New Zealand is a fast-growing study abroad destination for its high quality, affordable and cost-effective education, administered by acclaimed academicians in a homely environment. Over 26,442 international students enrolled in New Zealand universities and represent over 16% of the total student population. It is also an affordable country with low cost of education as well as living.
Here are few check-list on studying in New Zealand:
#1 Universities in New Zealand
New Zealand has eight Universities. These eight universities rank in the top 500 in the QS World University Rankings 2016, which means they are in the top 3% in the world, i.e.
- The University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- University of Canterbury
- University of Waikato
- Victoria University of Wellington
- Massy University
- Lincoln University
- Auckland University of Technology
All these Universities and institutions strictly follow The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), ensuring that quality standards are maintained. Additionally, there are 18 institutes of technology and polytechnics offering various vocational courses to students.
#2 Popular courses in New Zealand
Aside its high-quality education, the Universities in New Zealand offers a diverse range of studies to choose from. Some of the popular subjects include –
- Business Administration
- Agricultural Science
#3 Admissions, Fees and Living Costs in New Zealand
Generally, universities and/or colleges accept online application where students are required to make an account on the website to provide basic information, submit the scanned version of their documents, and pay application fee. However, at least 60% of academic percentile is required to be eligible for admission.
Tuition fees for bachelors as well as postgraduate degrees are higher for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science:
- Bachelor degree – $22,000 to $32,000,
- Postgraduate degree – $26,000 to $37,000,
- PhD – $6,500 to $9,000
If you intend to study in New Zealand for a period longer than 36 weeks, students may require NZ$ 15,000 for each year of study.
#4 Visa Requirements to study in New Zealand
A New Zealand student visa is granted for a maximum of four years. However, the length of the visa is determined on –
- For full-fee paying student, the visa will be issued for the length that a student has paid the fee for.
- If the applicant’s education provider has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Immigration New Zealand, the applicant can apply for length of course visa which allows the applicant to stay full length of the course he/she chose, regardless of the period for which the fee was paid for.
- For a full-scholarship student, the visa will be issued for the period which the scholarship is granted.
#5 Work Permit in New Zealand
After completion of studies in New Zealand, students can apply for a post-study-work visa where the visa last up to 12 months to find a job that’s related to their studies. However, while looking for a job related to their studies, students can still work in any job sector.
To know more about studying in New Zealand, read more here or meet with overseas education experts and start your application process.