Introduction to New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. New Zealand is organised into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes; these have less autonomy than the country's long defunct provinces did. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, and the South Island and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometers east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometers south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, although its constitution is not codified. Elizabeth II is the Queen of New Zealand and the head of state.


New Zealand's education system is world-class, modern and responsive. It combines proven, traditional principles of education with innovation, creativity and fresh thinking to produce leaders and citizens equipped for the 21st century. New Zealand has an adult literacy rate of 99 percent. All Sort of New Zealand universities for higher education are well-recognized internationally. More than half are ranked among the top 500 universities in the world and one is in the top 50. All have strong international connections and collaborate with universities in other countries on a range of research and teaching programmes. The total numbers of universities in New Zealand are 8 universities. This includes one of the world's best institutions.


New Zealand is long (over 1,600 kilometer's along its north-north-east axis) and narrow (a maximum width of 400 kilometers), with approximately 15,000 km of coastline and a total land area of 268,000 square kilometers. The country's islands lie between latitudes 29° and 53°S, and longitudes 165° and 176°E.


Annual temperatures range from 10°C in the south to 16°C in the north of New Zealand. The coldest month is usually July and the warmest month is usually January or February. In New Zealand generally there are relatively small variations between summer and winter temperatures


The population of New Zealand is approximately 4.5 million. New Zealand cities generally rank highly on international livability measures.

Distinct Advantages of Study in the New Zealand

Broad range of study and research opportunities.
The New Zealand university system is research-based, as it is historically based on the British higher education model. This means there are a number of similarities between the 2 systems, such as the names of qualifications, teaching methods, and the look and feel of the university campuses.

New Zealand does not have massive competition to enter the first year of a university degree. This is because the New Zealand government has invested heavily in university education over the years. As a result New Zealand has more capacity than it has students.

New Zealand also has a well-developed system of pastoral care for international students, backed by a government-monitored Code of Practice. This means you will be well looked after during your time studying there.

The country has a comparatively low cost of living, abundant fresh food at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options. Transport is also moderately priced, affording easy access to rivers, mountains, lakes, forests and beaches and the recreational opportunities they provide.

New Zealand is renowned for its natural beauty and its adventure activities, and all this is readily accessible from all eight universities in the country.

Part time Job opportunities during the course and full time during vacations

A New Zealand study trip gives you the option of permanently migrating to a country with an enviable lifestyle. The New Zealand Government estimates that 23% of those who obtained student visas over the past decade were granted permanent residency within 5 years (Migration Trends and Outlook Report, March 2013).


Taylors College

Taylor’s College Lakeside Campus has established itself as the Best Pre-University, in academic excellence and track records for placing students into top universities of their choice. Taylor’s College offers several programmes, including Cambridge A Levels, South Australian Certifcate of Education International, Foundation, Diploma and Professional programmes.

University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury is placed among the top 250 universities in the world, with 15 of its subjects being ranked in the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings). UC has also been awarded a 5-star ranking by the QS World University Rankings for its research and teaching excellence.


The University of Auckland is a public research university in Auckland, New Zealand. The institution was established in 1883, a constituent college of the University of New Zealand


The University of Waikato, informally Waikato University, is a comprehensive university in Hamilton, New Zealand. The university was established in 1964, and has an additional campus located in Tauranga.

Waitakere College

Waitakere College is a state coeducational secondary school located in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand, established in 1975. A total of 1389 students from Years 9 to 13 attend Waitakere College as of March 2019.

Lincoln University

Lincoln University is a New Zealand university that was formed in 1990 when Lincoln College, Canterbury was made independent of the University of Canterbury. Founded in 1878, it is the oldest agricultural teaching institution in the Southern Hemisphere.