Science

Study science and

explore the unknown

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

challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Why study science in New Zealand?

Studying science in New Zealand combines a first-class academic education with practical, hands-on learning that teaches you to ask questions and think critically.

While you’re studying abroad you may be learning in labs, research centres and field stations, from marine reserves to Scott Base in Antarctica. You’ll be taught by expert teachers, work in teams to research real-world problems, and gain globally-recognised qualifications.

There’s no better place to discover the wonders of the natural world than New Zealand, with its wide open spaces and awe-inspiring landscapes.

New Zealand’s relaxed work/life balance gives you more time to explore the country during your overseas study experience. We have a friendly, inclusive and multicultural society, and are ranked the second most peaceful nation on Earth.

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

Science graduates from New Zealand gain globally-recognised qualifications and the ability to think critically and creatively about challenging issues – ideal skills for the modern workplace.

Science graduates are highly sought-after by employers, who value capability skills such as flexibility, teamwork and workplace-relevant English language abilities. Many science careers are on our skills shortages list, so you may be able to work here after graduating.