New Zealand

Why Study in New Zealand:

New Zealand is ranked the 4th most peaceful (Global Peace Index), 4th safest and 3rd most creative country and the best country in the world (Telegraph Travel Award 2016). Being one of the major English speaking countries, safe, politically stable and culturally diverse New Zealand offers a high quality education. New Zealand offers a world-class education in a postcard-perfect environment. New Zealand has an excellent, centrally managed quality assurance system. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) requires that institutions are registered to enroll international students and ensures compliance with qualifications standards.

Five New Zealand universities were ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

New Zealand has always been internationally recognized for its excellent education standards and for training high quality teachers, which makes it rather a given fact that the institutions in New Zealand provide one of the best world class teaching faculties. Apart from this, New Zealand also has a high quality of amenities and research facilities for its students.

With multicultural society, friendly, supportive and ever-welcoming people, home-stay facilities, easy and affordable accommodation, easy availability of employment opportunities, attractive wages, post study full time work permit visa and fastest PR grant provision of the government, New Zealand has been increasingly popular choice of students from all over the world.

New Zealanders are friendly and welcoming towards international students, making it the ideal environment for study.

As per the recent records, New Zealand has very high visa success rates.

The educational system is one of the finest in the world. In fact, New Zealand was among the first few countries in the world to set up a ‘Code of Practice’ for institutions admitting international students.

  • International students on a student visa are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours a week during classes and full-time on scheduled holidays.
  • Students of a masters by research or doctoral degree at a New Zealand institution may work full-time while they are studying
  • Post-Study Work Rights:

There are two types of post-study visas available - the open visa and the employer-assisted visa. The first visa gives students a chance to find a job within 12 months of completing their programme. It is like an extended visa. The employer-assisted visa helps students to stay and gain work experience from two to three years.  Students can then apply for a New Zealand resident visa under the Skilled Migrant category.

If you wish to stay in New Zealand and work after you have finished your studies, you will need the right visa.

International students who have achieved a New Zealand qualification may be allowed to gain experience in work related to their studies.

Depending on what you study, you may be able to work in New Zealand for up to four years, and possibly even gain residence.

First you need to apply for a visa and have it approved. The study to work pathway has two steps:

  1. Post-study work visa (open).This visa gives you up to 12 months to get a job in a field related to your studies. While you are looking for a job in your field you are allowed to work in any job to support yourself.
  2. Post-study work visa (employer assisted).This visa lets you stay in New Zealand to gain work experience for a further two years (or three years if work experience is required as part of a professional registration). This visa relates to a specific job with a specific employer.

After your post-study work visa (employer assisted) you may qualify for a New Zealand resident visa under the Skilled Migrant Category. If your work is in an occupation that has skill shortages, this improves your chances of being allowed to stay, either with work visas or residence.

 

Tuition and Living Costs

An undergraduate degree generally costs between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 25,000 per year. Postgraduate studies can cost between NZ$ 10,000 and NZ$ 30,000. Costs largely depend on your chosen subject. For example, most undergraduate studies, such as arts, humanities, social sciences, management or engineering cost between NZ$ 10, 000 and NZ$ 12, 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$ 7,000 and NZ$ 12,000 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 (approximately NZ$ 180 per week), flat accommodation (approximately NZ$ 120 per week along with a bond) or student hostels and halls of residence (approximately NZ$ 200 per week).

Minimum Wage:

  • Minimum NZ $14.75 per hour, which translates to around NZ $290 per week

Requirements:

Academic:

  • Minimum 12 years of formal education
  • Minimum 50% in the last academic qualification
  • Minimum IELTS score 6 Overall with 5.5 each band or equivalent in TOEFL

Financial:

  • Saving Balance of NRs. 35 to NRs. 45 Lakhs or Minimum Saving Balance of NRs. 10 Lakhs and Education Service Loan of NRs. 35 to NRs. 45 Lakhs
  • Property valuation of approximately NRs. 1 Crore

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