Study in New Zealand

New Zealand's education system is based on the prestigious British system. New Zealand offers world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and NZ qualifications are valued and transferable throughout the world.

New Zealand's universities perform very highly on a global level. Many feature in international university rankings like the Times Higher Education Supplement Top 500 and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500

In New Zealand, every student enjoys a supportive learning environment. With relatively small class sizes, students receive more personalised attention from their teachers than they do in other parts of the world.

Students are treated as individuals – you're encouraged to learn from others but also to think for yourself. You'll learn how to harness your unique strengths and original ideas and channel them into an exciting career.

For international students, this personalised treatment extends beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.

All institutions that host international students have staff dedicated to ensuring their time in New Zealand is happy and successful.


List of NZ Institutions/Universities


  • Admore Flying School
  • Auckland Institute of Studies
  • Aut University
  • Cornell Institute of Business & Technology
  • Eagle Flight Training Limited
  • International Academy of New Zealand
  • International College of Auckland
  • International College of New Zeland
  • KukiAiraniAngaangaTupuna Trust(KAAT TRUST)
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Natcoll Limited
  • New Zealand Career College
  • New Zeland Institutes of Studies
  • New Zealand Tertiary College
  • North Shore International Academy
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • University of Auckland
  • Yoobee School of Design


  • Christchurch Polytechnic Inst. Of Technology
  • International Aviation Academy of NZ Limited
  • Lincoln University
  • Natcoll Limited
  • Royal Business College
  • University of Canterbury
  • Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec)
  • Yoobee School of Design


  • University of Otago
  • Otago polytechnic
  • Curtin International College, Perth


  • Aviation & Travel Training Group
  • University of Waikato
  • Waikato Institute of Technology

New Plymouth

  • Pacific International Hotel Mgmt. School (PIHMS)


  • Massey University


  • Whitireia New Zealand


  • Queenstown Resort College


  • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic


  • Natcoll Limited
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Yoobee School of Design


  • EIT Hawke's Bay
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
  • Newton College of Business & Technology
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranki
  • Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology

Expenses and Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fee is different for different universities and colleges and varies with courses. We have listed a few courses with the approximate range of annual tuition fees.
  • For more specific details, please contact our office or the institute.

Tuition Fee (In NZD per year)


Courses Annual Tuition Fee
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences NZD 14,000 - NZD 18,000
Commerce/Administration/Management NZD 14,000 - NZD 18,500
Computing and Mathematical Sciences NZD 14,000 - NZD 19,000
Engineering NZD 16,000 - NZD 19,000
Science/Science Technology NZD 15,000 - NZD 19,000
Technology NZD 15,000 - NZD 19,000

Postgraduate Courses

Courses Annual Tuition Fee
Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences NZD 16,000 - NZD 19,000
Master of Business Administration (MBA) NZD 17,000 - NZD 24,000
Engineering NZD 18,000 - NZD 20,500

Living Expenses

The approximate annual living expenses are about NZD 12,000 - 14,000, which includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses.

However, the expenses are different for different people depending on the lifestyles and this is just a rough idea. Do note the fact that New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.

Following is the list of All NZ Universities

  • Aut University
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington

Education system & qualifications

In New Zealand, students are taught in an English-speaking environment. You will share classes with New Zealanders and be encouraged to participate in all aspects of learning. New Zealand operates a British-based system that's recognised overseas, so you can move between institutions in New Zealand or other English-speaking countries while you study.


  • There are Eight Universities in New Zealand
  • New Zealand universities are research based and state owned
  • They offer courses from certificate level through to doctorates
  • The academic year is from March to November
  • A July start date may be available for some courses
  • Summer semester courses (January to March) may be available

Institutes of technology and polytechnics

  • New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are state owned
  • New Zealand ITPs offer courses that are equivalent in merit to those offered in New Zealand universities
  • ITPs offer courses from certificate level with some offering full degree and postgraduate level studies
  • The academic year is from March to November – a July start date may be available for some courses

Private Training Providers (PTEs)

  • There are many throughout New Zealand
  • Some PTEs run courses in a particular discipline, such as business or travel and tourism
  • All are all required to be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • Most run on a timetable similar to state tertiary institutions

English language providers

  • Most tertiary and private English language providers have flexible start dates throughout the year
  • Many international students enrol in English for Academic Study courses prior to formal academic studies
  • Special English language courses are available throughout the year, and range from 4 weeks to 12 months
  • Students who are competent in English often do short-term foundation studies or pre-university orientation studies

Foundation studies

  • Many universities and some secondary schools offer foundation studies
  • These are generally an introduction to the New Zealand education system and courses
  • They are useful for students considering tertiary education


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