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Why New Zealand?

New Zealand, famous for its amazing scenery, is a great country – a superb study destination.

New Zealand is around the same size as Japan or Great Britain. The countryside is unique and quite spectacular, from rolling green hills to golden sand beaches then lush rainforests, all within a few hours drive. New Zealand has just over four million people, know affectionately as ‘Kiwis’, who are easy going, warm and welcoming to their neighbours and to those who travel to experience all that is New Zealand. New Zealanders travel overseas a lot and this means they are well used to a range of cultures. New Zealand itself is a multi-cultural nation, with a fusion of Maori (the indigenous people), Pacific Island, European and Asian people combining to make a vibrant and colourful society.

The climate in New Zealand is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters, with temperature between 10 and 15ºC, and warm, dry summers where temperatures range from 20 to 30ºC. The summer mo New Zealand also has an international reputation as a provider of quality education.

Safe yet modern : –

This country of just over 4 million people is an easy going and one of the safest places on this earth with high quality living conditions and a modern lifestyle. New Zealand has never seen war on its own shores and crime here is extremely low compared to America and Europe. The New Zealand government is also very stable and the New Zealanders are very outward looking and welcoming of new cultures.

British based education system : –

The New Zealand education programs and degrees are based on the worlds most recognized and accredited education system- The British System- without the same expense.

International recognition of courses and degrees : –

New Zealand qualifications are of a 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 qualifications and employ New Zealand graduates.

Competitive Costs : –

New Zealand offers very affordable tuition fee compared with many other countries around the world. Competitive tuition fees coupled with a low cost of living represents a good value for your money.

Multiculturalism : –

New Zealand has a dynamic and harmonious multicultural society. Kiwis are friendly and pleasant and are opening their doors to offer you warm and welcoming environments. International students are highly respected in New Zealand and you will feel most welcome here.

Support Services : –

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.

Work while you study : –

All students on a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full time during vacations i.e. 40 hours. Many New Zealand institutions offer a student employment service called ‘Student Job Search’ to help you find work.

Opportunity to settle permanently in New Zealand : –

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 which 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

Further education after acquiring Permanent Residency : –

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 o 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.


Associate’s degrees

Associate’s degrees are a level of tertiary education that is a step above the certificates and technical school programs. These offer a number of classes; many of them are theory based, but some of them will be practical like in a professional certificate program. Many people who go for associate’s degrees go in because they don’t know if earning a Bachelor’s degree is for them. Instead, they will take courses and receive an associate’s degree, which will allow them to go into the workplace immediately after they complete their degree or they can decide to finish up and earn a bachelor’s degree with only a year or so of extra time. Most associate’s degrees are in liberal arts fields; some of them may have technical aspects.

Bachelor’s Degrees

Unlike countries like the United States that take four years to complete a bachelor’s degree program, New Zealand actually lets you finish within three years. This is because there are very few, if any, general education classes. You may have to take classes that are not directly in your major (nursing students may have to take an algebra class, etc), but every single class you take is geared toward your course of study. You aren’t wasting any time with classes that are not directly related to the major at hand. These degrees will give you a well rounded education that will prepare you for the work world or for higher education pursuits.


Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates take approximately one year of extra coursework after completing your Bachelor’s degree. These degrees have a few roles. First, you can take them instead of going for a professional graduate degree. They take less time and will get you out into the workplace much more quickly than you would have if you’d gotten a professional degree. Another reason is because it’s an easy way to transition between fields. If you earned your undergraduate level degree in sociology, then decided that you wanted to study communications instead, you could go for a graduate certificate in communication studies so that you could take the required coursework before working on a full Master’s program in it.

Doctorate Degrees

These degrees are the highest level of education, no matter where in the world that you take them. These can include a number of different titles, including Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), law degrees (J.D.s, etc), and dental degrees (DClinDen). When you earn a doctorate degree, you are considered to have the highest level of expertise that you can in the field that you studied. Most people who hold a doctorate will work in medicine, research, or education. It can take 3 to 6 years to complete your doctoral education, depending on where you go and what field of study that you are in.

Professional Master’s Degree

These degrees enable students who earned a liberal arts degree or some other type of nonspecific or non-specialized degree to take classes that will allow them to work in another field of study. For example, if you went to school for sports medicine or biology and decided that you wanted to become a physiotherapist, you could get a professional Master’s degree to obtain the proper training in order to do so. Those who have a bachelor’s degree in a social science, mathematics, or any other field could get a professional master’s degree in education and be able to teach the subject(s) that they trained in. It takes approximately 2 years to complete your coursework for you to earn a Master’s level degree.

