One can enjoy picturesque, spectacular glaciers, rugged mountains, rolling hillsides, vast plains, subtropical forest, and miles of coastline with beautiful sandy beaches. Even big cities are surrounded by lush greenery and are located not far from the country's hills and coasts. This can happen only in New Zealand.
Situated in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, the land known as the Long White Cloud for the local Maori people is an island country. It comprises the landmasses of the North and South Islands along with many smaller islands. The New Zealand culture is a diverse and unique blend of Maori and European traditions, with influences from Asia, Polynesia, and many other countries. Not only is New Zealand an amazing location for shooting movies, it is also a great student destination. New Zealand's Universities and educational institutions are recognised internationally and are highly regarded by employers worldwide. Teaching standards in the country are excellent and students immensely benefit from smaller class sizes that offer more individualized attention.
Last year, there were more than 29,000 Indian students enrolled to study here. That's a 150 percent increase since 2010. For an international student, New Zealand offers both spectacular sights and high quality education. In the recent years, New Zealand has become a popular study destination for many Indian students. Tertiary Education Minister, Steven Joyce, says benefits of international education extend well beyond the economic contribution, "Young New Zealanders live and learn alongside people from other countries, increasing their understanding of other cultures and boosting our links with the world. These links are vital for us to prosper in an increasingly Asia-Pacific world." He adds, "More students mean more money pumped into our economy, plus skilled migrants are a good thing for growth in New Zealand."
All leading Universities recognise qualifications acquired in New Zealand Universities. The New Zealand Government has constructed polytechnics, state owned Universities and colleges to promote higher education. There are around 860 private training establishments which are mostly privately funded. Students can choose between diploma, degree, vocational and polytechnic courses. International students need to spend on an average NZD 1200 every month to manage their living expenses in New Zealand.
As per the QS World University Rankings 2015, the top five Universities of New Zealand are The University of Auckland (82), University of Otago (173), University of Canterbury (211), Victoria University of Wellington (229) and Massey University (337).
Best of New Zealand
University of Auckland
University of Otago
University of Canterbury
Unitec Institute of Technology
University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington
Manukau Institute of Technology
Universal College of Learning