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Study Abroad in New Zealand

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Culturally diverse and stunningly beautiful, New Zealand can give you the study adventure of a lifetime.

Studying in New Zealand gives you a first-class academic education combined with the practical, hands-on learning that teaches you to think critically. High-quality tertiary education is available throughout the country, and all eight of our universities are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world in one or more subjects in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

You can start your studies at the beginning of the first semester (February-June) or the second semester (July-November), or enrol in a short-term summer programme (June-July). To find out how to apply to study in New Zealand, talk to an advisor in the study abroad office at your US institution.

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Generation Study Abroad Excellence Award (US$500)
Open to US students, this scholarship helps fund tuition fees for study abroad programmes in New Zealand.

Education New Zealand Study Abroad Travel Award (US$2,000)
Open to US students, this scholarship helps to fund your flights to New Zealand.

Go Overseas scholarship (US$15,000)
This annual competition is open to students from the US and Europe, and covers tuition fees up to US$15,000 for study abroad programmes in New Zealand.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship (US $5,000)
Open to students of limited financial means from US institutions, this scholarship helps fund study or internship programmes in New Zealand.

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Tertiary institutions may have specified housing for international students, which could be halls of residence or flats (apartments).

Students usually have their own room in a dorm or house, and share a living space and kitchen with several others. University residence halls are usually just a short walk to campus or, in larger cities, a short ride on public transit. You may even have a nearby Kiwihost to act as a local guide.

Learn more about accommodation options.

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Whether you’re into sport, the arts, shopping, culture or nature, there will always be new and exciting experiences to enjoy in New Zealand.

Explore our spectacular beaches, mountains, lakes and walking trails, or try an adrenalin-fuelled adventure sport like snowboarding, bungy jumping or whitewater rafting. You can visit art galleries, museums, theatres and cinemas, discover our unique Māori culture and heritage, and hang out at cool cafes and restaurants with your new Kiwi friends.

You’ll also have many opportunities to join student clubs and organisations.

Check out what our Kiwi Ambassadors are doing in New Zealand right now on our Instagram page.

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Experience New Zealand in 360°

Immerse yourself in a New Zealand study abroad adventure with our 360° videos. To feel like you’re really in New Zealand, watch in high quality and use your mouse or turn your phone to experience every detail.

Important: To experience the below videos in 360º on mobile you must first have the YouTube app installed. If not, you will be redirected to YouTube.com and view the 2D video.

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