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about New Zealand
- Why New Zealand
- The Regions of NZ
- Major cities in NZ
- Why study in NZ
- Intro
- History
- Branch
- University of Auckland
- AUT University
- University of Canterbury
- University of Otago
- Massey University
- Lincoln University
- Victoria University
- University of Waikato
Qualifications from New Zealand Universities and tertiary institutions are internationally recognized giving you the freedom to work in your field of study all over the world. Universities and Tertiary institutions follow a strict framework to ensure that degrees are ranked highly and accepted world wide. Teachers are well respected internationally and education providers are equipped with modern state of the art facilities and equipment.
New Zealand offers a wide range of options for tertiary education in New Zealand. There are 8 state funded universities and many other technical and vocational schools focusing on skills that are needed in modern and future industries. The courses provided in New Zealand are developed through close relationships between education providers and industry employers so that you can learn skills and earn qualifications which have a high demand in the working world.
All eight of our Universities are among the world’s top 500 in the 2015/16 QS rankings. On individual subjects, the 2015/16 QS rankings also placed New Zealand universities amongst the world’s top 50 for teaching accounting and finance, business and management, computer science, civil and structural engineering, agriculture and forestry, veterinary science and nine other important disciplines
New Zealand has processes in place to ensure that the quality of all universities and other tertiary education organisations in New Zealand provide high quality education with good value for money. The government monitors the quality of learning outcomes and the systems and processes that tertiary and secondary education providers use to achieve learning outcomes. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is one of the authorities involved in making sure that Teaching standards are met, and the Education Review Office is in charge of making sure that students of secondary and primary school students receive the necessary support should they need it during their studies. As for State funded universities, there are two bodies overseeing the quality assurance of universities. Universities NZ’s Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) and the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA) established in 1993 by Universities NZ as an independent body.
CUAP is charged with setting up and applying qualification and regulation approval, accreditation and programme moderation procedures across universities.
AQA supports universities in their achievement of standards of excellence in research and teaching through regular institutional audit and the promotion of quality enhancement practices across the sector.
New Zealand has the Code of Practice for Pastoral Care of International Students which ensures that international students are well taken care of and supported while living in New Zealand so that they will have a high chance of succeeding throughout their studies in New Zealand, as well as being safe and protected so that the time spent in New Zealand will be an enjoyable experience.. The code protects students of every age, level and background and makes sure that no student is discriminated against when it comes to receiving qualifications and training. New Zealand has a plan in place from 2014 – 2019 for further development of tertiary education in New Zealand. So that education offered will continue to be considered of a high standard world wide.
New Zealand is a multicultural country which welcomes people from every nationality and religious background. Younger New Zealanders in particular have grown up in schools with lots of international students or people whose parents are from other countries and cultures. New Zealand was originally mainly a mix of European and Maori (The first people to settle in New Zealand). However in recent decades there has been a large increase in immigration and there are now many people from many different cultures all over New Zealand. Because of this the New Zealand people are accustomed to mixing with many different people. You can rest assured that you will be welcomed in New Zealand too and easily make friends with local people and people from nationalities other than your own.
New Zealand is relatively cheap to live in compared to other English speaking countries. The biggest cities, Auckland and Wellington have been ranked 98 and 137 on Mercer cost of living rankings in 2016. The exchange rate is better than Australia, Canada and America so if you want to see money from your own country go further then coming to New Zealand to study is a good idea over other countries with many of the same benefits!
Welcomed by employers – a smart move in your career Qualification’s gained in New Zealand are valuable not only in New Zealand, but world wide as well. Employers around the world respect New Zealand’s education system for its ability to balance academic achievements with skills. This has produced creative, flexible thinkers who are competent at both practical and theoretical levels. New Zealand is part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention to ensure that certificates, diplomas and degrees have international recognition. There are also plenty of opportunities to work in New Zealand during or after graduating. You can often work up to 20 hours per week while studying on a student visa and 40 Hours during scheduled holidays. This will make working in New Zealand after graduating even easier.