Study Abroad in New Zealand

Quality of Education

NZQA is in charge of approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and private preparing foundations. NZVCC approves all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by New Zealand colleges/universities. NZ is a previous British settlement thereby NZ's education system depends on the esteemed British system.

Education System

Higher education in New Zealand focuses on the individual, challenges to traditional ideas are accepted, and the country has a climate of healthy, open debates that helps you make your own discoveries.

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The NZQF levels of courses in New Zealand are:

  • Levels 1-3 :- Secondary School
  • Levels 4-6:- Certificates & Diplomas
  • Level 7:- Graduate certificate, Graduate Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees
  • Level 8:- Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diplomas & Bachelor Honours Degree
  • Level 9:- Master Degree
  • Level 10: Doctoral degree

Safety in New Zealand

  • New Zealand has a low crime rate, very few endemic diseases and boasts of a great healthcare system. It is a safe place for students. You should take some care with your possessions. Carry copies of important documents, like passport and credit cards.


  • Pleasant weather prevails in North and South Islands of New Zealand with enjoyable moderate, maritime climate. NZ is located in the southern hemisphere where summer starts in December and winter begins in June. NZ has many hours of sunshine as well as moderate rainfall.

Popular student destinations

  • Auckland is the centre and hotspot of renowned academic institutes. The best colleges in the country are situated in cities like Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch and Napier-Hastings. Popular Courses like Information Technology , Engineering, Computing, Business Studies, Tourism & Hotel Management & Visual Communications are chosen by students.
  • Wellington has mild weather, temperate marine climate and is also known for being windy. Students seek this particular destination for both UG and PG courses.
  • Christchurch has temperate, sunny and bright days. The city is home to many o colleges and universities where students study, work part time and settle down with citizenship.
  • Queenstown has snow-capped mountains with bright, clear days. Weather is very pleasant throughout the year, hence Queenstown is an all time popular holiday destination. Students enjoy weekends and prefer to settle in Queenstown.
  • Courses: You name a course from business including top of the line MBAs, Design, from Agriculture to the Travel & Hospitality Industry, Communication Studies, IT, Engineering, Digital Media, Fashion, Film, Health Sciences, Law, Delivery and more – you have it in NZ with quality uncompromised.

Intakes in New Zealand

The two major intakes are in January / February and July. Few institutions offer multiple intakes in September and November. Apply for admission six months before the application deadline.
Admissions to vocational courses are open for March, April, May or July.

List of Colleges and Universities

  • The University of Auckland
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
  • The University of Canterbury
  • The University of Otago
  • The University of Waikato
  • Canterbury University
  • Lincoln University
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Unitec New Zealand
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
  • WINTEC (Waikato Institute of Technology)
  • Taylors College
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • CPIT
  • AIS St Helens (Auckland Institute of Studies Limited)
  • Bay Of Plenty Polytechnic
  • Birkenhead College
  • Avondale College
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
  • Cornell Institute of Business & Technology
  • Design and Arts College of New Zealand
  • Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay
  • Lincoln University
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School
  • North Tech
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Eagle Flight Training
  • International Collefe of Auckland (ICA)
  • International Travell College of New Zealand (ITC)
  • New Zealand School of Education (NZSE)
  • Christchurch International College
  • International College of Linguistics (ICL)
  • Natcoll Design Technology (Wellington / Christchurch)
  • NSIA
  • New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA)
  • Newton College of Business & Technology (NCBT)
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS)
  • Queenstown Resort College
  • Royal Business College (RBC)
  • The New Zealand School of Travel & Tourism (NZSTT)
  • UCOL - Universal College of Learning
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
  • Auckland Wise Institute
  • AIS ST Helens
  • Academic Colleges Group
  • ENENZ Colleges
  • UUNZ Institute of Business