About New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the safest and most beautiful countries in the world. With excellent study opportunities, low cost of living and exclusive facilities and world-class education, it has become one of the most attractive destinations for international students.

New Zealand is a mysteriously fascinating country with extremely beautiful landscapes, mountains, lakes, and unique biodiversity. For anyone who looks for adventure, New Zealand offers great adventure activities including white water rafting, skiing, mountain biking etc. There are always new things to do and enjoy while staying in New Zealand. It offers the best of both the worlds- city and country life. You can access all the modern amenities and facilities of city life while enjoying the beauty of countryside.

Education System

New Zealand has made bold strides in the area of international study. From high quality education to an unbeatable lifestyle, it is a wonderful place to learn and live in. It has a varied education system comprising of 8 Universities, 16 Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITPs) and numerous Private Colleges. They impart a variety of academic and vocational courses in almost every major. The support services for international students are also amongst the best in the world. All these have led New Zealand to develop into an ideal study destination.

The country offers numerous options for international students.
• Level 1, 2, 3, and 4- Certificates
• Level 5 and 6 Diplomas
• Level 7 Bachelor’s Degree and graduate diploma
• Level 8 Post Graduate Diploma
• Level 9 Masters Degree
• Level 10 Doctorate/PhD

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Capital

Wellington

Large Cities

Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Lower Hutt, Dunedin, Palmerston North and Napier

Area Size

268,021 km²

Language

English, Māori and NZ Sign Language

Population

4,975,250 (As of 2019)

Currency

New Zealand dollar ($) (NZD)

Universities

8 Universities, 16 Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITPs) and numerous Private Colleges

International Students

117,000 (As of 2019)

Animation, Information Technology, Computer Science and Construction Management are the top-recommended courses to study in New Zealand. Apart from these, various other UG and PG courses which are gaining more popularity among students are Engineering, Medicine, Business Studies, Hospitality, Agriculture, Nursing, Health care and Sports management
The approximate cost of education and living vary from NZD 35,000 to NZD 50,000 per year depending on the program, institution and location
  • Approximate Cost of the Course at ITP’s : NZ $ 16,000 – NZ $ 25,000
  • Approximate Cost of the Course at Universities:
  • Undergraduate – $18000 – $25000
  • Post Graduate – $25,000 – $40000
The nation is ranked as the best-funded education system in the world since they have the highest percentage of public funding in the education sector. The New Zealand Government, universities, corporations and private institutions provide numerous scholarships for international students seeking to study in New Zealand.
Scholarships in New Zealand are offered on the basis of merit-based, need-based, student-specific or course-specific grants and the scholarship amount does vary depending on the course and the profile of the student. The Country’s scholarships are meant to form a group of well-educated and highly proficient people who can contribute to generate sustainable growth in developing countries. Scholarships also help to build strong and enduring links between New Zealand and partner countries.
Intake Remark
February and July Offered by all Universities, Institute of Technology and Private Colleges
Rolling Admission is possible throughout the year due to rolling intakes as well

 

Living Standards

New Zealand's standard of living is generally regarded as being one of the highest in the world and is within the range achieved by such countries as the United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, the more advanced West European and Scandinavian countries, and Australia.

New Zealand performs well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index. New Zealand ranks above the average in health status, income and wealth, environmental quality, personal security, civic engagement, housing, subjective well-being, education and skills, jobs and earnings, and social connections but below average in work-life balance.

Opportunities

  • International reputation as a provider of quality education
  • No application fees and lenient admission requirements
  • Tuition fees may be paid after receiving the Visa Approval
  • Up to 3 years Open Post-Study Work Visa

Visa

Study

Degree Any Other Conditions Post Study Work Visa
Level 7 Bachelor’s degree or higher (If you studied in Auckland) 3-4 years 3 years
Level 7 Graduate Diploma (If you studied in Auckland) 1 year. You can apply to work for 1 more year if you are working towards occupational registration with a registration body included in a list of acceptable registration authorities.
Levels 4 to 6 (If you studied in Auckland) 1 year
Level 7 Bachelor’s degree or higher (If you studied outside Auckland) 3 years
Level 7 Graduate Diploma or any other qualification (If you studied outside Auckland) completed on or before 31 December 2021 2 years
Level 7 Graduate Diploma or any other qualification (If you studied outside Auckland) completed after 31 December 2021 1 year
Levels 4 to 6 (If you studied outside Auckland) completed on or before 31 December 2021 2 years
Levels 4 to 6 (If you studied outside Auckland) completed after 31 December 2021 1 year

Residency

The country follows a streamlined and point-based visa application process in order to avoid ambiguity and arbitrariness. Immigration New Zealand is working with the Education New Zealand and international education providers to develop an improved partnership model to increase the New Zealand study visa success rate. Further, many universities provide on-campus visa renewal and extension services to international students for a quick, stress-free, and proper application process. They manage, monitor, and follow up on your visa application in a well-timed manner.