New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture island, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. Also know as Maori, New Zealand is a developed country and ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance such as health, education, economic freedom and quality of life. Maori culture continues to play an important part in everyday life and government and corporate symbolism with abundant opportunities for visitors to understand and experience both the history and present-day forms of Maori life.

New Zealand’s pristine landscape provides the backdrop for some extreme outdoor activities. From mountain climbing to the thrill of bungee jumping, skydiving and white-water rafting, New Zealand is the home for lovers of the great outdoors. New Zealand qualifications are recognised and highly valued by industry and community leaders all over the world.

  • Extremely progressive in terms of sustainability
  • Excellent, centrally managed quality assurance system
  • Internationally recognised for its excellent education standards
  • Home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world
  • High quality study abroad programs and universities
  • Multicultural mix of citizens
  • Excellent climatic conditions
  • English widely spoken
  • Clean, green and safe country.
How does the education system work in New Zealand?

New Zealand universities, colleges and other New Zealand education institutions offer students a unique learning environment. This is supported by an integrated education system in which students attending New Zealand schools find it easy to make the transition to the next level of education.

The educational system in New Zealand is extremely varied and is one of the best in the world. According to scores, it has the highest levels of literacy, mathematics, and sciences in the country. The public educational system is one of the best funded in the world; New Zealand offers the highest percentage of public funding in education in the world. Several indices rate New Zealand as the number one country in the world for
education. Higher education is incredibly important, and we will explore it more in our sections that focus on the higher education systems. There are 8 universities throughout the country, along with 18 technology institutions and over 600 training schools that help with specialised skills. 5 of the universities in New Zealand are considered to be in the top 50 of the world’s universities according to the QS World Top 500 rankings.

What is the average duration of study for education in New Zealand?

*Bachelor’s degree – 3 years

*Master’s degree – 2 years

*Medicine – 6 years

*Pharmacy/Architecture – 5 years

What are the admission requirements to study in New Zealand?

Admission requirements vary based on the course that student is applying to and the high school or University curriculum the student is currently studying.

**Registered students with Gyanberry are provided with detailed admission requirements as well as comprehensive guidance on the entire admission process.

What is the average fees to study in New Zealand?

a) Minimum AED 40,000 – Maximum AED 100,00 per academic year ( except for Medicine related courses)

b) Approx. AED 150,000-200,000 per year for Medicine related courses

Living Expenses: Approx. AED 40,000 – AED 50,000 per academic year

Part Time Work: Yes, Possible

Post Study – Work Visa: Yes

What is the career scope after studying in New Zealand?
  • New Zealand’s employment conditions are remaining strong. There are many job openings for specialists in industries such as medicine, engineering and IT, but there are also opportunities to contribute more generalist skills
  • Major companies based in New Zealand are: Fletcher Building, PGG Wrightson, Infratil, Barfoot & Thompson, Fisher & Paykel, Cavalier Corporation, Nuplex, Carter Holt Harvey, Trade Me, Green Cross Health, Macpac Steel & Tube Holdings Limited
  • With a skill shortage across various sectors in the New Zealand labour market, fresh graduates are in high demand in New Zealand
  • Students with skills in demand and who wish to stay in New Zealand long-term may apply for a Skilled Migrant Visa which would allow them to live and work in New Zealand permanently.
What are some internationally recognized univesities in New Zealand?