With one of the best and most varied education systems in the world, New Zealand has fostered four Nobel laureates and is in the world’s forefront in various fields such as biotechnology, forensic medicine, dentistry, marine engineering, environmental science, and horticulture. The following are the main school types international students should look out for when considering pursuing their education in New Zealand.

Primary and secondary schools in New Zealand pay particular attention to the holistic development of children and allow them to choose their subjects as they prepare for their National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). Almost all primary and secondary schools have a set schedule, usually from 9:00am to 3:30pm, and have four different terms spread out equally over the calendar year as follows:

Term 1: February to mid-April
Term 2: Late April to early July
Term 3: Mid July to late September
Term 4: Mid October to mid-December

 

ACG School in Parnell Auckland

Curriculum :
New Zealand Primary Level

Age : 5+

City :
Auckland
Diocesan School for Girls

Curriculum :
New Zealand Primary Level

Age : 5+

City :
Auckland
Murrays Bay Primary School

Curriculum :
New Zealand Primary Level

Age : 5+

City :
Auckland
Orewa Primary School

Curriculum :
New Zealand Primary Level

Age : 5+

City :
Orewa

Where there is a high concentration of expatriates in a city, there will be demand for international schools. As a global city and key financial hub, Singapore is exactly that and is home to over twenty international schools located all over the country. These pre-university schools often encourage a holistic approach to education and mainly offer unique curriculum that follows their home country (for those country specific international schools such as Singapore American School, Australian International School and Canadian International School) or international curriculum, such as Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate (IB), to provide their students with an international education. These qualifications are recognised internationally by most local and foreign tertiary institutes, which stands them in good stead to get into the university of their choice.

 

ACG Education

Curriculum :
Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
International Baccalaureate (IB)
University Foundation Courses

Age : 16+

City :
Auckland

Despite its many options for higher education, most international students who choose to further their studies in New Zealand do so at their universities. With 8 universities in the country, all of them ranked in the top 500, the diverse range of courses on offer is enough to cater to students with various interests. New Zealand’s relatively laid-back approach ensures you will meet the vigorous requirements of the universities without the cost of your mental health in the process.

 

UUNZ Institute of Business

Qualifications Offered :
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Auckland
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Qualifications Offered :
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Auckland
University of Canterbury

Qualifications Offered :
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Christchurch
The University of Auckland

Qualifications Offered :
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Auckland
University of Waikato

Qualifications Offered :
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Hamilton
University of Otago

Qualifications Offered :
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Dunedin
Lincoln University

Qualifications Offered :
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Christchurch
Victoria University of Wellington

Qualifications Offered :
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Wellington
Massey University

Qualifications Offered :
Diploma
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctoral Degree

Age : 18+

City :
Wellington