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Study in New Zealand

Located in an alpine island country, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is famous not only for its beautiful landscapes but is also well known for its reputed education system. World class universities with high-quality living, diverse cultural, lively cities, New Zealand gives an adventurous and exciting experience to international students.

New Zealand has a progressive education system and is amongst the top 20 nations offering quality education. It has a safe and welcoming environment, making the country a smart education destination for international students.

Why study in New Zealand?

  • Higher education in New Zealand offers various alternatives as per students' choices, such as universities, colleges, private institutions, and polytechnics.
  • New Zealand has only eight universities and all of these universities have appeared in the QS World University Ranking top 500 in 2019. The top-ranked is the University of Auckland at 82nd position, followed by the University of Otago in the 151st position.
  • New Zealand's Higher education system was ranked at 16th position globally in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings in 2018.
  • Education in New Zealand is known for their unique approach as they encourage the student to think and work individually to find solutions, and motivates unique ideas.
  • New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is the pillar of the Higher education system in New Zealand that ensures quality and ethics are maintained.

Academics in New Zealand

The education system in New Zealand primarily focuses on both theoretical as well as practical learning. The top courses to study in New Zealand are animation, Engineering, Medicine, IT, Hospitality and Tourism, Business, Agriculture and Construction.

Qualifications offered are Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Bachelor's Degree, Bachelor's Degree with Honors.

Intakes in New Zealand Universities

There are two intakes in New Zealand

  • February to June
  • July to November

Scholarships in New Zealand University

Scholarships are available for international students at all stages, including students looking forward to Ph.D. Scholarships are either offered by the government of New Zealand or by the institution itself. Students can refer to the official New Zealand scholarship directory or contact the institution directly.

Cost of Education & Accommodation in New Zealand

Universities in New Zealand set their structure of tuition fees. Thus, tuition fees may vary depending on the college, course, and level. The tuition fee in New Zealand's University ranges from 19,000 to 42,000 NZD annually (New Zealand Dollars).

Students have various accommodation options in New Zealand, such as residence halls, shared flats, or private flats, and rent might differ from place to place. The accommodation cost may go up to 15,000 NZD annually according to high commission.

International students are also permitted to work up to 20 hours a week but need to check on your visa terms. There are terms and conditions when you work while studying in New Zealand, International students should hold a valid student visa, which specifies whether the student is permitted to work or not, and student can only work for 20 hours per week.

New Zealand Student Visa Requirements

Students can apply for a visa directly from the New Zealand embassy or apply online with a 10% discount on the visa fee. A student visa permits you to stay in the country for four years, and also international students are offered a work permit for up to 20 hours a week.

New Zealand Study visa fee is 330 NZD*.

Post Study Work (PSW) Permit in New Zealand

It's beneficial to gain work experience while you study in New Zealand. It helps to develop interpersonal skills, management, communication skills, confidence, and along with that, you can manage expenses.

International students can further apply for a work visa in New Zealand for up to 3 years after completion of their study depending on the academic performance. Work visa in New Zealand lasts for 1,2, or 3 years depends on qualification level.

  • Up to 3 years of Post study work permit is only for students with these qualifications:
    • Bachelor Level 7
    • PG Diploma Level 8
    • Masters Level 9
    • Ph.D. Level 10
  • Others qualifications level are granted with 1 year of Post Study Work permit.

SIEC has been placing students to study in New Zealand universities and colleges, for than 25 years. At SIEC, we guide and assist you with the complete application process and help you study at your dream destination, NEW ZEALAND.