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Study in New Zealand

New Zealand

  • Capital Wellington

  • Currency NZ Dollar

  • Language English, Maori

  • Population 5.1 Million

  • GDP $ 201 Billion

  • Dialling Code +64

 

Why study in New Zealand ? 

Friendly and welcoming, New Zealand has something to offer everybody. It is world-famous for its friendly people, spectacular landscape, beaches, vibrant multicultural cities and relaxed lifestyle. In addition to all the above  NZ is proud of its nuclear free image and is a peaceful, politically-stable country with some of the world’s lowest rates of corruption.

People from different ethnic groups and social classes live here with far fewer problems than found in most other countries. There is a liberal democracy with strong tradition of respect to human values, human rights and freedom.

New Zealand has an excellent education system, which is highly respected internationally. The NZ government has strong quality assurance systems to ensure high quality education at all levels of the education system including both public and private. In addition to this NZ offers a safe learning environment and institutes are known to offer high quality education.

New Zealand institutes and universities offer wide variety of courses like architecture, accounting, business, hospitality, information technology, cyber security, business analytics, biotechnology, environmental science, law, teaching, early childhood, veterinary science, social work, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, automotive, multimedia, animation, logistics, nursing, horticulture, travel and tourism etc

Intake

New Zealand universities and institutions offer two major intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester.

  • February / March Intake
  • June /July Intake

 

Admissions for private and vocational institutes may vary and many have multiple intakes available in the months of March, April, May, June, August and October.

Student visa

All Indian students must obtain a student visa to Study in New Zealand. The student visa must be applied online via the NZ government Real Me Portal. You can apply up to 120 days before your intended date of program’s start date.

As a guide, you’ll usually need to provide the following documents with your student visa application:

An offer of place from university or college 

Your passport 

Evidence that you have sufficient funds for your tuition fee, living expenses and return airfares 

Medical and Chest X Ray certificate from NZ govt approved panel physician 

Character Certificate (You must provide police certificates from  your country(s) of citizenship and any country(s) you've spent more than 5 years in since turning 17) 

Medical insurance for the entire duration of your course  

Visa application fee (presently NZ$ 

Prove and meet the Genuine Entry requirement to study and prove that you will comply the student visa regulations while in NZ 

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Working while you study in New Zealand

International students studyinf full-time at any NZ collete/univversity and on a valid student visa enrolled in full time course are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours a week during classes and full-time on scheduled holidays. If a student is enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree program awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution then they are allowed to work full time during the term and full time during scheduled holidays

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FAQ's

  • English speaking country with permission to work while you study
  • Globally recognised qualifications with high quality education system
  • Climate that suits every one. Great choice of locations like Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, or Palmeston North
  • Availability of post-study work for international students
  • High standard living and world-class cities with great infrastructure

Universities & Institutes in New Zealand set their own fees, which vary depending on your study level and subject. Courses in humanities, arts and education are a little cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and sciences are likely to be more expensive.

Study Level Average Annual Fee
Diploma Level 4, 5 & 6 NZ$ 14000 to NZ$ 18000
Graduate & PG Diploma’s ( Level 7 and Level 8) NZ$ 18000 to NZ$ 25000
Bachelors NZD 25000 to NZD 34000
Master's NZD 29000 to NZD 36000
Doctoral & PhD NZD 35000 to NZD 55000

International students on a student visa enrolled in full time course are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours a week during classes and full-time on scheduled holidays. If you are enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree program awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution you can work full time during the term and full time during scheduled holidays

English Language tests are mandatory for admission into all courses and universities in New Zealand. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE are the most popular English language proficiency tests used in the country.

Yes, New Zealand is well known for quality of education and degrees from New Zealand institutions and qualifications are accepted worldwide

Living costs include accommodation, food and bills, and clothing as necessary, and will vary according to your lifestyle. If you want to study in New Zealand for more than a year, then you'll need to show that you have at least $20,000 to cover your living expenses for the first year. But, if you’re studying for less than one year, you must have at least $1,666 for each month of your study program to contribute as your living expenses.

Do note the fact that New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.

Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the New Zealand government and almost all universities & colleges have their own list of scholarships for Indian students. The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.

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Your spouse can apply for work visa only if you are studying towards a Level 7 or 8 qualification on the Long Term Skill Shortage List or any Level 9 or 10 qualification in New Zealand.