New Zealand

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Study in New Zealand

The culture and nature of New Zealand offer exciting alternatives in comparison to other English-speaking countries. At the same time can the students enjoy a wide range of high-level educations. New Zealand is a forerunner in many areas and leading in many international comparisons in school standards.

Universities in New Zealand:

Why study in New Zealand?

The culture and nature of New Zealand offer exciting alternatives in comparison to other English-speaking countries.  At the same time can the students enjoy a wide range of high-level educations.  New Zealand is a forerunner in many areas and leading in many international comparisons in school standards.

Our partner universities have over 100 years of experience, are internationally recognized and have many fields of study.

New Zealand lies halfway between equator and the south pole, separated from the rest of the world.  The North Island has a Mediterranean climate and the South Island is somewhat colder. The nature is one of the cleanest in the world.  The largest part of the country's four million inhabitants are of European descent. 15% of the population has aboriginal descent, the Maoris, whose culture is present in the society today. The Kiwis, the unofficial name for people from New Zealand, are friendly, and international students receive a warm welcome.  New Zealanders spend a lot of time outdoors, and this is the perfect place for the outdoor type!  The price level in New Zealand is higher than in Denmark and the cities are safe and pleasant.

Economy in New Zealand

New Zealand's modern and well-developed economy is more service-oriented production and industry. The significance of this is still appreciable, especially within the reconstruction and export.

Facts about New Zealand

Population - approx.  4 million
Capital - Wellington (500,000 inhabitants)
Other major cities - Auckland (1.3 million inhabitants)
Languages - English and Maori
Currency - New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Time zone - UTC / GMT +12, summer time, UTC +13
Demographic data

Approximately 70% of the Kiwi population origin from European descent.  Most European New Zealanders are British, Irish or from Holland. The Maoris are the second largest ethnic population group. Asians 6.6%. Immigrants from The Pacific Ocean, 6.5% (2001)

Form of Government in New Zealand

The constitution of the country is based on a variety of documents, of which the most important is The Constitution Act from 1987.

Climate in New Zealand

New Zealand lies on the southern hemisphere of the earth, hence New Zealand has winter when Europe has summer, and vice versa. New Zealand is close to the Antarctica where the hole in the ozone layer is large, so during the summer you should be very careful not to become seriously scorched by the sun.  The fact that New Zealand is close to Antarctica means that even though parts of the country is actually closer to equator than Denmark, it is cold in New Zealand during the winter.  On the South Island snowstorms may therefore occur during the winter.  It rarely snows on the North Island.  The temperature here is rarely reaching below zero, except in the highlands by the volcanoes.

Read more about New Zealand at KILROY's website.

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