About New Zealand

The first choice for New Zealand education options and information about New Zealand institutions.

New Zealand is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of international students seeking quality education. New Zealand universities, colleges and other New Zealand education institutions offer students a unique learning environment. This is supported by an integrated education system in which students attending New Zealand schools and New Zealand English language schools find it easy to make the transition to the next level of education.

From stunning mountain scenery, green forests, sparkling blue lakes and beautiful beaches – to clean and modern cosmopolitan cities, you will find it all in New Zealand. It is an ideal place to live and study.

The country is approximately the size of Britain or Japan, yet there are less than four million people living in this uncrowned South Pacific paradise. New Zealand is a safe and desirable place to live.

The local people – affectionately known as Kiwis – are friendly and welcoming and you will feel at home here. English is spoken by more than 99% of the population.

Every person, when he or she is young, dreams of finding some enchanting place, of beautiful mountains and breathtaking coastline and clear lakes and amazing wildlife. Most people give up on it because they never find New Zealand.

― U.S President Bill Clinton, visiting NZ in September 1999

About Auckland

Known around the world as ‘The City of Sails’, Auckland is a wonderful place to live, work and study. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand, with a population of 1.3 million. This modern and attractive city is the country’s centre of education, business and trade.

Auckland is located between two natural harbours and is surrounded by scenic beaches and green parks. Sub-tropical islands dot the coastline. Nearby are the lush Waitakere Ranges and the spectacular wild West Coast.

The inhabitants of this city are friendly and welcoming. International students often comment how easy it is to start up a conversation with the locals.

Aucklanders enjoy a healthy lifestyle and a lot of outdoor recreation activities. Sailing, fishing, surfing and hiking are all popular. The locals also enjoy team sports such as volleyball, rugby, cricket, soccer and netball. Other favourite activities are picnics and barbeques on the beach.

Auckland boasts three internationally respected universities. It is the most multicultural city in New Zealand. There are numerous restaurants, cinemas, coffee-shops, museums, art galleries and shopping areas. Auckland often rates in international surveys as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.

Whatever your interests and background, you will enjoy this lovely and friendly city and will feel at home in Auckland.