New Zealand has strong guidelines for education and home stay providers which ensure international students are always well looked after. The education system offers 100+ subjects and a stream of globally oriented courses to pick from disciplines like Commerce, Humanities, Management, Medicine, IT, Pure Sciences. The University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, Lincoln University, Waikato University, to name a few, are popular amongst students.
International students with high academic merit are eligible for a wide variety of scholarships by New Zealand government, educational institutions and private funding sources. Around 70-100 scholarships are offered by various universities in New Zealand.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a survey conducted every three years on the achievement levels of 15-year-old students in all industrialised countries, has consistently ranked New Zealand school system in top categories. Compared to other countries, New Zealand has higher percentage of universities listed on the Times Higher Education Supplement Top 500 and Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) develops and quality-assured national courses and qualifications. It is done by:
“Global reports reveal the presence of a higher percentage of
universities in New Zealand, compared to any other country”
requiring private training institutions to be registered with appropriate authorities if they offer programmes of 12 weeks or more
requiring all institutions to maintain the standard
requiring accreditation approving the programmes they deliver.