Study New Zealand

New Zealand is an attractive destination among international students for advanced/higher studies. Its educational institution and degrees are well reputed throughout the world.

The education system is based upon the prestigious British education system, which is similar to Singapore. Universities offer plentiful opportunities for research and internship, where students can build their practical knowledge and skill, required to be successful in respective career.

Why New Zealand

  • UK based education system
  • Affordable tuition and living expense
  • Work while your studying
  • Immigration Possibility
  • Opportunity to stay permanently
  • Eligible for further loan after acquiring PR

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Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor’s degree in New Zealand is generally for 3 years except for technical or engineering programs. For international students not many options are available and it is very competitive too. So students who are looking to get the admission in a New Zealand University, advised to apply early.

Admission Requirements

Certificate of all India senior secondary (Standard 12th) issued by CBSECertificate of all India senior secondary (Standard 12th) issued by CBSE

OR

Certificate of Indian school (Standard 12th) issued by ICSE

English Language Requirement

International students whose native language is not English need to take English Proficiency Test such as IELTS/TOEFL. The average requirement is 5.5-6.0 for IELTS and 61-79 for TOEFL.

Required Documents

  1. Copies of High school/ Secondary school mark sheets and certificates
  2. University Specific Essays
  3. Proof of English language requirement
  4. Funding proof
  5. Copy of passport ID page

Application Intakes

There are two major intakes for undergraduate programs:

  • First semester which usually begins in September – October
  • Second semester which usually begins in April – May

Application Process

  • Step 1  Program selection
  • Step 2  Check the university admission requirements
  • Step 3  University finalization
  • Step 4  Complete the Online/Paper Application
  • Step 5  Submission of the Supporting Documents
  • Step 6  Wait for admission decision
  • Step 7  Receive Offer Letter / Acceptance Letter
  • Step 8  Start Visa Process

Expenses & Scholarships

Tuition Fees
International students’ average tuition fee is around NZ$25000-35000 per annum.

Living Expenses
A single student’s average living expense in New Zealand is between NZ$12000-14000 per annum..

Scholarships
For International students scholarships are limited. For any scholarships, prospective students can directly contact the university, where they are intended to apply.

Master Studies

The duration of masters program in New Zealand is generally two years. Most of the Universities in New Zealand offers masters program, where language of instruction is English.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for masters program have normally obtained an undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of at least three year duration.

English Language Requirement

International students whose native language is not English need to take English Proficiency Test such as IELTS/TOEFL. The average requirement is 6.5 for IELTS and 79 for TOEFL.

Required Documents

  • University Degree and Marksheets/Transcript
  • Mark sheets and Passing Certificates of class X and XII
  • Proof of English language requirement
  • Funding proof
  • Copy of passport ID page

Application Process

  • Step 1   Program selection
  • Step 2   Check the university admission requirements
  • Step 3   University finalization
  • Step 4   Complete the Online/Paper Application
  • Step 5   Submission of the Supporting Documents
  • Step 6   Wait for admission decision
  • Step 7   Receive Offer Letter/Acceptance Letter
  • Step 8   Start Visa Process

Expenses & Scholarships

Tuition Fees
International students average tuition fee is around NZ$26000-34000 per annum.

Living Expenses
A single student’s average living expense in New Zealand is between NZ$12000-14000 per annum.

Scholarships
For International students New Zealand Government as well as the Universities both offers scholarship. Many times, there is a separate process for scholarship application. The scholarships application deadline is also different for each scholarship. Students are advised to apply early, in order to increase their chances to get these scholarships.

Doctoral Studies

PhD Degree in New Zealand usually takes minimum 3 to 5 years to complete. As PHD Degree is research oriented, students are required to complete a dissertation at the end of their research and present it at the university.

Admission Requirements

In order to apply to a PhD program in New Zealand, students are required to complete both their bachelors and masters degree. Moreover, students also need to check out the available vacancy in the university, where they are interested in applying.

English Language Requirement

International students are required to take IELTS/TOEFL test. The average requirement is 6.5 for IELTS and 79 for TOEFL. However, a high score is recommended as good universities might ask for a higher score.

Required Documents

  • University Transcript and Degree
  • University Essay
  • Proof of English language requirement
  • Copy of passport ID page

Application Process

  • Choose the research area specialization and the program
  • Check University admission requirement
  • Contact the University person for the available vacancies for research
  • Finalize the Universities based on offered program, area of specialization and available vacancies.
  • Complete online application
  • Submit the required documents
  • Wait for the Admission Decision
  • Admission letter receive
  • Start the Visa Process

Expenses & Scholarships

Tuition Fees
International students are eligible to pay the tuition fees at the domestic rate provided that they reside in New Zealand and education under New Zealand visa. The average tuition fee is around NZ$6000-8000 per annum.

Living Expenses
Average living expense for a single student in New Zealand is between NZ$12000-14000 per annum.

Scholarships
For International doctoral students, New Zealand Universities provide funding to support them to carry out research in their respective university. New Zealand government also provides scholarship to International doctoral students. This scholarship generally covers tuition fees, living and other expenses.