List of Best Universities in New Zealand 2024
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List of Best Universities in New Zealand 2024

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Aishwarya Bhatnagar
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According to QS Ranking 2024, the University of Auckland is the number 1 university in New Zealand but do you know about other best universities in New Zealand for International students? Know about top universities in New Zealand including their ranking, popular courses and tuition fees.

Best Universities in New Zealand

Best Universities in New Zealand: Over the years New Zealand has emerged as a top study-abroad destination. There are only eight universities in New Zealand but the quality of education is unparalleled. This is why so many international students, especially from India choose one of the top universities in New Zealand for their higher education. 

Out of the eight universities in New Zealand, only one ranks in the top 100 list of universities, while the other seven are divided into bands of 250+ and cross the 600+ mark also in a few cases. The universities in New Zealand have been ranked as per QS and THE World University Rankings 2024. There is a 3% drop in the ranking places for New Zealand universities in 2024 in comparison to 2022.

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Students wanting to study in New Zealand can check out the list of best universities in New Zealand spread across the country.

University  QS World University Ranking 2024 - Top Universities in New Zealand Times Higher Education (THE) 2024 University Ranking - Best Universities in New Zealand
The University of Auckland #87 #150
University of Otago #206 301-350
Victoria University of Wellington #241 401-500
University of Canterbury #256 501-600
Massey University  #239 501-600
 University of Waikato  #250  401-500
Lincoln University #362 401-500
Auckland University of Technology  #407 401-500

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Best Universities in New Zealand

Read the following section for more details about the universities in detail below.

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University of Auckland

Formally opened in 1883, The University of Auckland is regarded to be the top-tier University of New Zealand in terms of employability of graduates. The university includes faculty of arts, business school, science faculty, creative arts faculty and industries, medical faculty and health sciences, education faculty and social, faculty of engineering, faculty of law, Liggins Institute, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, and a variety of research institutes and centres. Check: The University of Auckland - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA 12 - 16 Months INR 24.9L
BE/BTech 3 Years INR 15.7L - 19.1L
MArch 2 Years INR 17.1L
MS 12 - 24 Months INR 17.1L - 18.7L
BSc 3 Years INR 14.8L - 15.9L
MIM 1 - 1.5 Years INR 15.3L - 23.2L
BBA 3 Years INR 14.8L
MEng 1 - 1.5 Years INR 18.4L

University of Otago 

The University of Otago was established in 1869 under an act of the Otago Provincial Council. The University of Otago offers a broad spectrum of graduate-level, PhD, and postgraduate-level programs in several fields of education like finance, economics, entrepreneurship, business, management, marketing, medicine, pharmacy, law, arts, social sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, zoology, botany, and computer science. Read moreUniversity of Otago – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fees First Year

MBA

15 – 24 months

21.8 Lakhs

MIM

12 months

21.3 Lakhs

MS

12 – 24 months

15.6 – 19.5 Lakhs

BSc

36 months

12.4 – 15.2 Lakhs

BE/BTech

36 months

15.2 Lakhs

Victoria University of Wellington 

Victoria University of Wellington was formed in 1897 by an act in the parliament. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It has a faculty of around 1,000 members who are dedicated to providing comprehensive and quality education. Victoria University has around 40 research institutes and centres giving students the best possible resources to have practical knowledge. Check out: Victoria University of Wellington – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fees First Year

MBA

16 – 20 months

13.1 Lakhs

MS

12 – 24 months

11.9 – 25.3 Lakhs

MIM

12 – 24 months

13.5 – 20.2 Lakhs

BSc

36 months

13.9 Lakhs

MEng

12 months

16.8 Lakhs

University of Canterbury 

The University of Canterbury in New Zealand was founded in the year 1873 and is the second university in Aotearoa New Zealand. This university has five colleges namely the College of Arts, College of Engineering, College of Science, College of Education, Health and Human Development, and College of Business and Law. It also has over 35 research institutes. Each of these colleges offers various degree programs in arts, commerce, technology, fine arts, sports, music, law, and health sciences. Many programs are focused on teaching, physical education, forestry, and language pathology. ReadUniversity of Canterbury – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fees First Year

MBA

15 months

22.2 Lakhs

BE/BTech

36 months

14.4 – 17.2 Lakhs

MEng

12 – 15 months

20.7 Lakhs

BSc

36 months

16.6 Lakhs

MS

12-24 months

18 – 20.7 Lakhs

Massey University 

Massey University is special among New Zealand universities on account of its capacity to deliver research-driven teaching and research training on three campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington. Massey has a wide scope of scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate students which are at present accessible for application. As a student at Massey University, you can avail a wide scope of study support services and resources that are intended to assist you with improving scholarly aptitudes at all levels of study. Check: Massey University – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fees First Year

MEng

12 months

15.8 – 17.8 Lakhs

MS

12 – 24 months

16.5 – 18.3 Lakhs

MIM

12 – 18 months

14.4 Lakhs

BE/BTech

36 – 48 months

13.8 – 16.8 Lakhs

BBA

36 months

13.8 Lakhs

University of Waikato 

Founded in 1964, the University of Waikato is a public institution for higher education and research in New Zealand. The university has seven faculties, one school, and one college offering a plethora of programs in arts, social science, mathematics, education, health, business, language and mass communication, engineering, and management. It provides courses in 135 subjects such as anthropology, psychology, applied linguistics, aquaculture, biotechnology, communication design, and data analytics. Read: University of Waikato – Courses

