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Postgraduate Opportunities in New Zealand for Indian Students 2024

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Postgraduate Opportunities in New Zealand for Indian Students 2024

  Posted On: 27 May 2024

Postgraduate Opportunities in New Zealand for Indian Students 2024

Students across the globe choose New Zealand as their destination, thanks to its international student-friendly academic policies. Besides its pristine landscape, New Zealand also offers you access to a world-class education. There is a wide variety of postgraduate degrees at internationally-renowned universities.

New Zealand can be your next study destination for pursuing higher education. The good news is that the scholarships are available for Nepalese students to aid their educational journey.

Why choose New Zealand to complete your Master's?

The postgraduate programs give you an extra mile over other job hunters. As per QS University Rankings (2024), New Zealand universities ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide.

  • New Zealand colleges and universities have comparatively affordable tuition fees than other educational destinations. The average fees for a master’s program, are in the range of NZD 25000 – NZD 40000
  • Courses and institutions in New Zealand are internationally recognized and offer multiple program formats to suit your needs.
  • Short duration postgraduate courses ranging from 1-2 years.
  • Presence of a diverse international community, considering an approximately 25% of the population is born overseas.

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Which master's courses in New Zealand are the best?

There are ample postgraduate opportunities for international students in New Zealand; the year 2024 has a lot to offer.

The master’s courses across the country usually begin in February and July. There are two semesters per year from February to June and subsequently from July to November.

Some of the top courses in New Zealand are:



Master of Professional Accounting

Victoria University of Wellington

Master of Management

University of Auckland Business School

Master of Architecture

University of Canterbury

M.Sc. in Computer Science

University of Otago

M.Sc. in Biotechnology

Massey University

M.Sc. in IT(Project Management)

Lincoln University

Source – QS World Rankings

Apart from this, there are four types of Master’s programs in New Zealand that are usually packaged because of the increasing demand for these courses.

  • Traditional master’s program: For MA and MSc students who want to continue studying in their field.
  • Change of direction master's program: For students opting for a career transition.
  • Professional development qualifications: For students with work experience.
  • Graduate entry professional qualifications: For advancing your vocational skills in regulated professions like teaching.

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Best places to study for Masters in New Zealand

If you are looking place-wise, then you could study at both the North Island and South Island. The North Island has the University of Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

While the South Island proudly houses the University of Otago, Canterbury and Dunedin. Both the islands are best in their way, but most of the students prefer the North Island because of the big cities on it. For instance, Institute of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP) is a popular choice for vocational courses.

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Qualifying exams and documentation required

  • Besides completing your regular undergraduate program, you need to give an English language proficiency test (IELTS).
  • Along with that, you would also be required to present a personal statement, academic transcripts and references (required for specific courses).
  • Postgraduate courses usually require above 3.0 GPA in the country.
  • You must have funds for your tuition fees or proof of an academic scholarship.
  • Apart from these documents, you require your passport, medical certificate, health insurance and travel insurance documents.
  • A police clearance certificate is also required.

To sum up, if you are still wondering about postgraduate opportunities in New Zealand and what's on offer for 2024? You can go to the official website of various universities to see what courses they are offering. However, if you are looking for a more comprehensive solution, contact us at SIEC for a free counselling session and apply for a New Zealand visa.

Reach out to SIEC for Application inquiries and assistance.

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