GRE Test Centers in New Zealand

By | August 27, 2019

GRE Testing Locations

Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in New Zealand, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in New Zealand offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.

GRE Test Centers in New Zealand

Paper-delivered Test Centers for General Test

Code Name
10087 Christchurch, U of Canterbury


GRE Test Dates

There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests.  For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test,  testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:

Test Dates for Paper Based Deadlines for Registration Scores Available
November 09, 2019 October 4, 2019 December 20, 2019
February 1, 2020 December 27, 2019 March 13, 2020

GRE Subject Tests in New Zealand

The GRE Subject Tests are available on paper based only. In all GRE test centers throughout the world (both inside and outside United States), the exam is available three times a year. The three test dates are:

  • April
  • September
  • October

GRE Testing Locations in New Zealand

More about New Zealand

New Zealand is a state in the southwestern Pacific with (2019) 4.9 million residents; The capital is Wellington.

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In the 13th century, New Zealand was settled from various Polynesian islands. Later these people called themselves Māori. James Cook opened up the islands in 1769 and the first British settlements soon emerged. In 1840 the indigenous people signed the Treaty of Waitangi with the British and the British made New Zealand a crown colony. An economic depression in the 1880s was overcome with the introduction of labor and other laws.

New Zealand fought on the side of Great Britain in both world wars, gained independence within the Commonwealth in 1931 and was a founding member of the UN in 1945. The post-war period brought temporary economic and population growth. However, oil crises, the decline in agricultural exports, inflation and unemployment in the late 20th century called for reform. Laws were passed that opened up the labor market, reduced restrictive economic regulations and subsidies, and privatized state-owned companies such as the railways and the post office. In 1987 New Zealand became a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone. In 1995 the Māori tribes received compensation from the state for the first time for colonial land expropriations.

The global financial and economic crisis of 2008/09 and the catastrophic earthquake in Christchurch 2010/11 brought renewed economic problems. Under John Key (* 1961), Prime Minister from 2008, the inflation rate gradually ebbed and the economy boomed again. In 2012, New Zealand signed a defense agreement with NATO. In 2013, laws in the Asia-Pacific region allowed same-sex marriages for the first time. Jacinda Ardern (* 1980), leader of the Labor Party, became Prime Minister in 2017 and, with the New Zealand First party, formed a minority government tolerated by the Greens.


New Zealand’s multicultural culture is based on Māori traditions and the influences of European and Asian ethnic groups. The Māori language and culture are omnipresent in everyday life and in the media. Check sourcemakeup to see Scenic New Zealand.

The literature is rich in lyric, epic and dramatic works. Katherine Mansfield (* 1881, † 1923) is read worldwide, as are contemporary authors such as Keri Hulme (* 1947), Patricia Grace (* 1937), Alan Duff (* 1950), Witi Ihimaera (* 1944), the crime writer Paul Cleave (* 1974) or the youth authors Fleur Beale (* 1945) and Bernard Beckett (* 1967). Māori writers are increasingly being published in their language.

Cultural and art events such as Matariki, the Māori New Year, the Dunedin Fashion Week, the Queenstown Winter Festival and the Art Deco Weekend in Napier are visited nationwide.

Film theaters and TV play international and domestic productions. “The Piano” (1993) and “The Last Warrior” (1994) based on a novel by Alan Duff have reached international audiences. New Zealand films like “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” are successful worldwide. On the South Island, tourist tours to filming locations of “Middle-earth” are offered.

European settlers brought music, instruments and musical traditions to New Zealand from their homeland. For the Māori, music and song are part of gatherings and ceremonies. Every year all kinds of music come together at the ASB Polyfest music festival in Auckland. As in Germany, international beat, pop and rock music is played and heard. The Beatles (1964), Michael Jackson (1996), The Rolling Stones (2014), Robbie Williams (2001), Sting (2006), Adele (2017), Eminem (2019) had live performances. New Zealand singer-songwriters and bands like Lorde, Benee, Tiki Taane or The Naked and Famous are well known.

New Zealanders love sports and outdoor activities of all kinds, including extreme sports such as bungee jumping, jet boating, skydiving, abseiling and ice climbing.