A student seeking for perfect study environment and an outdoorsy lifestyle remains a big question but undoubtedly New Zealand is a correct place for them as this country provides an expert teaching staff with world class facilities and an abundance of natural resources. New Zealand has ample of study options for students pursuing their higher education in such education system that allows for resilience, choice and extensive support.
New Zealand Qualifications’ Framework (NZQF) is the core of the entire education system. This lists all qualifications in a series of levels, from Level 1 to 10, and includes certificates, diplomas and degrees which means its quality assured. Additionally, the education system in New Zealand is centrally managed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) which requires the registration of institutes that enroll international student.
New Zealand delivers a wide range of providers including Universities, Institutes of Technology, Polytechnics, Private Training Establishments (PTEs) and Industry Training Organizations Which offers qualifications at every level – certificates, diplomas, graduate and post-graduate degrees. Broad range of subjects for undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral (PhD) degrees in commerce, science and the humanities. Some universities offer degrees in specialist fields – such as medicine, agriculture, engineering, etc.
- Graduate Certificate (6 Months)
- Graduate Diploma (1 year)
- Bachelor Degree (3 years)
- Bachelor Degree Honor (4 years)
- Post Graduate Certificate (6 Months)
- Post Graduate Diploma (1 years)
- Master Degree (1 – 2 years)
- Doctoral Degree (Typically 3 years)
English Language Study
- Pathway Academic Programs for Undergraduates Studies.
- Postgraduates Studies
- Colleges of Further education and training.
Living in New-Zealand give you international exposure as it has diversity, now the major task is choosing accommodation type that suits your requirement.
- Off Campus –Many Students choose off campus option (Private, rented accommodation) as they want to explore their life beyond the campus. If you are renting a property, you need to pay a security deposit or ‘bond’ as well as rent in advance.
- On Campus –living in university campus or hall of residence will be a great option. It will minimize your Travel & expenses. Living in campus give you option to live with classmates and friends.
- Home stay –Kiwis offering home-stay accommodation to international students are to that ensure they can provide a suitable home like living environment for students.
Estimated living costs
Costs to live in New Zealand may be quite different from your home country. How it compares depends on where you are coming from and what part of New Zealand you settle in.
Accommodation (You will choose one of them)
• Off Campus (Rental)
$105 to $145 (weekly)
• On campus(hall of residence :full catered)
Other living expenses
• Miscellaneous goods and services
Total estimated cost of living : NZ$14000 to NZ$ 20000 annually
Being a non-native English speaker, if you want to study in New Zealand for more than 3 months will need a valid student visa. A part from this you have to check, university or colleges, courses, eligibility criteria, entry dates, application deadlines and language requirement as well. There are certain things you need to remember for visa application i.e. offer letter from institution, proof of funds, PCC (a police certificate of good character), Proof of accommodation, medical certificate, Health Insurance & Many More. In order to get your student visa, you need to officially apply for it and pay a student visa application fee. New Zealand has two main intakes, February, and July, and sometimes in September also. Student can apply for visa and submit documents within 90 days period prior to the date of start of the program.
There are some important things which you need to carry for studying in New Zealand. It will help you to stay & Study there without any hassle.
- Passport and study visa
- Travel/medical insurance
- Any medication you take regularly
- Your birth certificate
- All-important academic qualifications Documents
- An international driver’s license or permit
- Avoid oversize and overweight baggage & Check baggage allowance with your airline.
- Ahead of time, mark luggage tags clearly with your name, home address and phone number and keep this information inside your bags too.
- Climate will be different from your home country. So, pack your baggage according to that.