how to help you create a great future.

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