New Zealand is a land of great contrasts and diversity. Active volcanoes, spectacular caves, deep glacier lakes, verdant valleys, dazzling fjords, long sandy beaches, and the spectacular snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps, all contribute to New Zealand’s scenic beauty.
There’s a lot beyond its picturesque landscapes. It is emerging as one of the topmost preferences among Indian students wanting to study abroad. With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer
The learning environment offered at universities in New Zealand is one of the most prominent in the world, splendid work opportunities and internationally recognized degrees. New Zealand has always been a welcoming country to the immigrants of different continents such as – Asia, Africa, Easter parts of Europe are the few ho are the few who have left their mark significantly.
Across New Zealand, Students are sure to find and experience everything from untamed wilderness to cultural diversity, to enjoying and inspiring from its scenic and picturesque beauty. And with all this New Zealand offers a multiethnic metropolis which makes students a global itizens of tomorrow.
New Zealand, hosts some of the world class universities and their education system is research-based and innovative as it follows the British education model.They focus more on hands on learning resulting in high quality learning experience.
New Zealand’s teaching style and practical way of learning gives graduates strong employability skills — attributes valued by employers across a wide range of jobs and careers. The tuition fees and living is also quite affordable, makking the study abroad experience budget friendly compared to other nations.
As an international student, one can enjoy an exciting outdoor life as New Zealand has always been a home for adrenaline seekers. Renowned for its naturally beautiful landscapes and great adventures, the best thing is that it is accessible to all studying with any educational provider.
The population is a diverse mix of cultures with people from different parts of the world creating a vibrant community. One would have an amazing opportunity to network and also create some countless memories with the people they meet while on their study program, irrespective of studying at an institute in North Island or South Island.
The education system in New Zealand is enormously diverse and one of the best in the world, maintaining excellent standards in literacy, mathematics and sciences and ranking well consistently by global standards.
New Zealand education is also becoming increasingly international, influenced by wide employment markets and an increasingly mobile network of teaching staff, researchers and a well-travelled population of students.
The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is the core of the education system. All qualifications are listed on this framework, assuring quality that is recognised and trusted worldwide.
Students attend university to undertake bachelor degrees or postgraduate courses (including certificate, postgraduate diploma, master and doctoral programs). Vocational courses focus on practical skills and industry training. Vocational training courses are offered in government-funded institutions, including TAFE (Technical and Further Education), or other private institutions. Many colleges offer students credit towards university courses.
Tuition fees for international students vary according to the type and length of the course. Each university in New Zealand sets its own tuition fees, depending on subject and level of study. The average undergraduate (bachelor) degree costs between NZ$22, 000 to NZ$30,000 a year. The average postgraduate degree costs between NZ$25,000 and NZ$35,000 a year.
New Zealand is consistently ranked as one of the best countries to live in. However, its natural beauty comes at a high price. The average cost of living in New Zealand is not so attractive. In fact, a family of four spends around 6,000 NZD to 8,000 NZD (3,600 to 4,800 USD) per month.
Accomodation ( Depends on where you reside)
NZ $800-1000 per month
Utilities* (Only when not included with the rent)
NZ $130-150 per month
NZ $200-300 per month
Internet and Phone
NZ $75-100 per month
NZ $100-150 per month
NZ $150 per month
Business, Commerce and MBA
Tourism and Hospitality
Visual Arts, Cinematography and Animation
Computer Science and IT
Engineering and Technology
Biological and Marine Science
Design and Architecture
As an International student in New Zealand, you work upto 20 hours a week during the academic year and up to 40 hours a week during the summer break. It may not always be easy to find a job. However, if you meet all the job requirements, you do have a decent chance of finding a part-time opportunity. You are entitled to get a minimum wage which is roughly around $19NZD.
If you are looking to work in your field of study once you graduate, we recommend that you start early. Start exploring your career options, research on employers you would like to work with, get your hands on acquiring the right skills for the job, attend career events, apply for graduate programs or start with internships.
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