Welcome to New Zealand

The first country to see the sun. A nation of creative thinkers with can-do attitudes, who truly embrace new thinking.

In New Zealand, every day brings new possibilities. There is a spirit of innovation and optimism that energises everything we do. It’s a place where ideas are born and grow to have global impact.

Here learning is personal, independent thought is celebrated, teamwork is encouraged and your opinions are valued.

The quality of education and the relationships you form here will travel with you far beyond your classroom or qualification. Here, strangers are treated as friends.

When you study in New Zealand you’ll get a fresh perspective, discover new ways to learn, gain new experiences and create new opportunities.

New Zealand is a place where higher education focuses on the individual, where challenges to traditional ideas are welcomed, where a climate of healthy, open debate helps you make your own discoveries. New Zealand is a very open and welcoming place. People in many different fields are happy to share their expertise with you and the relationships you form here will shape your future. It’s a place where collaboration sparks innovation and entrepreneurial minds can thrive. It’s what gives our institutions, and the graduates who emerge from them, an advantage in the global marketplace. The qualifications and skills you gain here will be recognised and highly respected throughout the world.

Our higher education system is on the leading edge of current trends and up to date with what’s happening globally. In fact, academics and teachers from many different countries choose to study and work in New Zealand to take advantage of our new thinking. It’s also why large numbers of students from all over the world come here.

New Zealand qualifications are highly regarded internationally, and our programmes are designed with this in mind. Global best practice is our minimum standard.

New Zealand maintains close and meaningful links with the rest of the world. You will be surprised at how well connected you are when it’s time to spread your wings.