Universities in New Zealand

The small island nation of New Zealand may have only eight universities, but all eight of these are world-ranking institutions, giving the country a perfect score in all-around quality higher education. A New Zealand degree is an easily transferable and recognised qualification, opening up opportunities for post-study pathways as well. Check out what New Zealand has to offer with its universities!

University of Auckland
Rank: =137
University LogoUniversity of Auckland

Public university, Estd 1883

Auckland, Auckland Region

The University of Auckland is a research-focused public university. It is the biggest, most comprehensive, and highest-ranked university in New Zealan...
The University of Otago
Rank: 201 - 250
University LogoThe University of Otago

Public university, Estd 1869

Leith Street, Dunedin

The University of Otago, a public research collegiate university located in Dunedin, Otago, is known as the oldest university in New Zealand. The univ...
University of Waikato
Rank: 401 - 500
University LogoUniversity of Waikato

Public university, Estd 1964

Hamilton, Waikato Region

The main campus of the University of Waikato is in Hamilton, New Zealand, established in 1964. There is an additional campus in Tauranga. The universi...
University of Canterbury
Rank: 501 - 600
University LogoUniversity of Canterbury

Public university, Estd 1873

Christchurch, Canterbury Region

The University of Canterbury, the second university in Aotearoa in New Zealand, began in the year 1873. It was previously called the College of Canter...
Victoria University of Wellington
Rank: 501 - 600
University LogoVictoria University of Wellington

Public university, Estd 1897

Wellington, Wellington Region

The Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand's most prestigious tertiary institution with a proud tradition of academic excellence. It was fou...
Lincoln University
Rank: 501 - 600
University LogoLincoln University

Public university, Estd 1878

Lincoln, Canterbury Region

Lincoln University is a high-ranked public university for higher education and research. Starting as the School of Agriculture in 1878, the university...
Massey University
Rank: 601 - 800
University LogoMassey University

Public university, Estd 1927

Private Bag, Palmerston North

Massey University is a New Zealand-based public university. It began as the sixth college of the University of New Zealand in 1926. The university pro...
Waikato University of Technology
University LogoWaikato University of Technology

Public university, Estd 1968

Hamilton, Waikato Region

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) began in 1968. This government-run institution offers high-quality tertiary education and is expanding to mee...
Unitec Institute of Technology
University LogoUnitec Institute of Technology

Public university, Estd 1976

Auckland, Auckland Region

Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec) is the largest technology institute in Auckland. It has more than 18,000 students from around 80 countries. Th...
Otago Polytechnic
University LogoOtago Polytechnic

Public university, Estd 1870

North Dunedin, Dunedin

Otago Polytechnic is an honored institution in New Zealand. It has three campuses and more than 7,200 students and 674 members of staff. The main Dune...