New Zealand's culture and nature offers an exciting alternative to other
English-speaking countries, as well as allowing you as a student to get a good
education at a high level. New Zealand is often mentioned in international
contexts comparing the standard of education.
Zealand lies midway between the equator and the South Pole, separated from the
rest of the world. The North Island has a Mediterranean climate, while on the
South Island it is somewhat cooler. The country's nature is one of the cleanest
you can find in the world. The majority of New Zealand's 4 million inhabitants
are of European origin, while 15% represent the indigenous people - the Maoris -
whose culture shines through in society. The "Kiwis", the unofficial nickname of
the locals, are very friendly towards foreigners, and international students are
always welcomed. New Zealanders spend a lot of time outdoors so those with a
sense of exciting outdoor activities really have something to look forward to!
The price level in New Zealand is somewhat lower than at home, and otherwise the
big cities are both safe and comfortable.
Which universities can I study in New Zealand?
We partner with the following universities in New Zealand:
- Auckland University of Technology
- University of Auckland
- Victoria University of Wellington
What can you study in New Zealand
- One or two semesters (Study Abroad)
- Bachelor, Master or Ph.D.
- Summer School (5-6 weeks during their summer)
The education system in New Zealand
New Zealand has 8 universities and 25 polytechnic Institutes of Technology.
The teaching at the universities of New Zealand consists of a good combination
of lectures, group meetings and self-study. The universities offer 3-year
bachelor's degrees and 1.5 / 2-year master's degrees. After completing your
bachelor's degree, you also have the opportunity to take a so-called "Honors
Year" where you specialize more in your area of interest. Many New Zealand
students go straight into working life after the bachelor's degree, so if you
choose to take a master's degree you have good chances of getting a good job if
you choose to stay in New Zealand. You can also choose to only take part studies
(1-2 semesters study abroad).
Facts about New Zealand
Census: approx. 4.8 million
Largest cities: Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch
Languages: English and Maori
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Time difference: +12 (+10 at summer time)
Want to know more about studying in New Zealand?
Didn't find what you were looking for or have questions about studying in New
Zealand? Book a meeting with us! Our study guides have long experience of
sending Norwegian students abroad and can answer anything you wonder. When you
book a meeting with us you get free counseling about studying in New Zealand and
we can help you to search, choose a study program, find accommodation and set a
You are most welcome in one of our stores, but we can also take the meeting over