Destination - New Zealand


Eligibility Criteria For Admissions In New Zealand Universities To be eligible to study in New Zealand, you need to meet certain requirements, as an international student. A visa and student permit is mandatory if you intend to study in this country for more than 3 months.

  • Undergraduate Studies The normal English requirement is IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5, for most academic courses. Admission to study in New Zealand requires qualification in the 12th grade examinations or junior college, as applicable. The acceptable Indian qualifications include:
    • - Indian School Certificate
    • - Intermediate Certificate
    • - Higher School Certificate
    • - Higher Secondary Certificate or
    • - All India Senior School Certificate
    • - International Baccalaureate

  • Postgraduate Studies Almost all the colleges accept the Indian graduate system of 3 years, for entry into postgraduate courses here. Only those students wanting to study Masters in engineering programs in New Zealand will be required to prove 4 years of Bachelors Education by securing a Bachelors of Engineering degree in India. A good 1st class degree from a leading university in India is sufficient for entry into the Masters program.
  • Intakes New Zealand institutions have multiple intakes in a year are mainly in the months of January, February, March, June, July, August and September. It takes on an average of about 2 to 3 months for institutions to scrutinize and process the application.
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  • Living Expenses The annual living expenses in New Zealand is about NZ $12,000 - NZ $15,000, which include accommodation as well as other daily expenses such as food and transportation. However, these costs vary according to the lifestyle of the person. New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries, thus making it easy for the students to live there and pursue their studies.
  • Work while you study Students are granted permission to work for up to 20 hours a week. Over the holidays, students are allowed work full-time i.e. 40 hours a week. Students in New Zealand have the opportunity to work either on-campus or off-campus as well which allows them opportunity to get more experience and earn more.
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Why Study in New Zealand ?

  • √ New Zealand's educational institutions are highly regarded throughout the world with all New Zealand universities being featured in the QS World TOP 500 University Rankings.
  • √ The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approves all courses and programs, which are offered.
  • √ New Zealand offers rich study exposure with a safe and clean environment.
  • √ Affordable tuition fees and living expenses when compared to other developed countries.
  • √ International Students can work 20 hours per week part time and 40 hours per week during vacations.
  • √ New Zealand is popular with Indian students due to:
    • √ Low tuition fees
    • √ Good employment opportunities
    • √ Easy PR and immigration
    • √ Great lifestyle.
  • Student wellbeing: It is regarded as amongst the best places in the world to live in & New Zealand is ranked the 3rd Most Peaceful Country, according to the Global Peace Index.
  • √ It ranks amongst the highest toured places in the world, making NZ a hotspot for Hospitality and Travel and Tourism Education, including culinary education.
  • √ IELTS is the only required examination.
  • √ Temperate Weather: New Zealand has better weather when compared to that of Canada and other western countries etc whereby the summers are relatively warm and winters being mild.

Quality Assurance by NZQA and NZQF

The immigration laws of the country permit international students to pursue only those courses that are approved by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority), which ensures that the education provided at New Zealand is valued both nationally and internationally. The New Zealand Vice- Chancellors Committee (NZVCC) is responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programs. Courses, which are not approved by the NZQA, will not be considered a recognized course. The New Zealand government is keen on providing the best education facilities to both its national and international students. Additionally, New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is a comprehensive list of all quality-assured qualifications in New Zealand. All qualifications listed on the NZQF have been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as being high quality, relevant and fit for the purpose of education.