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It can be confusing which country to choose for your studies abroad. You will need to learn a lot about each of the possible countries and the educational systems before making a decision.That’s why PingmeStudyAbroad, the leading Europe study visa consultants has set up a useful guide about the top study abroad destinations


Study In New Zealand

When compared to the USA, UK and Australia, New Zealand is preferred because of the low-cost education, in the completion of which you can go into the next step of looking for abroad job vacancy and it will be much easier to get a job. Besides you can enjoy exceptional cuisine and stunning landscapes. 


1. Globally accepted the British educational system

New Zealand follows the British education system, and it has global recognition. With the internationally recognized universities and programs, New Zealand is attracting thousands of students each year from other countries for higher education.

2. 7 of the 8 universities in New Zealand are in the top 500 universities list.

According to the official information, 7 of the 8 Universities in New Zealand have consistently featured in the top 500 Universities in the world.

3. Affordable tuition fees

The tuition fees are lower as compared to other countries. You get a British based education for a percentage of the cost.

4. Option for working while studying

With a student visa, you can work for up to 20 hours a week through the semester; during vacations, you can work up to 40 hours. This will help you in paying up the tuition fees and daily expenses practically.

5. Great job opportunities after studies

New Zealand gives good education and employment opportunities for students. They will issue a visa after completing the education for searching for a good job in New Zealand.

6. Attractive migration policy

The migration policy in the country is very attractive, and you can enjoy life in there with your family.

  • Apart from world-ranking universities, New Zealand boasts many cities that attract a large number of international students due to their affordable cost of living and easy accessibility.
  • Landscapes and university campuses are very attractive and beautiful. Beautiful campuses are the biggest attractions in the country for international students.
  • All courses and programs in the universities should be approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, which ensures the utmost quality for every study program.
  • According to the official information, around 97% of the graduates in the country get employment, and 90% of the land on the course relevant job profiles.

New Zealand has several types of post-secondary institutions like universities, colleges, private institutions, and polytechnics. Most of the programs and courses offered are ranked globally and some of the universities are ranked among the top 500 in Times Higher Education. Also, 8 universities of New Zealand have also been featured in QS World University Rankings. They are:

  • University of Auckland
  • University of Otago
  • University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • University of Waikato
  • Massey University
  • Lincoln University
  • Auckland University of Technology

The following are the popular courses available:

  • MBA
  • Computer Science
  • Master of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hotel Management
  • Professional cooking
  • Masters of Disaster Management
  • Masters of Engineering Management
  • Masters in Food Processing
  • Masters of Applied Finance

Fee structure

Tuition fees may differ from course to course. Generally, it can range:

  • For Arts and Social sciences, around 10.600 euro/year
  • Engineering and Technology around 13.000 euro/year
  • Medicine and Health around 39.800 euro/year

Admission Requirements

You can also write to them e-mails if you have any questions. Generally, international offices are very supportive and friendly to international students.

In order to prove your English proficiency, the following certificates are allowed:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT);
  • Paper-based TOEFL;
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE);
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic;
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).

Documents required for admission

When you apply online, you should know that the documents you will need to provide are:

  • A personal statement of intent;
  • Your transcripts from secondary school, including any university courses that you may have taken;
  • Any relevant test scores (ACT or SAT);
  • Proof of funding, or intent to apply for funding for your tuition;
  • Proof of paying the application fee;
  • Your financial aid applications.

Universities can always ask for additional documents if it is necessary.

Tuition fees & costs

As a student, you can also work for 20 hours a week during academic sessions as in part-time jobs and full time during vacations. This will also support your living costs.

  • Rent for a one-bedroom apartment can be between 640 and 850 EUR / month;
  • A restaurant meal can be around 11 EUR;
  • A cup of coffee can go up to 3 EUR;
  • A loaf of bread can cost 1.5 EUR;
  • A one-way ticket for local transportation is 2 EUR.
Under Graduate ProgrammesTuition Fees (per year)
Arts / Humanities / Social Science / Commerce / Administration Management20,000 – 24,000 NZ$
Computing / Mathematical Science20,000 – 24,000 NZ$
Engineering & Technology24,000 – 28,000 NZ$


Post Graduate ProgrammesTuition fees (per year)
Arts / Humanities / Social Science24,000 – 28,000 NZ$
MBA & other Management programs35,000 – 45,000 NZ$ onwards
Engineering28,000 – 35,000 NZ$

Intakes & Deadlines

New Zealand generally has two intakes i.e. January and July, with few Universities offering multiple intakes in September and November. You should start your admission process around six months before the application deadline. Typically, most universities have three deadlines during one intake.

You should have a student visa to study in New Zealand. The visa approval time varies with the embassy workload. So, you will have to apply 4 weeks before your course starts. However, there are certain rules for visa services for students. You are eligible to apply if you possess all of the below-mentioned requirements:

  • Genuine Student
  • Going to follow a recognized full-time course
  • Be able to pay for your course and support yourself
  • Be able to intend to follow your chosen course and
  • Intend to leave the country at the end of the period authorized for your stay


Documents required for visa:

  1. Valid passport – Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay in New Zealand
  2. Completed Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012)
  3. Application fee payment receipt, as you are required to pay 295 NZD + Rs. 690 (approximately) before your interview
  4. An offer of a place – You need to have an offer of a place from a New Zealand institute/university. The forms are usually issued after the tuition fees have been received
  5. Letter from your current institution confirming status as a study abroad student
  6. Health insurance receipt
  7. You may be required to show Health and Character certificates, to prove that your intention of staying in New Zealand is genuine
  8. Two passport-sized photographs

Visa fee: The visa fee will be 295 NZD + Rs. 690 (approximately)

Processing time: Generally it takes 20 working days

As per the official information, the key employment sectors in the country are computer software development industry, film, television and commercial production industry, services like banking, finance, advertising, property, tourism & hospitality, and food processing. So, if you are a qualified professional, it is very easy for you to get a good job in the country in any of the sectors mentioned above.

International students who have passed the graduation receive the skilled migrant points, and they can apply for a grand job seeker visa. Successful graduates also get the opportunity to gain points as skilled migrants, which will help them to apply for a permanent residence permit too. After studies opportunities are huge in New Zealand.

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