Institution Types


Whatever higher education you’re looking for, you’ll find it in New Zealand. New Zealand have eight universities, 18 polytechnics and institutes of technology, around 600 private training institutions, 27 English Language schools and around 20 industry training organizations.



You can study for either academic or more practically focused qualifications, gaining everything from entry-level certificates to diplomas, degrees and doctorates. What’s more, these institutes are located nationwide, so you can study just about anywhere you like.

PhD students will pay the same fees as New Zealand students. There are scholarships available for international PhD students, including the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships. Each institution has specific scholarship opportunities too.