Auckland - The City of Sails
Auckland is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations and an important centre for trade and economic growth. It is popularly known as the ‘city of sails’ for the numerous private yachts and boats that are a docked in Auckland. The city has a strong Asian expatriate community and welcomes students from all around the world. Auckland consistently gets listed among the top five cities in the world to live by leading global lifestyle and travel magazines.
Auckland has over 400 institutions that include English language schools, technical training institutes and polytechnics, colleges, two full-fledged universities and one satellite university campus in Albany. These institutions attract students from around the world. Students from India primarily apply to the universities mostly for a postgraduate degree. A growing number of students are opening up to the possibility of studying at the polytechnic institutes and then progressing to a relevant programme at the University-level.
Best Universities in Auckland for Indian Students
Auckland University of Technology (AUT), The University of Auckland and Massey University’s Auckland campus are the universities in Auckland, which can admit Indian students. Let us look at these universities in brief below.
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s third largest university and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the Asia-Oceania region. AUT boasts the best graduate employment rate among all universities in New Zealand. There are five faculties, which offer more than 250 programmes in subjects as diverse as Business, Health, Law, Design and Environmental Studies. With multiple campuses, state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated support for international students, campus-based accommodation and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to choose from, AUT is a great place for you to consider studying!
The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest university and is the only university in New Zealand to feature among the world’s top universities by all leading higher education ranking agencies. Established in 1883, The University of Auckland is also a member of Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University is home to over 40,000 students of which nearly 4,500 students are international students from over 90 different countries. The students are offered a vibrant and exciting learning environment where they are allowed to pursue their dreams of academic excellence. There are over 120 student clubs and organisations, which allow students to follow hobbies as diverse as photography and canoeing and film and yoga.
Massey University – Auckland Campus
Massey University’s Auckland Campus was built in the early 1990s and is a short drive away from the iconic Auckland Harbour Bridge. The Albany campus is home to around 6,000 students. Popularly known as Massey Auckland, the campus offers a performing arts theatre for the expressive arts students, a trading room creating an applied experience for finance students, a high-technology business incubator, research labs and a modern nursing simulation suite among other facilities. Courses on offer here cover subjects like Mathematics, Jazz, Nutrition, Engineering, the Humanities and Business Studies. The campus offers a friendly learning environment and welcomes students from all around the world.
Eastern Institute of Technology
Eastern Institute of Technology popularly known as EIT is a government-owned tertiary higher education institution. With campuses in Napier, Auckland and Gisborne, for over 40 years EIT has been offering top-quality education at an affordable price. Programmes are offered in subjects as diverse as Health, Education, Social Sciences, Tourism and Computing. The vocational programmes are designed to make students employment-ready and all courses are accredited and internationally recognised. EIT has a growing community of international students from all around the world.
Whitireia New Zealand
Whitireia New Zealand is a government owned and funded tertiary institute of technology with campuses in Auckland, Wellington, Kapiti and Porirua, New Zealand. Established in 1986, the Whitireia attracts a large number of international students to its campuses. With internships, low fees and IELTS requirements that are lower when compared to other polytechnics, Whitreia is truly an attractive option for Indian students.
Unitec Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Unitec Institute of Technology has been at the forefront of providing quality tertiary education in Auckland. In addition to vocational programmes, English language courses and undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered in partnership with leading universities are available for students. Unitec currently has over 25,000 students and nearly 3,000 students are international students from around the world. International students have access to over 130 programmes and every year a number of Indian students apply to study at Unitec.
Auckland offers a wide world of possibilities to all students. Be it affordable accommodation, opportunities for part-time work and full-time jobs after graduation, awe-inspiring travel plans across New Zealand; Auckland is the perfect place to study in New Zealand.
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