Courses

Duration

Tuition Fees First Year

MIM

12 months

14.1 – 21.6 Lakhs

BBA

36 – 48 months

13.8 – 14.4 Lakhs

MS

12 – 24 months

14.6 – 16.4 Lakhs

BSc

36 months

13.8 – 14.4 Lakhs

MEng

12 months

17.9 Lakhs

Lincoln University

Lincoln University is a highly-ranked public institution for higher education and research. Lincoln University has three faculties offering a range of career-focused diplomas and undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral-level degree programs. It also has the University Studies and English Language Division that renders two teaching programs in the English language. The university offers specialization in the disciplines of agriculture, engineering, sciences, computing, business, commerce, landscape architecture, environment, horticulture, forestry, property valuation, sports and recreation, transport, food, winemaking, viticulture, tourism, and hospitality. Go to: Lincoln University - Courses

Courses Duration Tuition Fees First Year
BSc 3 Years INR 14L - 14.4L
MS 24 Months INR 13.2L - 15.5L
MIM 1 Year INR 18.5L
BHM 3 Years INR 13.2L
MArch 1 Year INR 18.5L

Auckland University of Technology (AUT  University)

Established in 2000, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a publically-owned institution for higher education and research. The academic structure of the Auckland University of Technology has five faculties, which further subdivide into 17 schools. The university offers over 250 programs in varied disciplines of art, design, economics, science, business, education, engineering, mathematics, computer science, clinical studies, creative technologies, communication studies, languages, psychology, nursing, tourism and hospitality, law, public health, social science, and sports. Check out: AUT University - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MBA 12 - 16 Months INR 24.9L
BE/BTech 3 Years INR 15.7L - 19.1L
MArch 2 Years INR 17.1L
MS 12 - 24 Months INR 17.1L - 18.7L
BSc 3 Years INR 14.8L - 15.9L
MIM 1 - 1.5 Years INR 15.3L - 23.2L
BBA 3 Years INR 14.8L
MEng 1 - 1.5 Years INR 18.4L

Popular Universities in New Zealand

The Universities mentioned above are the top universities in New Zealand in 2024. Candidates can also check out popular universities in Australia here:

  • Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)

Know more about the universities below. 

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)

WelTec is a leading provider of quality tertiary education and training programs. The courses are designed to equip students with the skills they need to pursue rewarding careers in industry and commerce. WelTec certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate diplomas are NZQA-accredited. WelTec also offers City and Guilds and other international qualifications so that students’ qualifications will be well-recognized - both in New Zealand and overseas. Read more: Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
BBA(1 Course) 3 Years INR 8.5L
BE/Btech(4 Courses) 3 Years INR 8.9L - 9L

Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)

Established in 1975, the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) is a government-run institution of higher education in New Zealand. EIT offers over 130 academic programs across diverse disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It extends degrees in agriculture, grape-growing, winemaking, computing, art and design, business, fashion, hospitality, music, health sciences, nursing, social sciences, and creative studies. The institution also offers short courses, certificate and diploma programs across various disciplines. Check: Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) - Courses

Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
MIM 1.5 Years INR 8.5L
MS 18 Months INR 9.9L
BE/BTech 3 Years INR 9.5L
BBA 3 Years INR 9.2L

The above tabular data has been sourced from Shiksha Study Abroad from an earlier date. The numbers could vary subject to the current economy. 

In recent years, New Zealand has been witnessing consistent growth in the number of students who opt to study in universities overseas. The quality of education and a conducive learning environment has contributed to being a destination of choice for many international students. Feel free to write to us regarding any query in the comments section below.

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My name is Idoko Emmanuel Modebel, I am a Nigeria doing my business in Lagos and China and I will like to study business administration and human resources in one of the Newzealand University, I have my high college certificate Thanks for your cooperation.

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Rahul Singha

3 years ago

Hello Idoko. This article talks about the popular universities in New Zealand. you can visit each university and check out more details such as courses available and fee structure and decide accordingly.

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Betsy Johnson

3 years ago

I wish to study pg chemistry in New Zealand with scholarships and need to know the steps to proceed could you please help me in this Betsy India

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Rahul Singha

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Gurans Singh

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What is the ielts requirement for studying in New Zealand. My score = Listening-8.5 Speaking and writing-6.5 Reading-5.5 Please suggest some colleges or universities and courses after which I can get work permit. Kindly reply me as fast as possible

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Rahul Singha

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Hello Gurans. Thank you for writing in. You can check out Studying in New Zealand options here: https://studyabroad.shiksha.com/new-zealand. every university/course could have a different score requirement. kindly visit the link and check out the eligibility criteria.

5 years ago

I wish to study in New Zealand at post graduated level , can you please tell me universities in new-zealand that do not required (Toefl) . Obiora Nigeria Obis27@yahoo.com

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5 years ago

Hi Obiora, different universities have different requirements. If not TOEFL, you must take IELTS. Otherwise you must look for an English language pathway program to meet the English language requirements. Nevertheless, the requirements vary, please check with the universities directly. You may take

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