Study in New Zealand
New Zealand is a modern, English speaking country with a rich culture, known internationally for its beautiful natural landscapes and the culture of its native Māori people.
Located in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,200km east of Australia, New Zealand has two main islands – the North Island and the South Island. Similar in size and shape to the United Kingdom or Japan, New Zealand has a relatively small population of around 4.8 million people, making it one of the least crowded countries in the world. New Zealand has been strongly influenced by Māori culture, its historic links as a British colony and by more recent migration mainly from Asia and Pacific Island nations. New Zealand people have a reputation for being warm, welcoming and friendly to visitors.
2nd most peaceful country out of 163 independent countries (Global Peace Index 2020)
3rd worldwide for preparing students for the future (WEFFI 2019)
5th highest for quality of life out of 40 OECD countries (Better Life Index, 2017)
The ELA is located in a modern building on the University of Auckland’s City Campus, in the centre of Auckland city.
With a population of around 1.5 million, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and economic centre. Auckland’s location next to two harbours means you can enjoy living in a large, cosmopolitan city, but still be close to beautiful beaches, nature walks and peaceful islands. You can go kayaking on the harbour in the morning and hike through green forests in the afternoon. Auckland boasts a variety of great cafés, restaurants and bars, excellent theatres, galleries and museums, diverse shopping and colourful Pacific and Asian cultural influences - making the city 3rd out of 231 world cities for quality of life.*
* Mercer Consulting Quality of Living Survey 2019.
Generally you should allow approximately NZ$450 - $800 per week for living costs, including accommodation, food and transport.
New Zealand Daylight Savings
PLEASE NOTE: New Zealand observes daylight savings. In 2023, daylight savings ends at 3am on Sunday, April 2nd (NZ time) and commences again at 1am on Sunday, September 24th. To calculate the correct time difference between New Zealand and your home country, please use this link - Click here.