Study in New Zealand

If you want to study in New Zealand, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

New Zealand has 8 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in New Zealand is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of New Zealand below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where New Zealand’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much New Zealand is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

Melbourne skyline, Australia

Eleven universities in Australia and New Zealand are counted among the best 250 in the world.

Browse the top-ranked universities in New Zealand

Click a university to view more information and to browse its full World University Rankings profile

Top universities in New Zealand

UniversityRank*
University of Auckland=165th
University of Otago201-250th
University of Canterbury351-400th
Victoria University of Wellington351-400th
Lincoln University401-500th
*University's current rank in the overall World University Rankings

View the World University Rankings 2016-2017

Statistics about New Zealand

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 17.83%
  • Of which, on higher education 24.95%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 80.88%
  • Population 4,595,700
  • Unemployment 5.6%
  • Annual GDP 3.39%
Data source: The World Bank