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New Zealand is an evolving destination for international students with strong higher education system that has been ranked 16th in QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings.  It offers internationally recognized and high quality education to the students while the students have the experience of lifetime. In and out of the lecture hall or classroom, student life in New Zealand has its own distinctive Kiwi flavour. The Kiwi study experience is bound to give all sorts of opportunities to make very special social and business connections that students will treasure forever.

New Zealand is a leader when it comes to protecting the rights of international students. It developed the Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 to ensure that the students are well informed, safe and properly cared for. Furthermore, the qualifications at every level – certificates, diplomas, graduate and post-graduate degrees are all ranked on New Zealand Qualifications Framework NZQS. This means the programme you are taking is quality assured and quality is recognized and trusted worldwide.

According to QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, all 8 universities are ranked within top 500 universities of the world. This is to say New Zealand universities are ranked in the top 3% in the world. You do have a career choice, don’t you? The chances are at least one of eight New Zealand’s universities is ranked in the top 100 in the course of your choice. Many scholarships are also offered by education providers and government. Even if you don’t gain a scholarship, remember New Zealand provides you the opportunity to offset your costs by working while you study.

Not only the education providers but the cities that house them are highly rated under categories like University Rankings, Student Mix, Desirability, Employer Activity, Affordability and Student view. These categories certainly help shape the students mind in choosing the best study destination. Auckland ranks 28th and Christchurch 74th in the list of QS Best Student Cities 2016-2017. New Zealand cities also rank highly on international livability measures. For instance, in 2017 Auckland was ranked the world’s third most livable city and Wellington the fifteenth by the Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

In 2015 113,985 international students enrolled in New Zealand education providers which is 14.5% increase from 2014. The increase in students enrolling in tertiary education alone is very high, 16.8%, as 97,035 students enrolled in 2015 compared to 83,015 in 2014. The number of Nepalese students going to New Zealand for tertiary education has also seen dramatic increase; 735 students enrolled in 2014 and that number rose to 1055 in 2015.

New Zealand is also the country with very happy people. World Happiness Report 2017 ranks New Zealand as the 8th happiest country in the planet. It is culturally mixed but unique, filled with magnificent nature to explore and adventures to try and always welcoming.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to study in one of the happiest country with one of the internationally recognized education provider along with other best minds from around the world?

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