Overseas Universities

US Universities

COVID-19: Message from Katie Sleeman, Senior Education Advisor

EducationUSA is in the process of shifting our planned in-person outreach to virtual engagement. We will continue to use our Facebook page to announce virtual events. Students and parents can get in touch via email or Facebook Messenger. We have weekly phone appointments available, which can be booked through the events section of our Facebook page.

We have received many enquiries about standardised testing and encourage students who plan to take either the SAT or the ACT in the coming months to stay informed of any changes by monitoring the following resources: 

EducationUSA New Zealand
U.S. Consulate General Auckland

Common App – this is the application website used by over 600 colleges. Even if the college you are interested in doesn’t use it, it does provide good overall information
Destination USA – watch this short video featuring Macleans College students. It explains how CIE qualificationsa re accepted throughout the US.
Education USA – information for international students heading to the USA to study
Fulbright NZ – Studying in the US; Essential information for New Zealanders
Key Points for NZ students interested in studying in the US – a summary document prepared by Education USA NZ
US Consulate in NZ Educational Advising – information that is tailored to NZ students. They also have a Facebook page (Education USA NZ)
US News Education – Ranks US colleges and universities
SAT/ACT Testing – look at the differences between the SAT and ACT. Note the dates given are US dates, not NZ ones.
Standardized testing – information on testing in NZ
The ACT test for students
Student Athlete Applications
Play Atlantic – information on sports scholarships and requirements
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) – information for anyone wanting to play sport at a US college
Sports Scholarships in the USA - information from Education USA

United Kingdom Universities

  • British Council - Study in the UK - find the right course. Scholarships and opportunities. Passports and visas.
  • Education Guardian - Find a university and it's ranking for the subject you want
  • UK degrees - subject ranked
  • UCAS - helping students into higher education
  • Which? University - what to study, where to go and how to get there