Top Institutes to Study in Wellington
If you are planning to pursue higher studies in New Zealand, look no further than its capital city, Wellington. It’s safe, student friendly and a destination of choice for smart, ambitious and creative students. Ranked amongst the top student hubs globally, this city boasts of some world-class educational institutions and a wide range of courses to pursue apart from the great quality of life that it presents to its immigrants. Yes, it was ranked the 12th most liveable city in the world in the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.
Wellington houses some of the top ranking universities, besides numerous other specialist education providers. Let’s take a look at these institutions and the courses they offer
University of Otago: Founded in 1869, this is New Zealand’s oldest university and the first choice of over 20,000 students. 150 years of inception, this university provides its students world-class teaching and a legendary student lifestyle. In the 2017 QS World Rankings, Otago ranked 151st and is in the top 3% of universities in the world. The main areas of study imparted by the University of Otago are Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Business, Language.
Victoria University of Wellington: With over 22,000 students, including more than 3000 international students Victoria University of Wellington is one of the major universities in New Zealand. It has very good connections to industries, government and research organisations and gives its students the opportunity to benefit from that. Main courses of study include Architecture and Design, Business, Education, Law, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering.
Massey University: Massey University is famous for carrying out research-led training and has well established relationships with the industry with an on-site incubator. The university has three campuses, with the campus located in Wellington being home to New Zealand’s most distinguished School of Design. It has the oldest post-graduation journalism programme in New Zealand and has world-class research centres for public health, sleep, Māori health, disaster research, and tertiary teaching excellence. The university offers courses in Communication, Music, Design and Arts, Health Sciences, Business Studies, Humanities, etc.
Apart from these universities, there are a number of accredited Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Private Training Establishments (PTEs) which impart high quality education for you to build your career and gain necessary skills for the future. Some of the ITPs in Wellington include, Universal College of Learning (UCOL), Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTech) and Whitireia New Zealand.
There are many PTEs in Wellington providing myriad courses which range from arts to management, dance, drama, aviation and tourism. Some of the PTEs situated in Wellington include ACG International College, Elite Management School (EMS), NZ Fashion Tech, New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA), New Zealand School of Tourism, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, New Zealand Institute of Sports, Real World Education, The Learning Connexion, Praxis, Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School, New Zealand School of Dance, Airways, and Academy of Diving Trust.
ITPs and PTEs give you the skills, qualifications and experience you need to work across various industries. To pursue higher studies in these universities, ITPs and PTEs having a course duration of more than three months, you will need a New Zealand Student Visa.