Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics and private training establishments.
Twenty five institutions in New Zealand are part of the polytechnic system and provide education and training in a broad range of industry and occupation based vocational studies. Many polytechnics offer undergraduate degree programs as well.
New Zealand has Eight universities offering degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in academic and professional studies.
All universities offer a broad range of subjects for degrees in commerce, science and the arts. Each university has also developed its own specialist subjects, such as engineering, computer studies, medicine and agriculture.