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Universities to Study in New Zealand

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Universities to Study in New Zealand

Great! since you have decided that you want to study in New Zealand, lets take you around New Zealand and intoduce you to all the universities available there to study.

First of all,

University of Aucklannd

Location/Campus: Auckland and Tamaki

Strength: 29,773 (Including international Students)

County Rank: 1

World Rank: 83 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation: Known for its high quality research and quality Education. The University of Auckland is ranked within the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings, making it New Zealand’s highest ranked university. It is also the largest and most comprehensive. The University’s student population includes 7,000 international students representing over 120 countries.

The University of Auckland is a recipient of a five star plus QS Stars University Rating for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation, Innovation and Inclusiveness.

Our home

The University is located in the harbour city of Auckland, New Zealand’s economic and cultural hub, with easy access to stunning beaches and rainforests. Auckland is ranked as one of the world's top three cities for quality of living, according to the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. It is also ranked in the top 30 of the QS Best Student Cities 2017.

University of Otago

Location/Campus: Dunedin , Wellington and Christchurch

Strength :  18,840 (Including international Students)

County Rank : 2

World Rank : 176 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation : Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the almost 150 years since, Otago takes pride in itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 175 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 12 subject areas.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 195 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

Victoria University of Wellington

Location/Campus: Wellington

Strength: 17,544 (Including international Students)

County Rank: 3

World Rank: 215 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation: Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s top ranked university for intensity of high-quality research (2018 Performance-Based Research Fund). As a capital city university, the University has strong links with government departments and agencies, international agencies, industries, regional and local government, iwi and environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes.

Victoria University of Wellington consistently ranks among the world's best universities. It is ranked 215 in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and in 2015 it received five stars from QS Stars University Rating in each of the eight categories- arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching. 

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Victoria University of Wellington has two subjects ranked in the top 50 in the world, including Library.

University of Canterbury

Location/Campus: Christchurch

Strength: 12,792 (Including International Students)

County Rank:  4

World Rank: 231 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation: One of the leading research universities in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury was founded by scholars of Oxford and Cambridge universities in 1873, making it the second oldest in New Zealand and the fourth oldest in Australasia, Since its establishment, the University of Canterbury has produced graduates who have gone on to become leaders in their fields. Today, Canterbury graduates go on to high-calibre jobs, are accepted into prestigious university programmes and secure research positions around the world. The University is located in attractively landscaped grounds in the suburb of Ilam, ten minutes drive from the city centre and an international airport. Lecture theatres, research centres, libraries, laboratories, studios, computer workrooms, halls of residence and a host of other student services and facilities are all located on campus. The University is structured around five Colleges: Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering and Science and a School of Law.

University of Waikato

Location/Campus: Hamilton and Tauranga

Strength: 9,763 (Including international Students)

County Rank: 5

World Rank: 266 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation: Located in New Zealand’s North Island, the University of Waikato is ranked among theworld’s top 1.1% of universities. The University has campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga, and offers qualifications in abroad range of subjects –10 of which are recognised as being in the top 200 of their kind in the world.

The University has internationally recognised research capabilities and facilities across numerous disciplines. It delivers innovative and pioneering research and is successful in transferring its knowledge to business and government sectors. The University partners with industry, government, and other educational institutions, and continues to develop new research partnerships.

Whether a school leaver, postgraduate student, or adult student, the University of Waikato offers hundreds of scholarshipand grant opportunities, enabling accessible education for all students. Many of its programmes provide the opportunity for students to participate in practical learning

Lincoln University

Location/Campus: Christchurch

Strength: 2,262 (Including international Students)

County Rank: 6

World Rank: 356 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation: Hands on learning that employers love ScholarHands-on-learning is one of the strengths of Lincoln University qualifications and a major reason why Lincoln University graduates and diplomates move so easily into employment. Employers value the breadth and depth of knowledge that this experience provides and constantly rate Lincoln University highly. Lincoln University maintains excellent relations with employers in a wide range of industries. Smaller class size We're smaller which means you count. You're not just a number, here students come first. Our classes are smaller. We have a low student to lecturer ratio which means more personalised attention for our students Our lecturers have an 'open door policy'. That means they are always on hand to discuss projects and essays or clarify a lecture topic. The size of the University makes it very easy to make friends Field trips At Lincoln University we believe in practical applied learning.

Massey University

Location/Campus: Palmerston North, Wellington and Auckland

Strength: 11,779 (Including international Students)

County Rank: 6

World Rank: 287 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation: With its heritage, range of programmes and the flexibility of its distance teaching, Massey University offers students from around the world the ability to tailor their study to meet their needs and at the same time connect closely with industry, professional organisations and local communities.

Massey University is also the leading university in New Zealand for online and borderless education and we offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees students can complete fully online.

Studying at Massey University offers a uniquely New Zealand experience in a world class teaching and research environment.

Why Massey?

- In the top 1.3% of universities worldwide

- Internationally recognised qualifications

- More than 5,000 international students from over 100 countries

- Modern facilities across three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington

Auckland University of Technology

Location/Campus: Auckland

Strength:  18,804 (Including international Students)

County Rank: 8

World Rank: 442 (QS Global World Ranking )

Specialisation: Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s second largest university, with 29,000 students and three campuses in Auckland.  AUT offers a contemporary university education and prepares its students to be successful and to contribute in the changing world.  A beautiful and safe place to live and study, Auckland was ranked third in the world in Mercer’s 2018 Quality of Living index, and among the top 25 cities in the world in the QS Best Student Cities 2018 ranking.   

Thanks to its innovative teaching, excellent reputation and focus on real-world experience and work-integrated learning, AUT graduates are highly favoured by employers, with 96% of available graduates in paid employment within six months of graduation. 

According to a 2017 survey, 89% of students would recommend the university to others, 87% were satisfied with their campuses, and 84% were satisfied with the quality of teaching. 

AUT is consistently ranked #1 in New Zealand for International Outlook, with over 5,400 international students from 150 countries (QS 2018, Times Higher Education 2018).

The university’s three campuses boast world-class facilities, including the award-winning Sir Paul Reeves building, Mana Hauora building (opened in 2017) and Nga Wai Hono building (opened in 2018). Built using sustainable principles, they feature eye-catching, modern and functional learning areas, auditoriums and research areas.

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