Educational System

New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It offers a safe learning environment, which provides excellent study opportunities, and support services for international students. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments. There are also a number of English Language Institutes and private

English Language Schools catering to students of diverse age groups.


Twenty-five institutions in New Zealand are part of the polytechnic system and provide education and training in a broad range of industry and occupation based vocational studies.

New Zealand has seven national universities offering degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in academic and professional studies. All universities offer a broad range of subjects for degrees in commerce, science and the arts. Each university has also developed its own specialist subjects, such as engineering, computer studies, medicine and agriculture. There are also a number of private tertiary institutes and private training providers.