Currency: New Zealand dollar
Language: English and Maori
Major Cities: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Nelson
Major Intake: January, July, September and November
New Zealand is a developed country and ranks highly in International comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education and economic freedom. New Zealand has a reputation as a provider of quality education offering excellent study opportunities and support services in a safe learning environment. It is emerging as one of the topmost preferences among Indian students wanting to study abroad. With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer. While studying here, you can be assured of a welcoming and friendly society with an excellent support system for international students.
• NZ Education is globally recognized.
• Tuition & Living is affordable in compare to other countries and NZD rate in INR is much lower than AUD & other currency.
• NZ people are friendly & an English speaking country.
• New Zealand is a growing economy offering increasing job opportunities.
• Low unemployment ratio compared to most countries.
• 20 Hours part time work allowed during studies & full time during summer holidays helping students to cover living cost.
• Students on completion of most courses including 1 year Diploma course are eligible for 1 year job search visa when they can work full time.
• Students with full time job offers in relevant area of study may extend their visa by converting it to Work Permit / Permanent Residency depending on their eligibility.
• Student partners can accompany on Work Permit or Visitors category.
• Diploma Course – Level 5 – $15000 to $25000 per year
• Graduate Diploma – Level 6 – $15000 to $25000 per year
• PG Diploma – Level 7 – $15000 to $25000 per year
• Bachelor’s Course – Level 5&6 – $20000 to $35000 per year
• Master’s Course – Level 9 – $25000 to $40000 per year
• Average Living Expenses- NZ$ 15000 per year
|1||University of Auckland|
|4||University of Otago|
|5||University of Canterbury|
|6||Victoria University of Wellington|
|7||Eastern Institute of Technology|
|8||Wellington Institute of Technology|
|9||Ara Institute of Canterbury|
|10||Lincoln University – New Zealand|
|12||Manukau Institute of Technology|
|13||Whitireia New Zealand|
|14||Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology|
• Applied Science
• Architecture and Landscape
• Diploma program – 1 year
• Graduate Diploma program – 1 year
• PG Diploma program – 1 year
• Bachelor’s program – 3 years
• Master’s program – 2 years
New Zealand is a land of relatively open immigration policy, which drives in a good influx of people from foreign origin. Asian students form an important group there, particularly Indians. With each passing year an increasing number of students from India travel to New Zealand to pursue higher studies, drawn to a large extent by the highly regarded universities of the country. But there is another, often downplayed, reason why students are heading to New Zealand in large numbers- it is the flexibility and scope of working part time in the country while also pursuing one’s study. International students in NZ 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.
To begin studying as an international student, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need to study will vary depending on the level of education you want to study. Universities and schools can have different entry requirements, so read the course information on their websites carefully.
The costs associated with studying at university or school overseas vary greatly. It depends on the nature of the program, the length of your stay, the distance you travel and the kind of lifestyle you want when you get there.
1. When deciding what and where to study, start by thinking about your academic interests and your career goals.
2. Take some time to research specific courses, subjects and options for internships or work placements.
3. Look at the campus location, rankings, the amount of time you would like to spend away from home and the total cost of studying and living overseas.
4. Studying overseas is about more than just the course. Think about what kind of lifestyle you prefer – do you want to be in a cosmopolitan city, or a quiet country town? Would you prefer to choose a city where there are other students from your nationality? Do you want to be close to the beach? Do you want to live on campus?
5. If you would like to explore the option of staying in the country to work after your studies you will need to find out about the migration policies in place and also be aware that these government policies can change at any time.
Your career prospects will benefit hugely from your experience of studying, living and socialising overseas. It’s your opportunity to develop a wealth of new skills, perspectives and stronger English language skills and seek work experience from the sort of employers you’d like to work for.
The skills and qualifications employers and professional registration bodies require will vary from country to country. If, for example, you are working towards a career with strict entry requirements such as medicine, engineering, accounting or teaching, do some research with the relevant registration bodies in your home country for advice.
There is a limited number of partial scholarships and bursaries available for international students. The amount varies by level of study and by institution. These scholarships are competitive and you need to demonstrate exceptional academic achievements.
Working while you study can help complement your study and living experience. If you pursue a course at degree level or above you may be permitted to work while on an international student visa.
Before you undertake any paid work, you need to make sure that your visa allows it. The opportunity for students to work part-time during their studies varies from country to country.
Many universities have a dedicated job centre on-campus for students that advertise job opportunities to help students develop skills. The university careers service is also a useful source of information.
We recommend you begin your application process at least a year in advance to give enough time for your applications to be processed and to prepare for your time overseas.