Why choose New Zealand as a study destination?
New Zealand, one of the most beautiful and safest countries in present times, offers globally accepted qualifications. Studying in New Zealand helps students to have an overall growth while enjoying personalised learning, and also make progress towards academic excellence.
As a student, one learns to make meaningful connections, think independently, work with others in teams and gain skills that will contribute towards building a successful career with a wonderful work-life balance.
Across New Zealand, one finds a network of schools and other education providers known for imparting quality education. The below mentioned 8 Universities in the country are ranked among the top in the world by QS World University Rankings.
Institutions in New Zealand
- The University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Canterbury
- Massey University
- University of Waikato
- Lincoln University
- Auckland University of Technology
Popular courses for international students in New Zealand
New Zealand government and universities offer scholarship programs that includes full financial assistance for international students at different academic levels.
Here we have compiled a list of some top offers:
- New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS)
- New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
- New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA)
- NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarship
- SEG Scholarship
- Palmerston North City Mayor's Goodwill Ambassador Scholarship
Here is a breakup of the cost for International students associated with studying and staying in New Zealand. When applying for a student visa, one will be required to provide evidence to have at least NZ$20,000 (or NZ$17,000 for school years 1-13) that will cover living expenses for the first year of study.
Program | Amount in NZ$ | Amount in INR
NZ$ 20,000 - NZ$ 25,000
INR 9,87,390 - INR 12,24,238
NZ$ 20,000 - NZ$ 30,000
INR 9,87,390 - INR 14,81,085
NZ$ 6500 - NZ$ 9000
INR 32,901 - NZ$ 4,44,325
NZ$ 30,000 - NZ$ 50,000
INR 14,81,085 - INR 24,68,476
*Living cost charts to be verified and added accordingly.
Part-time job opportunities are the best way to manage finance during studies. All international students in New Zealand can work and study simultaneously to manage their expenses. Student policies and a friendly environment have made students seriously consider New Zealand as their study-abroad destination.
International Students can work up to 20 hours per week. Most companies employing part-time students pay between $20 and $30 per hour. One can earn more, depending on the type of job one takes up.
The post-study work visa allows students to work in New Zealand after completing the degree program. The permit duration depends on the time spent studying full-time in New Zealand. It is also possible to extend a student's work visa for two years if one finds a job relevant to the course studied.
- 1: February to June
- 2: July to November
$2k - $3k
Avg. Living Cost
$20k - $35k
Avg. Tuition Fee
Avg. Graduate Income
Jan-July & Sep-Nov
Academic exams required to Study in New Zealand
A few standardized tests are required to study in New Zealand.
- International students must pass any required English language proficiency test if planning to study in New Zealand. IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE is the most necessary admission requirement for all courses.
- GRE is an internationally accepted examination for admission into a master's, MBA, specialized master’s in business, J.D. degree, or doctoral degree. It is primarily accepted by all international institutions, MBA and Law Schools.
- The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ) is a computer-based admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental, and clinical science degree programs.
- GMAT is a standardized test administered worldwide to get a business degree from a business school, specifically for MBA or any other graduate-level management course.
- OET may benefit students planning to enrol in healthcare courses in New Zealand, such as MBBS and nursing. Applicants must take this exam to apply for courses like Dentistry, Dietetics, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Radiography, Speech Pathology, and Veterinary Science.
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