New Zealand is among one of the most preferred destinations for higher education among Indian students. It has been gaining prominence post its new post-study work visa scheme. New Zealand offers internationally recognized qualifications, excellent part-time work and a very safe and conducive environment for Indian students.
Why study in New Zealand?
- New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education as per the OECD report.
- Internationally recognized degrees where 15 years of education is accepted.
- High-quality living conditions and has a warm and welcoming environment
- PR (Permanent Residency) Opportunity and availability of post-study work visa up to 3 years.
The Popular Universities As Per The QS World University Rankings 2017-18, In New Zealand, Are As Mentioned Below:
- The University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Canterbury
- University of Waikato
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
- Unitec Institute of Technology
- Otago Polytechnic
1.UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
Located in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, University of Auckland is the country’s largest university, educating more than 40,000 students spread across six campuses. The University offers courses in varied disciplines such as undergraduate, postgraduate, and research-oriented courses in subjects focusing on engineering, the arts, and humanities, law, medicine, science, and business. The University has multiple faculties and ranks high consistently in student satisfaction and job-opportunity surveys.
2. UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
The University of Otago founded in 1869 is the oldest among the top universities in New Zealand. It’s located on the South Island in the city of Dunedin and has around 20,600 students enrolled each year. The university lists itself among the world’s most beautiful universities because of its beautiful architecture and gardens. The University of Otago has campuses in Dunedin, Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, and Southland and is committed to sustaining resources and believes in the concept of a ‘green campus’. The institution offers courses in subject-areas as varied as commerce and health sciences and humanities and engineering.
3. VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON
Victoria University of Wellington is the highest ranked university in New Zealand’s capital (Wellington). Established in 1897, Victoria University attracts around 21,000 students, including over 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries. It offers courses across a wide range of academic areas including architecture, commerce, design, education, engineering, humanities, law, social sciences, music, and science. Study options include diplomas, pre-degree programmes, undergraduate, postgraduate degrees, graduate, and postgraduate certificates.
4. UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY
Originally founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, it’s located in Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island, and has about 14,900 students, of which over 1,000 are from outside New Zealand. The University of Canterbury offers programmes in more than 150 disciplines and has over 16,000 students including 1,200 international students. Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand’s former Prime Minister John Key, actor Sam Neill and Director of Google Engineering, Craig Nevill-Manning are among distinguished alumni of the university.
5. UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
The main campus University of Waikato in the city of Hamilton on the North Island, with having a second campus in Tauranga, and has a total of 12,300 students. Founded in 1964; the University of Waikato is the first university in New Zealand to be designed from a blank canvas. Research-centric courses are offered at its 7 primary faculties and a Pathways College in a multitude of subjects ranging from anthropology and mathematics to law and computers and many others.
6. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
Originally founded in 1878 as a school of agriculture, Lincoln University is the oldest agricultural tertiary university in the Southern Hemisphere and specializes in improving New Zealand’s land-based knowledge, wealth, and productivity. Lincoln University offers various degrees such as bachelors and postgraduate qualifications in agriculture and agribusiness, commerce, science, software and information technology, tourism, and viticulture and ecology, environmental management and planning, landscape architecture, sport, and recreation management.
7. MASSEY UNIVERSITY
It’s the highest-ranked university in New Zealand for programmes such as agriculture and forestry. Massey University is the only university in the country to offer degrees in dispute resolution, aviation, veterinary medicine, and nanoscience. Massey University offers research-centric courses in more than 40 different subject categories at its various campuses in Auckland, Albany, Wellington, and Manawatu. With a varied number of academic departments and associated colleges, Massey University offers courses in subjects like business, education, health sciences, engineering, technology, physical sciences, nutrition and much more.
8.AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Although originally founded as Auckland Technical School in 1895, it only recently gained university status (in 2000), making it the youngest as well as the fastest growing, of these top universities in New Zealand. Studying at AUT will definitely a great experience with a strong focus on research and excellent recreational facilities.
9. UNITEC INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Unitec has over 19,500 students in campus who pursue a comprehensive portfolio of programmes extending from certificates and diplomas through to degrees and doctorates, across a wide range of professional and vocational areas. The Institute has four campuses at Mt Albert, Waitakere, North Shore, and Newmarket; the programmes are offered in the areas of architecture, business, education, health, language studies, natural sciences, and sport among others.
10. OTAGO POLYTECHNIC
Established in 1870, the Otago Polytechnic traces its origins to the Dunedin School of Art, with campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland. It consistently ranks among the top institutions for its courses in design, nursing and IT. Otago Polytechnic has a long tradition of producing exceptional graduates who go on to be thoughtful, productive, and creative members of their chosen professional fields. Students at Otago Polytechnic not only benefit from an education that emphasizes real-world learning but also tend to have a strong theoretical base.
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