Study in New Zealand

Study in New Zealand

nzThe fame of New Zealand has catapulted as a reputed educational destination due to the uniqueness of this country, whether it’s due to its topography or brilliant studying opportunities. If a student is looking forward to study in New Zealand, he has a myriad of options available to him.
The safe ambiance of this country is also a reason why students should choose to study in this country.
Where to study in New Zealand
There are many kinds of education providers in New Zealand. Broadly they can be classified in three categories:
• Universities: For achieving your dream to study in New Zealand in a university, you must have cleared the National Certification Of Educational Achievement (NCEA) exam at level 3. Under level 3, 14 credits are required in all the 3 of the designated subjects.
• Polytechnics: The institute of technology and polytechnics are accredited by NZQA(New Zealand Qualifications Authority). For students deciding about how to study in New Zealand, these ITPs are also a good choice because they deliver education for vocational and technical purposes. They can also help students in research and development so that they are able to build a strong technological base.
• Private education providers: These are private education providers which are not owned by state. They can be run by companies or by government and companies together.
Currently the number of students which are studying here is 33,468.
Work study in New Zealand
It’s important to understand that the students can only be allowed to work and that too for duration of only 20 hours every week, if you are able to fulfill these conditions:
• The duration of your study program is two years at a minimum.
• The student is a part of the English language program
• The student is a part of an educational program that will later qualify him for New Zealand immigration under its Skilled Migrants Program.
Students who are pursuing master study in New Zealand can work for a larger number of hours during their educational sessions also. For such programs, these are the rules for working during studies:
• The program has atleast 120 credits, if the length of the program is only 1 year, then the student is eligible to work completely during his educational breaks.
• However if a student’s educational program does not have 120 credits but is of the duration 1 year, then he can only work during the holidays of Christmas and New Year.
Study Cost in New Zealand
The cost of housing in New Zealand varies between areas. For example, the cost of residence in Wellington and Auckland were on an average near about 460 NZ dollars. But overall, in New Zealand, the median rent was quite low at 360 NZ dollars for a 3 bedroom accommodation on a weekly basis.
In fact, the study cost in New Zealand, will come out to be quite low because both the cities Auckland and Wellington have been ranked quite low, 83rd and 61st respectively, in terms of cost of living as proved in an international survey



Entry Requirements

• Undergraduate Diploma & Bachelors Degree : 12th with 50% to 70% range
• Graduate Diploma, PG Diploma, Masters : Bachelors with 55% & above

English Language:-
• Undergraduate Diploma, Bachelors Degree & Graduate Diploma : IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
• Postgraduate Diploma & Masters : IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0

Types of Educational Institutions in New Zealand:

Universities: There are 8 Government-funded universities providing undergraduate & postgraduate degree programmes.
Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology: A popular option is to study at one of the 23 government-funded polytechnics & institutes of technology. They offer a wide variety of programmes which can be both academically & vocationally focused.
Private Tertiary and Training Establishments: There are a growing number of private tertiary and training providers offering an alternative study option. They offer a range of programmes including professional certificates, diplomas and degrees in a diverse range of subjects including art, the hospitality industry, computer studies, secretarial studies, quality management, ecotourism & others.

Universities or Colleges where our Students have gone:-

• University of Canterbury, Christchurch
• Lincoln University,Lincoln,Canterbury
• Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland
• Manakau Institute of Technology, Auckland
• Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Christchurch
• Whiteria New Zealand, Wellington, Auckland
• Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC), Hamilton
• Wellington Institute of Technology (Weltec), Wellington
• Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill
• Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin & Auckland
• Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), New Plymouth
• Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Nelson & Marlborough Campuses
• Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua
• North Tech, Auckland
• UUNZ Institute of Business, Auckland
• New Zealand School of Education (NZSE), Auckland
• North Shore International Academy, Auckland
• Pacific International Hotel Management School, (New Plymouth)
• Royal Business School, Auckland & Christchurch.
• Auckland Wise Institute, AWI International Education Group, Auckland.
• Queens Academic Group (QAC), Auckland
• National Tertiary Education Consortium (NTEC), Auckland & Christchurch
• Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington
• Cornell Institute of Business & Technology, Auckland
• International Academy of New Zealand, Auckland


Universities across New Zealand offer education in many fields and also give you opportunity to study in the world’s best institutions.

