Why go to university in New Zealand?

Students are choosing New Zealand as a study destination in increasing numbers and below are just a few of the reasons why.

The quality of education that is available at the universities in New Zealand is of an exceptionally high standard and this is reflected in the fact that many of the institutions are ranked among the best in the world. The qualifications offered at the universities in New Zealand are respected internationally and are recognised as being of a very high class. The expertise and international standing of the universities are only set to increase in the coming years with the New Zealand government stating that higher education is a priority area.

There is excellent degree recognition between the UK and New Zealand due to the fact that the New Zealand education system is based on the UK model. For the vast majority of programmes, this means that qualifications will be fully recognised in the UK which is particularly important when it comes to professional programmes such as nursing, engineering and medicine.

The universities in New Zealand are recognised as being the best places in the world to study certain subjects and are known for their expertise in particular areas. These include physiotherapy, social work, geology, petroleum engineering, sports science and marine biology.

Many students chose to study at university in New Zealand to experience a unique side to the country that they would not otherwise have the opportunity to do. Studying overseas, whether it is for three years or just six months, is a challenging, exciting and once in a lifetime experience that should not be missed! Choosing to study in New Zealand is an amazing opportunity to immerse oneself in the culture and lifestyle of the country and to take advantage of the incredible experiences that it has to offer.

Students who have studied overseas are also thought to have an edge in today’s competitive graduate job market and New Zealand universities in particular are recognised as producing high quality, desirable graduates. Individuals who have studied overseas are thought of as being more independent, self-reliant, flexible and adaptable, all skills which are necessary to succeed in the workplace.

The flexibility of degrees in New Zealand also appeals to a lot of students. The structure of general degrees such as a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Commerce allows students to tailor a degree to incorporate many of their interests, giving students a wider choice of what modules they wish to study and allowing them to build a programme that is often unique to their interests and future career aspirations.

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