New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It has a progressive education system with many state of the art facilities. It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students.
New Zealand produces top graduates who can take their place with confidence in the international arena in many disciplines. Sir Ernest Rutherford, who first split the atom, and Dr Bryan Barrett-Boyes, prominent international heart surgeon, are two examples of the caliber of New Zealand graduates.
Education in New Zealand offers an attractive and stimulating academic environment. The institutions are diverse in size and location, and offer a wide range of general and specialist courses.
Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at New Zealand Institutions — Universities, Polytechnic's and Institutes of Technology, Colleges of Education, Secondary Schools and Private Training establishments.
According to Global Peace Index (GPI), New Zealand is rated the most peaceful country in the world. New Zealand has received No.1 ranking on GPI for two consecutive years.
New Zealander's are famed for their friendliness, hospitality and warmth to overseas visitors, and enjoy meeting folk from other cultures. A great variety of recreational and cultural experiences are available in a country renowned for its natural rugged beauty, yet without any dangerous animals.
New Zealand offers a safe and stable democratic political environment. New Zealand does not have high crime rates. Police in New Zealand don't carry guns and instances of corruption are virtually unheard of. They don't have abject poverty or hunger, pollution, congestion, health issues and cramped city living that is seen elsewhere.
According to NatWest International Personal Banking Quality of Life Index, New Zealand is ranked as a good place to live, work, and study. It was ranked highly on the basis that it has an affordable cost of living that offers residents a high standard of living.