Top 8 Universities in New Zealand for 2022

Are you planning to study in New Zealand? In this article, we will talk about the top universities in New Zealand.

New Zealand has a high-quality lifestyle with vibrant cities and scenic landscapes, as well as the availability of reputable universities. Here is our list of the top universities in New Zealand for international students, starting with the University of Auckland.

These 8 universities are worldly renowned institutions of higher education, as all of them rank among the first 500 best universities internationally. Each one of these New Zealand universities not only, will provide you with an education with the highest standard, but they will also guarantee you the best graduate outcome at the end of your studies.

1) University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is the largest and top-ranked university in New Zealand.

Also, it is currently ranked 82 in the world according to the QS World University 2018 ranking. Besides, this university was established in 1883. In addition, the university consists of eight faculties and six branches.

Additionally, it includes more than 40,000 students. The University of Auckland is located in larger cities. This makes it a more attractive option for many students from all over the world.

Learn more about: University of Auckland

2) University of Otago

It is the oldest higher education institution in New Zealand. Besides, it is established in 1869. Also, it is the second-largest university in New Zealand in the QS World University 2018 ranking. In addition to, it ranks 151 in the world.

The University of Otago’s slogan is “Dare to be wise”, it currently teaches about 20,600 students in its four colleges (College of Humanities, College of Sciences, College of Health Sciences and Business).

Besides,  this university is located in Dunedin and is the second-largest city in the South Island.

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3) Canterbury University

The University of Canterbury is also located in the South Island in the largest city of Christchurch, as well as the third top university in New Zealand. Besides, this university ranks 214 in the world. In addition to, it was established in 1873, and this makes it the second oldest higher education institution in New Zealand.

The University of Canterbury has also about 15,000 students and offers courses in subjects such as Arts, Commerce, Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, Science as well as Athletic Training and Teaching.

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4) Victoria University of Wellington

This university was instructed in 1897 as a founding college at the University of New Zealand.

Besides, it became an independent institution in 1961. The University of Victoria in Wellington occupies the fourth rank in the QS World University and ranks 219 globally.

The university hosts about 21,000 students in nine colleges. It is famous for its programs in law, humanities and some scientific disciplines. In addition to, it offers a wide range of other courses as well.

Learn more about Victoria University of Wellington

5) University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is one of the best junior universities in New Zealand. Founded in 1964, and it is located in the cities of Hamilton and Tauranga on the North Island.

Besides, Waitako University has about 12,300 students, and it ranks 292 in the world. Also, it surpassed 32 places from the rank it occupied last year.

Learn more about University of Waikato

6) Massey University

Massey University occupies 316 rank in the world, along with Chinese Tongji University.

Also, this university is famous for the applied programs and the close connections with society.

In addition to, Massey University is the only university in New Zealand that offers programs in aviation and conflict resolution, veterinary medicine and nano-science.

Learn more about Massey University

7) Lincoln University

The University of Lincoln continues to improve its position in the ranking of universities in the world to reach the rank 319.

The University of Lincoln also specializes in improving land knowledge, wealth and productivity in New Zealand. Besides, it is among the top 50 global institutions in the field of agriculture and forestry.

Learn more about Lincoln University

8) Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Auckland University of Technology is actually the highest in rank in the country for the percentage of international students, and the 23rd in the world. Also, it has grown to become the favorite university in New Zealand for students looking to pursue technology-related studies. 

With a key focus on research, AUT has 60 research centers and institutes available for its postgraduate students. The university hosts around 29,000 students. 

Learn more at the website of Auckland University of Technology

This was a short tour of the best universities in New Zealand.

Wait for us in our next articles about:

How to register at the University of New Zealand, and how to obtain a student visa in New Zealand.

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