New Zealand has following types of Institutions:
18 polytechnics and institutes of technology
around 700 private training institutions
27 English Language schools
around 20 industry training organisations
Universities in New Zealand:
offer a broad range of subjects for undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in commerce, science and the humanities. Several universities have more than one campus, often located in different cities, and some have overseas programs.
University education was established in New Zealand in 1870 and has a similar tradition to the British university system. All 8 Universities in New Zealand are internationally renowned. New Zealand universities are ranked in the top 3% in the World (QS World Rankings)
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in New Zealand:
provide professional and vocational education and training ranging from introductory studies through to full degree programs. Many Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in New Zealand also offer English language training and postgraduate study options, including up to Doctoral (PhD) level. Courses at Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in New Zealand offer courses that are vocationally oriented, with emphasis on practical training. The courses at ITPs are informed by industry and employers to ensure their relevance. This also helps job opportunities when one graduates. A degree from one of these institutions has equal status with a university degree.
New Zealand’s ITPs and universities are public institutions. To get funding and support they have to meet standards of excellence from the government
Private Training Institutions and English Language Schools:
700 registered Private Training Establishments (PTEs) offer courses that are generally specific to English language learning or niche occupations such as travel and tourism, design and ICT. Most PTEs provide certificate and diploma level qualifications, but some also deliver Bachelor and Masters degrees. They may sometimes have 3 to 4 intakes in a year.