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The Best of New Zealand Colleges and Universities

July 2016

New Zealand is a Beautiful and Unique Country in the South pacific. New Zealand is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of International students seeking quality education.

The educational system in New Zealand is extremely varied and is one of the best in the world. According to scores, it has the highest levels of literacy, mathematics, and sciences in the country. The public educational system is one of the best funded in the world; New Zealand offers the highest percentage of public funding in education in the world. Several indices rate New Zealand as the number one country in the world for education.

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Benefits of studying in New Zealand Universities:

    • All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world's best by QS World University Rankings.
    • Universities rank in the world's top 100 in 31 subjects.
    • The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a "top performing country" for the quality of its education system.
    • The qualifications you'll gain in New Zealand are highly regarded and sought-after by employers and other educational institutions around the world
    • As a member of the Lisbon Qualification Recognition Convention, New Zealand qualifications are recognised in over 50 countries.
    • New Zealand bachelor degrees listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework are widely recognised in the international job market and for postgraduate study.
    • Over 20,000 international students choose New Zealand universities from some 160 countries.

Best of New Zealand Universities & ITP's

Best of New Zealand Universities & ITP's

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading research university, with many subjects ranked in the top 50 worldwide (QS 2014/15 rankings).

Ranked in top 100 universities* 2014/15 QS World University Rankings. Research-led Home to 35% of the top A-rated academics in the country in the heart of New Zealand's biggest city, the University of Auckland offers more than 30 undergraduate programmes and over 130 programmes at postgraduate level.

2. Auckland University of Technology

AUT is now New Zealand's third largest and fastest growing university. We reflect the changing world, and emerging environments and Industries.AUT University has four campuses; one central city, two on the North Shore across the Auckland Harbour Bridge and one in Manukau, South Auckland. Auckland is the commercial capital of New Zealand and is ranked third in the world's top cities to live and work in. School of Business is ranked in the top 4%.

This institution is known for

Connectivity with industry partners
Modern on-campus facilities
Fastest growing university
Innovative programmes for future careers

3. Victoria University of Wellington

Situated in New Zealand's vibrant, entrepreneurial capital city, Victoria University of Wellington offers students the opportunity to benefit from University connections to industries, government and research organisations strategically located in the capital Ranked 1st in New Zealand for research quality. There are 100 undergraduate and over 220 postgraduate programmes with 21,000 students, including 3,000 international students Victoria's four campuses are spread between Wellington's stunning harbour and rolling green hills. Victoria comprises of four campuses across the city and seven faculties: Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering..

This institution is known for

High-calibre research programmes
Located in the Capital City
Truly international community

4. Massey University

Massey University is distinctive amongst New Zealand universities because of its ability to deliver research-led teaching and research training on three campuses in the cities of Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington. Located in the middle of the North Island Massey University is in the heartland of New Zealand. A landscape that sweeps from the sea to the Tararua Ranges, it offers an exciting range of adventure activities. Massey University is New Zealand's defining university, with three major campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington.

This institution is known for

Links with industry and commerce
Worldwide leading-edge research
3,800 International Students from over 100 countries

5. University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury in Christchurch was founded by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge Universities in 1873. The University of Canterbury has an international reputation for academic excellence in both teaching and research. Christchurch is a beautiful city where you can cycle alongside the river, stay in good hotels and indulge in fine sophisticated dining, and a city where, just 15 minutes from the centre, you can mountain bike tracks or ride a wave at a surf beach.

This institution is known for

Country and city life
Fostering intellectual independence
Graduates in top jobs worldwide

Popular Areas and Subjects

The popular areas of study are:

Business and Management


Information Technology



Health & Social Services

Entrance Test

The entrance test required is English Language proficiency IELTS /PTE/TOEFL
GMAT is needed for some Management programs


The intakes for these courses begin in Feb/May/July/Sept/Oct/Nov.

Time duration of course for UG & PG

The duration for the UG course is 3 to 4 years while the PG course lasts for a period of 1 to 2 years.

Fee Structure

The fees structure is between 20000NZ$ to 30000NZ$ per Year

For PHD, students are charged local fees.


There are Dean's Awards and subject specific scholarships which be awarded after application.

Overseas Education Consultant

We at Edwise streamline and personalize the process for each student irrespective of the 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 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 575 universities in 16 countries, hence giving us a unique insight into the finest educational establishments worldwide.

Start your education in Canada with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad from study permits, temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program.

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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