Life in New Zealand

New Zealanders are famously hospitable people with a lively interest in other cultures. An education here is frequently the beginning of lifelong friendships. New Zealand is a rich mix of cultures – including Maori, Pakeha (European descent), Asian and Pasifika.

An increasing number of African and Latin American people also call New Zealand home. Beyond the warm welcome, you’ll find a place where safety and security are valued. New Zealand has strong guidelines for education and for homestay providers to ensure international students are always well looked after.

New Zealanders are known as the world’s greatest travelers. We love to experience new cultures and we know what it’s like to be new in another country. We like to feel welcome when we are overseas - and we return the favour to our international students.

Study in New Zealand

In New Zealand, every student enjoys a supportive learning environment. With relatively small class sizes, students receive more personalised attention from their teachers than they do in other parts of the world. Students are treated as individuals – you’re encouraged to learn from others but also to think for yourself.

You’ll learn how to harness your unique strengths and original ideas and channel them into an exciting career. For international students, this personalised treatment extends beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.