Traditional Master’s Degree

These degrees, as you would expect, are traditional degrees that help you to expand your knowledge in a particular area of work. They are usually research based, and result in you obtaining a Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree. They are meant to either give you the capacity to go on past your Master’s to receive a doctorate, or you can stop there and get a job in a research field or another field related to the subject that you did your coursework in. It takes approximately 2 years to complete your coursework for you to earn a Master’s level degree.

Advantages of studying Master’s in New Zealand

A Master’s degree obtained from New Zealand benefits students in the following ways:-

Develop a strong personality, enhance their skills by undertaking projects, work in teams, and boost their public speaking and presentation skills.
Universities here focus majorly on increasing the knowledge base and help students specialize in a particular discipline.
Students get an opportunity to build strong relations with fellow mates belonging to different cultural backgrounds.
Offering a globally recognized degree, a master’s course in New Zealand helps students move up the career ladder and get rewarding pay packages.
The master’s curriculum at New Zealand universities includes internship programs. These help students work in the real business world and gain better the insights of their discipline.
After completion of a master’s degree from New Zealand, international students can avail a six months work permit in the country.

Cost of Studying and living Expenses

In order to study in New Zealand you will have to pay tuition fees. The cost of education can be expensive, so it’s worthwhile looking into the various scholarship options available. Each university in New Zealand sets its own tuition fees, therefore the fees you will need to pay will depend on your chosen institution, subject and your level of study.

Most international students must pay foreign student fees at New Zealand universities. Under certain conditions however, international students can be exempt from paying foreign student fees because they are classed as domestic students (one example of such a category of students are international students enrolled in PhD programmes).

An undergraduate degree generally costs between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 35,000 per year. Postgraduate studies & Master’s can cost between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 45,000. Costs largely depend on your chosen subject. For example, most undergraduate studies, such as arts, humanities, social sciences, management or engineering cost between NZ$ 15, 000 and NZ$ 18, 000 per year whilst science and technology studies generally cost between NZ$ 14,000 and NZ$ 18,000 per year.

The cost of living in New Zealand will mostly depend on your location and can vary between NZ$ 12,000 and NZ$ 18,000 per year. A lot will depend on a student’s lifestyle and chosen accommodation options. You can choose between various housing/accommodation options while studying in New Zealand. There are private accommodations, flat accommodation or student hostels and halls of residence .

Employment prospects in New Zealand

Earn while you learn

An international education can be a strain on a student’s budget. In New Zealand, most students enrolled in a course of 12 months’ duration or longer can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during semester and during holiday periods.

This not only helps top up the bank balance, but also provides an excellent opportunity to integrate in the community and meet new people.

After graduation

With skill shortages across various sectors in the New Zealand labour market, graduates are in high demand in New Zealand. In particular, there is a strong demand for skilled workers in the health, information and communications technology, agriculture and farming, and engineering industries.

Students with skills in demand and who wish to stay in New Zealand long-term may apply for a Skilled Migrant visa, which will allow them to live and work in New Zealand permanently.

Some Facts:

Country: New Zealand
Capital city: Wellington
Prime Minister: Mr. John Key
Total Population: 4.5 million (approx 2016 syntax)
Approximate overseas students: 10,283(approx)
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Tourism Attraction: Auckland
Cost of Living for overseas students: NZ$15000 per year
Eligibility for Program New Zealand


: 12th–HSC / All Diploma holders (10+3, 10+2+3) / All Bachelor degree / All Master Degree
(Academic should be above 60 % or minimum 1stnd class is MUST & max. 12 – 14 backlogs)
Experience: Maximum up to 5 years of experience valid with genuine work experience certificates.
IELTS: Minimum overall 5.5 band required (no band less than 5.0)
Overall 6.5 band required for PG Diploma’s and Master programs
Physiotherapy, Nursing – some colleges require overall 7.0 Band.
Tuition Fees : NZ $13000 to $18,000 for 1 year (2 Semester) Tuition fees.*Depends up on program selected
Student must have to pay full 1 Year tuition fee in After AIP Letter of VISA.
Process Time: 15 to 20 days for visa process normally (as per the new checklist its 5–8 weeks)

If applying under FTS Category:

Proof of funds: The aim of the Funds Transfer Scheme (FTS) is to help facilitate the processing of applications for students who want to go to New Zealand to study for 12 months or more.

