Study in New Zealand for Indian Students
Voted amongst one of the most developed and safest environments in the world, New Zealand has emerged as a hot destination for students from all across the globe. New Zealand Degrees command respect and regard internationally. World class standards, competitive cost and a cosmopolitan culture make New Zealand an ideal study destination for Indian students. Most other countries do not allow overseas students for jobs but in New Zealand they can work part-time for 15 hours a week provided they enroll for full-time courses that are of 12-month duration. After completion of their studies, students are further encouraged to stay behind and work.
Universities in New Zealand
- University of Auckland
- Auckland University of Technology [AUT]
- Waikato University
- Canterbury University
- Otago University
- Victoria University of Wellington
- Lincoln University
- AIS St.Helens
- Christ Church Polytechnic Institute of Technology [CPIT]
- Manukau Institute of Technology
- Otago Polytechnic
- Pacific International Hotel Management School [PIHMS]
- Design & Arts College [D&A]
- Waikato Institute of Technology [WINTEC]
- Wellington Institute of Technology [WELTEC]
- Eastern Institute of Technology
- Northshore Academy [NISA]
- Universal College of Learning [UCOL]
- Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki [WITT]
- Bay of Plenty Polytechnic [BOP]
- Waiariki Institute of Technology
- Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology [NMIT]
- Edenz College
- National Technology Institute
- Southern Institute of Technology [SIT]
- Royal Business College
- Regent College
- Massey University
- Whitireia Community Polytechnic
- Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
- Queenstown Resort College [QRC]
- Professional Bar and Rest. School (PBRS)
- International College of Learning [icl]
- National Tertiary Education Consortium
Besides getting great quality education, students also have a wide variety of recreational activities and facilities in New Zealand. There is horde of things for the students to see and explore in this way there is no dearth of fun in this country. New Zealand presents great diversity in its landscapes and environments ranging from green farmlands, beautiful beaches to snow covered mountains. Also there are technologically advanced and established cities. Recreational activities can range from surfing, skiing, kayaking, scuba diving, golfing to mountaineering. One of the best things is that all these can be enjoyed in beautiful, serene and pristine environments. The country has ample cinemas, art galleries, night clubs, gymnasiums and health and wellness centres. There is also good emphasis on playing team sports like soccer, rugby, cricket and other sports in the country.
Study in New Zealand : FAQs
What is the application process for New Zealand?
Admissions are granted purely on students academics. Students need to provide: CV, academic documents, any professional certifications, work experience if applicable, English language evidence, reference letters, SOP & Passport copy.
What are the Visa application requirements?
- Offer letter: The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) offer letter to international students, which lists minimum course duration, course fees and whether the fees are applicable at domestic or foreign rates.
- Guarantee of Stay (for students aged under 18 years): A written document from an institution or person that states that the student has suitable accommodation arranged in New Zealand.
- Health and medical requirements: If you are staying in New Zealand an e-medical certificate need to be provided.
- Proof of English: An IELTS score to demonstrate competency in English is necessary to apply for a student visa to study in New Zealand. You will need to meet IELTS score prerequisites to gain admission to the top universities in New Zealand.
More information on New Zealand study visas is available here.
What are the housing options available?
- On Campus: College hostel’s (self catered or fully catered)
- Off Campus: Rent a Flat/ Apartment, Private Hostels, lodge or Motels
- Home stay: with families as per students preference
How much does New Zealand education cost?
One of the advantages of studying in New Zealand is value for your money. Living expenses and tuition costs are comparatively affordable. Tuition fees vary depending on the type of course (arts or science; undergraduate/bachelor or postgraduate) and the duration of the course.
Tuition Fees Approx. 12000 NZ$ – 28000 NZ$ p.a; depending on the area and level of studies.
What are the living expenses in New Zealand?
On an average, an international student spends about 800 – 1000 NZ$ per month on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport & other costs. It is important to note that individual’s cost may vary as per their location, course & lifestyle.
Can I work while I am studying?
All international students are allowed to work part time upto 20 hours per week & full time during summer holidays. NZ follows minimum wage system; current minimum wage for an employee is 12 NZ$ per hour.
Are Scholarships available?
Most international students study in New Zealand on a full fee payment basis. New Zealand doctoral research scholarships are a significant educational opportunity as here international student only pays domestic fees & many times also support students with Living & travel allowance. Other Government scholarships could be found on www.newzealandeducated.com.
What are the advantages of studying in New Zealand?
- Globally recognized quality education
- Affordable Tuition & Living, NZ$ rate in INR is much lower than AUD & other dollars.
- Friendly environment & an English speaking country.
- New Zealand is a growing economy offering increasing job opportunities.
- Low unemployment ratio compared to most countries.
- Quick Applications & visa processing.
- 20 Hours part time work allowed during studies & full time during summer holidays helping students to cover living cost.
- Students on completion of most courses including 1 year Diploma course are eligible for 1 year job search visa when they can work full time
- Students with full time job offers in relevant area of study may extend their visa by converting it to Work Permit / Permanent Residency depending on their eligibility
- Student partners can accompany on Work Permit or Visitors category.
What are the options available after completing my studies in New Zealand?
Students finishing courses of Level 5 or higher level are eligible for 1 year job search visa when they can work full time & look for a job in relevant area of study. Once student get offered full time job offer in relevant area of study they can apply for PR or Work Permit depending on their eligibility. Long term skilled shortage list of popular field in demand with good job prospects can be viewed on immigration website www.immigration.govt.nz