New Zealand

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Education System Overview

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 3,096 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in New Zealand.
Academic year: February-December
Major school holidays/break: 
  • Mid April-early May
  • Mid July-late June
  • Late September-mid October
Recommended time for U.S. institution visits: February-September

Structure of the University System

Years of study required to earn a bachelor's degree: 3, engineering requires 4, law requires 5, and medicine requires 6
The language of instruction in universities: English
Degrees offered: All normal degrees are offered (including diplomas similar to an associate's degree)