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Study in New Zealand with IELTS

Just like you, people choose IELTS to support their study ambitions in New Zealand. They know IELTS is accepted at more than 11,500 organisations globally and is the most respected test of English in the world. With IELTS, you know that your score can help you with a New Zealand study visa. It also helps you with entry into New Zealand universities, schools, training colleges and other tertiary institutions.

IELTS has 15 test venues in New Zealand. We know getting the results you need is important for your study in New Zealand. That’s why IELTS is not only is the most respected test, but we also offer you more free practice materialexternal icon than any other language test. IELTS services are designed to help you succeed.

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What is the required IELTS score for studying in New Zealand?

Most universities and academic institutions in New Zealand have different requirements when it comes to IELTS scores. So, what is the best way to find out what the requirements are for the course you’re interested in? Of course, you can contact the course provider directly, but you can also get in touch with an education counsellorexternal icon who has access to information from multiple education providers.

IELTS English preparation for free

If you know the IELTS requirement for your study or the score you need for your New Zealand student visa, you can start preparing for your test. Studying for IELTS doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. Best of all: we’re here to help you succeed. IELTS makes it easy to prepare with a wide range of tools: From quick, fun advice in short video format, to expert IELTS masterclasses if you need to increase your score.

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Study for IELTS in New Zealand

Never underestimate the power of a good English course or coaching from a qualified English language teacher – it’s the fastest way of improving your scores! Sometimes it just takes that little bit of help from an expert to lift your skills to the next level, so take some time to develop your skills so that you can go into your next test with confidence.

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What makes New Zealand a top study destination for international students?

New Zealand’s university system is world-class. According to the QS ranking 2019, eight universities of New Zealand feature in the top universities of the world 2019external icon, so you are ensured to get a quality education. This makes New Zealand a top choice for students wanting to study abroad.

With stunning views, a strong economy and high standard of living, it’s not surprising that New Zealand is a popular international study destination.

Universities in New Zealand accepting IELTS 5.5 and above

Moving to New Zealand for study? IELTS tests are officially accepted by all universities in New Zealand. Some universities have minimum IELTS scores for each section of the test. But, other universities have listed overall minimum required IELTS Scores. Now, check this full list of New Zealand universities and the required IELTS score for entry.

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In New Zealand, every university is ranked with the world's best, take find out how you can take your career further with a New Zealand education.

Why choose a New Zealand university?

With a world-class education system and an unbeatable lifestyle, New Zealand has countless opportunities for a life-changing experience.

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  • Get one-on-one coaching with an official IELTS expert
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