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New Zealand is a natural playground full of opportunities for unique experiences and an unbeatable place to live and study. The education system in New Zealand is considered to be one of the best in the world, this is due to its diverse education system and its focus on both practical and academic achievement. New Zealand is  famous for its majestic mountains, breathtaking landscapes and welcoming environment.
 
Population: 5.08 million
Capital: Wellington
Area:  268,021 km2
Currency: NZ Dollar NZD$
Popular Cities:  Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown
 
Vibrant Multicultural Nation
New Zealand has a dynamic and harmonious multicultural society. People are friendly, pleasant and welcoming to international students in a warm environment. New Zealand’s population has a variety of cultural backgrounds, the 2018 census shows that its population consists of 70.2% European, 16.5% Māori and 15.1% Asian, which creates a multicultural society. 
 
Living in New Zealand
The size of the UK or Japan but with a population of only 4.6 million people, New Zealand gives you room to breathe and the space to be be yourself.
New Zealand consistently leads world quality of life studies, and a great work-life balance. Kiwis believe in balancing a good day’s work or study with time after work and on the weekends to catch up with family and friends, enjoy hobbies and explore nature.
 
Academic Excellence
New Zealand’s higher education system is internationally ranked. All eight of New Zealand’s universities feature in the top three percent in the world. According to the 2016 QS World University Rankings,  New Zealand is the only country in the world to have all of its universities in the global top 500. The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a "Top performing country" for the quality of its education system.
 
Intakes
The main intakes offered by Universities are in June/July and January/February. Some colleges may also have intakes in March and November.
 
Employment
Working while studying can be a good way to gain New Zealand work experience and fund your stay while you’re studying abroad.
Gaining experience of a New Zealand workplace also helps you develop skills such as communication, teamwork, timekeeping, interpersonal skills and workplace-relevant English language skills.
Balance your work hours with your study obligations, so your academic performance isn’t compromised, and remember that some scholarships set limits on the number of hours you can work.
If you have a Student visa you may be able to work up to 20 hours a week during term time, and Fulltime during scheduled holidays.
If you are a Masters By research or PhD student, you may work, Full time during term time, and during scheduled holidays.