STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND

“We travel. Some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”

– Anais Nin

 

WELCOME TO NEW ZEALAND

A world-class education and an unforgettable adventure. New Zealand is one of the world’s best places to live and study. Discover our internationally-renowned education system and unbeatable lifestyle.

Why Study in New Zealand ?

New Zealand, a beautiful country in South Pacific, and most exciting things happening in Education. New Zealand is becoming a best choice for international students seeking quality education. Students here explore new ideas in pioneering programmes that will put them at the front in the world job markets of the future.
New Zealand universities, colleges and other New Zealand education institutions offer unique learning environment for their students.

Five New Zealand universities were ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

New Zealand has always been internationally recognized for its excellent education standards and for training high quality teachers, which makes it rather a given fact that the institutions in New Zealand provide one of the best world class teaching faculties. Apart from this, New Zealand also has a high quality of amenities and research facilities for its students.

QUALITY ASSURANCE OF EDUCATION

The New Zealand Government has established strong national quality assurance systems, designed to help institutions maintain the quality and consistency of training programmes and assessment practices. NZQA is the quality assurance body for non-university providers, such as English language schools.

Private training establishments must be registered with NZQA in order to offer you an officially recognised (approved) course. Immigration New Zealand will only issue a student visa if the course, programme or qualification you are planning to do is approved by a quality assurance body.

CARING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 
If you are an international student, your provider must be a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. The Code sets the minimum standards of advice and care that are expected of providers who enroll international students. The Code applies to care and welfare of students only, not to academic standards.

Living in New Zealand provides every student a chance to grow with its multi-cultural society and natural wonders all at once. Education in New Zealand is truly an all-encompassing experience.

OVERVIEW

For students looking for a secure study environment and an outdoorsy lifestyle, New Zealand provides an expert teaching staff with world class facilities and an abundance of natural resources. With a number of institutes for technology and polytechnics, private tertiary and training institutes, teacher training facilities, English language training centers and eight public universities, New Zealand has a plethora of study options for students pursuing their higher education. Additionally, the education system in New Zealand is centrally managed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) which requires the registration of institutes that enroll international students.

TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL DEGREE:

  • Undergraduate – Bachelor’s degree consists of three years.

  • Postgraduate Diploma – A one-years full-time study, designed for graduates, which builds on the subject matter in the academic field of the previous degree.

  • Graduate Diploma – A one-year, full-time course of study for graduates. It does not always require its students to have prior learning or experience in the subject matter of the diploma.

  • Master’s Degree – The Master’s degree is open to those who have completed a Bachelors degree. The course of study is usually of one or two year’s full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study.

  • Doctorate – New Zealand Doctoral Research scholarships are a significant educational opportunity. Doctorate programmes generally take atleast 3 years of full time study to complete. It is a fully research based degree.

TYPES OF INSTITUTIONS:

The New Zealand tertiary education system is broadly divided as below.

  • UNIVERSITIES – There are eight public universities in New Zealand, which offer undergraduate (bachelor) and postgraduate degrees. Universities are teaching and research-based. Five were listed in the 2013/2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY AND POLYTECHNICS – New Zealand has 22 Institutes of Technology or Polytechnics.Courses are usually vocational and skills-based, ranging from certificate level through to bachelor degree and postgraduate level.

  • PRIVATE TERTIARY AND TRAINING INSTITUTIONS – There are a growing number of private tertiary and training providers offering an alternative study option. They offer professional certificates, diplomas and degrees in a diverse range of subjects including the arts, hospitality, computer studies, quality management, ecotourism and others. More than 800 such establishments are registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. About a quarter of these are Mãori owned and operated.

  • TEACHER TRAINING – New Zealand is internationally recognised for its excellent education standards and for training high-quality teachers. There are six government-funded institutions that specialise in teacher training. Two operate within universities and the other four offer programs in collaboration with their local university. They offer training for teachers across early childhood, primary, secondary, special and tertiary (higher education) levels.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING SECTOR – Private English language schools offer a variety of courses for all ages including adventure, business and academic programs. Adventure courses provide a balance of English language tuition and stimulating activity of students’ choice. There are courses in English for business purposes and courses to help prepare students for IELTS testing. Most tertiary institutions also provide English language preparation for further study or foundation courses.

We give accurate and up-to-date information about New Zealand universities to the student and help them interpret that information. Our experienced staff streamline the application process for students. 

  • Course Information & Application
  • Pre-processing
  • Admission process
  • Visa counseling
  • Pre-Departure counseling
  • Financial Preparation
  • Travel arrangement
  • Foreign Exchange

New Zealand universities intake students in different seasons.

