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.