STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand has well-reputed universities, diverse communities, stunning scenery and a variety of outdoor pursuits that attracts many international students. The smaller class sizes offer more individual assistance to the students and practical as well as academic achievements are rewarded well. Universities offer a very supportive learning environment where the students are encouraged to be inquisitive and creative. Not only this, lower cost of living with stable government and economy bolster the prospects of the successful endeavor of abroad study. In addition, the weather in New Zealand is almost similar to that of Nepal.
New Zealand has an international reputation when it comes to quality education. It offers courses at all levels from certificates to master’s levels. It is a welcoming country and students can work up to 20 hours per week during the courses and 40 hours during holidays. The entry requirements in New Zealand are moderate as compared to other study countries. There are plenty of job opportunities and the visa acquisition process is also relatively easier.
Why Study in New Zealand?
New Zealand is famous for its amazing scenery and a fun place to visit and a superb study destination. The countryside is unique and quite spectacular, from rolling green hills to golden sand beaches then lush rainforests, all within a few hour’s drives. The climate in New Zealand is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters, with a temperature between 10 and 15ºC, and warm, dry summers where temperatures range from 20 to 30ºC. The summer months are December, January, February, and the winter months are June, July, and August.
New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It offers a safe learning environment that provides excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments. New Zealanders are well-traveled, with a great interest in people from other cultures, so visitors and international students soon feel more than welcome. Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socializing together. New Zealand offers a progressive education to help students take a leading place in the exciting global environment, with many New Zealanders working internationally or involved in collaborative research with many prestigious overseas universities.
There is a lot more to New Zealand than just an excellent education system though! New Zealand has a reputation as the ‘adventure capital of the world’ so if you are an extreme sportsperson, there are many opportunities to participate in extreme sports. This beautiful recreational paradise in the south pacific has become a preferred study destination for many international students due to the following reasons: –
- The New Zealand education programs and degrees are based on the world’s most recognized and accredited education system- The British System- without the same expense.
- New Zealand qualifications are of high quality and have a reputation around the world for being practical, modern and desired. All courses, programs, and qualifications offered by New Zealand institutions are quality assured by the New Zealand government. Major employers around the world recognize New Zealand’s qualifications and employ New Zealand graduates.
- New Zealand offers a very affordable tuition fee compared with many other countries around the world. Competitive tuition fees coupled with a low cost of living represent good value for your money.
- New Zealand has a long history of teaching international students and New Zealand institutions are sensitive to the needs of international students. The “International Office” in tertiary institutions provides a high-quality support service to help you adjust to your new environment and successfully complete your studies.
- From the rugged mountains to the sandy beaches New Zealand is a land of great variety. This is also true of educational and cultural programs on offer to international students. Although New Zealand has a population of only 4.3 million and is similar in geographical size to the U.K. and Japan, its breathtaking scenery sets it apart from the rest of the world. New Zealand offers exciting landscape and recreational opportunities as well as great outdoors to treasure.
- If you complete your course successfully, you automatically get a 12 months ‘Work Permit’ under the student visa policy. In most instances, this permit will be done at your institution itself. This allows you to work full time in any job of your choice. However, if you want to get a New Zealand Permanent Residency (PR), then you have to find a job that is relevant to the course that you have completed. Eg: If you have completed a course in IT, then you have to find a job as a programmer, analyst, etc. This will immediately give you a 2 years work permit with all rights like free medical, etc. Upon receiving this 2 years work permit then you can apply for PR and normally will get it within 5-6 months. If you do not find a job that is relevant to your course, you can continue to work in any job for 12 months and try and recover some of the investment you have made towards your study in NZ. You will that way end up by recovering a bulk of the fees you have paid and also end up with an international experience that will come in handy if you have to return to India. There are plenty of jobs in NZ, and while it may not be easy to get one, if you are good enough, you will easily get one. For more information please visit immigration.govt.nz.
- The Immigration Department of New Zealand NEVER rejects a visa application outright without giving you a chance to explain. Compare this with other countries that do not give you an opportunity to mention your side of the story. As long as you are able to explain clearly why you have chosen a particular course, there is no danger of not getting the visa. We will help you with the course selection that will enable you to create a good ‘Statement of Purpose’ (SOP) that will help the visa officer understand clearly and give a favorable decision.
- Once you acquire your Permanent Residency and if you want to study further, then you become eligible for study loans from the Government of New Zealand. You can avail of these loans and pay after you complete the course. Your dependence on your parents can stop after you get your PR. You can also continue to work as much as you like while pursuing your further studies after PR. The 20 hours per week restriction goes away.
There are plenty of work opportunities available for international students on a student visa, you are allowed to work up to 20hours a week through the semester and during vacations, you can work up to 40 hours. The international studies office at your university can help you find a job to sustain you during your time in New Zealand. Another great thing is that you can get a permit at the end of your degree program and work for 12 months in the country under a special “work permit” that is alongside your student visa.
English Language Requirement
- You will be required to take IELTS before you are admitted to an NZ University. The next academic belief that students who have grown up in an English medium environment may not really need any training for the test. Hence, the next has developed a system by which student can assess their ability and be familiar with the format of the test prior to taking it .if English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability. IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 for undergraduate and 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 for the postgraduate level of study. A TOEFL paper score of 550, internet-based 80 for undergraduate and paper test score 575, internet-based 90for postgraduate level of study.
EVIDENCE OF FUNDS AND INCOME
- Loan sanction letter
- Bank statement/bank passbooks for the past six months, not more than one week old
- CA statement/summary statement
- Last three years of income tax paper of all family members
It depends on the destinations, course, and institutions. In general, NZ costs NRs. 13-15 lakhs per annum. There are few scholarships and hence students have to be largely self-funded or procure loans from banks. It is recommended that tertiary students budget up to NZ dollar 20000 per annum for living expenses.
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Highways Engineering)
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering)
- Bachelor of Surveying
- Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronic Engineering) or (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- Graduate Diploma in Supply Chain Logistics
- Graduate Diploma in Applied Management
- Graduate Diploma in Construction Management
- Graduate Diploma in Construction project management
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
- Graduate Diploma in Business Information System
- Graduate Diploma in Computing
- Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Computing
- Postgraduate Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
- Master in Information Technology
- Mater in Computing
- Master in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Master in Applied Management
- Master of Psychology
- Master of Clinical Psychology
- Master of Engineering studies
- Master of Engineering Management