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 Alpine beauty coupled with cosmopolitan destinations where people are so warm and welcoming.
A fascinating mosaic of 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, 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?
- The world’s most recognised education system
- Perfect balance in theoretical and practical modules focused on industry-centric training
- Qualifications are widely recognised and respected internationally.
- The cost of education is cheaper as compared to the US or Europe.
- Fee payment is only required on visa approval.
- Cost-effective, industry-endorsed programmes for engineers
- Hospitality programmes with paid internships
- Skill shortages across various sectors result in high demand for fresh graduates.
- a temperate climate with pleasant seasonal changes conducive to study and recreation.
- Large numbers of Indians have 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 in New Zealand are issued and administered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The education system of New Zealand includes
Eight government-funded universities in New Zealand are open to anyone who meets the common entrance qualification prescribed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
There are 20 polytechnics called Institutes of Technology that offer a wide range of courses.
Over 800 private education providers are offering short-term English language courses for international students.
- Polytechnics and Private Training Institutions
IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency
- Diploma programmes: 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 intake
- February, July, and October
Cost Of Education
- Polytechnic Diploma Courses range from NZ $13,500 (NZ) to $16,000 per year, depending on the course
- Universities degrees range from NZ $15,000 – NZ $18,000 per year for most undergraduate degrees
- Post-graduate degrees begin in New Zealand. $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 NZ
$15000 per year *
Work Rights And Stay Back
- 20 hours per week (40 hours during vacation) for courses above level 8 for a few selected courses
- Spouses eligible for full-time work permits for students pursuing postgraduate qualifications
- 36-month graduate job search visa for level 8 and level 9 programmes