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Study in New Zealand: Courses, Language, Culture and Cost

Study in New Zealand: Courses, Language, Culture and Cost

New Zealand holds the distinction of being home to eight state-funded universities, all of which rank among the top three percent universities in the world.


Besides, the universities are also highly ranked by subject. They are ranked within the top 50 universities in the world in 22 different subjects, and in the top 100 in 39 subjects. Coupled with this, a plethora of scholarship options to choose from and a relaxed attitude towards students working makes this country one of the ideal locations for higher studies. 


Here are a few other reasons, which make New Zealand an ideal destination for students:



As mentioned earlier, New Zealand has eight awesome universities, which command global recognition. These are:

  • The University of Auckland
  • AUT (Auckland University of Technology)
  • University of Waikato
  • Massey University
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Canterbury
  • Lincoln University
  • University of Otago

The most popular courses in the country are:

  • Animation
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Business Studies
  • Engineering Forestry
  • Hospitality
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Agriculture
  • Art and design
  • Nursing
  • Trades
  • Business management
  • Health care
  • Sports management

To make it easier for you, here’s a list of which college is known for which courses:


University of Auckland: It is the only New Zealand university that offers both medicine and engineering.


AUT: Specialises in design, computing and technology; health and environmental sciences; culture and society; business, economics and law; Māori and indigenous development.


University of Waikato: Management studies, sciences (computer science, environmental sciences, engineering) and arts and social sciences


Massey University: Engineering technology, agriculture, finance, medicine, food technology, information sciences, marketing and accountancy.


Victoria University of Wellington: Earth and marine sciences, English language and literature, geography, geology, hospitality and leisure management, law, library and information management.


University of Canterbury: Accounting, civil engineering, finance, geography, geology, law, linguistics, taxation and accounting, water and environmental systems engineering.


Lincoln University: Agricultural-based sectors


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