Why study in New Zealand?
We outline some of the main reasons why the international student population in New Zealand has grown rapidly in recent years.
Broad range of study and research opportunities
The eight institutions that make up the New Zealand university system are located in cities across the country’s two main islands, the North and the South.
Although all the universities offer core degrees in the arts, business and science, each also has its own distinctive profile.
A high quality learning experience
The New Zealand university system is research-based, as it is historically based on the British higher education model. This means there are a number of similarities between the 2 systems, such as the names of qualifications, teaching methods, and the look and feel of the university campuses.
A degree recognised and valued by UK employers
Students applying for jobs in the UK with a degree from New Zealand are highly sought after by UK employers. Employers are seeking out graduates with a global perspective and completing your degree overseas is a great way of achieving this.
Moderate entry requirements
Unlike the situation in the UK and many other countries, New Zealand does not have massive competition to enter the first year of a university degree.
Good students with moderate grades can gain entry to most Bachelor degree programmes without any problems. Therefore, entry requirements are moderate compared with most of the top universities in the UK.
A welcoming destination
International students are welcomed by New Zealand society, both for the cultural diversity they bring and their contribution to the economy.
Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socialising together.
New Zealand is renowned for its natural beauty and its adventure activities, and all this is readily accessible from all eight universities in the country.