New Zealand, located in the Pacific Ocean comprises of two islands: the North Island and the South Island. Despite an island nation, it is well developed. Wellington is the constitutional and cultural capital city of New Zealand. Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Hastings, Christchurch, Dunedin, Nelson, Tauranga, Gisborne, Palmerston North are some of its major cities. Its official languages are English and Maori.
New Zealand Education System
New Zealand, an ultimate destination for studies has a world class reputation of its research work. The education system is similar to that of the Britishers’. Myriad factors are accountable for attracting the students to avail excellent study opportunities.
Universities enroll students to study without IELTS.
Study programmes offered are highly acceptable at a global level.
Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Pans to those from Commonwealth nations (India).
Scholarships to PhD students regardless of their country.
Universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 31 subjects
Among 8 New Zealand universities, 7 have been rated as the world’s best by amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings.
Under some student visas, full-time international students may work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during studies and full time during holidays.
The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a “top performing country” for its high education standard.
Tertiary level: – Includes over 600 PTEs (private training establishments), 18 Institute of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs), 8 universities, 3 wanangas, 27 English Language Schools and 20 Industry Training Organizations (ITOs). Apart from the universities, NZQA (New Zealand Quality Assurance) approves the above institutions.
Universities: – Deal with providing graduate and post graduate education which are usually research oriented.
ITPs, Wananga, PTEs: -Offer vocational degree level education. Vocational fields include Business and Technology, Tourism, Food and Hospitality, Animation and Game Design, Commercial Aviation.
The universities are listed below.
Auckland University of Technology -Auckland
Lincoln University -Christchurch
Massey University – Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington
University of Auckland -Auckland
University of Canterbury -Christchurch
University of Otago -Dunedin
University of Waikato -Hamilton
Victoria University of Wellington -Wellington
Courses under the above Colleges
Courses and programmes offered by the above universities are highly rated in international university rankings, such as the Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500 and the Times Higher Education Top 500.
Arts (Humanities and Social Sciences)
Business and Economics (Accounting, International management, Taxation)
Creative Arts and Design(Architecture, planning, urban design, fine arts, music, dance)
Engineering (Bioengineering, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical)
Education (early childhood, primary and secondary teaching, social work, human services
Medical and Health Sciences (includes medicine, health sciences, nursing, public health)
Management ( Strategic management, Supply Chain management)
Law (corporate, public, environmental, international)
Science (Biological Science, Biochemistry, cell and Molecular Science, Earth Science)
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Job Prospects after Studies
Post qualification, students may lead to the path having ample employment opportunities. Since in New Zealand, students are required to think out of the box, numerous probable job profiles can be achieved.
Arts: – Counseling, Teacher, Public Relations Manager, Education Administrator, Anthropologist, Social Psychologist, Survey Researcher, Social Worker, Historian.
Business and Economics: – Auditor, Accountants, Financial Administrator, Account Executive and Manager, Economic Analyst, Personal Financial Planner, Sales and Marketing Manager and Financial Manager.
Creative Arts and Design: – Animator, Ceramics Designer, Community Arts Worker, Exhibition designer, Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Furniture Designer, , Glass Blower/Designer, Graphic Designer, ,Industrial/Product Designer, Interior and Spatial Designer,Jewellery Designer, Photographer, Production Designer, Theatre/Television/Film.
Engineering: – Aero Defense sales account Engineering, Application support Engineer, Civil and structure engineer, Enterprise security engineer, Floating Systems Engineer, Project Engineer Drilling Fluids, Hydraulic Engineer, Safety Analyst, Network Engineer, Wan support engineer, Platform Architect, Global Account Manager, System Engineer, Telecom Engineer.
Medical and Health Sciences: – Adult Nurse, Biomedical Engineer, Clinical Psychologist, Chiropractor, Diagnostic Radiographer, Dietician, Drama Therapist, Forensic Psychologist, General Practice Doctor, Microbiologist, Nutritional Therapist, Ophthalmologist, Osteopath, Pediatric Nurse.
Management: – Operations Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Global Project Manager, Account Manager, Strategy Manager, Customer Service Manager, Warehouse Operations Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Fulfillment Supervisor, Purchasing Manager,
Law: – Legal Advisor, Chartered Legal Executive, Solicitor, Clerk, Barrister, Advocate on record.
Science: – Botanical Technologist, Climate Change Analyst, Conservation Field Assistant, Diver, Scientist, Emergency Management Specialist, Environmental Compliance Inspector Vegetation, Horticulturalist, Geographer, Geoscientist, Monitoring Assistant, Research Assistant.