Step 1

Research all your options

Compare career opportunities derived from specific courses
Learn about a variety of universities and colleges to suit your background & finance

Step 2

Meet the GEC counselor

Our education counselors will study and evaluate all the possible study options for you based on your academic background, aspiration, budget, eligibility, work experience, etc.

Step 3

Complete your application

Your GEC counselor will help you fill in the required forms; critique the statement of purpose and recommendation letters. Additionally, you will always be briefed with the latest news and information about visa requirements from the official sources

Step 4

Application for visa

Your GEC counselor will guide you through the required documents for visa and lodge your application with the immigration department

Step 5

Get ready for your departure

Our pre-departure session includes vital information from immigration compliance to what all you need to study and live in New Zealand

Step 6

Ongoing support

You can always get in touch for any sort of guidance after reaching. If you would like to change your course, we are only one call away
8

Universities

15

Polytechnics

500+

Students Recruited

World-class education

NZ prides itself on offering a world-class education to students. All eight of New Zealand universities are in the top 3% in the world. They are known for leading the way through academic excellence and personalized learning.

Student safety

According to Global Peace Index, 2017, New Zealand is rated as the second most peaceful country. It is a politically stable and peaceful country with the least rates of corruption compared to the world.

Impeccable lifestyle

New Zealand is blessed as a natural abode. Students find no difficulties in maintaining work/life balance. It is a country worth exploring for all possible natural adventures to soothe away the busy and hustling life pressure.

Teaching method

NZ institutions focus on improving students’ critical thinking. By this teaching approach, they believe in creating the future leaders. Their academic courses are designed to encourage practicality and hands-on learning.

Welcoming community

New Zealanders are welcoming and respectful of others culture. Every city is an epitome of multiculturalism.

New Zealand education system mirrors the British-based erudition system that is recognized worldwide. This model facilitates the student mobility on choice between institutes of New Zealand and other English-speaking countries during their studies. Both international and domestic students share classrooms together and are encouraged to actively participate to gain learning of various facets in their courses. The internationalization of teaching offers the collaborative learning between both types of students. Universities and colleges are well-equipped with offering competitive degrees on broad fields of study. The Government of New Zealand better understands the value of international education and its positive impact on various dimensions.

Work rights for international students

International students are authorized to work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying or full-time in the holidays, depending upon your visa conditions. They cannot work until they have commenced their course in New Zealand.

Visa Requirements

Your GEC counselor will explain you about visa requirements for your New Zealand application.

In order to succeed in your student visa application, you must demonstrate your genuine intent to study, have enough financial support to pay your tuition fees, maintenance expenses and air tariff.

Apart from these basic visa requirements set out by the New Zealand Immigration department, you may also need following documents/evidence:

Offer Letter

Your university/ITP/college will issue an offer letter which depicts your full name, DoB/Passport Number, student ID, name of the course, length, concentration (discipline),title of degree, full-time status, and tuition fees

Health and medical checks

You will need to have a chest x-ray and/or a medical examination as proof of your good health.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for international students for the entire period of their stay on a student visa.

Guarantee of Stay for Minors (less than 18 years)

An undertaking from a person or an institution stating that the student has suitable accommodation arranged in New Zealand.

Proof of Language Proficiency Certificate

The IELTS mark card is one of the prerequisites for New Zealand schools and Immigration Department.

Universities

Fast facts about universities

  • There are 8 universities
  • All universities are ranked among the world’s best by QS World University Rankings
  • Universities are state funded
  • New Zealand government agencies monitor the quality of education
  • They offer courses right from certificate level to doctorate level
  • They are research based – both applied and basic
  • The academic course commences in March and ends in November
  • Some have mid-year intakes (July) also

List of New Zealand Universities

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

Fast facts about Institute of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs)

  • There are 16 ITPs
  • ITPs are state funded
  • All ITPs offer high-quality qualifications and training focused on hands-on experience and practical skills
  • Over 157,000 students gain qualifications in all kinds of industries
  • ITPs teach in facilities that are based on real-world situations and workplaces
  • Courses are shaped by industry
  • The lecturers at ITPs possess relevant industry experience

List of ITPs

  • Ara Institute of Canterbury (ARA)
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (Hawkes Bay) (EIT)
  • Mankau Institute of Technology
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
  • Northland Polytechnic (North Tec)
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • Unitec New Zealand
  • Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
  • Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
  • Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
  • Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec)
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
  • Whitireia Community Polytechnic

Fast facts about Private Training Providers (PTEs)

  • There are several PTEs across New Zealand
  • Qualifications are recognized globally
  • They offer practical courses for all levels of study, from foundation courses right through to masters degree
  • They offer tailored learning and flexible pathways
  • Smaller classroom sizes
  • Degree offered are recognized and monitored by New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA)

List of PTEs

  • http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/education-code-of-practice/signatories-to-the-code-of-practice/ptes/

New Zealand Qualifications and their levels

10

Doctorates

 

9

Master’s Degree

 

8

Postgraduate Diplomas and Certificates

Bachelor’s Degrees with Honours

7

Graduate Diplomas and Certificates

Bachelor’s Degree

6

Certificates

Diplomas

5

Certificates

Diplomas

4

Certificates

 

3

Certificates

NCEA Level 3

2

Certificates

NCEA Level 2

1

Certificates

NCEA Level 1

Cost of studying

Studying New Zealand is as expensive as studying in any OECD countries. Tuition fees for international students vary considerably depending upon the type of course, the length of program and the location.

