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A glimpse of the 8 Government Funded Universities of New Zealand

Jun 09, 2021

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New Zealand has developed as an ideal study destination over the years due to many aspects worth considering. The country has been a provider of quality education for a long time and has been hosting international students from all over the world for years now. Another major aspect is the varied education system with 8 universities, 16 Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics and a number of private institutions, all known for world class education. 

The best part is that all the 8 Government-Funded Universities in New Zealand are in the World's Top 3%.

These New Zealand Universities are known for their international standards of teaching and research facilities. Nearly all of them are ranked among the top universities by various entities every year. Each enjoys a global reputation in its own way drawing thousands of international students. 

Here’s the list of the 8 Government-Funded Universities of New Zealand with the QS Ranking 

1. University of Auckland- #83 

2. University of Otago- #176 

3. Victoria University of Wellington- #215 

4. University of Canterbury - #227 

5. University of Waikato -#266 

6. Massey University - #287 

7. Lincoln University - #356 

8. Auckland University of Technology - #442 

We are indeed privileged to partner with 5 out of the above-mentioned 8 lists of universities to study in New Zealand for international students and we'll be providing certain essential inputs about these universities in this article. 


Victoria University of Wellington 


QS World Ranking #215

Victoria University was founded in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, and hence named after her. The university has 9 faculties with over twenty thousand students. It offers some of the best courses in science, law and arts. Over the years, Victoria University has developed a strong tradition of international links in teaching, research programs of national significance and international quality. 


Popular Streams: 

- Engineering 

- Science 

- Architecture and Design 

- Commerce and Administration 

- Law 

- Humanities and Social Sciences 

- Graduate Research 

Studying in this university offers a unique experience of studying in the heart of the country. The university has a huge inclination towards research and providing the Edu-tech learning methods. It also offers scholarships for international students that encourage education and individual progress. Almost 3900 international students choose to study here due to its close ties with government and state sector. So, if you are keen on science, law or arts, then this university is your right choice. 


University of Canterbury 


QS World Ranking #227 

This is the second oldest institute in New Zealand offering a wide variety of courses in engineering, humanities, social work, forestry etc. The University of Canterbury also offers excellent research facilities, innovative teaching and a vibrant campus just right for international students to study in New Zealand. 


Popular Streams: 

- Chemical and Process Engineering 

- Civil and Natural Resources Engineering 

- Computer Science and Software Engineering 

- Business Management 

- Engineering Management 

- Applied Data Science 

- Communication Disorders 

- Psychology 

- Economics and Finance 

- Mathematics and Statistics 

- Social and Political Sciences 

- Social Work and Human Services 

- Early Childhood 

- Health Science 

The university also offers placements and internships in many subjects like Engineering, Commerce, Arts, and Education as well. The teaching staff has won the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Teaching Excellence, which leaves no further doubts to apply. 

University of Waikato 


QS World Ranking #266

Formed in 1964, the university has two campuses-one in Hamilton and a satellite campus in Tauranga. University of Waikato which had a humble beginning now has a student population of 13,000, out of which 4800 graduate annually. World-class education and research facilities are offered at the University of Waikato offers to the students. 


Popular Streams: 

- Computer Science 

- Engineering 

- Accounting 

- Statistics 

- Economics 

- Biological Sciences 

- Earth and Ocean Sciences 

- Education 

The university stands on a strong foundation of philanthropy and support of many educators. The flexible degree structures mean you can study a broad range of subjects to shape a degree that matches your strengths and career interests and will keep your skills in demand. There are multiple scholarships offered to national and international students as well. This university deserves to be one of your shortlisted universities. 

So, what do you think? New Zealand can definitely be in your priority list for Studies abroad, right? 

Hope this article was helpful and has given an idea about where and how to study in New Zealand. We’ll talk about our other two Partner Universities of NZ in the next article. 

Until then start short listing your university according to your subject preference and visit our office for detailed information from New Zealand Experts. You can avail complete assistance in the Admission Process, New Zealand Student Visa Process and Education Loan services from us. 

Happy Learning in New Zealand.


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