Students are required to have up to NZ$15,000 for each calendar year that they are studying in NZ. Due to the savings habits, and financial arrangements in some student markets, potential applicants may have difficulty in demonstrating the need to evidence this mandatory requirement. For these clients, the ANZ FTS is an option that they may consider along with other supporting documents to demonstrate that they can meet the funds requirement as per the student visa instructions. Under this option the student has to transfer NZ $ 15000 into the ANZ BANK after getting visa. Opting for the FTS scheme in isolation does not mean the source of funds does not need to be explained. Details to demonstrate source and stability of funds will also need to be provided.

If applying under NON FTS Category:

Proof of funds: the aim of the NON (FTS) is to help facilitate the processing of applications for students who want to go to New Zealand to study for 12 months or more.

Students are required to have up to six months old fund for each calendar year that they are studying in NZ. Which cover the savings habits, and financial arrangements in some student markets, potential applicants may have difficulty in demonstrating the need to evidence this mandatory requirement. Opting for the NON FTS scheme that mean the source of funds need to be explained. Details to demonstrate source and stability of funds will also need to be provided.

List of Documents Required:

Academic Documents
Passport copy (Attested & Notarized)
Work Experience (if any)
Ielts is not compulsory if you have done IELTS then score would be minimum 5.5 bands
Financial documents including Education Loan, Savings account, Post office account, National savings Account.
If applying under FTS, then get your account opened and transfer the living cost of a year to ANZ bank after approval.
Statement of Purpose

Major Cities of NZ


Auckland is New Zealand’s largest urban area with a population of just over 1.2 million people. It is not, however, the capital, although it was at one time, until the capital moved to Wellington. Auckland is the centre of commerce and industry, and is perhaps the most vibrant, bustling and multicultural city in New Zealand. Auckland is the biggest Polynesian city in the world, and this cultural influence is reflected in many different aspects of city life.


Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand with a population of just over 400,000. It is also the cultural, administrative and political centre of the country.

Two aspects of the city that will immediately strike any visitor are the sprawling harbour and the dramatic, hilly terrain. Everywhere you go, the sounds and smell of the ocean hang in the air, and green hills and valleys wrap you in a bear-hug embrace. At night, Wellington offers up a spectacular, himmering cityscape that is unlike almost anywhere else in the world. Even after seeing it for the hundredth time, it takes one’s breath away.

Wellington is a vibrant, scenic, windy, cosmopolitan, diverse, eccentric, maddening and hilarious place. It has the some of the best museums, art galleries, restaurants, microbreweries, and coffee houses in the country. Being the first place European settlers arrived, it also boasts lots of historic streets and buildings. Dominating the spectacular waterfront is Te Papa – the interactive, innovative and highly acclaimed national museum that’s one of New Zealand’s key cultural attractions. At night, the city stays up late to enjoy live theatre, music and dance performances.


Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island, with a population of around 400,000. It is also, arguably, the most attractive city in New Zealand, with extensive inner city public and private gardens and parks, the shallow Avon river meandering though the city centre, and a pedestrian oriented downtown centred on Cathedral Square.


Dunedin’s physical vitality is reflected in the spirit of its people. The population of 120,000 has produced many of New Zealand’s greatest writers, poets, artists and musicians. The city’s strong cultural bias is seen in its modern public art gallery which houses one of New Zealand’s best international art collections, its strong professional theatre, and its museums and libraries that rank among the country’s finest.


Hamilton is situated alongside the Waikato River, New Zealand’s longest river. It is a vibrant, progressive, growing city, with a population of approximately 135,000.

Hamilton is a short distance from many of New Zealand’s major lifestyle attractions: beaches, lakes, hot pools, mountains and caves. With its wide range of recreational opportunities, the city offers an attractive relaxed way of life, great outdoors and a healthy environment.

Palmerston North

Situated on the banks of the Manawatu River nestled at the foot of the impressive Tararua Mountain Range, a growing city of 76,000, Palmerston North is unique. One of New Zealand’s largest provincial cities, Palmerston North has an attractive historic heart. Many of the original stores (built in the 1920s and 1930s)

have been restored and now function as boutiques, cafés and restaurants. For sports enthusiasts, the rugby museum is an essential stop. For exceptional scenery, walk the magnificent Manawatu Gorge.

The city has been able to maintain a complementary relationship between the modern conveniences and technology of big city life, and the quality and ease of small town lifestyle, offering visitors and residents alike ‘the best of both worlds’. Palmerston North is a vibrant youthful city with the active student population. Since 1930 the City’s economic base has been broadened by the establishment of Massey University and the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute, hence it bears the distinction of being New Zealand’s `Knowledge City’, all adding to a cosmopolitan atmosphere. By road, Palmerston North is only seven hours drive from Auckland and two hours from the capital, Wellington.

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