Apr 30, 2019

List of Top Ranking Universities in New Zealand 2019-2020

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New Zealand has been provider of the quality education for a long time, and has been hosting international students from all over the world for years now. Universities in New Zealand are known for their international standards of teaching and research facilities. Every year, many of them are ranked among the top universities by various entities. Here are some of the top universities in New Zealand:

List of Top Ranked Ranking Universities in New Zealand 2019-2020

Top Universities in New Zealand for International Students

1. University of Auckland:

The University of Auckland has six campuses in New Zealand, and has more than 40000 active students enrolled at a time. It is the most sought after university in New Zealand, and the most highly ranked university.  It was established in 1883 and was previously a college under University of New Zealand.

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Auckland

85

201–250

 

2. University of Otago

Ranked as one of the most beautiful universities in The Daily Telegraph and Huffington Post, University in Otago is known for its infrastructure and iconic clock tower. Established in 1869, it one of the oldest universities. It was the first university in Australasia to permit women to study a law degree. Just like University of Auckland, the university was a part of University of New Zealand between 1874 and 1961.

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Dunedin, Otago

175

201–250

 

3. Victoria University of Wellington

The Victoria University of Wellington offers a number of courses in the number of campuses spread across the country. There is large range of courses for the international students, in the departments like Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Engineering, Research, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, and Science.

 

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Wellington

221

401–500

 

4. University of Canterbury:

The University of Canterbury is the second oldest university of New Zealand. The degrees offered in University of Canterbury are Commerce, Engineering, Arts, Commerce, Education, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Sports Coaching, Speech and Language Pathology. The university has more than 140 cultural societies and clubs for the students to partake.

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Christchurch

231

301–350

 

5. University of Waikato

The Waikato University has a very unique department of education, the department of Māori and Indigenous Studies. The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand, and the university also has them as key students in it. However it caters to the international students, also. There are other faculties such as Arts and Social Sciences, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Education, Health, Sport and Human Performance, Law, Science and Engineering, Management.

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Hamilton

274

401–500

 

6. Lincoln University

Lincoln University is has the oldest agricultural school in the southern hemisphere. The university started in 1878 as School of Agriculture, and from 1896 to 1961, it was under University of New Zealand. From 1961 to 1990, it was Lincoln College under University of Canterbury.  The departments at Lincoln University are agribusiness and commerce, agriculture and life science and a faculty for Environment, society and design.

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Lincoln

317

501–600

 

7. Massey University

The first non-engineering university to be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society, Massey University is the only university in New Zealand offering aviation, veterinary medicine, and nanoscience degrees. An international university in true sense, Massey University has more than 3000 international students from more than 100 countries.

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Palmerston North, Auckland

332

501–600

 

8. Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology was formed in 2000, when technical college was converted into the University. The lineage of the college goes back to 1895. The university is also known for its diversity, with more than 4000 international students are enrolled in the university. The five departments of AUT are Te Ara Poutama (related to indigenous Maori people), Health and Environment science, Design and Creative Technology, Business and Law, Culture and Society.

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Auckland

464

301–350

 

Universities in New Zealand have always been welcoming to the international students and the country is only growing as a more and more prominent study abroad destination in recent years.

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Dhruv is fond of words and everything related to them. Writing about different things from around the world gives him immense pleasure, and a very healthy by-product is sharing of the information and helping others in the process.

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