There are 8 State Funded Universities in New Zealand offering Bachelor’s Master’s and Doctoral degrees ranging from 3 to 4 years. All Universities offer a broad range of subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science and each University has its own fields of specialization.
Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology:
There are 21 state funded polytechnics and institutes in New Zealand providing tertiary studies at all levels and offering courses in different disciplines.
The private tertiary institutes offer an alternative to state funded education in New Zealand with all of the benefits of private enterprise.
Levels of Qualifications:
The New Zealand Qualification Framework has ten levels. Each level is based on the complexity, with level 1 the least complex and level 10 the most complex. All qualifications on the New Zealand Qualification Framework are assigned one of the ten levels. It is possible for qualifications to include credit achieved at levels above and below the overall level at which the qualification is listed.
|8||Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate, Bachelor Degree|
|7||Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Diploma’s and Certificates|