Thinking about studying overseas? Think about Auckland’s mix of study options, career opportunities and unbeatable lifestyle. Here are 10 reasons to choose Auckland. 

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World’s 27th best student city

London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked Auckland 27th in the world in its 2019 Best Student Cities survey. It looks at education quality, student mix and quality of living.

High academic standards

New Zealand's carefully designed education pathways and internationally recognised academic qualifications provide graduates with the skills to compete and succeed anywhere in the world.

Lots of courses to choose from

Our international students can choose from many high quality institutions offering a wide range of subjects, courses and superb career opportunities.

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We’re the world’s most liveable city

Auckland is rated the most liveable city in the world in the 2021 Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual survey.

Exciting career opportunities

With 1.5 million people and counting, and home to a third of the country’s population, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and one of our fastest growing. As New Zealand’s financial and economic powerhouse, we need skilled people to help us grow and there are opportunities in many sectors.

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An outstanding lifestyle

Discover an excellent balance between work, study and play in Auckland. As an international student you can work up to 20 hours per week, so earn while you study and take advantage of Auckland’s superb shopping, dining and outdoor lifestyle in your free time.

So many things to see and do

Where else can you go sailing, horse riding, hiking, surfing, paddle boarding or mountain biking all within an hour of the city centre? Dive into our calendar of events year round, including cultural festivals, sports events, concerts and theatre.

Friendly people

Get ready for a warm welcome. Aucklanders are super friendly and we’ll do our best to make our city feel like a home away from home.

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Care for your well-being

If you come here as an international student, you’ll enjoy a high level of care. All schools and institutions are legally required to prioritise the well-being of international students.

A city rich with culture

We have more than 200 different cultural groups from around the world living here, giving our city a rich cultural mix that’s reflected in our restaurants, meeting places, events, music and art.

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