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Top Universities in New Zealand 2021

More than just a land filled with breathtaking sights and sounds, New Zealand possesses a higher education system that is both affordable and globally recognised. 

The country is home to eight state-funded universities, with the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) ensuring quality control within the higher education framework. Apart from the universities, New Zealand also offers 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and around 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs) - the latter having English language schools as well. 

For those who are seeking to pursue your foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate pathways in New Zealand, university rankings can provide a sense of whether the institution is right for you.

Ranking providers like the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World (THE) University Rankings are globally recognised, often used by students as part of their research before applying to study abroad. 

With that, we’ve compiled the top universities in New Zealand for 2021 below, with data from the latest QS World University Rankings and THE World University Rankings. 

 

QS Top Universities in New Zealand 2021 

RankUniversityGlobal Rank
1he University of Auckland 81
2University of Otago 184
3Victoria University of Wellington 223
4University of Canterbury 270
5Massey University272
6University of Waikato 375
7Lincoln University 387
8Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 437

 

THE Top Universities in New Zealand 2021 

RankUniversityGlobal Rank
1University of Auckland 
2University of Otago 201-250
3Auckland University of Technology 251-300
4University of Canterbury 401-500
5Victoria University of Wellington 501-600
6University of Waikato 501-600
7Lincoln University 601-800
8Massey University601-800

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