1. High-quality education
The New Zealand government has strong quality assurance systems to ensure high-quality education at all levels of the education system, both public and private.
All 8 New Zealand universities are ranked in the top 3% (500) universities in the world. New Zealand’s universities are also highly ranked by subject. They are ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in 22 different subjects, and in the top 100 in 39 (out of a possible 46) subjects.
2. World-class recognition
New Zealand has signed agreements with groups of European and Asia-Pacific countries that commit to recognizing each other’s qualifications.
The main qualification in New Zealand secondary schools, the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), is widely recognized internationally. Places that recognize NCEA include Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Germany, India and Thailand.
New Zealand bachelor degrees are widely recognized internationally for enrolment in postgraduate programs at universities around the world.
3. Variety options
New Zealand’s diverse education system gives you a wide range of programs and institutions to choose from, in any region of the country.
New Zealand’s flexible education system has study options to suit every budget. The cost of living is similar to other OECD countries, and is teamed with an excellent work and life balance and a high quality of life.
5. Life in New Zealand
World-famous for its friendly people, spectacular landscape and relaxed lifestyle, New Zealand is an unbeatable place to live and study.
The size of the UK or Japan but with a population of only 4.9 million people, New Zealand gives you room to breathe and the space to be yourself.
New Zealand consistently leads world quality of life studies, and we have a great work-life balance. Kiwis believe in balancing a good day’s work or study with time after work and on the weekends to catch up with family and friends, enjoy hobbies and explore nature.
6. Friendship Kiwi-style
New Zealand is one of the safest and friendliest places you can choose for your studies. In 2018, we were named the world’s second most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index, and the world’s second least corrupt country by Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index.
7. Ready for career success
New Zealand’s teaching style and practical, hands-on way of learning gives graduates strong employ ability skills — attributes valued by employers across a wide range of jobs and careers.
These highly transferable skills include flexibility, creativity, teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making, leadership, organisational skills and a self-motivated ‘can-do’ attitude. Graduates also gain workplace-relevant English language abilities and learn to be effective in multicultural and Western work environments.