Study in New Zealand

A study in New Zealand :

A country with is located in the Southwest Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses on both north and south sides is New Zealand. The education system in the country is extremely good and one of the best education in the world. The literacy rate is quite high, especially in mathematics and sciences. Majority of the educational institutes are funded by the government which has the topmost  portion of public funding in the world. United Nations have ranked the nation as the 7th best school educated country in the world.

The government has a department which is responsible for reviewing all schools in New Zealand. Even though there are many private schools in the country people still prefer the public schools because of the quality education is given to the children as the natives believe in giving everyone the education that they deserve. There are around 8 universities in the country with 18 technology institutions and 600 training schools. New Zealand is known for medicine, engineering,business, and biological sciences.

Why study in New Zealand?

  1. Friendly and safe country: people of New Zealand are called kiwis. They are amazing and loving people. International students are welcomed in New Zealand for the cultural diversity. New Zealanders are expert travelers. Since the country has a population of about 4 million your never lost in the country and people are quiet and kind to international students.
  2. Job Opportunities: workforce in New Zealand is very less so there is a number of jobs available for international students. on a student visa you can work up to 20 hours a week for a semester and in vacations, you can work up to 40 hours.
  3. Post-study benefits: After completion of the degree the students can stay back for 12 months in the country under the work permit. Which will be changed with the effect from 26 November 2018 which will be extended to 3 years.
  4. Ease of visa: unlike many countries where visa processing is very difficult due to high rejection rates. But in New Zealand, the visa processing is very easy any international students who opt to study in New Zealand can get visa easily. The country is welcome to immigration more and more every year.
  5. English speaking: in New Zealand also English has widely spoken the language.

Education System :

New Zealand is popular among students who seek for study environment, adventurous and outdoor lifestyle.It’s one of the most literate people in the world mostly in science and mathematics. It is a term for one of the perfect education systems in the world where most parents prefer their child to study in public schools rather than in private schools. One of the reasons why New Zealand’s education system is unique because it focuses on real time experience and theoretical achievement instead of sticking to one particular method of study that none can understand. The public system is also unbiased and lets the children to research them to learn in the way they can understand.

Grade and High School Education :

There are three types of primary and secondary schools that you will see.

  • State-funded, or public, schools. These schools are free, with minor costs for books, school supplies, and uniforms.
  • State-integrated religious schools. There are a number of schools that are religious in nature which has been integrated into the public school structure. These are, of course, options for those who wish for their children to have a religious education. These schools are free, with minor costs for books, school supplies, and uniforms.
  • Private schools cost anywhere from $4,000 to $28,000 a year. These may be religious, but they can also be more academically.

Types of higher education in New Zealand :

There are different levels of higher education in New Zealand like universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, private establishments and English language schools.

  1. UNIVERSITIES: In New Zealand has only eight universities. All the universities are government owned and research-based institutes. The academic years starts twice a year during February and July.
  2. INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY AND POLYTECHNICS: These are vocational and applied education institutions. These institutes are funded by the government along with the vocational education the institutes of technologies provide practical training also. The Institute of technology has two semesters from February to June and from July to November.
  3. PRIVATE TRAINING ESTABLISHMENTS: The Institute of technologies are privately owned and funded. The fees are relatively high when compared to institutes if technology and the entry requirements are lenient.
  4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOLS: Most of the English language courses start before the academic studies. These are flexible courses specially designed for international students.

Top  Universities:

The 8 universities In New Zealand:

  • University of Auckland
  • University of Otago
  • University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University of Wellington.
  • The University of Waikato.
  • Massey University.
  • Lincoln University.
  • Auckland University of Technology.

