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New Zealand is a vibrant nation offering excellent study opportunities in a safe environment, It is an extraordinarily beautiful country to visit and to study in. It is renowned as one of the most scenic countries in the world with students from over 60 countries choosing it for their higher education.

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 thus ensuring that they are well taken care of. The international students can enjoy a quality lifestyle at very affordable costs of living.

According to the Transparency International 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index, New Zealand is the least corrupt country in the world. This indicates that the public service here is trustworthy and the students can be rest assured about their safety.

The educational institutes are divided into Universities, Institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP’s) and Private Training Establishments (PTE’S). These qualifications are recognized all across the world.

New Zealand has a population of around 4.5 million. The country is divided into the North Island and the South Island. The major cities are Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Dunedin. The major industries are Dairy farming and tourism. Wellington is the Capital of the country. However Auckland is the hub of activity and is also the commercial capital of New Zealand having a population of 1.2 million.

The Universities and ITP’s in New Zealand are state owned. The universities are research based offering courses from certificate level through to doctorates. The ITPs offer courses that are equivalent in merit to those offered in New Zealand universities.

The PTEs have on offer faculty specific programs like travel, tourism, business or design. All courses in New Zealand have to be recognized by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) seeks to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are accepted as credible and robust, nationally and internationally. Many international students will be able to stay in New Zealand for up to 12 months on the completion of their studies for post study work permit. This sets out an easier pathway for students to gain residence.


There are 7 state-funded universities in New Zealand and they are all internationally respected for their academic and research standards. In addition to a centrally coordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and program level, each university undertakes internal quality checks.

New Zealand University programs
  • Internationally recognized qualifications
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Graduate and Post-Graduate Diplomas
  • Masters Degrees
  • Diplomas and Certificates
  • Short Courses (gap year)
  • English Language Courses
  • Foundation Studies
  • Study Abroad
  • Student exchange program
New Zealand Polytechnic & Technical Institutes
  • Offer certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate courses
  • Offer vocational programs such as practical trades-based courses and degrees
  • Specific training – e.g. trades, nursing, journalism, construction
New Zealand Vocational Education Institutes

Specific training in areas such as:

  • Aviation
  • Hospitality
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Graphic Design
  • Dive School
  • Animation/Film
  • Sky diving
  • Surf school
Other NZ Colleges of Education
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary and secondary teacher training
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Adult education and training
  • Special needs education
How We Can Help:

We at AmCan immigration can help you choose the right institute, according to your previous education and will match it with your needs and requirement.

We guide you thru complete application procedure and then assist you to lodge your visa application for study permit with immigration New Zealand.

We also provide pre departure orientation and assist students in making travel arrangements.