New Zealand is all about learning to appreciate the marvels of nature and people. The island country is composed of two major landmasses in the form of the North and South Islands. Many seek and love New Zealand because of its Alpinesque beauty coupled with cosmopolitan destinations where people are so warm and welcoming.
A fascinating mosaic of the Maori culture (New Zealand’s indigenous people) and contemporary Kiwi life, New Zealand is a progressive utopia. Picture rugged mountains, hot springs, lush meadows, shimmering lakes, dormant volcanoes and an environmentally inclusive quality of life, health, education and staying with hospitality to protect it all that’s New Zealand for you in a nutshell.
- Population: 4,428,312*
- Climate- cool temperate to warm temperate with a strong maritime influence.
- Capital City: Wellington
- Largest City: Auckland
- Government: Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary Democracy
- Official Language: English
- No of universities -8
- Other Official Languages: Maori, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL)
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($)
WHY STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND?
- World’s most recognised education system
- Perfect balance in theoretical and practical modules focused on industry centric training
- Qualifications widely recognized and respected internationally
- Cost of education is cheaper as compared to US/ Europe
- Fee payment only on visa approval
- Cost effective industry endorsed programs for engineers
- Hospitality programs with paid internships
- Skill shortage across various sectors therefore high demand for fresh graduates
- Temperate climate with pleasant seasonal changes conducive for study and recreation.
- Large numbers of Indians has migrated in the last 10 years and have been successful.
- High Student Visas as compared to countries like the US
- No personal interview and No outright visa rejection
- Work permit for Spouse
NEW ZEALAND EDUCATION SYSTEM
The qualifications of New Zealand are issued and administered by New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA). The education system of New Zealand includes
There are 8 government-funded universities in New Zealand which is open to anyone who meets the common entrance qualification prescribed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
There are 20 polytechnics called as Institutes of Technology offer a wide range of courses.
There are over 800 private education providers, offering short-term English language courses for international students.
- Private Training Institutions
IELTS scores as a proof of English Proficiency.
- Diploma programs: Overall band score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
- Bachelor’s Degree: Overall band score of 6.0
- Graduate Diploma: Overall band score of 6.0
- Master Programs: Overall band score of 6.5
COST OF EDUCATION
- Polytechnic Diploma Courses range from NZ$13,500 – NZ$16,000 per year depending on the course
- Universities Degree range from NZ$15,000 – NZ$18,000 per year for most under-graduate degrees
- Post-graduate Degrees begin from NZ$16,000 per year and MBA Degrees are about NZ$22,000
*Tuition fees vary depending on the institution and the study programme
COST OF LIVING
WORK RIGHTS AND STAY BACK
- 20 hours per week (40 hours during vacation) for courses above level 8 for few selected courses.
- Spouse eligible for full time work permit for students pursuing Post graduate qualification
- 36 months graduate job search visa for level 8 and level 9 program