  • FEBRUARY
  • JULY
  • SEPTEMBER

Most of the universities academic year starts in February and ends in November. Most intake happens in February and few in July and or in September

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
IELTS is accepted across New Zealand institutions and need 6.0 – 6.5 for undergraduates and 6.5 to 7.5 for Postgraduates.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate: 10 years plus 2 years
  • Graduate: 16 years of education required (10+2+4). Some institutions accept 15 years education into their Bridge /Masters Programs
  • Accepted test scores as required
  • Recommendation letters play very crucial role in admission along with a great Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement.
  • Certificates of achievement & extra -curricular activity participation
  • Strong financial background
  • High grades to eligible for a scholarship

BASIC DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • Covering Letter
  • Application Form with fees
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Transcripts & Certificates
  • Test Score Report
  • Bank Statement
  • Affidavit of Financial Statements

COST OF STUDYING IN NEW ZEALAND
One of the advantages of studying in New Zealand is value for your money. Living expenses and tuition costs are comparatively affordable. The cost of education in the New Zealand varies from type of university chosen and the course of study. 


TUTION FEES
The education cost at a New Zealand is comparatively lower than that of any other country. International student need to pay higher fee when compared with domestic students. 

However, International PhD students who are accepted for enrollment at a New Zealand university pay the same fees as New Zealand domestic students.

LIVING COST

Like other parts of the world, the cost of rental accommodation varies greatly depending on where you study and the style of accommodation. The living cost in New Zealand is at an average NZ$ 15000 per year as per Immigration New Zealand guidelines.

PART-TIME WORK

The best approach of the New Zealand education system, is that it allows one to learn and earn. Opportunity of practical training during or after study. 

An international education can be a strain on a student’s budget. In New Zealand, most students enrolled in a course of 12 months’ duration or longer can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during semester and during holiday periods. They can earn approximately between NZ$9 to NZ$12 per hour.

HIGH DEMAND SECTORS

With skill shortages across various sectors in the New Zealand labour market, graduates are in high demand in New Zealand. In particular, there is a strong demand for skilled workers in the health, information and communications technology, agriculture and farming, and engineering industries.

PERMANENT WORK OPTION

Students with skills in demand and who wish to stay in New Zealand long-term may apply for a Skilled Migrant visa, which will allow them to live and work in New Zealand permanently.

Virtual Edu consultants will guide you in applying for visa which is often seen as complicated.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

The visa application process need below documents.

  • Offer letter – The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) offer letter to international students, which lists minimum course duration, course fees and whether the fees are applicable at domestic or foreign rates.

  • Guarantee of Stay (for students aged under 18 years) – A written document from an institution or person that states that the student has suitable accommodation arranged in New Zealand.

  • Health and medical requirements – If you are staying in New Zealand an e-medical certificate need to be provided.

  • Proof of English – An IELTS score to demonstrate competency in English is necessary to apply for a student visa to study in New Zealand. You will need to meet IELTS score prerequisites to gain admission to the top universities in New Zealand.

Virtual Edu will help you from start to finish, providing assistance in organizing all necessary documents, filling the forms, and interview guidance. 

SAFTY – Code of Practice

New Zealand offers a supportive and secure environment for all students. The country has strict laws for alcohol, drugs and gambling. All international students coming to New Zealand for study are required to abide by the “Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students”. This code requires the student to have medical and travel insurance for the entire duration of their study.

Virtual Edu officially represents below universities in New Zealand.

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TAKE THE FIRST STEP

When you plan to pursue a short-term or full degree program in the New Zealand, ACADEMICALAYA recommends you to go through the resources you need in ‘New Life, New Opportunity’. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, There are many scholarships available for international students who prefer to study in New Zealand universities. To get a scholarship, you need to meet certain criteria, which may vary from university to university. Some of the points they consider might be Area of study, Academic merit, Community service or involvement, Ethnicity, Financial hardship, Leadership. Scholarships help students a lot financially as they help reduce tuition costs. 

Your dependents, (include a spouse and children) may accompany the student to New Zealand or join later. They must apply for and meet the normal requirements for the type of visa required (visitor, work, or student). School aged dependents will be required to pay full fees for enrollment in primary and secondary courses of study.

Yes. Spouse can apply for a work visa only if the student is doing a post graduate course in New Zealand.

Internships while pursuing higher education courses not only helps students earn a little spending money but also provides an excellent opportunity to integrate in the community and meet new people, a real way to experience real life. In New Zealand, students enrolled in a course for 12 months duration or longer can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during semester and during holiday periods.

A written guarantee of accommodation is required before a student visa can be granted. Some institutions may be able to arrange residential accommodation for students who are not staying with relatives or friends. Students need to arrange accommodation for them self. Student can opt for wanting assistance in finding accommodation when you apply to the institution.

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