Your Guide to Universities in New Zealand

  • The University of Waikato

    The Village Green area where students can relax and socialise. Photo credit: The Unviersity of Waikato

    The University of Waikato is a modern and innovative university with huge ambition. We know that careers are changing and entirely new ones are being created. That’s why we offer flexible study options that allow students to create individual study programmes to provide them with a unique set of skills and knowledge that will set them up for the future.

    Our main campus is in the city of Hamilton on New Zealand’s North Island and is home to 12,500 students, including 2000 international students from over 70 countries. We are one of New Zealand’s leading research universities, made up of seven faculties and schools offering a wide range of subjects.

    Students can choose to study at undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD level at Waikato. Many students also choose to study at Waikato for one or two semesters as a study abroad...

  • What can I study?

    There are a huge range of course and subjects that you can study at university in New Zealand.

    Almost any subject that you can study in the UK will be available at the universities in New Zealand. Below are just a few examples of what subjects will be offered through different university faculties and schools.

    Please note that not all universities will have the same faculties, or they may have slightly different names.

    Faculty of Arts

    American studies; ancient history; anthropology; art history; Asian studies; Chinese; classics; communication studies; computer science; criminology; cultural anthropology; design studies; development studies; drama; economics; education; employment relations and organisation studies; English literature; English language and linguistics; ethics; European studies; film;...

  • Welcome

    Walking the Routeburn Track. Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies

    "University in New Zealand" is a free online guide for students in the UK who are interested in studying overseas, whether for your whole degree or for a study abroad period.

    University in New Zealand is an independent source of information for students, their families, careers advisors, schools, colleges and universities, that will help you make clear, informed decisions about choosing to study at university abroad. With an overview of New Zealand's education system, an extensive listing of its universities aswell as guidance on the application process and costs involved for UK-based students.

    You can use the ‘Enquire Now’ button on the university profiles, to send a question to that university, request a prospectus and application form, or obtain further information.  Good luck!

  • New Zealand

    Lake Taupo on the North Island.  Photo credit: Rhiannon Davies
  • Lincoln University

    Lincoln University. Photo credit: Lincoln University

    Lincoln is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Its 58-hectare campus is a park-like environment, 25 minutes from Christchurch.

    By studying at Lincoln you are choosing not only a great location, a friendly campus, and exposure to leading-edge research – you are also embarking on a qualification that is highly regarded nationally and internationally for its close links to industry, real-world experiences and practical approach. Lincoln offers several unique degrees, a number of which are widely regarded as the premier courses of their kind in New Zealand. These include the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and the viticulture and oenology degree programme.

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