Study in New Zeland

Things to Know about New Zealand

New Zealand is home to one of the most beautiful natural environments in the entire world

Great academics meet exquisite natural beauty and Maori culture in New Zealand.

Best country to enjoy outdoor adventure by taking advantage of hiking, skiing, fishing, camping and river rafting opportunities throughout the country, or simply take a stroll through the famously beautiful countryside.

New Zealand has plenty of urban excitement, too. From the vibrant capital city of Wellington to sophisticated Auckland to college-town Dunedin, New Zealand’s cities feature sports, entertainment, cultural attractions and lots to see and do.

Capital city: Wellington

Largest city: Auckland

Official languages: English, Maori

Major religion: Christianity

Prime Minister: John Key

Area : 268,021 km2

Population of New Zealand is around 4.5 million (as per 2014)

Calling Code : +64

Most popular sport: Cricket, Rugby, Football, Rowing etc.

Why Study in New Zealand?

Home to 46 of the world’s top 100 Universities

World renowned for research, innovation and technological development

Practically orientated educational environment

Merit based scholarships and financial aid packages

Availability of part time work opportunities whilst studying

Excellent post graduation work placement opportunities

20 Hrs part time work weekly

Twelve month open work permit


The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June.

Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications

Documents needed for making an application:


Statement of Purpose

All academics mark sheets and passing certificates from 10th onwards,

Two reference letters from colleges / employers and passport copy or birth certificate

IELTS score sheet ( If required)

All international students are required to provide an essay, statement of intent or personal statement of experience.

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

1) Undergraduate – Bachelors

A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling.

Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites  IELTS

2) Postgraduate – Masters

A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university.

Any work experience in the field will be helpful

For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree


280+ GRE Score

Education costs in New Zealand

The costs of studying in New Zealand depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.

As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study.

There is a considerable range in cost of living amongst the metros and non metros.

In addition to your fees for study, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week)

Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.