The top eight universities in new zealand are among the best in the QS world university rankings® 2020, six of which rank among the world's top 300. The quality of their teaching makes them the establishments of choice for higher education abroad!



The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland
Ranked 83th this year, The University of Auckland takes the lead in new zealand's top universities. it is also the largest university by the number of students, with more than 40,000 students enrolled in six campuses and eight faculties. Five of its campuses are in Auckland and the sixth campus is located in the northernmost city of the country, Whangarei.


University of Otago

University of Otago
Ranked in 176th place in the top of the best universities in the world, the University of Otago. based in Dunedin, on the south island, it is the oldest university in the country (founded in 1869). it has about 20,800 students enrolled and is known for its attractive architecture and gardens, which has earned it regular recognition as one of the most beautiful universities in the world.


Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington
Located in the Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington is ranked 215st in the world this year. Founded in 1897, the university offers a wide range of programs and stands out in the fields of law, humanities and social sciences.


University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury is ranked 227st in the world this year and is one of the oldest universities in new zealand, founded in 1873 as Canterbury College. Located in Christchurch, the largest city on the south island, the university hosts approximately 14,900 students, including 1,100 international students.


University of Waikato

University of Waikato
with an impressive new rise this year (+8 places), the University of Waikato, now ranks 266th in the world. Its main campus is located in the city of hamilton on the north island. the university was established in 1964.


Lincoln University

Lincoln University
Lincoln University declines its position in the world rankings, rank 356th in the world. Lincoln University specializes in improving new zealand's land-based knowledge, wealth and productivity and ranks among the top 50 global companies in agriculture and forestry.


Massey University

Massey University
This year, Massey University ranks 287th in the QS World University Rankings. It is recognized for the academic excellence of its programs and its close ties to the community. It is the only university in new zealand to offer programs in the fields of aviation, conflict resolution, veterinary medicine and nanosciences.


Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology
Ranked 442th in the world, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) was originally founded in 1895 as the Auckland Technical School. It obtained university status in 2000.


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