New Zealand’s eight universities offer a wide range of study opportunities and all are ranked within the world’s top 600 (3%). Studying at a university develops both professional skills and important life skills such as analysis, critical thinking, communication and innovation.
Auckland University of Technology is proud to be one of the world’s best modern universities. Times Higher Education has ranked us #41 in the top universities under 50 years of age, and among the top 1% (251-300) of universities in the world and second in New Zealand. We have an overall five-star rating from university rankings organisation QS, in addition to five-star ratings for teaching, employability, research, environmental impact, internationalisation and facilities.
We’re one of the largest universities in New Zealand and the fastest growing postgraduate study destination, with over 250 programmes, 2,200 academic staff and more than 100,000 alumni all over the world.
The University of Auckland has the most comprehensive range of courses in New Zealand, with teaching and research conducted over eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes. It is the only New Zealand university that offers both Medicine and Engineering.
The University has a strong Graduate Office, a strong focus on doctoral studies and on cross-disciplinary and cross-faculty research.
Massey University, established in 1927, is one of New Zealand’s leading educational institutions. With campuses in Albany (Auckland), Manawatū (Palmerston North) and Wellington, Massey caters for nearly 30,000 domestic and international students. Programmes offered are available at postgraduate, undergraduate, diplomas or certificate level.
University of Waikato is based in Waikato region. Itfocuses on the quality of our teaching and the learner experience; with smaller class sizes, students receive greater flexibility and support from their lecturers.
Victoria University of Wellington is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for 12 subjects in total: Earth and Marine Sciences, English Language and Literature, Geography, Geology, Hospitality and Leisure Management, Law, Library and Information Management. Also, a home to more than 40 research centres conducting world-leading research in areas ranging from climate change and carbohydrate chemistry to engineering and applied physics.
University of Canterbury is in Christchurch. It is a community of change makers. UC students, staff and researchers are engaged, empowered and making a difference through local engagement, global connection and impactful research.
Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist agriculturally-based university. The University’s qualifications range from certificate level through to PhD – and our teaching and research covers all activity associated with the agriculturally-based sectors to meet the needs of not only New Zealand but also the world.
University of Otago is New Zealand’s first university. It is located in Dunedin. It enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence, successfully balancing the traditions of its history with modern scholarship and research.
Otago is renowned for the School of Dentistry ranked 12th in the world in the most recent QS subject rankings.