STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
- New Zealand institutions have an international reputation for providing quality education.
- It offers a safe learning environment which provides an excellent and broad range of study and research opportunities and support services for international students.
- Most international students find New Zealand friendly, easy-going people who are interested in meeting those from other cultures and in traveling overseas.
- The high-quality teaching in New Zealand will make you even more attractive to employers and open up exciting work and employment opportunities.
- With reasonable entry requirements and affordable tuition fee, New Zealand is one of the fastest growing study destinations for international students.
- New Zealand is known to have beautiful landscapes and stunning scenic beauty which is unmatched.
The Education system in New Zealand
The education system in New Zealand is a three-tier model which includes primary schools, followed by secondary schools (high schools) and tertiary education at universities and/or polytechnics. The academic year in New Zealand varies between institutions but generally runs from late January until mid-December for schools and polytechnics, and from late February until mid-November for universities.
A Graduate will take three years, and a further year of study will lead to an Honors degree. Not every degree follows this 3+1 pattern; there are some four-year degrees (which may or may not be awarded Honors), and some specialist Graduates which take longer to complete.
A Graduate may be followed by a Post Graduate. A candidate who does not hold an Honors degree may be awarded a Post Graduate with honors; such a degree usually involves two years study, compared to one year for a Post Graduate for a candidate who does have an Honors degree. A candidate who has either a Post Graduate or a Graduate with Honors may proceed to a doctoral degree.
1 or 2-year diploma programs for students who have just completed schooling and are looking to start higher studies but not necessarily a Graduate. Most of these diplomas further staircase into a Graduate.
A one-year, full-time course of study for bachelor degree graduates. It does not always require its students to have prior learning or experience in the subject matter of the diploma.
A one-year full-time study, designed for graduates, which builds on the subject matter in the academic field of the previous degree.
Applying for a Course or Institute
The academic year in New Zealand is from late February to mid-November and most Universities have 2 semesters with summer holidays of about 4 weeks in June. Intakes are in February, July. Some courses and institutions offer September intake as well.
A band of 5.5 for undergraduate, 6.0 for Graduate diploma and 6.5 for Post graduate diploma programs is desirable.
Documents needed for applying for a study visa in New Zealand are: resume, statement of purpose, mark sheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts (If applicable), Certificates of extra-curricular activities, work experience certificates (If applicable), a copy of the student’s passport , and preferably reference letters from colleges & employers.
An undergraduate Diploma can cost anywhere between NZ$ 15,000- NZ$ 20,000 approximately per year. The cost of studying a Graduate Diploma in New Zealand may cost between NZ$ 16,000 to NZ$ 22,000 approximately per year, while cost of studying for a Post Graduate Diploma may be anywhere between NZ$ 15,000 and NZ$ 30,000. The estimated living cost or living expenses in New Zealand is NZ$ 15,000 per year.
|AIS St. Helens|
|Alpha Education Institute|
|Ara Institute of Canterbury|
|Aotearoa Career and Management Institute (ACMI)|
|Aspire 2 International|
|Auckland Goldstar Institute(AGI)|
|EIT–Eastern Institute of Technology|
|ICL Graduate Business School|
|International College of Auckland (ICA)|
|Institute of the Pacific United (IPU)|
|Manukau Institute of Technology|
|Newton College of Business and Technology (NCBT)|
|New Zealand Career College(NZCC)|
|New Zealand Institute of Education|
|New Zealand Institute of Technical Training|
|New Zealand School of Education (NZSE)|
|Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology(NMIT)|
|North Shore International Academy (NSIA)|
|Newzealand Hospitality and Business School(NZMA)|
|Newzealand Tertiary College (NZTC)|
|PIHMS Hotel Management|
|Premier Institute of Education (PIE)|
|Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)|
|UCOL (Universal College of Learning)|
|UUNZ (Universal United Newzealand)|
|WELTEC(Wellington institute of Technology)|
|WITT (Western Institute of Technology)|