New Zealand

New Zealand is a modern country with a rich cultural heritage. About the same size and shape as Great Britain or Japan, it is a politically-stable English-speaking democracy, whose population of 4.7 million people enjoy a high standard of living

New Zealand consists of two main islands in the South Pacific, 3 hours east of Australia by air and 10 hours south-east of Singapore by air

Internationally, the country is known for the beauty and variety of its landscape. The cities are clean, open and lively, with Auckland in particular showing many cultural influences

New Zealanders are a famously hospitable people with a lively interest in other cultures

New Zealand is a rich mix of cultures – including European, Maori, Asian and Pacific people. New Zealanders have made significant contributions to the world of science and technology (three Nobel Prize winners), the arts (music, dance, fine art, etc.), medicine, conservation, food, wine, sport and fashion

Beyond the warm welcome, you will find a place where safety and security are valued

New Zealand is ranked 2nd on the Global Peace Index for the most peaceful countries on earth

New Zealand is also one of the world’s 15 best countries to live in, according to the latest United Nations’ index aimed at measuring development


Auckland, New Zealand’s business and education capital, is spread around 2 large harbours, and is the major city in the north of New Zealand’s North Island, with 1.5 million people (35% of New Zealand’s population). Auckland is known as the ‘city of sails’, with sailing and other water sports ranking highly amongst many outdoor activities, assisted by a mild and comfortable climate all year round. The monthly average maximum temperatures range from 24 degrees Celsius in January to 15 degrees Celsius in July

Auckland is ranked 3rd amongst the world’s cities for its quality of living, in the 2017 Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey

In the centre of Auckland, the iconic Sky Tower has views of Viaduct Harbour, which is full of super-yachts and lined with bars and cafes. Auckland Domain, the city’s oldest park, is based around an extinct volcano and home to the beautiful museum of New Zealand and Pacific history. Near the city downtown area, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade. The international airport has direct flights to major cities in Australia, South-East Asia, and North and South America, and regular connections on to the rest of the world

Auckland is home to a range of nationalities, making it an easy place for international students to settle into

Three of New Zealand’s eight universities are located in Auckland, of which AUT University is the newest and most rapidly growing. Many Polytechnics, English Language Colleges and Private Training Providers are located in the city