Universities in New Zealand

There are 8 universities in New Zealand and 5 of them are mentioned in QS World university rankings. Most of them offer programs in all areas of studies, including Arts and Humanities, Science, Law, Economics and Medicine, while some of them are smaller and more focused.

The most prestigious university in New Zealand is the University of Auckland which occupies 81st position in the latest QS ranking. It was created in 1883 (before 1961 it was the only university in the country). It is situated in the largest city in the country, Auckland, and has more that 40,000 students in all area of studies. The university is 28th in Arts and Humanities area, with world-class programs in Archaeology, Education and Englidh Literature. University of Auckland demonstrates good dynamics in almost all international rankings: two years ago it was only 92th in the world.

The University of Otago is the oldest higher education institution in the country (while it receveid university status only in 1961, the institute was created in 1869, 14 years before the University of Auckland). It is situated in Danenid, the second-largest city in the country and teaches more than 20,000 students. The university occupies 169th place in QS World university ranking and offer world-class programs in dentistry, medicine and natural sciences.

The University of Canterbury is located on the South Island and is ranked as 214th in the world by QS. This university is smaller than previous two (about 15,000 students study there), but also offer programs in Science, Arts and Humanities, Law and Medicine and many other areas.

Many other universities offer their programs for international students in New Zealand. All programs are taught in English and students usually have to demonstrate their ability to study in this language by providing language tests (TOEFL or IELTS). Institutes of technology are usually not mentioned in world university rankings but also offer professional programs for international students.

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