New Zealand may only have eight universities, but their quality means the country is perhaps the only one to have its entire education system represented in all three of the main global rankings. And with the help of government support, international students will be please to find out that they will pay the same PhD fees and New Zealand citizens.
We’ve collected the latest rankings data to show you just how well New Zealand universities compare internationally.
|University||THE 2021||QS 2021||ARWU 2020|
|University of Auckland||=147||81||201-300|
|University of Otago||201-250||184||301-400|
|Auckland University of Technology||251-300||437||901-1000|
|University of Canterbury||401-500||270||401-500|
|Victoria University of Wellington||501-600||223||401-500|
|University of Waikato||501-600||375||701-800|
|Information in this table is based on the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and Academic Ranking of World Universities. Visit their websites for more information.|
Aside from international students not paying higher fees, New Zealand is renowned for its unique research projects in subjects such as Ecology and Anthropology.
The country is also considered the one of the most peaceful in the world, creating a safe and welcoming environment for new students.
Rankings for PhD study can be a little different. For a full overview of how the system works, and how to make the most of it, make sure to check out our guide to PhD rankings.
Last updated - 29/03/21