Understand New Zealand's education system
At every study level, New Zealand can give you a high-quality education that will enable you to achieve your goals.
Study levels – the New Zealand Qualifications Framework
Higher education providers
All of New Zealand’s universities are ranked among the top 3% in the world. Study at degree level to PhD.
Te Pūkenga - NZ Institute of Skills and Technology
Te Pūkenga offers applied learning that gives you real-world experience. Study from introductory to degree level.
Private Training Establishments (PTEs)
Study a specialist programme focused on a career in your chosen industry. Courses start at foundation level.
Types of schools
Schools in New Zealand are either state schools (where 85% of children go), state-integrated schools (which may be faith-based or use specialist teaching methods), or private schools.