Study in Northland NZ

Learn it here, Live it here, Love it here

Learn it here!

Northland offers diverse learning experiences inside and outside the classroom, and our practical, hands-on approach supports students to use their knowledge in real-world situations. 
Northland is the best choice for students who want to make the most of New Zealand’s world class education system and enjoy a safe, amazing lifestyle in a unique and welcoming community.
You can be confident studying in Northland, New Zealand will meet the highest education standards.
  • The latest PISA results show that eight percent of New Zealand students were top all-round students - double the OECD average.
  • New Zealand students' PISA scores for literacy, maths and science are amongst the highest in the world.
  • All schools adhere to standards set and rigorously monitored by the New Zealand Government.

Why study in Northland NZ?

International studentsSecondary school students get the best of both worlds: a safe, supportive, high-quality study environment, and an amazing outdoor environment to discover.

Whether you’re boarding or living in a homestay, you’ll get incredible opportunities in Northland to explore the outdoors, try adventure sports and discover Māori culture.

Whangarei Boys’ High has an on-site golf academy and also gives students a chance to take part in sports such as shooting, sailing and skiing. Students at Kerikeri High School can ride horses, surf and learn to sail at the school’s sailing academy, while Whangarei Girls’ High School students can try anything from waka ama (outrigger canoe) paddling or training for a triathlon.

011 Studyinnewzealand PAVE3Combine studying for your chosen career with a relaxed, low-stress lifestyle that lets you make the most of your time in Northland.

NorthTec, Northland’s largest tertiary education provider, offers more than 100 programmes. You can gain internationally-recognised qualifications ranging from foundation to degree level through a mix of classroom time, field trips and project-based learning.

The University of Auckland’s Tai Tokerau campus in Whangarei provides teacher education programmes, while other tertiary education providers help students achieve their dream careers in vocations such as air transport, cooking, travel, tourism, hairdressing and the performing arts.


QRC graduatesNorthland is an ideal place to train to work in the tourism and hospitality sectors, which are an important part of Northland’s economy.

Study tourism or hospitality in Northland and you’ll benefit from hands-on, practical training and education institutions’ close links with local businesses.

Education providers in the region include the new QRC Tai Tokerau Resort College, which prepares students for careers in hospitality or adventure tourism management. The college’s students live on site, which builds a strong sense of community.

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Schools and tertiary education

Whichever level you’re studying at, Northland, New Zealand can give you a high-quality education that will enable you to achieve your goals.

Northland schools Tertiary education

Live it here!

Northland, New Zealand is well known for its relaxed, outdoor lifestyle. Whether you’re at secondary school or preparing for a career in tourism, hospitality or another career, you’ll have time to discover the region’s extraordinary outdoor, sporting and cultural opportunities.
Far away from crowded roads, noise and the pressures of big-city living, Northland gives you the time and space to relax and enjoy your life as well as your studies.
Whangarei, Northland’s only city and the largest city north of Auckland, has great cafes and restaurants as well as markets, cultural events, sports competitions and festivals.
North of Whangarei, there isn’t a traffic light or a high rise in sight. Your daily commute will take minutes rather than hours, and you’ll be able to take the pressure off to study in a safe, clean, peaceful and calm environment.
As an added bonus, accommodation in Northland is cheaper than in many parts of New Zealand.

A welcoming community

People of all cultures and religions are welcomed and celebrated in our region. Northland prides itself on being safe, respectful and inclusive.

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Amazing student experiences

You can try big-game fishing, scuba dive in the world’s largest sea cave, explore the 144 islands in the Bay of Islands or swim with bottlenose dolphins.

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Northland supports students into business and employment

Northland Next Generation Business

Study Northland and Northland Inc are committed to supporting youth entrepreneurship and business in our region. Are you a student with a great business idea or start up? Looking for some support to take it to the next level? Find out more now!

Northland NextGen Business

Connecting business and talent

Are you a business looking for new exciting talent in your business? Get in touch now for an introduction and engagement with the Northland education and training sector, connecting your business and the next generation of leaders.

Connecting business and talent

Love it here!

Subtropical Northland is only a short drive north of Auckland. Renowned for spectacular coastlines, marine reserves and kauri forests - the natural landscape is our speciality...
  • Northland is the location of the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, in 1840. One-third of Northland’s population identify as Māori, and the area is rich in Māori culture and historic places.
  • As New Zealand’s subtropical region, Northland does not experience snow or sub-zero temperatures, so take advantage of the sunny weather to explore Northland’s superb outdoors.
  • In Northland, you’re never more than 40km from the coast, and you’ll have a seemingly endless choice of white sandy beaches, coves and harbours to discover. You can try big-game fishing, scuba dive in the world’s largest sea cave, explore the 144 islands in the Bay of Islands or swim with bottlenose dolphins.
Northland attracts students from across the country and around the globe. Studying in Northland is an exciting engaging and rewarding experience.

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