New Zealand is nestled in the South Pacific Ocean 2,162 kms (1,343 miles) from Australia, our closest neighbour and friend. There are two main islands in New Zealand, creatively named the North and South Islands.
The total land area of New Zealand is 270,000 square km, which means it could fit into Australia 28 times and fit into the USA or Canada around 34 times. However, we are slightly bigger than the United Kingdom.
New Zealand is a three and a half hour flight from Eastern Australia and around a 10 hour flight from most places on the Pacific Rim, such as Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo. Flying time between Los Angeles and Auckland takes just under 13 hours and double that between London and Auckland. Well over three-quarters of New Zealand’s population live in the North Island and a significant percentage of those live near our largest city, Auckland.
Why New Zealand:
There are various reasons for this:
- New Zealand has become a trusted provider of world-class education. New Zealand tertiary providers are innovative and provide programmes that are internationally recognized.
- Tertiary institutions provide flexible pathways between different levels of study, which gives students a variety of options to consider.
- New Zealand is known as a safe, clean and green country. New Zealand cities are lively and multi- cultural.
- New Zealand providers must be signatories to the Ministry of Education Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This ensures a welcoming and supportive experience for students.
- The cost of studying in New Zealand compares favourably with destinations such as Australia, UK, USA and Ireland.Qualifications from recognized Indian Universities are accepted in New Zealand.