Top Universities in New Zealand

Education in New Zealand pursues three-tier model which includes primary schools, followed by secondary schools (High Schools) and tertiary education at universities and polytechs. The education of New Zealand ranks as 7th best in the world by “Program for International Student Assessment”. The Education Index is published with UN’s Human Development Index in 2008 based on data from 2006 lists New Zealand as 0.993 amongst highest in world tied for first with Denmark, Finland and Australia. Education is free and obligatory for age between 6 and 16 but children normally start school on their 5th birthday or first school day after it. Post obligatory education is synchronized within “New Zealand Qualification Framework” a unified system of national qualification in schools, vocational education and training.

Academic year in New Zealand varies between institutions but usually runs from late January until mid-December for primary and secondary schools and polytechnics from late February until mid-November for universities.

LIST OF TOP UNIVERSITIES IN NEW ZEALAND

These are the list of top universities in New Zealand

UNIVERSITIES IN NEW ZEALAND

TOWN

01

University of Auckland

Auckland

02

University of Otago

Dunedin

03

University of Waikato

Hamilton and other locations

04

Massey University

Palmerston North and other locations

05

University of Canterbury

Christchurch

06

AUT University

Auckland

07

Victoria University of Wellington

Wellington

08

Lincoln University

Christchurch