With advanced education and many job opportunities, New Zealand is an attractive study destination for young people. Its eight best universities also have earned a reputation across the world.
1. The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is the best-ranked university in New Zealand and is also the only New Zealand university ranked in the top 100 in the world universities. It’s located in the port city of Auckland. Auckland is New Zealand's largest, most culturally diverse city, and also voted as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Here, people can enjoy a warm coastal temperature environment. This city is always filled with a joyful and bustling atmosphere. With beautiful beaches, bungalows, bays, embellished with yachts, sails glimmering from morning mist until sunset. If you are a New Zealand student in the beautiful city of Auckland, there will be many interesting tourist destinations for you to explore: One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie), Mount Victoria (Takarunga), Sky Tower, Road Queen, Parnell Village...
The University of Auckland has 6 modern campuses with nearly 30,000 students, in which more than 7,000 international students from 120 different countries study. The University of Auckland is also the sole representative of the Universitas-21 alliance, the World University Network (WUN), and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Therefore, there’re hundreds of opportunities for students to interact, exchange, and attend international student events.
The Faculty of Economics and Business accounts for the majority of the university's students and is also the one that received the three most prestigious and important certificates in the world: AACBS from the US, EQUIS from Europe, and MBAs in the UK. Some disciplines such as Communication, Information Systems & Computer Science, Financial Accounting, and Economics are in the Top 100 in the world. On CatEight.com, you can search for all courses provided by The University of Auckland.
2. University of Otago
As the 2nd ranked university in New Zealand and the 184th in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2021, University of Otago has always been one of the dream destinations of international students wishing to study in New Zealand.
2019 is the 150th anniversary year of the establishment of the University of Otago - the first university of New Zealand (1869) located in the city of Dunedin - the city with the highest slope in the world, also with natural landscapes. The university is in the top 1% of the best universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.
The University of Otago stands out for the quality of teaching, 95% of graduates get jobs or continue to study at higher levels. Its key disciplines belong to the fields of biological sciences, biomedical engineering, general practitioners, dentists, etc. Physical activity is also the strength of this university. Famous New Zealand rugby athletes also come from and train from this university's club.
3. Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
One of the eight best universities in New Zealand is the Auckland University of Technology, located in downtown Auckland. The university is ranked 437th around the world according to QS World Universities rankings 2021. Although newly established in 2000, its teaching quality is not inferior to any old university in this country.
Hotel management and entertainment, financial accounting, information technology, art design... are the best fields at this university. The vibrant environment with vibrant activities and top-notch teaching quality help the university attract students from about 95 countries each year. These achievements are increasingly affirming New Zealand is an ideal study destination for international students.
4. Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington is currently ranked 223th in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Located in the city of Wellington - the capital of New Zealand, this is the largest and oldest university in this country. This university is divided into 6 faculties: Architecture and Design, Commerce and Management, Social Science and Humanities, Law, Science, and Education. The university currently has about 22,000 students enrolled, of which approximately 3,000 are international. Besides top-quality, this university is also known for its impressive ancient architecture.
5. University of Canterbury
Established in 1873, the University of Canterbury is located in the largest city in South New Zealand-Christchurch. Its degrees are widely recognized around the world. Business-Economics, Finance, Computer, Engineering, Health, Law, Art, Music, Social Science, and more are the outstanding fields of this university.
6. Massey University
Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 4,500 international students from 100 countries, with branches located in 3 cities: Palmerston, Auckland, and Wellington. The university's degrees are recognized around the world and are known for the quality of training and research. It is leading in New Zealand in Engineering, Technology, Physics, Sports Science, Statistics.
7. University of Waikato
Ranked 375th in the world, the University of Waikato located in Hamilton city is considered the friendliest university in New Zealand. Each year, this university receives 2,500 international students from more than 80 countries around the world to study. In addition, the university also has a large network of training links with more than 120 research institutes and universities around the world.
8. Lincoln University
For those who are looking at universities in New Zealand, you should not miss Lincoln University. It’s located inside the Christchurch park city, the lifestyle here really makes learners feel extremely comfortable. Ranked 387 in the world, the university annually attracts about 3,500 international students from over 60 countries.