New Zealand

New Zealand

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Education System Overview

In the 2015-2016 academic year, 3,807 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. insitution 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 deegrees are offered (including diplomas similar to an associate's degree)