New Zealand


Population 4.9 million (UN, 2018)
Capital Wellington
Largest city Auckland
National languages English, Maori
Major religion Christianity
Export goods Dairy products, meat, wool and wood products, fish, machinery
Import goods Machinery and equipment, vehicles and aircraft, petroleum, electronics, textiles, plastics
Main industries Food processing, textiles, machinery and transportation equipment, finance, tourism,
Life expectancy 79 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
Currency New Zealand dollar ($) (NZD)
Area 268,021 km2 (103,483 sq mi) (75th) / (0.28 Million sq km) (0.1 Million sq milles)
International dialing code +64

Why study in New Zealand?

New Zealand 8 national universities and 20 polytechnics and institutes offer undergraduate and post-graduate degree programmes both in academic and professional studies. There are several private tertiary institutes and training providers as well, including English language schools Apart from national universities, polytechnics, and institutes of technology. According to the latest QS World University Rankings, 8 universities in New Zealand maintained their position in the top 3 percent globally. Universities in New Zealand offer every student a variety of courses and programmes as per their area of interest. Whether it’s an undergraduate or post-graduate programme in which the student wants to enrol, there are endless options on one’s platter.

Following are the degrees and courses New Zealand universities are known for:

  • Business Studies
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality
  • Medicine
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Agriculture
  • Animation
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Sports and Exercise

Time of New Zealand


Ara Institute of Canterbury


Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)


Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)