- English is the national language of New Zealand
Course costs are similar or lower than in other countries
New Zealand has an international reputation for quality education
All English courses are registered and monitored by the NZQA
Class sizes are smaller than in many other countries
New Zealand is a safe, secure, uncrowded and pleasant place to study
New Zealand offers great opportunities for further study
The cost of living is substantially lower than, for example, in the UK or Canada
New Zealand is known for its friendly and easy-going people
Students who wish to continue their studies in New Zealand after an English course need to sit the IELTS exam. Worldwide School offers special classes to prepare for this - Exam Preparation (IELTS and TOEIC).
We also arrange conditional acceptance letters from New Zealand tertiary institutes.
In addition to colleges of education and other specialised institutions there are three main choices for tertiary study in New Zealand.
University: New Zealand has eight universities that offer bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines. Most courses begin in February and finish in November, though some courses may have a second intake in July.
Polytechnic: There are 20 polytechnics in New Zealand that offer a wide range of vocational courses ranging from pre-apprenticeship training to degree level courses. Some courses offer credit toward a university degree. Most courses run on a similar schedule to those at the universities.
Private training establishments (PTEs): There are 900 PTEs in New Zealand, which include all the English language schools. Other PTEs offer many courses ranging from short certificates to masters degrees. They offer courses in computing, business, tourism, art and design, theology, adventure education and many other areas. PTEs often start courses throughout the year.