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New Zealand

About

New-Zealand New Zealand was the last land mass on earth to be discovered, making New Zealand the youngest country on earth. New Zealand is an island country in Pacific Ocean located in South West. New Zealand was first voyaged by Maoris. New Zealand is mainly divided into two islands North and South islands separated by Cook Strait. New Zealand is full of hot springs and geysers. Newland at southernmost part is covered with Alps mountain range.

Most people live around New Zealand’s coastline and in the north. The capital is Wellington and the largest city is Auckland. New Zealand has stable parliamentary democracy and is a member of the Commonwealth.

Some useful facts about New Zealand

  • Landmass – 269 thousand km squared. A similar size to the United Kingdom, Japan and California.
  • Located at latitude 34 degrees south in the South Pacific.
  • 4.2 million People.
  • A developed nation with a high living standard, low unemployment and a diversifying economy.
  • One of the world’s top 25 ‘innovator economies’ as it adds knowledge and research to its traditional primary products.
  • Known for its independent position on nuclear energy, foreign policy, environmental sustainability and conservation.
  • New Zealand has three official languages – Maori, English, and New Zealand Sign Language.

Education System

New Zealand is an extraordinarily beautiful country to visit and to study in. It is renowned as one of the most scenic countries in the world with students from over 50 countries choosing NZ for their University and English language studies.

Study abroad students are able to combine study and travel, exploring the great outdoors of New Zealand. There are literally hundreds of different activities that can be undertaken throughout the seasons of the year. Students can also combine study and working if you have a Working Holiday Visa.

Students can enroll in a long-term study abroad course and get a world-class degree at one of New Zealand’s highly reputable polytechnics or universities.

New Zealand has had an international reputation as a provider of quality education for quite some time now. NZ offers a safe learning environment that provides excellent study abroad opportunities with high quality support services for overseas students.

There are 7 state-funded universities in NZ and they are all internationally respected for their academic and research standards. In addition to a centrally co-ordinate system of quality assurance audits at both institution and program level, each university undertakes internal quality checks.

There are a range of study options for you to consider in New Zealand.

New Zealand University programs

  • Internationally recognized qualifications
  • Bachelor Degrees
  • Graduate and Post-Graduate Diplomas
  • Masters Degrees
  • Diplomas and Certificates
  • Short Courses (gap year)
  • English Language Courses
  • Foundation Studies
  • Study Abroad
  • Student exchange programme

New Zealand Polytechnic & Technical Institutes

  • Offer certificate, diploma, degree and post-graduate courses
  • Offer vocationally based programmes such as practical trades-based courses and degrees
  • Specific training - e.g. trades, nursing, journalism, construction.
  • New Zealand Vocational Education Institutes

Specific training in areas such as:

  • Aviation
  • Hospitality
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Graphic Design
  • Dive School
  • Animation/Film
  • Sky diving
  • Surf school

Other NZ Colleges of Education

  • Early childhood education
  • Primary and secondary teacher training
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Adult education and training
  • Special needs education

New Zealand Universities have in recent times put a lot of resources into the internationalisation of their universities.

Why New Zealand ?

Features of New Zealand:

  • Courses available at affordable cost. Tuition fees as low as Rs. 5.5 lakh.
  • Flexible Intakes are available (Feb/May/July/September).
  • Higher Visa Success Rate under Fund Transfer Scheme (FTS). Visa Approval within 10 working days.
  • Opportunity to get permanent residence after completion of course.
  • Pay Tuition Fees after Visa Approval.
  • Cost involved is comparatively less than the other major destinations like USA, Canada &Australia.
  • 1 year job search Visa after study.
  • Students can work 20 hrs part time.

There are various other reasons which attract numerous students from world for studying in New-Zealand:

  • New Zealand has become a trusted provider of world-class education. New Zealand tertiary providers are innovative and provide programs that are internationally recognized.
  • Tertiary institutions provide flexible pathways between different levels of study, which gives students a variety of options to consider.
  • New Zealand is known as a safe, clean and green country. New Zealand cities are lively and multi- cultural.
  • The cost of studying in New Zealand compares favorably with destinations such as Australia, UK, USA and Ireland.
  • Qualifications from recognized Indian Universities are accepted in New Zealand.

