New Zealand’s relaxed pace of life gives you the time to enjoy everything our vibrant modern cities have to offer. Enjoy live music, theatre, film, dance, free festivals or international sports fixtures, or hang out with your new friends at a cafe, restaurant or bar. Most of our cities and towns are relatively small and uncrowned, making your daily commute easier and faster than back home. Wherever you live, you won’t be far from beaches, parks, walking trails and cycle tracks.

New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools. New Zealand government agencies monitor the quality of all areas of the education system. This ensures students gain the skills they need and obtain qualifications that are relevant and good value for money.

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Unitec is New Zealand’s largest institute of technology, with more than 20,000 students studying over 150 work-oriented programmes. We offer leading employment-focused education at our three campuses in Mt. Albert, Waitakere and Albany.

Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds and are passionate about the power of education to change lives. We are proud to play such a pivotal role in shaping their individual and collective success.

In order to deliver the best possible outcomes for our students and graduates we must be an excellent business. This demands constant refinement, discipline around benchmarking and rigorous measurement of our progress.
Through our links with leading edge businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors, our students are able to access project and placement opportunities that enhance their employability on graduation.
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About NMIT

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is the place for a world class education. NMIT is a NZQA Category 1 institute (the highest possible) where you can study among renowned, award-winning buildings, guided by industry-savvy tutors and the latest technologies, studying with students from around the globe - all leading to internationally respected qualifications.

The Nelson / Marlborough region is one of the most beautiful and desirable areas in New Zealand to live and study. Each year, NMIT attracts around 3,000 equivalent full time students who come to enjoy the scenery, beaches, sunny climate, culture, relaxed lifestyle and education opportunities offered.
Technology and knowledge transfer and commercial exploitation of ideas are promoted by our Office of Innovation through a range of initiatives and ongoing research and consultancy with business and industry.

Student life is vibrant. There is always something to entertain you, as well as support services to help you ease your way into your studies with as little stress as possible. Our tutors are enthusiastic and committed to helping you achieve your goals and we work together with local business and industry representatives to ensure you get the most up-to-date training available.

We make a leading contribution to lifelong learning (via eLearning), widening access to education for all – enhancing the region’s knowledge base.

With campuses in Nelson, Marlborough and Auckland, NMIT offers 100 programmes at certificate, diploma or degree level across a broad range of areas.
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Queens Academic Group
About Queens Academic Group

At QAG, we believe education is a noble pursuit and we are serious about helping you to achieve your academic and practical learning goals. Under the close guidance of our qualified and experienced staff, you will study modern and interesting curricula and be encouraged to achieve your personal best. You will be challenged and with our help you will rise to that challenge!

UEL has also climbed 8 places in the Guardian league tables this year, and is in the top half of rankings which track how much universities spend per student. It was recognised by QAA, an independent auditor, as an “outstanding” institution in 2010.

Fortunately, it is not all about work! You will also have the opportunity to experience local life and take part in cultural and sporting activities [no comma] if you wish. Our support staff will be able to assist you should you encounter any problems or difficulties while in New Zealand. Once your course is completed, you will move on with confidence and pleasant memories.

Auckland is called the ‘City of Sails’ and every day a multitude of yachts and pleasure boats may be seen around Auckland Harbour.Queens Academic Group is conveniently located in the heart of Auckland City, New Zealand. Less than 5 minutes walk to main entertainment arenas and shopping areas of Queen Street, Aotea Square and the Viaduct Basin, train station and bus terminal. Visit Website

IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute
About IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute

At IPU New Zealand, we are renowned for our friendly, multicultural environment, and interdisciplinary approach to learning. New Zealand and international students alike learn to live and work flexibly in this radically changing world through their studies at IPU New Zealand.

Dedicated teachers and support staff go beyond the usual level of student care to ensure that every learner receives the best possible care and personalised attention, from when they begin their studies at IPU New Zealand, right through to finding their ideal job.

You get the unique experience of studying alongside both New Zealand and international students, while realising your leadership potential. You gain a wide range of employable skills through the numerous clubs, committees, events, and other opportunities available.
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Southern Institute of Technology
About Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Murihiku) is one of New Zealand’s largest institutes of technology, with over 12,000 students in 2011.

Established in 1971, SIT has since become famous for its Zero Fees Scheme. The scheme, which is open to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, sees students save thousands of dollars on the cost of their tertiary education. The Institute is also renowned for the quality of its facilities and equipment.

SIT’s three main campuses are located in Invercargill with other campuses located in Queenstown, Gore, Christchurch and Auckland. Students can study from anywhere in New Zealand and the world via SIT’s distance education faculty, SIT2LRN.
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About Whitireia

Whitireia is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology, known for its high student success rate and culturally diverse student body. Established in 1986, on the shores of the Porirua Harbour, Whitireia has grown to become a tertiary institution of choice for over 7,752 students, who study at one of our contemporary campuses in Wellington, Porirua, Kāpiti and Auckland.

Whitireia is committed to teaching what employers want you to know. Over 120 programmes of study are offered covering master’s, postgraduate, degree, diploma and certificate levels along with a number of short courses. All programmes have been developed in conjunction with industry to offer excellent applied qualifications.

Our student support services and learning resources are exceptional and available to all who study here. These teamed with our unique campus culture and being the number one polytechnic in New Zealand for student success and course completion makes Whitireia a great place to learn.
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