Every new day in the world begins in New Zealand. Light and time start here. Youthful in age and outlook, New Zealand is the natural home for fresh ideas. Come catch some new light.
Why study in New Zealand?
New Zealand is the natural home for fresh ideas.
Young and free of constricting traditions, New Zealand has learned to be self-reliant and to forge its own way in the world. New Zealand’s youth and fresh outlook make it the natural home for fresh ideas.
This innovative thinking is reflected in the way we teach and learn. Our education system encourages inventive thinking and teaching techniques that reach far beyond traditional rote learning.
Our innovative approach to learning – and esteemed qualifications – are highly valued by the world’s business and community leaders.
New Zealand Qualifications are highly valued by the world’s business and community
As a former British colony, New Zealand’s education system is based on the prestigious British system. NZ offer world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and the qualifications are valued and transferable throughout the world.
The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranks New Zealand’s school system very highly. PISA is a 3 yearly survey of the achievement levels of 15-year old students in major industrialized countries. New Zealand consistently ranks at or near the top across a range of student achievement indicators. In the latest PISA studies, New Zealand’s 15 year olds ranked second in literacy and third in the world in numeracy skills.
New Zealand, every student enjoys a supportive learning environment. With relatively small class sizes, students receive more personalized attention from their teachers than they do in other parts of the world.
Students are treated as individuals – you’re encouraged to learn from others but also to think for yourself. You’ll learn how to harness your unique strengths and original ideas and channel them into an exciting career.
For international students, this personalized treatment extends beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.
All institutions that host international students have staff dedicated to ensuring their time in New Zealand is happy and successful.
New Zealand’s scenic beauty is world renowned. But many visitors are surprised to discover an energetic, modern society among the mountains, rivers and coast.
As an international student in New Zealand you’ll enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle and high quality, affordable accommodation. You’ll probably live close to where you learn so classes, as well as social opportunities, are easy to get to.
New Zealand Fact File:
No part of New Zealand is more than 128 km from the sea.
New Zealand gained independence from Great Britain in 1907.
New Zealand, one of the youngest countries of the world is located in the South Pacific Ocean.
Capital of New Zealand: Wellington
New Zealand’s spectacularly beautiful landscape includes vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests.
KIWI, New Zealand’s national emblem, is a flightless bird with hair-like feathers and a long, slender bill which it uses to pull worms and insects out of the ground. Found only in New Zealand, it is active at night in the wilderness areas of the country.
In spite, of being located in the southern part of the globe New Zealand doesn’t experience extreme weathers. The country has a temperate climate all year round. January – March is summer, July – September is winter.
Unemployment: 3.8% in early 2008. This is one of the lowest in the developed world.
Literacy rate: 99%
New Zealand Currency NZ$
New Zealand Education system
New Zealand education is based on the world’s most recognized education system – British. New Zealand offers high quality and world class education with a perfect balance in theoretical and practical modules focused on work-ready training.
New Zealand has an excellent education system and qualifications gained here are recognized as equal to the best in the world. At the same time there is a strong degree of tolerance, which enables communities to build and operate private schools along religious or cultural lines.
The qualifications of New Zealand are issued and administered by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
The education providers of New Zealand are categorized under three main categories.
There are 8 government-funded universities in New Zealand and all have internationally respected academic and research standards. A university education is open to anyone who meets the common entrance qualification prescribed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). However Universities often have higher entry criteria for specific courses e.g. medicine, dentistry. Students can work towards bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, as well as diplomas at various levels. Having a New Zealand degree can be a lever to further study in other countries.
There are 20 polytechnics, many of which are called Institutes of Technology. They provide a wide range of courses, up to and including degree-level. Semester times are roughly equivalent to those for universities but short courses may begin at any time of the year.
Private Training Institutions
There are over 800 private education providers, many offering short-term English language courses for international students. Some private education providers also run courses in specific areas such as business, computing, and design.
Advantages of Studying in New Zealand
Cost of education is cheaper in New Zealand as compared to US/ Europe
New Zealand qualifications are widely recognized and respected internationally.
New Zealand English is very similar to British English and is easily understood by most outsiders.
The climate is temperate with pleasant seasonal changes and is conducive to study and recreation.
A number of Indians have migrated in the last 10 years and have been successful.
Student Visas generally get approved as compared to countries like the US where a lot of visas are rejected.
Migration to New Zealand is possible on finishing your course.
The two main reasons to choose New Zealand as your study destination are:
1. EASY VISA.
2. EASY PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Besides these, listed below are some of the other important New Zealand Government Policies that are beneficial to International students:
Pay full 1 year fees after PVA.
12 months work permit after successful completion of course.
Work while study.
No personal interview and No outright visa rejection.
Married students – Work permit for Spouse.
Land in New Zealand 2 weeks before the course start date.
Level of Study does not matter.
Further education after acquiring Permanent Residency (PR)
New Zealand colleges & universities accept only IELTS scores as a proof of English Proficiency.
Diploma programs: Overall band score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Bachelors Degree: Overall band score of 6.0
Graduate Diploma: Overall band score of 6.0
Master Programs: Overall band score of 6.5
Cost of Studying:
Polytechnic Diploma Courses range from NZ$13,500 – NZ$16,000 per year depending on the course
Universities Degree range from NZ$15,000 – NZ$18,000 per year for most under-graduate degrees
Post-graduate Degrees begin from NZ$16,000 per year and MBA Degrees are about NZ$22,000
Cost of living:
The cost of living depends on each student spending habits. However, A student should be able to live in New Zealand for a total cost of living of between NZ$8,000 and NZ$10,000 a year including accommodation, transport and entertainment.
New Zealand Student Visa Positive Profile
A “Positive profile” student according to Immigration New Zealand means the following:
Good academic history.
Proven ability in English to be able to successfully attend a course of study in NZ.
Verifiable evidence of funds to meet the educational expenses.
Regular source of sufficient income of financial guarantors.
Intended course relevant to educational background/work experience.
Clear health & character requirements.
Applying for the visa.
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