The New Zealand education system is based on the British model and a New Zealand university qualification is recognised all over the world as being the direct equivalent of a qualification from a UK university. The strong similarities and recognition between the university systems in the UK and New Zealand is not just reassuring; it is key if you are hoping to study a professional degree – such as veterinary science, nursing, engineering, medicine, or social work overseas. Read the Life After University section for plenty of career success stories from our New Zealand university graduates.
New Zealand is a member of the Lisbon Recognition Convention, which means its certificates, diplomas and degrees are recognised in all 50 participating countries.
With so much to choose from, picking the right course is always a tough decision. Considering that every student, course and university is different, it is important to make an informed decision. Researches have shown that course preparation plays a big part in the satisfaction of international students.
University rankings are a great way to help compare key performance indicators across different universities. Luckily all eight New Zealand universities are ranked in the 2018-19* QS World University Rankings, impressive for a country of just under five million people!
New Zealand offers several unique working advantages for international students including the ability to work full-time during holidays and the option of applying for a six-month work permit to gain points for a residency application.
New Zealand offers a very supportive environment for its international students. The number of students per classrooms is often smaller than other western countries, allowing for more personalised attention. As teaching methods are constantly developing, you will experience a wide range of teaching techniques and environments.