New Zealand education is increasingly international in character, driven by trends which include the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) revolution, employment markets extending beyond national borders, and a well-travelled population of students, teaching staff and researchers.

Visa Process

You must apply for a student exchange visa before you travel to New Zealand.

Requirements

To get a visa to study in New Zealand you and the course you intend to study must meet following requirements.

1. Offer of a place

To get a student visa, you need to have an offer of a place from a New Zealand education provider. The offer must include:

  • The name of the course and the minimum time required for completing it, and
  • Proof that the course and course provider meet New Zealand’s requirements for international students, and
  • The amount of the fee for the complete course, or if the course is longer than one year, the annual fee, and
  • Whether you have to pay course fees and whether the fees are domestic or foreign fees, and
  • Whether you are studying full-time or part-time.

2.Evidence of funds to support yourself

To gain a student visa you need to proof that you are able to meet your living costs during your stay. Evidence may include:

  • A financial undertaking by another person to cover your accommodation and living costs,
  • Sponsorship by a person who is an acceptable sponsor to cover your accommodation and living costs, or
  • Financial assistance available to you under aid programmes operated in New Zealand by a government agency.

3.Proof that you plan to leave

If you are sure that you will leave New Zealand when you have finished your course of study, you will have to give evidence of how you will leave New Zealand.

4.Passport

You must have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the end of your intended stay.

FAQ’s

1.What are the Housing options available?

  • On Campus: college hostel
  • Off Campus: rent a flat/ apartment or private hostels

2.What are the living expenses?

On an average, an international student spends about 800 – 1000 NZ$ per month on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport & other costs. It is important to note that individual’s cost may vary as per their location, course & lifestyle.

3.Can I work whilst am studying?

All international students are allowed to work part time up to 20 hours per week & full time during summer holidays. NZ follows minimum wage system; current minimum wage for an employee is 12 NZ$ per hour.

4.Can my spouse accompany me during my studies in NZ?

Spouse of students going for PG course or courses in Long term skilled shortage area can get Full time work permit. Spouse of students going to UG courses if willing, to accompany their partners can apply for a visitor visa.

5. Are Scholarships available?

Most international students study in New Zealand on a full fee payment basis. New Zealand doctoral research scholarships are a significant educational opportunity as here international student only pays domestic fees & many times also support students with Living & travel allowance.

Expenses

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees is different for different universities and colleges and varies with courses.We have listed a few courses with the approximate range of annual tuition fees.For more specific details, please contact the respective university and college.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Tuition fees Ranges from
  • For Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences NZ $ 10,000 - $ 12,000 per year
  • Commerce/Administration/Management NZ $ 10,000 - $ 12,500 per year
  • Computing & Mathematical Sciences NZ $ 16,000 - $ 17,500 per year
  • Engineering/Science/Science Technology NZ $ 14,000 - $ 18,000 per year

Post Graduate Programmes:

  • Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences NZ $ 14,000 - $ 16,000 per year
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) NZ $ 17,000 - $ 20,000 per year
  • Engineering NZ $ 18,000 - $ 24,500 per year
  • Living Expenses

    The approximate annual living expenses are about NZ $ 10,000 - 12,000, which includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses.

Approximate Cost of Living in New Zealand:

  • $100 to $200 a week for accommodation.
  • $10 to $15 to go to the movies.
  • $1.60 for a 1-stage bus fare.
  • $4.45 for a Big Mac at McDonald's.
  • Textbooks and stationery $500 a year.
  • Student ID card $20.
  • Students' association membership $30 .
  • Photocopy cards $100.
  • Bus fares $30 to $60 a week.
  • Coffee in student cafeteria $1 to $3 a cup.
  • Hot meals in cafeteria up to $7 for a one-course meal.

However, the expenses are different for different people depending on the lifestyles.New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.

Universities List

Some of the major Universities and Institute of Technologies in New Zealand is listed below