New Zealand’s education system is world-class, modern and responsive. It consistently ranks as one of the best in the world by the Legatum Prosperity Index and The UN Education Index.

The New Zealand Curriculum focuses on learning by inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving and processing information rather than rote learning.

Wellington institutions provide internationally recognised and transferrable qualifications and the opportunity to gain a relevant and future-focused education.

For more information on Wellington education providers check out our Education Directory.

Did you know:

  • According to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) New Zealand high schools score statistically significantly above the world average in reading, mathematics and science.
  • Both Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University are ranked in the QS World University rankings top 500, and both have programmes ranked in the top 100 in the world.