New Zealand

International relations and development studies are an extremely popular choice for graduates looking for postgraduate programmes at New Zealand universities. Many students who have studied these subjects or those closely related to them in the UK, and who are looking to establish a career in this field, correctly assume that studying outside the UK will afford them a valuable new perspective on global issues, as well as giving them a real point of difference on their CV.

If you are interested in studying at university in New Zealand and are currently based in the UK, do not miss this opportunity to meet university representatives face-to-face.  The Study Options Open Days are the only events in the UK where a large number of New Zealand and Australian university representatives are gathered together under one roof to answer your questions about their universities - and it's completely free to attend.  You can ask about the programmes on offer, student life, acccommodation, scholarships and indeed anything else you would like to know about studying at univer

Engineers are currently in demand in New Zealand, the government has committed to a long-term plan for improving the national infrastructure, with road improvements, new schools and hospitals planned.  After the 2011 earthquakes, there is still a substantial amount of infrasturcture development going on in the city of Christchurch as well.  With all this happening, there is no better place to choose to study engineering.

The Study Options Open Days are back in 2015 with a new look - this year, two Open Days will be held in March, and three in November.  Attending the Open Days is an opportunity not to be missed - these are the only events in the UK where you can meet and talk to a large number of Australian and New Zealand universities face-to-face, and under one roof. You can find out more about the courses available, the universities themselves, their accommodation options, campus lifestyles and facilities, and more.

Details of the first set of Open Days in March are now available:

The next opportunity to start studying at a New Zealand university is semester 2, which at most institutions will commence around the 21st of July.

If you want to apply to start an undergraduate or postgraduate course in July this year, you’ll need to ensure that you’ve made your application by the end of April in most cases, though please check any specific application deadlines carefully.