About New Zealand

Why study in New Zealand?

New Zealand is a great place to live, study and work. With its temperate climate and famously hospitable people it is a very welcoming country. New Zealand has grown into a multi-cultural country that embraces new people yet does not forget its own cultural heritage. New Zealand's original people are the Maori. They have many interesting customs, like the haka (a war dance) and hangi (food cooked in the ground). The Maori create beautiful and distinctive art by weaving and carving wood and jade. So whilst English is the everyday language, there is also the opportunity to pick up some Maori language too.


    New Zealand is ranked the 3rd most peaceful country, according to the Global Peace Index. With crime rates much lower than other countries, you can focus on your studies and enjoy everything New Zealand has to offer.


    Kiwis are easy-going and embrace different lifestyles and opinions. In New Zealand you will be looked after. Here we have a Code of Practice for Pastoral Care that helps ensure the safety and well-being of our international students.


    New Zealand is home to modern vibrant cities with nightlife, restaurants and shops. Of course, New Zealand also boasts some of the world's most beautiful scenery. There's always plenty to discover.

    Work Visas

    If you're a student with a Student Visa enroled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work up to 20 hours per week during the year and full-time during scheduled breaks in your study.

Living in New Zealand

Life in New Zealand is safe and secure, and we enjoy one of the most well-balanced lifestyles in the world. New Zealand is also a caring place to be. New Zealand's education system for international students is regulated through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and the Ministry of Education (MoE). The MoE takes special care of international students through its 'Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students' which ensures that all international students are well looked after. Tasman is proud to be a signatory to the Code.

Want to learn more? Visit Study in New Zealand