New Zealand

The land of kiwis, New Zealand, is spectacularly beautiful with its lush green farmlands, barren and active volcanic desert areas, beaches with crystal clear blue water, glorious snow-capped mountains, and unique wildlife. Movies like The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have been filmed in various locations in New Zealand.

Its capital Wellington and other major cities like Auckland and Christchurch are a few of the most popular cities of the country. It mostly has temperatures that can vary from being cold to warm due to a strong oceanic influence. But, due to its extremely diverse topography, microclimates can be found across the country.

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February 14,000 - 23,000 Undergraduate Programs 2 to 3 years
July Postgraduate Programs 1 to 2 years

Why study in New Zealand

The island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean, New Zealand offers education with globally certified degrees. A country where the students graduate as highly skilled and groomed individuals, New Zealand is one of the best destinations in terms of quality and cost of study as well as living in comparison to USA, UK, Canada, Australia or other European countries. New Zealand has beautiful climate, no crime, and lower cost of living. The students who choose to study in New Zealand can easily enjoy a more relaxed and comfortable lifestyle. NZ institutes and courses are accredited by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA, it is responsible for approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at universities, polytechnics / institute of technologies and private training establishments).

A bachelors degree in New Zealand takes about 3 years, and students can get an Honours degree after completing their graduation which is another year of study.

Education system in New Zealand

There are 10 levels of study in New Zealand schools and universities. The lowest level is a certificate course and the highest is a doctoral degree.

  • Level 1 to 4 - Certificates
  • Level 5 and 6 - Diplomas
  • Level 7 - Bachelor's degrees and graduate diplomas
  • Level 8 - Postgraduate certificates and diplomas, and bachelor's degrees with honors
  • Level 9 - Master's degrees
  • Level 10 - Doctoral degrees

An agreed set of criteria defines every qualification type. The criteria include: the level at which the qualification is listed the qualifications purpose learning outcomes the number of credits required at each level Each of the different levels of each qualification type has a different purpose, outcomes, and credit requirements.

Represented Universities / Institutes in New Zealand
  • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
  • Waikato Institute Of Technology
  • Manukau Institute Of Technology
  • Waiariki Institute Of Technology
  • Auckland Institute Of Studies
  • Western Institute Of Technology Taranaki
  • Southern Institute Of Technology
  • North Tech Polytechnic

Admissions Procedure

For all undergraduate programs, the admission is based on the marks scored in HSC with IELTS or TOEFL. To get admission in Master Program valid university degrees once can apply to different universities. There are no application fees to apply. The admission application and document is easier than any other foreign countries.

Required Tests

Few institutes provide admissions based on IELTS equivalency test score.

Diploma / Advanced diploma - 5.5 Bands

Bachelors program - 6.0 bands

Masters program - 6.5 Bands

Accommodation Facilities

International students live on-campus in Halls of Residence, while others opt for a home stay with a local family, or live with friends in a rented flat /apartment / house. There are plenty of options available near all the institutes and university campuses. The student may select the type of accommodation as per need and budget.

Cost of Education

Diploma / Advanced Diploma - 14,000 - 19,000 NZD per year

Bachelors program - 18000 to 30000 NZD per year

Masters program - 19000 to 32000 NZD per year

Work Prospects

All International students are allowed to work for 20 hours per week, during study sessions and full-time during vacations during their stay in New Zealand. It is the only country that provides a one year job search visa, regardless of the course pursued by a student.

Permanent Residency

During the Job search visa the international student may plan their work visa and then after as per the skilled occupation list they can plan the further stay.

Studying Abroad is the best of the opportunity that any student will ever receive. It will help you gain a lot of experience and also improve your communication as well as other academic skills. Once you decide to study abroad, a lot of career opportunities open for you giving you a lifetime experience. This will help you to choose the best of the jobs for you, allowing you to lead a healthy and wealthy lifestyle.

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