WHY STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
Undergraduate studies in New Zealand are among some of the best in the world. Your degree will be recognized around the world as a degree that is on par with many British and Australian undergraduate degrees. Both employers and higher education institutions will recognize your degree as an important one. As with most schools, universities have an academic year that runs from February to November, with the semesters split during June and July.
A BREAKDOWN OF WHAT IT TAKES TO STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
There are eight main tertiary schools that are in New Zealand and governed by the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. These tertiary schools vary depending on what programs that they offer, how much they cost, and where in the country they are located. But, one thing that does not vary is how good of an education you will get by attending any of the universities that are located in New Zealand. As mentioned in other areas of the site, they are among some of the best in the world and you will be able to learn everything you need to succeed, no matter what area of schooling you decide to pursue.
Cost of studying in New Zealand comparatively affordable: One of the advantages of studying in New Zealand is value for your money. Living expenses and tuition costs are comparatively affordable. Tuition fees vary depending on the type of course (arts or science; undergraduate/bachelor or postgraduate) and the duration of the course. Tuition Fees in New Zealand start at: NZ$19,000 per academic year. Accommodation in New Zealand Starts at around NZ$190 per month to rent a room (Tuition and Accommodation fees will depend on your location and University choice, course choice may further impact your tuition fees)
To receive a New Zealand student visa, you have to prove that you have enough money to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for your entire stay in New Zealand. To get a New Zealand student visa you may also require: Offer letter: The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) offer letter to international students, which lists minimum course duration, course fees and whether the fees are applicable at domestic or foreign rates. Guarantee of Stay (for students aged under 18 years): A written document from an institution or person that states that the student has suitable accommodation arranged in New Zealand. Health and medical requirements: If you are staying in New Zealand for more than six months then you need to be screened for tuberculosis. For a longer stay, medical and X-ray certificates need to be provided. Proof of English:Most education providers do consider your English scores in Matric or A-Level.
Students enrolled in a course of 12 months’ duration or longer can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during semester and during holiday periods. After graduation from one of New Zealand universities: With skill shortages across various sectors in the New Zealand labour market, graduates are in high demand in New Zealand. In particular, there is a strong demand for skilled workers in the health, information and communications technology, agriculture and farming, and engineering industries. Students with skills in demand and who wish to stay in New Zealand long-term may apply for a Skilled Migrant visa, which will allow them to live and work in New Zealand permanently.