New Zealand at present has 8 state-funded universities. These are:
Click here for a map showing
the broad locations of each these Universities in New Zealand.
Click here for short profiles
and contact info for each of these Universities.
Note that constituent colleges in some universities may be in parts of New
Zealand other than the main campus.
Other colleges (not affiliated to any University, and actually classified as
Polytechnics) have programs that lead to a Master's degree. These are:
- The link in the "College" column in the table below will take you to
the International Student's page of the respective university from where you can get
contact information, prospectus', application forms and other general information.
- The International Student's page usually has prospectus and application form in
- Note that most University programs require that you complete a Bachelor's degree
program in the same field that you want to pursue a Master's degree in.
- Courses usually start Feb-Mar.
- Programs are usually for a duration of 2 years (or more depending on when you
complete you thesis).
- Usually a MSc program emphasizes a thesis as opposed to regular coursework. MSc
programs are tougher, are research oriented and more open-ended.
- In general tuition costs about NZ$ 22,000 per year in a university and about NZ$
16,000 per year in any other college.
- In addition to the tuition fees, living costs can be anywhere from NZ$ 8,000 to
NZ$ 11,000 per year. (The visa requirement for living costs though is NZ$ 7000 per year).
- As is true in any environment, there are always other minor study related
expenses like application fees, late fees and other administrative or membership fees.
- Your Student Permit allows you to work upto 15 hours per week during the academic
year (Feb - Nov). If you also apply for a "variation" to your Student Permit,
you can work full-time during the summer vacation (Nov - Feb).
- New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee is
a central co-ordinating body promoting New Zealand's universities around the world.
Contact info for this body is here.
- For a more complete overview of the education system and a complete list of all
the colleges (polytechnics), look here or here.
Disclaimer: This info is provided as a public service and the
author is not responsible for any errors. Please verify all information before you commit