New Zealand is a natural playground full of opportunities for unique experiences and an unbeatable place to live and stud. Its World famous for its safe, friendly people, spectacular landscape and relaxed lifestyle and welcoming environment.
Read more about working while studying, where to stay, the cost of living and the best places to visit.
 
Population: 4,852,050
Capital: Wellington
Area:  268,021 km2
Currency: NZ Dollar
Popular Cities:  Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown
 
Vibrant Multicultural Nation
New Zealand has a dynamic and harmonious multicultural society. People are friendly, pleasant and welcoming international students in a warm environment.
 
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,  the only country in the world to have all of our universities in the global top 500.
All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings.
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 help support you 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.