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Top New Zealand Universities

March 2015

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of immigrants and hence is multicultural. It is famous for its low population, lush beauty, and peaceful environment. New Zealand is one of the sought- after destinations for study due to their unique learning environment and quality education imparted in the various Tertiary Institutes and Universities.

With a world-class, modern and responsive educational system that combines proven traditional principles with innovation and creativity, Studying in New Zealand has been an attraction for international students. New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) ensures quality of education and approves qualifications by schools, institutes, polytechnics, etc under the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

New Zealand programmes offer excellent value for money. It has more than 25-state funded and NZQA approved institutes which offer certificates/ diploma programs. The cost for education is relatively low compared to other countries. The undergraduate programs cost approx. 5.0 lacs to 6 lacs. It offers wide range of subjects including popular streams like arts, Business and science as well as in specialties like Culinary Arts, Hospitality &Tourism, Wine making, engineering, Information Technology, Graphic design, 3D Animation, Sports & Recreation, Communication studies etc.

Edwise is a founder member of NZIER and represents all the 8 universities and 22 polytechnics in NZ.

Study Abroad Programs


The major intakes of top New Zealand universities are February and July.

Entrance Exam

IELTS Entrance Exams Require for Education in New Zealand Top Universities.

Top 3 Universities in New Zealand

1. Massey University: Massey University is an innovative, self-reliant, outward-facing institution committed to defining student future. Students can expect a teaching and learning environment that will enable them to be creative, connected and innovative contributors to society. They are a research-led university that is committed to the application of knowledge. Massey University is consistently ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide (QS World University rankings).Massey is ranked the no.1 university in New Zealand and 19th in the world for agriculture. Massey has one of the largest business schools in the country and the only university-based trading room in the country.

2. Waikato University: Waikato University is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge. The University of Waikato is ranked 44th in the world for universities less than 50 years old and 61st out of the 100 "most international" universities.

3. Otago University: Otago University is New Zealand's first University, founded in 1869. The University of Otago provides a research-led learning environment that is second to none with a richly deserved reputation for excellence. The student experience at Otago is exceptional. One will join a diverse population of well over 20,000 students from around New Zealand and more than 100 nations around the world.

Popular courses in new Zealand for UG and PG

1. Health science
2. Hospitality
3. Engineering
4. IT
5. Business

New Zealand Student Visa process

It is simple & follows SVP process. After course, one year post work rights given.

New Zealand Scholarship

$10,000 for master program from Lincoln University


Grades should be in distinction.

Edwise Students studying in New Zealand Universities says

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Name: Megdutt Bhramacharey
Country: New Zealand
University: Massey University

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Name: Sagorika Datta
Country: New Zealand
University: Auckland University of Technology

“I am writing this Testimonial as a humble note of appreciation for the quality service provided by Edwise office staff throughout my admission and visa. I must say the correct and prompt support extended by my counselor was appreciable. She answered all my queries and was very polite and helpful throughout the procedure. You should certainly feel proud of such resources, which can bring in goodwill for the organization. I appreciate the way you have trained your staff and the way they are following their duty perfectly. Keep up the good work. Once again thank you for the good service and I wish the company and my counselor a lot of success. Thank you again to my counselor for her help and I also welcome any other suggestion from her that will help me to make my career better.”
Name: Karan Thareja
Country: New Zealand
University: AIS ST HELENS

 “Edwise made it possible for me to study in NZ.I cannot thank you enough for guiding me throughout the journey. All the application and fee transfer was done so efficiently that I didn't have to worry about anything. The counselors are friendly and go out of their way to help. I’ve been suggesting Edwise to all my friends who plan to study abroad. Wish you all the success in your endeavors.”
Name: Zuha Fatima
Country: New Zealand
University: Auckland University of Technology

Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of destination, institution, course or any level of study. Our team of experienced professionals will provide you individual attention and exceptional guidance throughout your process of application. We provide assistance related to course selections, admission, visa, bank-loan and scholarships. We also host New Zealand University delegates for direct student interaction and all these services are provided free of cost. We have established since 1991 and have been maintaining strong networks with over 525 universities in 14 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your Education in top universities with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad in New Zealand, from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program and what student is really all about!

Do visit your nearest Edwise branch & choose your university carefully under our expert guidance and ensure that you have all your paperwork in order. Once you apply, and the wait is over, you can really begin to look forward to not only studying in a beautiful and vibrant country, but also to a life experience quite like no other.

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