New Zealand has always been an attractive study abroad destination for international students, since the country offers a varied range of study opportunities in world’s top-rated universities, with affordable fee and better cost of living that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. With growing years New Zealand is becoming the first choice for International students seeking high-quality overseas education and to explore new ideas that make you stand out from the crowd. These factors have made New Zealand one among the front-runners in higher education providers in the world.
1. World-renowned universities providing world-class education
New Zealand is one of the most attracted foreign education destinationsfor international students who are looking for world-class facilities and high quality of education. The country is known for its practically oriented courses.
2. Less stringent entry requirements
The country’s government invest a large amount in their higher education sector, both in quality and infrastructure, aiming to attract more students in the increasing globalised scenario. In fact, theyallocate the highest percentage of public funding to education in the world. New Zealand has moderate entry requirements so that international students can easily apply for the courses that they offer.
3. Ease of visa acquisition and residency
The country follows 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 provider to develop an improved and friendlier partnership model to increase the New Zealand Study visa success rate. Further, many universities provide on campus visa renewal and extension service 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.
4. Earn while you learn
International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during week days and 40 hours during vacations, while students in doctorialcourses can work 40 hours per week on a New Zealand student visa. Students get multiple internships and other practical/job oriented work opportunities.
5. Post-study work rights in New Zealand
After finishing your course or programme, you can apply for a Post-Study Work Permit (open), under which are eligible to work for 12 months in New Zealand. There is no restrictions in choosing the work field, students can do almost any work they like, for any employer in the country. Once your Post-study work right expires, you can apply for an Employer Assisted Post-study work visa, which relates to a specific job with a specific employer. You can stay in New Zealand to gain work experience for anadditional two years (or 3 years if work experience is required as part of a professional registration).
6. Safe and welcoming environment
New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world to live with very low crime rates. The country has never seen any major war in their history. In addition, the support service for international students is among the best in the world.
7. Plenty to see and explore while studying in new Zealand
The country has a magnificent lush landscape with unique fauna and flora. You can enjoy the mesmerizing view of rolling green hills, fjords, glaciers, beaches, mountains and so on. New Zealand is a heaven for hikers and trekkers, and natural beauty junkies. Cities are a cosmopolitan mix of cafes, shopping, movies and nightlife.
8. Chance to stayin
After completing your studies in New Zealand if you do not have a job offer, you may be eligible for a Graduate Job Search Work Visa for a maximum duration of 12 months. After getting the job offer letter you can apply for a visa up to 2 or 3 years under the Study to Work category.
9. Numerous Scholarships in New Zealand
The New Zealand Government, universities and private institutions provide numerous scholarships for international students seeking to study in New Zealand.
10. High in cost-effectiveness
New Zealand has the lowest tuition among all other countries study abroad. The country’s education is based on British education system. It is easier for Indian students to blend in New Zealand education system. Moreover, the cost of living in New Zealand is relatively cheaper as compared to other countries.
New Zealand has government universities and polytechnics, along with that there areinstitutes of technology, there are private (not government-funded) tertiary institutes and training providers. As per the latest QS World University Rankings, all the8 universities of New Zealand have sustained their position in the top 3 percent internationally.
The 8 universities in New Zealand are:
The education system of New Zealand mainly focus on both educationalattainment and practical learning, it is rated as one of the best education systems in the world by London’s Legatum Institute. It is based on a 3-tier model. Which includes primary and intermediate schooling, after that secondary schooling (high schools) and the final one is the tertiary education at universities and polytechnics. 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.
Universities in New Zealand provide a variety of courses and programmes depending on their area of interest, students can undertake flexible courses.
The country offers numerous options for international students.
In every academic level, there are numerous options for students, who wish to study aboard in New Zealand.
New Zealand universities are well-known for the following degrees. You can study at New Zealand, in any of the following academic levels:
Even though New Zealand Universities provide a wide range ofdegrees and courses, the country is world renowned for its courses like Information Technology, Computer Science, and Animation. Animation is the most popular course in New Zealand!
Generally, a bachelor’s degree takes three years but if you are planning to do an honours, it will take 4 years of study. However, this rule is not universally applicable in all universities. Hence, it is advisable to check with the university you are planning to apply for foreign study in New Zealand.
Post Graduate Courses
If you are planning to study in New Zealand, it is always advisable to start sending queries at least 6–8 months before the proposed date of admission. There are two intakes in a year: in January and July. Certain institutions do offer multiple intakes in the month of September and November. They start accepting applications in the August prior to the academic year you are applying for. Depending on the courses the application deadline may vary, hence it is very important to check with the university. Application forms are available online, request it via email or you can collect them from our offices. Application for vocational courses are open in March, April, May, July, and October (do check the university/institution).
The general eligibility criteria for studies in New Zealand are mentioned below:
Masters in New Zealand
The lists of documents required for applying to universities are:
Financial Documents required are :
New Zealand has a high quality of life index. This nation has never seen major wars so far! Having the lowest crime rates, it is considered one of the safest countries to live in this world.New Zealand universities and intuitions provide better student support services for international students. These support services are considered the best in the world.
Safety for International students in New Zealand
The country has strict laws to safeguard the security and welfare of all the internal students coming to the country and offers a one of the best supportive and secure environment to them. It is mandatory to follow the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students” an inclusive manuscript that guarantees the protection of the rights of international students. As per this, it is compulsory for international students to have medical and travel insurance during the period of their studies in New Zealand. This ensures the protection of International student’s welfare.
I would like to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation and thank Miss Sunita Singh for her assistance for making this process of studying abroad very easy and manageable. She was always there to support me when I panicked. She gave me her precious time which led me to this beautiful country New Zealand for the course I wanted to pursue since a very long time. Overall, my experience with Sunita and Global Opportunities was very nice.