Study in New Zealand
A guide for international
New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of
quality education. It has a progressive education system with many state
of the art facilities. It offers a safe learning environment with
excellent study opportunities and support services for international
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Courses are available for academic, professional and
vocational studies at New Zealand institutions - universities,
polytechnics and institutes of technology, colleges of education,
secondary schools and private training establishments.
The following institutions welcome international students:
Best Colleges in New Zealand for International
Students choosing to study at Kavanagh College are
frequently independent in choice and have made a
decision to explore a less well-known destination
for a unique experience. Many come because of the
reputation New Zealand has for a high- quality
English-based education with a wonderful natural
environment - Read
Co-educational state secondary school located in
Wanaka, New Zealand
With a roll of above 700, we are small enough to
know each student well and recognise their
individual character and needs, but large enough to
offer an extensive curriculum that meets the
academic and vocational needs of individual
students, while also offering an impressive
co-curricular programme -
Auckland International College (AIC) is a specialist
Auckland International College offers students one
of the most advanced learning environments in which
to gain quality pre-tertiary qualifications for
access to top universities in New Zealand and around
the world -
Study at Polytechnic in New Zealand
At Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) we believe
education is the cornerstone of a successful career
and our range of innovative, high quality programmes
are all designed to give you a great start-
Find an International School in Napier New Zealand
Tamatea High School is a multicultural school having
had 17years experience in providing education and
care to international students. It welcomes and
values contact with other cultures-
One of New Zealand’s most highly-respected independent
Our vision at Kristin School is to provide students
with a superior all-round education, to prepare them
to be responsible global citizens-
Co-educational Secondary School in New Zealand
Spotswood College is a modern and vibrant
co-educational Secondary School situated in the
western suburbs of New Plymouth, New Zealand. -
Aidanfield Christian School
Aidanfield Christian School serves families who are
looking for a school with strong biblical values and
world view as the foundation of their child’s school
We are based in the south west of Christchurch and
welcome pupils from many nations to our community -
Cambridge High School
Cambridge High School is a coeducational state
school founded in 1883 and dedicated to providing
the highest quality of education for its students -
New Zealand produces
top graduates who can take their place with confidence in the
international arena in many disciplines. Sir Ernest Rutherford, who
first split the atom, and Dr Bryan Barrett-Boyes, prominent
international heart surgeon, are but two examples of the calibre of New
You will find a wide
range of options when you consider New Zealand as a study destination.
Students commence secondary education (Years 9 - 13) at
approximately 13 years of age. They may choose to study at either a
state or private school. There is a wide choice of subjects at 400
schools throughout the country. The school year, based on four terms,
commences in early February and finishes in mid December. Many
international students complete the final year of secondary school (e.g.
Year 12 & 13) in New Zealand before proceeding to tertiary study.
There are eight government-funded universities providing
undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Some also offer
foundation programmes. Whilst all offer a broad range of degree
subjects, each university has its own specialised courses.
The quality of a New
Zealand university education is well recognised internationally. Many
New Zealand graduates have gone on to achieve international recognition
in their field. Many of the international students from developing Asian
nations, who have studies at New Zealand universities, have since served
as senior administrators, including cabinet ministers in their own
and Institutes of Technology
A popular option is to study at one of the 25 government-funded
polytechnics and institutes of technology. They offer a wide variety of
programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused. You
may choose from a short course teaching a specific skill, or from a wide
range of courses resulting in a certificate, a diploma or a degree.
offer Year 1 of a degree programme, with subsequent years being
completed at a university.
New Zealand is internationally recognised for its excellent
education standards and as a provider of quality teachers. There are six
government-funded specialist education institutions, two operating from
within universities, and the others offering their programmes in
collaboration with their local university.
They offer training
for teachers from early childhood to primary, secondary, special and
tertiary (higher education) level.
Tertiary and Training Establishments
There are a growing number of private tertiary and training
providers offering an alternative study option. They offer a range of
programmes including professional certificates, diplomas and degrees in
a diverse range of subjects including art, the hospitality industry,
computer studies, secretarial studies, quality management, ecotourism
The choices are endless. Private English language schools offer
a variety of courses for all ages including adventure, business and
academic programmes. Adventure courses provide a balance of English
language tuition and a stimulating activity of your choice. There are
courses in English for business purposes and English to prepare you for
academic study with TOEFL or IELTS testing.
institutions also provide English language preparation for further study
or foundation courses.
and Cost of LivingSome secondary schools offer boarding facilities, while others
arrange homestays for international students.
and polytechnics offer student accommodation on campus. Some students
prefer to live off campus and will seek advice from the student support
services, provided by most tertiary institutes, to help with arranging
homestays or give advice on finding student flats.
It is generally
recommended that international students allow NZ$9,000 to $10,000 per
year for living and accommodation costs. This includes accommodation,
food, travel, textbooks and limited entertainment.
Work hard and play hard is the lifestyle choice of many
international students in New Zealand. If you are looking for
world-class education and training, and also want new experiences, fun,
a relaxed lifestyle and a safe and healthy environment, then you should
consider New Zealand as your study destination.
Where Can I
New Zealand Education Centres within some of the New Zealand Embassies.
They are in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore,
Taipei, Tokyo and Hamburg.
wish to contact Education New Zealand (ENZ). ENZ is an organisation
whose role is to co-ordinate the promotion of quality New Zealand
Educational services to international students, institutions,
governments and international organisations.
do I have to provide to get a Student Visa or Permit?
Student Visa and Permit requirements are found on the
Study in New Zealand form, under the heading The Student's Guide.
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