Universities

There are eight universities in New Zealand, which provide extensive degree and postgraduate education of international quality.

Universities' research is carried out in a broad range of fields. They engage with external stakeholders (communities, business, industry, iwi and the research community) in the dissemination and application of knowledge and in promoting learning. 

They receive funding from the PBRF and also host the country’s Centres of Research Excellence.

Universities also provide sub-degree programmes and access a wide range of funding including: 

  • ESOL
  • specialist services for disadvantaged groups
  • intensive literacy and numeracy provision
  • SAC.

Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara represents the country’s universities. Visit the universities page on this website for more information.


  • Last changed: 5 May 2015
  • Last verified: 5 May 2015