The basics

New Zealand: Applying to university

Are you ready to apply? Not quite sure yet? When applying to study in New Zealand, there are several factors to take into consideration, including the country’s education system and study culture – it’s likely very different to what you’re used to, but then that’s why you’ve chosen to study abroad after all! Let us enlighten you as to how things are done abroad and what you can expect, so your application has the very best chance of being accepted.

Must read


Applying to study in New Zealand

With flat horizons, ever-rolling hills and a thirst for extreme sports, New Zealand is a wildly popular study destination for international students. But as well as playing host to a number of internationally recognised universities, the nation’s tight immigration laws and strict tertiary application requirements may make the admissions process seem like a nightmare. However, if you do your research properly and meet all conditions, there’s no reason why you


'When do New Zealand universities conduct admissions interviews? [VIDEO]

Find out when an interview is part of the application process to study at a university in New Zealand. We spoke to an admissions officer from the University of Waikato , New Zealand, about when admissions interviews are required, and some tips for students who need to complete them. Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with the University of Waikato (there’s also a quick summary after the video). PhD applicants —Find out whether PhD students are

100895 IELTS and TOEFL exam

IELTS vs. TOEFL: Which should you take?

If you aren’t an English native speaker, you’ll almost always be required to sit an English language proficiency test as part of your application to study abroad at an English-speaking university. The two most accepted English language tests worldwide are the International English Language Test System ( IELTS ) and Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL ) tests.   Whilst both accurately test your level of English and are widely accepted across over


The New Zealand higher education system...simplified

Green, warm and responsible for the awe-inspiring backdrops of Lord of the Rings, New Zealand is one of the strongest OECD countries in literacy, maths and science. Boasting a number of institutions that offer programmes from vocational certificate to doctoral levels, New Zealand qualifications are recognized by all leading higher level institutions worldwide.  Whilst the nation’s education system is based on that of the British, there are a number of subtleties it’s