From expert teaching staff to world-class facilities and a rich pool of natural resources, New Zealand is popular among students seeking a secure study environment and outdoor lifestyle.


  • 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.
  • The qualifications you’ll gain in New Zealand are highly regarded and sought-after by employers and other educational institutions around the world.
  • 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.
  • New Zealand bachelor degrees listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework are widely recognised in the international job market and for postgraduate study.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITP)

  • There are 16 ITPs throughout New Zealand, with over 157,000 students gaining qualifications in all kinds of industries.
  • ITPs provide high-quality qualifications and training focused on practical skills and hands-on experience.
  • ITPs teach in facilities that mirror real-world situations and workplaces.
  • All ITP qualifications, from certificate to post-graduate level, are focused on specific job outcomes. It’s all about helping you further your career, and be more employable.
  • ITP programmes can include internships, work placements and industry projects. It’s another way to help you gain experience and become job-ready.
  • New Zealand ITP qualifications are recognised internationally, giving you the widest possible job market.
  • New Zealand’s ITPs and universities are public institutions. To get funding and support they have to meet standards of excellence from the government.
  • The courses at ITPs are informed by industry and employers to ensure their relevance. This also helps your employability when you graduate.
  • The lecturers at ITPs have relevant industry experience and ITP qualifications are held in high regard by employers around the world.
  • ITPs offer courses for all levels of study, from foundation certificates to undergraduate degrees, postgraduate programmes and masters degrees.
  • The study options at ITPs are flexible and include on-campus, distance or online study.

Private Training Establishments (PTE)

  • 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
  • All qualifications, from certificate to post graduate level, are focussed on achieving real job outcomes for you.
  • You’ll get invaluable practical workplace training and work on ‘real world’ company projects.
  • Your qualification will be recognised internationally, giving your resume the edge over other job applicants.
  • New Zealand private training establishments offer practical courses for all levels of study, from foundation programmes right through to masters degrees. You can create your own pathway to reach your goals.
  • You can study in flexible times and locations, to suit your needs. Courses include campus, distance-based and online study options.