In the last few years, New
Zealand’s foreign student population has increased
rapidly. The country is now known as a first-rate
source of international courses of instruction for
students, providing notable institutions and an
educational system which is progressive. The 8
educational institutions which make up New Zealand’s
system of universities are situated in cities in the
nation’s 2 main islands and this diversity in
geography allows students the ability to pursue a
desirable range of standard of living choices around
work, study, culture, and recreation.
Both AUT University and the University of Auckland are found
in Auckland, the country’s biggest city where a one-fourth
of the population resides.
On opposite side of the nation’s geography is Lincoln
University. Located on the rural suburbs of Christchurch,
South Island’s largest city, this prestigious institution is
set against the scenic backdrop of the Southern Alps’ snow
In New Zealand’s capital of
Wellington stands Victoria University. Its dockside
setting and closeness to the government and its
offices is ideal for those who are studying law and
politics. North Island institutions such as Massey
and Waikato, which are located in the bucolic cities
of Palmerston North and Hamilton, are ideal for
international studies in horticulture and
agriculture disciplines. Massey University also has
schools in Wellington and Auckland.
In the heart of the city of Christchurch was located
the University of Canterbury. It is currently
located on an unrestrained, verdant campus still
very close to the center of the city centre. The
University of Otago is located in the south most
major city of New Zealand, Dunedin, popular for its
architectural heritage and Scottish roots.
The nearness of all 8 universities to the wonderful
natural environment of New Zealand provides students
the capacity to study anything from dying out marine
animals to seismic activity engineering.
Although each university provides core academic
degree in arts (such as social sciences, humanities,
and teacher education), commerce and the sciences,
each one also has its own specialty.
Otago and Auckland University have the nation’s 2
schools for the study of medicine, boasting
hospital-based learning. The AUT University is known
for being extremely ground-breaking with practical
knowledge. Waikato University has strong roots in
the culture of the indigenous people as well as a
booming business school. Auckland and Canterbury
University on the other hand have a global
reputation for their schools in engineering. Counted
among Massey University’s key strengths are food
technology, veterinary science, and land production.
Victoria University, because of its location in the
nation’s capital is known for studies on public
policy, law, international relations, and
governance. Lincoln University is known for
environmental studies and land-based sciences.
At any given
time, over a hundred and twenty countries have
representation in the international student body of NZ
universities, drawn by the excellence of education, the
inexpensive cost of both living and tuition expenses, and
the country’s spectacular natural environment. The
sophisticated air of the campuses is heightened by the Maori
people’s vibrant culture as well as the high percentage of
the permanent citizens of the country, from migrants from
Polynesia to new migrants from Asia and Europe.