LEADING UNIVERSITIES IN NEW ZEALAND
Top five New Zealand Universities for Indian Students are;
1. University of Auckland
The University of Auckland ranks among the world’s top hundred and is a research-led university. The university offers specialized support services through its International Students Centre and student advisors help you enroll and settle in your new study life. International students can even renew their visa on-campus. The Auckland Abroad Student Exchange Scheme allows students to study in any one of the 25 affiliated universities of the world. For international students already studying in Auckland, a range of scholarships is available and easily accessible. For postgrad students, the university also grants Doctoral Scholarships and The New Zealand Aid Programme funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are available for international students from selected developing countries intending to study undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in New Zealand.
2. University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury has launched various International Mobility Programs which have contributed a great deal towards internationalization of the university campus. Interaction of the locals with foreign nationals has led to a diversification of ethnicities and social backgrounds with extensive learning opportunities for all the students. A number of state as well as university funded scholarships are provided to international applicants including the University of Canterbury International Doctoral Scholarship New Zealand. Furthermore, the university caters to exchange students who are nominated by universities with which the university has exchange agreements. The university of Canterbury has exchange agreements with universities in North America, Europe and Asia. Exchange students are exempted from tuition fee by the university.
3. University of Otago
The University of Otago is a research-led university with an international reputation of excellence. The university has exchange agreements with 90 institutions worldwide and its’ International Students Support program provides international applicants with accommodation options, immigration and visa information, financial aid and healthcare information. Furthermore, the university’s International Mentor Program (IMP) pairs international students with enthusiastic students to help them settle in Dunedin, and adjust to university life. A significant part of the Programme is about providing pastoral care and support for new international students but the Programme also fulfills an important social function. Throughout each Semester IMP holds free and subsidized events such as movie screenings, pizza evenings and ice skating trips for both Mentors and Mentees. The university conducts various events and functions for new international students and International Student Advisors provide innumerable services to foreign applicants.
4. Massey University
Each year, in excess of 3000 International Students from more than 100 countries study at Massey University, New Zealand. The University is committed to providing a warm and welcoming environment and an intellectual climate in which students are encouraged to excel. Programmes are designed to be relevant, reflect current research and meet the needs of the International Student community. International Students planning to study at Massey University are welcome to apply for a scholarship to support their study in New Zealand.
5. Lincoln University
Lincoln University is known internationally for the high numbers of students from around the globe, over 60 nationalities represented, choosing to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. International Student Advisory Council of the university helps students with accommodation issues as well as educational, personal, legal and social help. A number of scholarships and prizes are available to international students wishing to study at Lincoln. These include
• Lincoln University Doctoral Scholarships
• Lincoln University Graduate Scholarships