List of Institutes  of Technology and Polytechnics

  • Eastern Institute of technology
  • Manukau Institute of technology
  • Nelson  Marlborough Institute of technology
  • Northland Polytechnic
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • Unitec Institute of Technology
  • Universal College of Learning
  • Waikato Institute of Technology
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
  • Ara Institute  of Canterbury
  • Toi Thomas Institute of Technology
  • Whitireia New Zealand

Top Courses in Study in New Zealand :

  1. Master of Business Administration:

University of Canterbury offers a unique tailor made MBA program which in accredited by London based Association of MBAs(AMBA). Thus giving the students the quality and high standard of teaching and resources. There are few more universities which offer MBA courses which of great demand like the university of Auckland and University of Otago.

Eligibility criteria :

  • Bachelors Degree.
  • IELTS/PTE/TOEFL scores
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of Work experience
  1. Master of Professional Accounting:

This course equips the students with aspiring accounting skills. The course is also highly valued by students due to the assured salary and opportunities. Many students take up career  like Chartered Accountant, Business Consultant, Tax Specialist etc. There are few universities which provide this course like  University of Otago, Auckland University of Technology and University of Canterbury.

Eligibility criteria :

  • Bachelors Degree.
  1. Engineering:

Many students opt new Zealand as their higher education destination as the country offers specialization courses in engineering like software engineering , Bioengineering, mechanical engineering , construction management etc ,as this course is of great demand all around the world. University of Canterbury offers this course which has its own career, internships and employment team identifying the skills. There are two universities  which offers Masters in Software engineering namely University of Canterbury and University of Auckland.

Eligibility criteria :

  • Bachelors degree with B grade minimum.
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores.

4. PG Diploma in Agricultural Science:

Agriculture being the internal part of any country’s economy the growth of career in this sector has increased with the increase in courses related to agricultural sectors. This diploma program teaches the graduates the important facts of the agricultural sector with the dynamic changes in the recent time. Since the courses is purely service based therefore the students are also taught about the customary like sheep rearing and dairy farming. The universities that offer PG Diploma in Agricultural Science in the country is  Lincoln University.

Eligibilty criteria :

  • Bachelors degree with minimum of B grade.
  • IELTS/PTE/TOEFL scores

5. Master of Tourism :

University of Otago offers a unique course Master of Tourism which has a blend of high quality of teaching and research. Students who choose this course get exposed to both practical and conceptual knowledge. A degree from one of the most reputed institutions like University Of Otago have developed the analytical  and top-level of understanding the sector which has paved way their life into a bright career.

Eligibility criteria :

  • University Entrance Qualification i.e Bachelors degree.
  • IELTS/PTE/TOEFL scores.

How to Apply :

  • The choose of study: select the course which suits you and also the university that offers that course.
  • Apply for your course: Universities need your documents to fill the online application forms in order to get admission into any university.
  • Apply for Visa: post submitting your application please apply for student visa.

Language Requirements :

  • IELTS- Overall band score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
  • TOEFL-Paper based test-590 score with an essay 5.5.TWE
  • TOEFL-internet based test -79 with a writing score of 21.
  • PTE-academic score of 58.

Academic Requirements for Undergraduate courses:

  • Indian school certificate or all Indian senior school certificate with minimum of 75%
  • Minimum English language score of IELTS overall 6.0 or English minimum score of 70%.

Academic Requirements for Post Graduate courses:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Work experience

Documents for Application :

  • Valid passport – Your passport must be valid for at least three months.
  • Completed Student Visa Application
  • Application fee payment receipt.
  • An offer letter from a New Zealand University.
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Health insurance receipt
  • Statement of Purpose.
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • 10th,12th and degree mark sheets.
  • Scores from tests like IELTS,GRE,GMAT
  • Bank statement.

Cost of Tuition Fee:

  • Arts or social sciences – NZ$20,000 (£9,680) a year.
  • Science and engineering – NZ$25,000 (£12,000) per year.
  • Dentistry and medicine – NZ$75,000 (£36,300) per year.


You can choose the following scholarships:

  1. New Zealand development scholarships
  2. New Zealand ASEAN scholar awards
  3. New Zealand excellence awards
  4. UC international first year scholarships
  5. University of Otago international research postgraduate scholarships
  6. University of Waikato international scholarships