Medicine and HealthCare in New Zealand

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#1 University of Otago

University of Otago

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 22600 Masters: NZD 35840
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,PTE MORE
#2 Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 23238 Masters: NZD 25420
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,TOEFL
#4 Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 20860
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,PTE MORE
#5 Eastern Institute of Technology

Eastern Institute of Technology

Location: Napier, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 19900 Masters: NZD 18286
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,PTE MORE
#6 NorthTec


Location: Whangarei, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 22700
#7 Unitec Institute of Technology

Unitec Institute of Technology

Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 21200 Masters: NZD 19992
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,PTE MORE
#8 Whitireia New Zealand

Whitireia New Zealand

Location: Porirua, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 19250 Masters: NZD 10625
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,
#9 Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT )
#10 Northland Polytechnic

Northland Polytechnic

Location: Otaika, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 22700
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,
#13 Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Location: Rotorua, New Zealand

Bachelors: NZD 19950
Entry Criteria: IELTS ,TOEFL

Medical Universities in New Zealand

We are so obsessed with Europe and America that even when it comes to studying abroad, we are unable to go beyond these two continents. The surprising news for you is, closer home, in New Zealand, you can pursue a world-class degree course in medicine. A large number of international students are already doing so.

Top reasons to study medicine in New Zealand

The medical council of New Zealand registers over 1500 new doctors each year. Studying medicine in New Zealand is a very lucrative academic option, for multiple reasons. To begin with, 

  • New Zealand has some of the best medical colleges and universities in the world. 
  • Their medical colleges will help you learn in a theoretical and practical manner, giving you the edge over your competitors. 
  • It is this high standard of education that makes New Zealand so advanced in medicine healthcare.The ‘New Zealand Qualifications Authority’ is a university regulatory board in new Zealand which ensures that the education imparted in the universities must be of high quality. 
  • The courses in New Zealand are conducted in English. 
    Compared to the cost of similar courses in the colleges and universities of Europe and America, the ones in New Zealand are quite less. 
    New Zealand has a high demand for international medical practitioners due to the shortage of doctors.

Medical colleges in New Zealand

About 30,000 international students are pursuing medicinal courses from the universities of New Zealand. Medical in New Zealand for international students mostly means studying medicine at The University of Auckland, and the University of Otago. These are two very highly regarded medical schools. Both universities in New Zealand are state-sponsored. Besides general medicine, Universities of Medicine in New Zealand also have the following schools for international students:

  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of dentist
  • School of physiotherapist
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Population Health
  • School of medical laboratory scientist

Job Opportunities after studying Medicine in New Zealand

There is a high demand of doctors in the new zealand due to shortage. Thus it provides a great opport unity for medical students to earn handsome money after completing the degree. After completing the degree from Medical University in New Zealand, the average annual income of a doctor is around 100,000-250,000 NZD. 


The qualified candidates hired by the District Health Board earn a yearly salary of around 150,000-200,000 NZD. private hospitals pay good amounts of salary in  new Zealand, thus Physicians working in the private sector can get around 20,000 more. Some common jobs in New Zealand after medicinal degree are:

  • Medical Practitioner and Surgeon
  • General physician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Ophthalmologist

The courses in medicine in the colleges and universities of New Zealand are of a duration of six years.You will have access to some very helpful scholarships, and more than anything else, you will be able to work and earn your own tuition fees! So, do not think any further to take your decision, and do not settle for anything but the best! 


List of Medical Universities in New Zealand by Specialization:-

MBBS Universities in New Zealand
Veterinary Science Universities in New Zealand
MD Universities in New Zealand
Paramedical/Nursing Studies Universities in New Zealand
Surgery Universities in New Zealand
Dental Sciences Universities in New Zealand
Fitness and Health Care Expert Universities in New Zealand
Master of Surgery(MS) Universities in New Zealand
Physiotherapy Universities in New Zealand