Mathematics

Study maths and

learn to solve

complex challenges

Discover how the natural world works and gain the skills to meet the

challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Why study maths in New Zealand?

Studying maths abroad in New Zealand teaches you to think clearly and independently, solve problems and communicate the answers. New Zealand maths qualifications are globally recognised and valued in a wide range of careers.

You’ll be supported by world-class teachers, collaborate with expert researchers in many different disciplines, and solve technical, real-world problems. Challenges students might tackle range from monitoring endangered animals to making corn flakes crispier.

New Zealand offers an unbeatable lifestyle – a beautiful natural environment, unspoilt by crowds; vibrant, multicultural cities; and a relaxing work/life balance that encourages you to study hard yet still find time for the things you love to do.

Ranked the second most peaceful nation on Earth, New Zealand is a safe place to live and study. New Zealanders are friendly and inclusive, and you’ll enjoy our high-quality living standards.

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

Maths graduates are employed in many areas, including business, finance, computer science, medicine, technology and teaching. Some roles require specific maths skills, while others value the reasoning and analytical skills students gain when they study maths in New Zealand.

In 2014 and 2015, US company CareerCast included three maths jobs – actuary, mathematician and statistician – on its list of four top careers. New Zealand maths graduates are highly valued by employers and their qualifications are recognised around the world.