Higher, degree-level education is mainly offered at universities. There are eight universities which their programmes are generally academic, as distinct from vocational.

  • All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings.
  • Our universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 31 subjects.
  • The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a “top performing country” for the quality of its education system.
  • As a member of the Lisbon Qualification Recognition Convention, New Zealand qualifications are recognised in over 50 countries.


Private Training Establishments (PTEs)
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs)