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.