New Zealand

Why Study In New Zealand
  • The most peaceful and least corrupt country in the world with the best quality of life amidst good climatic conditions.
  • New Zealand offers state-of-the-art facilities, and with many institutions spearheading several new technological developments, students have access to more advanced technology than they could wish for.
  • 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 good value for money.
  • Eligible students can work up to 20 hours per week and full time during summer holidays.
  • A possible pathway to residency through study for those who have graduated from a course that would gain points under the skilled migrant category.
  • 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.
  • Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socialising together.
Education System

New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments. They have a lots of employable Diploma courses.

New Zealand has different levels of education. Level 5 Diploma, Level 6 Diploma, Level 7 Bachelors, Level 7 Graduate Diploma, Level 8 Post Graduate Diploma, Level 9 Masters, Level 10 PhD.

Types of Institution

  • Universities in New Zealand : There are eight state-funded universities in New Zealand, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance.Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered by all New Zealand universities. A range of under graduate and postgraduate diplomas is also available, along with honors programmes.
  • Polytechnics in New Zealand : New Zealand Qualifications Authority enables the private tertiary sector to award degrees, private degree providers have to provide a quality service to their students and a range of skills of value in the work environment.
  • Private Training Providers (PTEs) : Private training establishments are courses approved by NZQA, Institutions provide a range of courses including English language, aviation flight training, air traffic control, english, business computing, dance, design and arts, religious studies, travel and tourism and training for the hospitality industry.

To be eligible to study in New Zealand student”s course must meet the New Zealand requirements for international students. Universities prefer applicants with very good academic background. Postgraduate and Masters Programs may vary between Faculties, students may also be required to provide evidence of relevant work/research experience for management program.

  • For Diploma Level 5 or Level 6 – student needs to completed 12th standard of education from home country.
  • For Bachelors Level 7 – student needs to completed 12th standard of education from home country.
  • For Graduate Diploma – student needs to completed 3yrs bachelor degree from home country.
  • For Post Graduate Diploma – student needs to completed 3yrs bachelor degree from home country.
  • For Masters – student needs to be completed 3yrs bachelor degree from home country.


  • A score of 5.5 and above with no band less than 5.0 for Level 7 and below courses
  • A score of 6.5 and above with no band less than 6.0 for Level 8 and above courses
  • If a student is planning to study full time for more than three months, the applicant needs a student visa, students can only get a student visa to study in a course at an education institution, which is registered and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
  • Each student visa and student permit will specify the course of study, the school or institution and its specific location. Student visa will be issued for the span of time till course tuition fees have been paid. If students are studying a long-term course at a secondary school, University or Polytechnic they will normally pay tuition fees every year. Visa application should be lodged for at least 2 months proceeding to the course commencement date.
  • As soon as a student receives admission, students need to undertake a medical examination by one of the doctors approved by the New Zealand Government and at the same time they need to arrange for a Police Clearance Certificate. Along with complete (and signed) application form, Visa fee, Cover letter, Statement of Purpose, Guarantee of Accommodation, Affidavit of Support from Sponsors, Authorization Letter from Sponsors, Educational Certificates and Marksheets, IELTS score, Work Experience, Evidence of Funds and Income. Lodge a student Visa at the High Commission. After lodgment of visa applications, and as soon as “Approval in Principal” of visa from the New Zealand Government is received , students have to pay 1st year’s tuition fees. Upon receiving the fee the High commission will stamp the Visa.

There are several options for student accommodation in New Zealand.

  • Halls of Residence are generally located a short walk from campus. They fully furnished single or twin-share rooms with a shared dining hall, lounge and laundry.
  • Home-stay/Private Board means live with a New Zealand family in their home with fully furnished room. A home-stay is a great way to get to know some friendly New Zealanders and get a close-up look at New Zealand’s way of life and culture.
  • Flatting/Independent Accommodation Is renting an apartment or house (flat). Flats range from one-bedroom apartments to four or five bedroom homes, and can be found just about anywhere. Flat mates will share the cost of rent and usually the phone and energy bills.

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 find work. An average amount of 6 to 8 NZD per hour students can earn during part time jobs.

  • UG – Study Period – 2 year and get 1 year Post Study Visa
  • PG – Study period – 1 year and get 1 year Post Study Visa
  • Intakes : February, July
  • Tuition fee : Level 5 to 7 NZ $18000 and above, Level 8 NZ $20000 to NZ $22000, Level 9 and 10 NZ $22000 and above
  • Living cost : NZ $15000 (as per NZ student visa rules)

New Zealand has 8 Universities, 25 Polytechnics and/or Institutes of Technology.

IELTS result gives an independent assessment of a student’s ability to manage a course of study taught in English medium in New Zealand. It is therefore strongly recommended.

Undergraduate applications are generally assessed quickly in 3-5 weeks time wherein PG applications could take 4-8 weeks for processing. Visa procedures for New Zealand are quick, 15-20 working days.

A number of scholarships are available to help international students fund their tertiary studies in New Zealand, at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. They are available from a wide range of sources including the New Zealand government, the educational institutions themselves, foreign governments, philanthropic organisations and private sources.

Secondary school fees vary by school but generally cost around NZ$13,000 a year. Undergraduate study can cost between NZ$18,000–$25,000 a year, depending on course and institution. Postgraduate courses can cost up to $40,000.

Big cities are more expensive places to live in than the smaller centres, living cost varies from place to place. As per NZ student visa rules NZ$15000 is required per year for living .

List Of Universities
  • Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • University of Waikato, Hamilton, North Island
  • Lincoln University, Lincoln
  • Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
  • Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland
  • Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin & Auckland
  • Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland
  • Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch
  • Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier
  • Nelson & Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson & Blenheim
  • ATMC NZ- Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Auckland Campus
  • Whitireia New Zealand, Porirua & Auckland
  • Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill
  • Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), Wellington
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), New Plymouth
  • North Tec, Whangarei
  • Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, Tauranga & Rotorua
  • Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland
  • UC International College, Christchurch
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School, New Plymouth
  • Professional Business & Restaurant School, Auckland
  • Aspire2International Group, Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga & Christchurch
  • Media Design School, Auckland
  • Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Auckland
  • Whitecliffe College of Fashion and Sustainability/NZ Fashion Tech, Auckland
  • Whitecliffe College of Technology & Innovation/Computer Power Plus, Auckland
  • New Zealand Institution of Education (NZIE)
  • UUNZ Institute of Business, Auckland
  • New Zealand School of Education (NZSE), Auckland
  • Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington
  • Kauri Academy, Auckland
  • EDENZ Colleges, Auckland
  • Taylors College, Auckland
  • Avonmore Tertiary Institute, Christchurch
  • New Zealand Airline Academy