Study in New Zealand

New Zealand, a beautiful and unique country in the South Pacific, where exciting things are happening in Education. New Zealand is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of international students seeking quality education & to explore new ideas in pioneering programmes that will put them at the front in the world job markets of the future.

Qualifications Globally Recognised
Students who have studied are earning a reputation of being called innovative thinkers and are being addressed as “The New World Class”. It has a progressive education system with state of art facilities. Qualifications are internationally recognized. There are wide range of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The NZQA assures the quality of programme offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn ensures that programmes offered in New Zealand, maintain international recognition.

Clean, Green and Safe Country
New Zealand offers a safe learning environment. It is the first country in the world to declare itself as a nuclear free zone. The environment is green, clean and uncrowded with a small populations and wide open spaces.

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How To Apply

Intakes
The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

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Types of Education

Universities in New Zealand
University education was established in New Zealand in 1870 and has a similar tradition to the British university system. There are eight state-funded universities in New Zealand, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance. In addition to a centrally co-ordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and programme level, each university undertakes internal quality checks. All New Zealand universities offer a broad range of subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. Each has developed its own specialist subjects such as Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary Science. Computer Studies, Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Sports-Science, Biotechnology, Architecture etc. Bachelor's, Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered by all New Zealand universities. A range of under graduate and postgraduate diplomas is also available, along with honors programmes (usually requiring an additional year of study).

Polytechnics in New Zealand
New Zealand Polytechnics, and Institutes of Technology, are state funded and provide education and training at all levels ranging from introductory studies through to full degree programmes. A few of them offer PG programmes as well. Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology are efficient tertiary providers offering programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused. Due to their active engagement with industry, employers and government agencies they provide programmes which are of a high academic standard and are relevant to the rapidly changing workforce on a global basis. Polytechnics offer diverse courses like Arts and Design, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality etc.

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Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements
All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in New Zealand. There are many courses available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and elsewhere to assist international students reach the required level of English language competence. We can recommended waiver of IELTS / TOEFL wherever possible. A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.5 for postgraduate courses is desirable.

Documents
Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases, Certificates of extra curricular activities and passport copy, birth certificate & 2 reference letters from colleges & employers.

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Study Cost

Both – course fees and living expenses are cheaper as compared to many other popular study destinations

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Student Visas

Student visa requirements include:

  • An offer of place from an educational institution approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • A written guarantee from an institution or person that suitable accommodation is available to you in New Zealand (if you're under 18 years)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to live on while you are studying
  • A return air ticket to your country, or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one.

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Accommodation

Students while studying in New Zealand have the following options for accommodation:
Homestay: Homestay in New Zealand costs between NZ$180~240 per week. This will include a room, breakfast, dinner and lunch on the weekends; students generally buy their own lunch during school days. Most English language school students spend at least a few months in homestay, which is considered the best way to improve their English. High and primary school students usually stay in a New Zealand homestay.
Student accommodation: Student accommodation in New Zealand is generally a room or a bed in a house or university hall of residence. Students generally share the facilities such as kitchen, bathroom and toilet. Utilities such as water and electricity are usually included in the weekly rent. Students staying in New Zealand student accommodation don't have to buy anything because most things are provided. This makes life easy for the students because they don't have to deal with bills and the need to buy items of furniture etc.
Room in flat/apartment per week: A room in an New Zealand house or flat is what most long term students studying in New Zealand opt for. Students share the cost of the weekly rent, the utility charges and the cleaning etc.....
Backpackers: Backpackers in New Zealand are suitable for short term stays or for students who or in the process of looking for something more suitable. A bed in a dormitory and shared kitchen and bathroom is usually the norm.

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