New Zealand Immigration Department puts a specific figure on the costs of international students. You must provide evidence that you can cover your living expenses while you are studying in New Zealand. You will need to demonstrate that you have at least NZ$15,000 to support your education trip. On top of it, upon receiving the Approval-in-Principal (AIP) from New Zealand Immigration Department, you will need to wire (or need to send the banker’s check of tuition fees) the tuition fees for the first year. Please note unlike other OECD countries as education destinations, the government of New Zealand mandates you to pay a one-year upfront tuition fee.

According to New Zealand Education, the official government website for international students, typical annual fees for international students are:

  • Bachelor’s degree - From NZ$22,000 to NZ$32,000
  • Master’s degree - From NZ$26,000 to NZ$37,000
  • Doctoral degree - From NZ$6,500 to NZ$9,000
More information on the cost of living in New Zealand is available here: https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/my/live-work/cost-of-living/

Health insurance is a requirement of the Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice. International student visa holders are generally not eligible to access the publicly funded health and disability services.

Your course provider usually arranges your insurance policy on your behalf, and the amount of premium is added to your cost sheet of the estimated tuition fees. Overseas health coverage is compulsory for all international students.

Visa Requirements

Your GEC counselor will explain you about visa requirements for your New Zealand application.
In order to succeed in your student visa application, you must demonstrate your genuine intent to study, have enough financial support to pay your tuition fees, maintenance expenses and air tariff.

Apart from these basic visa requirements set out by the New Zealand Immigration department, you may also need following documents/evidence:

Offer Letter:

Your university/ITP/college will issue an offer letter which depicts your full name, DoB/Passport Number, student ID, name of the course, length, concentration (discipline),title of degree, full-time status, and tuition fees

Health and medical checks:

You will need to have a chest x-ray and/or a medical examination as proof of your good health.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is mandatory for international students for the entire period of their stay on a student visa.

Guarantee of Stay for Minors (less than 18 years):

An undertaking from a person or an institution stating that the student has suitable accommodation arranged in New Zealand.

Proof of Language Proficiency Certificate:

The IELTS mark card is one of the prerequisites for New Zealand schools and Immigration Department.

For more information about New Zealand student visa, Click here

Scholarship

Scholarships help students reduce their financial expenses for studying along with a sense of achievement and a sense of endorsement of their achievements. There are a range of scholarships available for international students wishing to study at New Zealand schools. To obtain a scholarship, you need to meet the certain scholarship criteria laid down by the specific New Zealand institution. Criteria may vary from university to university and hence check the individual website of institution. However, certain basic such as mentioned below remain constant for all countries.

  • Area of study
  • Nationality
  • Academic excellence (past and ongoing)
  • Achievement
  • Government’s grant for specific area of studies and nationality
  • Financial need
  • Quality of leadership
  • Essay writing
  • Community involvement or service
  • Gender (certain scholarships are available for male or female)

Employment

Country overview

The main industries in New Zealand are tourism, mining, machinery and transportation equipment, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, food processing and finance with the GDP of US$186.4 billion in 2017. The economy works on free market principles and is open for foreign direct investment.

By numbers

GDP contributors as on March 2015

 

NZD (millions)

 

% of total

Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services

25,343

12.7

Manufacturing

23,970

12.0

Professional, Scientific, Technical, Administrative and Support

20,120

10.1

Retail Trade and Accommodation

14,654

7.3

Construction

14,386

7.2

Health Care and Social Assistance

13,426

6.7

Financial and Insurance Services

12,612

6.3

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

12,240

6.1

Wholesale Trade

11,156

5.6

Education and Training

9,410

4.7

Public Administration and Safety

9,352

4.7

Transport, Postal and Warehousing

9,235

4.6

Arts, Recreation and Other Services

7,191

3.6

Information Media and Telecommunications

6,854

3.4

Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

6,186

3.1

Mining

3,654

1.8

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

199,789

100.0

Source: New Zealand Immigration, New Zealand Now

Some skills are chronically short supply. Immigration New Zealand regularly updates the list of skill shortages. Currently, the below-mentioned skills fall under immediate or long term shortages:

 

Long Term shortages

Immediate shortages

Agriculture and Forestry

Construction

Education

 

Engineering

Finance/business

 

Health and social services

ICT and electronics

 

Oil and gas

 

Recreation, hospitality & tourism

Science

Trades

Transport

 

For more detailed information about both long term shortage skills and immediate shortage skills, please click the official website of Immigration New Zealand: Click Here

There is acute shortage of skilled personnel in various sectors in New Zealand. Students have an opportunity to network with people from various industries and also have a chance to build their rapport by working part time legally while they study. Some courses also offer internships which can be best used as a tool to develop relationship with employers. Students with the skills in demand and education can stay in New Zealand by applying for a Skilled Migrant visa.

Earn while you study

Immigration New Zealand authorizes international students to work part time i.e. 20 hours weekly while their study is in session. To qualify for a part-time work permit, the student must be enrolled for the course which has at least one year length. The part-time job can certainly help you reduce the education expense burden to some extent.

Post study work permit

Graduates with skills in demand are wanted in various industries in New Zealand. There exist many jobs which are classified under long term and immediate shortage skills. The industries which experience the acute need of skilled employees are tourism, mining, machinery and transportation equipment, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, food processing and finance.

Immigration New Zealand gives one-year post study search visa to all international students. Those who wish to live permanently in New Zealand can apply for a Skilled Migrant visa by meeting other immigration factors.

Disclaimer: The government of New Zealand does not guarantee international students the permanent residency.

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