ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate studies in New Zealand are probably one of the best in the world. It ensures the students for a perfect future with the kind of educational programs it offers. The degree is perceived around the world as a degree that’s at par with many British and Australian undergraduate degrees. This Degree is recognized as a significant one by both employers and higher education institutions. As with most schools, universities have an academic year that runs from February to November, with the semesters split during June and July. There are a number of diverse undergraduate degrees and certifications that you can choose from, all of which vary depending on which school you choose. Unlike countries like the United States that take four years to complete a bachelor’s degree program, New Zealand actually lets you finish within three years. These degrees and certifications will have different distinctions and will offer you different benefits when it comes to furthering your education later on. If you are looking to take on an undergraduate program in New Zealand, there are plenty of options and places to look. Most undergraduate programs are at the 8 few main universities in the country.

Intakes Available

New Zealand usually has two major intakes i.e. February and July with few universities offering multiple intakes in September and November. However, a couple of Diploma courses also begin in May/ April / July. Complete college application procedures could take more than a few months in total.

English Requirement

International students need a minimum IELTS score of overall 6.0 bands with no band less than 5.5, PTE with a minimum score in the range of 43-50 for getting admission in an undergraduate program. All Colleges and Universities accept the IELTS scorecard to analyze the ability of an applicant, however, there are certain institutes and provinces which accept the Pearson / PTE academic language testing for admissions.

Admission Documents

  • All the academic documents, including Xth, XIIth and Bachelor Degree 
  • Two Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Work Experience Documents if applicable
  • Resume
  • IELTS TRF
  • Any Certificates and achievement documents.
  • Birth Certificate

Expense of Study

The average cost of an undergraduate degree in New Zealand for international students is, around $18,000 – $32,000 per year. Tuition fees at an undergraduate level can vary on the type, of course, you wish to study, which part of country you wish to study in, and university ranking. However, if students choose medicine, engineering or veterinary science the course fees are likely to be Higher. Living expenses will vary in different cities.

Postgraduate Admissions

Post-graduation can be carried out only after the completion of graduation a Bachelor’s level degree at an accredited institution, and the courses may include Diploma, Master and PhD. These studies are rather more focused than those you may find at the undergraduate level, and also the classes are usually much, intense as well. There are many alternative options that you have when you are looking to acquire a postgraduate degree in New Zealand. Normally, applicants require a three-year academic degree for entry into most of the Post-graduate courses in New Zealand. If English is not your first language, then you will be required to take the IELTS or TOEFL test to ascertain your English language skills.PG courses help improve career prospects by specializing in core areas of the subject of study, thereby helping to enhance or boost the existing knowledge and skills. Masters-level specialization allows you to focus on your educational interests, all the while providing you with an opportunity to find a spectrum of career options. In a nutshell, postgraduate education is the perfect choice if a student is looking to spice up his knowledge domain and kick-start his career.

Intakes Available

New Zealand universities offer two major intakes for students – July and February, with few universities offering multiple intakes in September and November. Complete college application procedure could take more than few months in total. Therefore it is ideal to start preparing application six months before and apply as soon as universities start accepting intake applications. Many Indian students prefer the July intake, though February intake is equally good for particular programs.

English Requirement

International students from non English speaking countries students must provide evidence of their English proficiency. To get a New Zealand study visa, they need a min overall IELTS Band Score of 5.5. But for post-graduation they need a higher score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 and Bachelors score with min of 60% .Pearson Test of English is also accepted in many colleges with overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative score below 50.

Admission Documents

  • All the academic documents including Xth, XIIth and Bachelor Degree 
  • Two Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Work Experience Documents if applicable
  • Resume
  • IELTS TRF
  • Any certificates and achievement documents.
  • Birth Certificate

Expense of Study

The average cost of a Postgraduate degree in New Zealand for international students is, around $19,000 – $35,000 per year. Your expenditure on the Tuition fees at a Postgraduate level can vary on the type of course you wish to study, which part of country you wish to study in and university ranking. However if students choose medicine, engineering, or veterinary science the course fees are likely to be Higher however, an efficient budget plan can help you manage your living expenses more effectively. Living expenses will vary in different cities.

New Zealand Qualification Framework

Under the New Zealand Qualification Framework, there are 10 NZ qualification levels that exist. These are from Level 1 certificates to Level 10 Doctorates, as below:

  • Level 1 certificates
  • Level 2 certificates
  • Level 3 certificates
  • Level 4 certificates
  • Level 5 certificates and diplomas
  • Level 6 certificates and diplomas
  • Level 7 graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and Bachelor’s degrees
  • Level 8 postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas and Bachelor’s Honours degrees
  • Level 9 Master’s degrees
  • Level 10 doctoral degrees (PhDs)

Intakes Available

The academic year for several Universities for Masters Degree start usually in September (Fall) and January (Winter). However, a couple courses also begins in April (summer).

English Requirement

A student should have completed an undergraduate degree or class 12th at a recognised institution with a minimum of a pass degree. For a typical two-semester Pre-Masters or Foundation program, a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 is required.

Admission Documents

  • All the academic documents including Xth, XIIth and Bachelor Degree 
  • Two Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Work Experience Documents if applicable
  • Resume
  • IELTS TRF
  • Any certificates and achievement documents.
  • Birth Certificate

Expense of Study

The average cost of a Pre Master’s and Foundation Programme within UK for an international student is, around £9,500 – £16,000. You will be able to understand the structure of the fees, when you search for the specific courses and there is a range of choices that you can look into. Tuition fees varies on the type of Masters (course) you would like to review to study and therefore the duration of the pathway.