• Arts & Design
• Business Administration
• Finance & Economics
• Engineering
• Fashion & Textile
• Hotel Management, Culinary/Pastry/Cookery
• Information Technology
• Management & Commerce
• Physical Education and Sports
• Psychology, Counseling and Social Sciences
• Research, PHD
• Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy & Health
• Mass Communication
• Advertising & Communication
• Chef Program
• Education
• Environmental Science
• Finance & Commerce
• Informatics and Business Systems
• Law
• Dentistry & Health
• Politics and Policy
• Tourism
• Science & Technology
• Sports Management
• Public Administration


Study cost in New Zealand varies from course to course and Institute to Institute:

 An Undergraduate level which includes Diploma, Bachelors and Graduate diploma can cost anywhere between NZ$ 15000 to NZ $ 25000 per year.
 The Masters and Postgraduate diploma can cost NZ$ 18,000 to NZ$ 36,000per year.
 Living cost in New Zealand will vary between NZ $ 10,000 to NZ $ 12,000 per year.

Intakes & Deadlines

• There are generally two intakes in New Zealand : February & July
• However ITPs & Private Institutions may have different intakes for different courses. Practically there is an intake every month in some or the other institution resulting in recruitment throughout the year.

There is no deadline as such in New Zealand but it is recommended to send applications at least 4 months prior to the start date to avoid end moment troubles.

Profile 1:

Fact of the case
Student completed BBA & applied for PG Diploma in Business Management in Lambton college Canada, IELTS 6, Bank Loan of Rs. 13 lacs,
Applied for Canada Study Permit, rejected on the ground that course not relevant to previous qualification.

Solution Provided
Suggested to apply for Diploma in Business Administration
Level 6 @ Lifeway College, Auckland, New Zealand. Student got the offer letter & applied for visa.

Student got the visa without telephonic interview in 2 weeks.

Profile 2:

Fact of the case
Student completed MCA (59%) in 2007, BSC Computer Science (58%), IELTS 6, Work experience from 2007-2012, married & wanted to apply for spouse visa as well. Applied for PG Diploma in Computer Science at University of Waikato, NZ.

Solution Provided
Applied for PG Diploma in Computer science at University of Waikato, NZ. Received conditional offer letter with IELTS 6.5. Requested to accept IELTS 6 & submitted English medium letter from college.

Student got the unconditional offer letter from the University & applied for student visa & spouse dependent visa. Both got the visa without interview.

Profile 3:

Fact of the case
Student completed M.Sc. in Post Harvest Management with CGPA 7.37 in 2013, BSC in Agriculture with 68.50%, IELTS 6.5, applied for PHD- Department of Wine, Food & Molecular Biosciences at Lincoln University, Newzealand.

Solution Provided
Applied for PHD-Department of Wine, Food & Molecular Biosciences at Lincoln University, NZ. Received conditional offer letter as had overall IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in writing. Requested to Lincoln University to accept his IELTS as overall 6.5.

University accepted the request & student got the unconditional PHD offer letter from the University & applied for student visa. Case referred to Immigration Profiling Branch (IPB), New Zealand for detailed assessment. Got the visa without interview.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I work Part Time while studying?
Ans: – Yes, 20 hours per week when the course is in session and fulltime during vacations.

2. Is a Student Interviewed by Immigration New Zealand for Student Visa?
Ans: – Not Every Student is interviewed. An interview is done in order to get further information about the candidate. The purpose of an interview, if required, is to help INZ to take a decision on the Visa application

3. How to get a Police Clearance Certificate?
Ans: – Apply to the Regional Passport Office or the office of the Deputy Commissioner / Superintendent of Police for the area of student’s residence. The certificate must be the original, bearing the official seal.

4. What is the difference between Graduate Diploma (Level 7) course & Post Graduate (Level 8) Course?
Ans: – Graduate Diploma (Level 7) Programme is more of Applied Learning – Practical Knowledge (INDUSTRY LED) whereas Post Graduate Diploma (Level 8) Course is Academic learning (RESERCH LED)

5. Is there a Post study work option or possibility of applying for PR?

Ans: – If a student successfully completes their education they are entitled to a “Job search visa” in New Zealand for the period of a year. If a student gets a job in their field of education in New Zealand they are entitled to a 2 years’ work visa. If you have the required skills and job you can even apply for Permanent residence.

6. When do I need to pay my fees?

Ans: – You need to pay your fees for New Zealand colleges only after you get you AIP or visa approval.

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