With the population of less than five million people, New Zealand is also rich in its culture and heritage. Geographically, over three-quarters of the population live in the North Island, with one-third of the total population living in Auckland. The other main cities of Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton are where the majority of the remaining Kiwis dwell.
Across New Zealand, you can find everything from untamed wilderness to rich culture. Find inspiration in towering mountains and serenity in golden beaches curled around quiet bays.
New Zealand has always been a welcoming country. Immigrants from different areas of – Asia, Africa, Easter parts of Europe have made their mark in the country.This has been truly reflected in the NewZealand’s culture.
All students seeking to broaden their cultural horizons, enjoy a great scenic beauty and wants to live in a multi- ethnic metropolis should definitely consider New Zealand as their future study destination. Being often overshadowed by its neighbouring country, Australia; New Zealand too has a lot of opportunities for International Students. Here are the few benefits to consider of studying abroad in New Zealand:
New Zealand university system is research-based as it is based on 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.
Moderate Entry Requirements:
Unlike many other popular study destinations,NewZealand is considered to have moderate requirements for International Students.
NewZealand 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 from all eight universities in the country.
The population is a diverse mix of cultures with people from different parts of the world creating a vibrant community. You would have an amazing opportunity to create some countless memories with the people you meet while on your study program.
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 a four spends around 6,000 NZD to 8,000 NZD (3,600 to 4,800 USD) per month.
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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