Study in a world

leading agricultural


Studying agriculture in New Zealand gives you the in-demand skills

to help produce food, fuel and fibre for the world’s population while

preserving the environment for the future.

Why study agriculture in New Zealand?

Study agriculture, horticulture, forestry, viticulture and related industries in a country that leads the world in agriculture and is a hub of agribusiness innovation.

Agriculture in the backbone of New Zealand’s economy, and two of our universities are ranked in the top 100 for agriculture and forestry in the QS World University Rankings. Students have unbeatable opportunities to gain hands-on experience on farms and research centres as well as through case studies, field trips and tours.

Spend time outdoors, in close contact with nature, and further your studies with educational options right through to in-depth research at Masters’ level.

You can work and play in the great outdoors when you study agriculture and related subjects in New Zealand. Our vibrant, modern cities are never far from from the countryside, the bush, the mountains or the beaches, and Kiwis’ relaxed pace of life gives you time to travel and explore.

One of the most peaceful and least corrupt nations on Earth, New Zealand is a multicultural society with friendly, welcoming people. You’ll enjoy the outstanding-quality food, including the exceptional meat, fish, fruit and vegetables – most of it grown here.

Working while studying can be a good way to gain New Zealand work experience and help support you while you’re studying abroad.

Student visa holders may be able to work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during scheduled holidays, depending on their programme of study. Masters by research or PhD students may work full-time throughout their studies.

You can study up to three consecutive programmes over five years on a single Pathway Student Visa.

Find out more about working while studying on Immigration New Zealand’s Study + Work website.

Study agriculture in New Zealand and gain globally-recognised qualifications that are relevant, highly-mobile and based on the real-world experiences you’ve had on our farms, stations and research centres.

You will also build capability skills such as English language proficiency, critical and creative thinking, flexibility, communications and teamwork.

You’ll develop networks into the agricultural workforce, which includes farms, corporations, research institutions and government departments. Your qualifications will be in high demand internationally and in New Zealand, with many agricultural sciences jobs on our skills shortage list.