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Why choose New Zealand as a study and immigration destination?

  • No.1 - the Highest level of human freedom (the Human Freedom Index, 2018)

  • No.1 - Least corrupt country (Transparency International Corruption Index, 2017)

  • No.3 - Index of Economic Freedom (The Heritage Foundation, 2019)

  • No.2 - Most Peaceful Country in the World (Global Peace Index - 2019)

  • No.1 - Friendliest country in the world (Forbes)

  • No.1 - Social Progress Index (Social Progress Imperative, 2014)

  • No.1 - In the world for ‘Experience’ (HSBC's 2017 Expat Explorer Survey)

  • No.2 - Work-Life Balance (HSBC's 2019 Expat Explorer Survey)

  • No.2 - Most giving country in World Giving Index survey (Charities Aid Foundation, 2013)

  • No.3 - Most prosperous country to live (The 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index)

  • No.1 - "Greatest Country on Earth" (Telegraph Travel Awards, 2012-2019)

  • No.2 - Top travel destination to visit in 2011 (CNN)

  • No.1 - Preparing students for the future (Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, Economist Intelligence Unit)

  • Top 3% in the world for all eight universities

  • No.1 - Education section (UN's Human Development Index)

  • No.1 - Education (Legatum Prosperity Index, 2013)


Other facts:

  • New Zealand is about the same size as the UK or Japan, but with only 4.9 million people.
  • Police in New Zealand do not carry guns.
  • Unemployment, currently around 5%, is consistently lower than in almost every other developed Western economy.
  • New Zealand encourages skilled migration, in particular through a Study to Residence pathway that is more generous than most other Western countries.

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