'Nau mai' is a Māori phrase of invitation and welcome.
As an international student this is your place to learn about Aotearoa New Zealand, find the information and advice you need, and connect with and explore your new home away from home.
What can we help you with?
Studying in New Zealand
To make this time as valuable as possible for you, we have put together a bit of a knowledge base. Here you'll find anything from what you need to know 'Before your arrival', the general 'Study experience' and also why you should 'Create goals' during your time here.
Studying from overseas
Distance learning means you can study for a globally recognised qualification that will enable you to succeed in your career while remaining in your home country. You can also enjoy the benefits of a more flexible schedule by joining a global community of online learners.
Health and wellbeing
Your health & wellbeing are very important to a healthy life. Find out how to stay happy, healthy and safe as an international student in New Zealand.
Discover New Zealand
Discover cities & regions of New Zealand, aspects of life & culture as well as what it is like living and working in Aotearoa.
NauMai NZ has more to offer. Here you can join our community and connect with other international students, find helpful tips to get started and learn about NauMai NZ.
Goals to create during your time in Aotearoa
Get a part time job
Do you want to get career experience, meet new people or learn about New Zealand workplace culture? Whatever your answer, here are a few things you can do to get that part time job!
Improve English language skills
Do you know there are small things you can do every day to improve your English language skills? You'll be surprised at how much you can achieve in a short amount of time.
Learn about Māori culture
Do you know Māori culture and language are essential to the identity of modern day Aotearoa, New Zealand? Learn how our indigenous culture shaped our past and inspires our future.
Make new friends
Do you want to meet people to share experiences and have fun with? There are some easy things you can do today to start building relationships.
Live like a local
What does 'live like a local' mean to you? Finding cool places to eat, knowing clever ways to save money or feeling at home in your new city or town? Whatever your answer, here's a few things you can do to make progress – fast!
Understanding the New Zealand education system
What can you study in New Zealand? Find out more about the New Zealand education system, including qualifications, study levels and how to work here after studying.
Living As a Student in Otago: Laila's story
International students have many, many different reasons for choosing the University of Otago. Laila from Malaysia answers our questions to share why she chose to study at the University of Otago and how she finds life as a student in Dunedin.v
How a Student Exchange Experience in New Zealand Changed My Life
When I came to New Zealand as an international student, never have I imagined that I would be working and living in the New Zealand education sector one day.
How to Find the Right Internship for International Students
Gaining an internship in New Zealand is a great way to kickstart your future career and make you more competitive in the local job market. Internships are one of the best ways for international students to explore their field of study and gain first-hand work experience.
How to Maximise Fun and Still Get A's
It may be easier than you think to get good grades while still having as much fun as you possibly can.
How to Find the Right Course in New Zealand Based on Your Skills
Are you considering studying in New Zealand, but not sure where to start? There are a number of tools and websites to help you find the right course, education provider or career that will set you on the path to a better future. It might be easier than you think.
Tips for the Weekend Traveller
If you are an international student studying in New Zealand, chances are you have aspirations of visiting as many beautiful corners of the country as possible.
Getting Around New Zealand by Bus
New Zealand’s wonderful bus system that helped me to travel all across the South Island without ever buying or renting a car.
How I Got My First Part-Time Job in New Zealand
I’m going to tell you how this happened and how everything fell into place.
How Volunteering Can Boost Your Employability
Volunteering can be one of the most important things you do to help you find a job.
My Job Search Tips for International Students in New Zealand
International students often ask – how do I find a job while studying and when I graduate?
The New Zealand Professor Inspiring Students to Change the World
Associate professor Ekant Veer's passion for helping students become “useful, happy people” was just one of the reasons why he was named one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40.