Studying New Zealand qualifications

An overview of what to expect if you are thinking about studying in New Zealand, or studying with a New Zealand provider overseas.

How the NZ education system works

Learn about the structure of the New Zealand education system.

Coming to NZ for secondary school

Find out what to expect from New Zealand secondary school education.

Coming to New Zealand for tertiary education

New Zealand offers world-class tertiary education. Entry requirements are set by the education provider – check what they require before you apply.

Quality assurance of education in New Zealand

The New Zealand government has processes in place to ensure education quality is high and international students are well cared for.

Caring for international students – The Code

When you come to New Zealand to study as an international student, education providers have a responsibility to ensure that you are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

Information for Chinese students – 给中国学生的信息

The role of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are credible and sound, whether in New Zealand or internationally.


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