New Zealand (or Aotearoa – land of the long white cloud), truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand is made up of two major land masses (North Island and South Island) and a number of smaller islands including Stewart Island located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Population – 4.9 Million
Economy – Ranked 16th in 2018 Human Development Index
Life Expectancy – 84 years for Females and 80.2 years for Males
96.1% of population speaks English
Largest City – Auckland
Ranked 1st in the World for government budget transparency
National cuisine – Pacific Rim
National Sport – Rugby
Ranked 13th for Safety and Security
There are 8 universities in New Zealand, which all offers high quality education it also encompasses colleges, private institutions and polytechnics. New Zealand is cost effective Study destination with various streams such as Business and science, Sports, Arts& Recreation, 3D Animation & Graphic design, Engineering, Culinary Arts, Communication studies, & many more though it is particularly known for Information Technology, Hospitality &Tourism and Accounting related courses.
This country offers internationally renowned education system and hence leading to an attractive destination for international students but that is not the only thing, it also provides a perfect mix of a modern cosmopolitan society that exists in perfect harmony with the country’s unbeatable lifestyle.
The academic year for many universities and colleges in New Zealand begin from mid / late February to early November. The universities have 2 semesters, and there are holidays of 4 weeks in June. New Zealand University operates on marginally different dates and there are also the universities, which offer summer school in holiday period from November through February. In takes occur in February, July and even in September.
International students from Non-English speaking countries will need to prove their efficiency of English Language. They need a minimum score of 6.0 in IELTS at the first-year level. Each of the New Zealand University has its own specific requirements.
IELTS score of 6.0/5.5 for undergraduate and IELTS score 6.5 / 6.0 for postgraduate courses, is considered desirable.
Alternative: TOEFL (iBT) with minimum score 90-100.
PTE Score 42 with no band lower than 36 for undergraduate and 58 with no band lower than 50 for postgraduate courses.
Restructuring of the New Zealand Immigration and Visa procedures has made the entire process of Visa Application more student-friendly and far more efficient. You must include following documents at the time of visa filling: Copy of all academic documents, Police Clearance Check, 6 months old finances.
International students on a full-time study and enrolled in the university can work for 20 hours each week. Besides, they are also allowed to work on FULL-TIME basis during the holidays such as Winter Break / Easter Break etc.). Foreign students, who intend to STUDY and WORK, need to apply for a variation in their existing VISA. This can be updated later in the application while filling up the application. It is the responsibility of the student to VALIDATE the relevancy as well as PURPOSE behind the WORK PERMIT.
Auckland is the city in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the major economic and financial centre of New Zealand. It is multicultural and diverse city and home of almost 1.6 million people. Auckland has more than 50 NZQA certified schools and institutes. The most common Tertiary Educational Institutes are University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, Whitireia Community Polytechnic.
Christchurch is the largest city in South Island of New Zealand and is located in Canterbury region. The economic core of Christchurch is Agricultural Industry. It is also the second largest manufacturing centre after Auckland and plays a significant role when it comes to tourism sector. Christchurch is the home to 4th largest school in New Zealand. There are number of tertiary educational institutes like Ara Institute of Canterbury, Lincoln University, University of Canterbury that have campuses in Christchurch.
Wellington is capital city of New Zealand and house of 4.1 million people. It is located in South-Western tip of North Island. Wellington is ranked 12th as World’s most liveable cities by Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Wellington offers a variety of college and university programs for tertiary students. Universities like Victoria University of Wellington, University of Otago.
Hamilton is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. It is country’s 4th most populous city and home to 1.6 million people. It has more than 40000 tertiary students that are mostly enrolled three main institutes; University of Waikato, Waikato Institute of Technology and Te Wananga O Aotearoa.
Dunedin is the second largest city in New Zealand. It has a land area of 3,314.8 Sq Kms. The city has a population of 130,700 compared to New Zealand as a whole. Education Sector is big as it has population of tertiary student population university in Dunedin is University of Otago.