Types of institution
University education was established in New Zealand in 1870 and has a similar tradition to the British University system. All New Zealand universities offer a broad range of subject in Arts, Commerce & Science. Each has developed its own subject specialties in subjects such as Engineering, Computer studies, Bio technology, Architecture etc. Bachelors, masters; post Graduation certificates are offered by all New Zealand's Universities.
Polytechnics in New Zealand
Polytechnics & Institute of technology in New Zealand are state funded & provide education & training at all levels ranging from introductory level through full degree programmers. Some of the Polytechnics & Institutes of technology are efficient in providing programs which are academically & vocationally focused because of their active engagement with government agencies, employers & industry. Polytechnics offer diverse courses.
Undergraduate Study in New Zealand
Undergraduate studies in NZ are among some of the best in the world. Your degree would be recognized around the world as a degree that is on par with many British & Australian undergraduate degree. There are different numbers of undergraduate degree certifications that can be earned.
Post Graduate study in New Zealand
Post graduate studies in NZ are similar to those of that you would see in Australia & other similar countries. They all fall under British educational system of higher education. Post graduate education is only available to those who have completed their Bachelors level at an accredited institution.
The economy of New Zealand is a mixed economy that is greatly based on international trade, mainly with the Australia; United States & Japan. New Zealand's economy has a sizeable service sector. New Zealand industries work side by side to establish & to sustain the economic activity & the benefit it brings to students in New Zealand. This includes computer software engineering, film, television, tourism & hospitality. The accomplishment sector has shown strong export performance growth, which has encouraged investment and employment growth.
International students volunteer in a tertiary program me of study are eligible to work up to 20 hrs per week during the academic year. Students are eligible to work full time during summer holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between NZ$10-NZ$12 per hour.