Study in New Zealand:Introduction
New Zealand is nestled in the South Pacific Ocean 2,162 kms (1,343 miles) from Australia, our closest neighbour and friend. There are two main islands in New Zealand, creatively named the North and South Islands.
The total land area of New Zealand is 270,000 square kilometres (104,000 square miles), which means it could fit into Australia 28 times and fit into the United States or Canada around 34 times. Well over three-quarters of New Zealand's population live in the North Island and a significant percentage of those live near our largest city, Auckland.
International students are welcomed by New Zealand society, both for the cultural diversity they bring and their contribution to the economy.
Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socialising together. Students come from Europe, South East Asia, the UK, North Asia, Japan, South America, India, and Australia, amongst many others.
The country has a comparatively low cost of living, abundant fresh food at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options.
Transport is also moderately priced, affording easy access to rivers, mountains, lakes, forests and beaches and the recreational opportunities they provide.