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Top Ten Reasons To Study in New Zealand

• Competitive tuition fee, overall study costs and cost of living.
• Excellent study opportunities and support services for international students.
• International recognition of world-class qualifications.
• Domestic fee for international Ph.D. students.
• Employability after study.
• One year open work permit after completion of study.
• Opportunity to apply for permanent residency under skilled migrant category.
• Safe and peaceful atmosphere for international students.
• Friendly people and stable democratic political atmosphere.
• Unlimited range of attractions and activities, located throughout New Zealand.


About New Zealand

• 5,400 km/3,355 miles from Antarctica
• 2,200 km/1,367 miles from Australia
• 10,800 km/6,710 miles from the USA
• 18,800 km/11,682 miles from the UK
• 14,000 km/8,698 miles from India

Land area: 103,734 sq mi (268,671 sq km); total area:
103,737 sq mi (268,680 sq km)
Population (2010 est.): 4,252,277 (growth rate:
0.9%); birth rate: 13.8/1000; infant mortality rate:
4.8/1000; life expectancy: 80.5; density per sq km:
Capital (2003 est.): Wellington, 342,500 (metro. area),
165,100 (city proper)
Largest cities: Auckland, 369,300 (metro. area),
359,500 (city proper); Christchurch, 334,100


Maoris were the first inhabitants of New Zealand, arriving on the islands in about 1000. Maori oral history maintains that the Maoris came to the island in seven canoes from other parts of Polynesia. In 1642, New Zealand was explored by Abel Tasman, a Dutch navigator. British captain James Cook made three voyages to the islands, beginning in 1769. Britain formally annexed the islands in 1840.

The Treaty of Waitangi (Feb. 6, 1840) between the British and several Maori tribes promised to protect Maori land if the Maoris recognized British rule. Encroachment by British settlers was relentless, however, and skirmishes between the two groups intensified.

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