Schools in New Zealand is your online gateway to information about New Zealand education. It provides access to educational services and advice for international students and parents. The Programme for International Student Assessment, currently ranks New Zealand’s schools as the 7th best in the world, being significantly higher than the OECD average.
Data gathered from immigration offices and enrollment information has seen NZ rival Australia in terms of the number of international student enrollees.
The global financial crisis notwithstanding, Education New Zealand CEO, Robert Stevens says the number of students has been increasing year after year with only a couple of nationalities decreasing in number of enrollees. Currently New Zealand rivals Australia in the number of school and ESL international students. Numbers in the tertiary level are being improved to achieve equal footing with Australia in this area.
“New Zealand is a world leader in export education, compared to our major offshore competitors,” says Stevens. Even as new students arrive on NZ shores, Stevens says the country vows to strengthen “cross-sector commitment to providing educational services to international students.” This, he says, will motivate New Zealand to realize its full potential in the area of providing quality international education.
With world-class professors in every university, a safe and environmentally-sound living environment and a rich local culture, New Zealand is a prime option for higher education for any specialty: from the humanities, business and applied sciences. The multi-cultural atmosphere encourages more learning outside the classroom, and interacting with students from different nations only serves to enrich the NZ educational experience.