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Education in New Zealand

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New Zealand attracts students from all over the world for a number of reasons. For most, New Zealand is a somewhat exotic destination due to its far flung location. It is also a country with a unique culture and a stunning natural environment with endless possibilities within adventure and sports. Last but not least, education in New Zealand is of a very high quality and well accepted all over the world. Take a look at the information below to learn more about education in New Zealand.

New Zealand - The Facts & Figures




English, Maori, NZ Sign Language



Area Size

268,021 km²


172,000 (26,000 international)

Academic Year

March - October


New Zealand Dollar ($)

Calling Code


Time Zone


What you need to know about New Zealand

New Zealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country is compose by two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island— and around 600 smaller islands. 

Studying in New Zealand is an adventurous experience in a country with  magnificent landscapes and coastline that encompass distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. Get ready to immerse yourself in the outdoors and delight in activities that make the most of the spectacular scenarios that will surround you. 

Before you give a step forward and start your education in this high developed country, there’re few things you need to know. This guide will help you through the process of pursuing a high education degree in New Zealand.

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    Last update: 06 Jul 2017