Study in New Zealand
New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools.
Choose the type of institution that’s best for your career path:
- Universities offer higher degree-level education. Programmes are research-led and generally academic rather than vocational. In the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings, all eight of New Zealand’s universities were in the top 100 in at least one subject.
- ITPs and a few larger PTEs offer vocational degree-level education.
- PTEs tend to offer specific vocational programmes, mainly at certificate and diploma level.
Private Training Establishments (PTE):
New Zealand has over 700 private training establishments that provide job pathways into specialist industries like:
Business & Technology, Food & Hospitality, Tourism, Commercial Aviation.,Animation & Game Design.
Specialised institutions with the highest standards give you excellent training and a great student experience
Choose from a wide range of qualifications and get the skills you need to work in the industry you want
Smaller class sizes give you access to academic staff and industry partners
If you're a student with a student visa enrolled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work*: * To be eligible to work, your course must meet certain requirements. If you're eligible, your student visa label will detail the work conditions.
After your study is complete, you may be eligible for a work visa under our Study to Work category.
India is New Zealand’s second-largest and fastest-growing source country for international students. It is a priority market for Education New Zealand, offering significant opportunities in student recruitment as students actively seek opportunities not offered in India, and India’s industry calls for work-ready graduates.
NZ Universities are ranked in Top 3 in the world as per QS World University ranking.
- All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings.
- NZ universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 39 subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.
- The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a "top performing country" for the quality of its education system.
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.
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, ensuring you’re ready to work anywhere when you graduate. 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, so you can find work here if you want to stay.
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.
Over 20,000 international students choose New Zealand universities from some 160 countries. Join student networks and make international connections for life.
List of Universities in NZ
- Auckland University of Technology
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- University of Auckland
- University of Canterbury
- University of Otago
- University of Waikato
- Victoria University of Wellington
ITPs in New Zealand
Below is a list of institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand:
Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec)
Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec)