Why study in New Zealand:
New Zealand is a cost effective alternative to the UK or Australia. It is a good option for students seeking outdoor adventure in an English speaking country. New Zealand is a welcoming nation offering a warm student friendly environment.
High Quality learning experience at lower cost:
New Zealand education is recognized all across the world. The cost of living is much lower as compared to the other countries promoting higher education. Traditionally based on the British Model, the university learning system is research based which ensures a high quality learning experience. All the institutions are based in a lush green setting offering peaceful and a favourable study environment to all its students. New Zealand welcomes international students and the cultural diversity is appreciated by the society. The universities and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are government funded and focus on research based learning and maintain strong links with the industry.
Regulation of the education Industry:
To ensure the quality of education, government agencies like the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), ministry of Education, The tertiary education commission and many others are directly involved in the management of the New Zealand education sector.
All policy matters pertaining to education are approved by the Ministry of education. NZQA’s role in the education sector is to ensure that New Zealand qualifications are regarded as credible and robust, nationally and internationally, in order to help learners succeed in their chosen endeavors and to contribute to New Zealand society. It acts as a quality check body for the institutions this protecting the interests of both domestic and international students alike.
Code of practice for pastoral Care of International Students:
In order to safe guard the interests of the international student, the code of pastoral Care is enforced by the New Zealand Government thus ensuring that you are well taken care of during your stay in the country. It is a code accounting for the service delivery to the international students. The code ensures that all processes involving the international student are done so ethically and responsibly, that student receives comprehensive, accurate and up to date information before enrolling in the institution. The code is applicable to all education providers enrolling international students. You cannot apply for a student visa to an institution that is not code approved.
Stay Back options in New Zealand:
As a student who has completed a qualification in New Zealand but does not have a job offer, he may be eligible for a Graduate Job Search Work Visa for a maximum of 12 months. Once there is an offer of employment, he can further apply for a visa upto two or three years under the Study to Work category. Permanent migration is also available to skilled works and students alike. In order to apply for a permanent residency under the skill migration category, an Expressoin of interest (EOI) has to be submitted to immigration where the ability of the potential migrant is judged on the basis of a point system.
Application Process and Deadlines
The application process and the turnaround times will vary from one institution to the other. The Universities and ITP’S (institute of technology and polytechnics) have an average turnaround time for an offer letter that is anything between 6-10 weeks. The private institutions will have a faster turnaround time. Hence it is advised to apply early.
Our team will help you compile your application and send it out the institution.
The documents required for the admissions and for the assessment are- mark sheets and passing certificates of previous studies, work experience letters (if applicable), reference letters, IELTS/TOEFL/PTE score card to assess English proficiency, ID pages of passport. Additional documents (Statement of purpose and CV) can be asked by the counselor if required depending on the course you have selected.
Deadlines & Intakes: New Zealand generally has two intakes in a year i.e. February/March and July/ August. However some courses have multiple intakes in a year.
Students have to apply online both for Bachelors as well as Masters and each University has a different fee.
• Sealed & stamped 10th, 11th and 12th Official Transcripts from school
• 2 letter of Recommendations from school teachers.
• Statement of Purpose
• Official Transcripts from University
• 2 Academic recommendation and 1 from the employer(if the candidate has any work experience)
• Statement of Purpose
• Essays, if required by the University
• Detailed CV
Cost of Studying in New Zealand :
Undergraduate study can cost anything between NZ$15,000–$25,000 a year depending on the course.
Postgraduate study can cost between $ 30000- 40000 per year.
Both – course fees and living expenses are cheaper as compared to many other popular study destinations
Visa: No personal interview is required in Delhi unless there are some really unusual circumstances. Mostly, this is also done over the phone. And if you receive a call, you can always get back to them when the time is more appropriate (or if you were not busy)
Part-time Work (while you study): You can work up to 20 hrs/week (like most other countries) during study period and full-time (generally 40 hrs/week) during vacations (and it’s visibly mentioned on your student visa too). Bingo! You can take care of your living expenses this way (min. wage is NZ $12 per hour)
Job Search Visa (Guaranteed): After successful course completion, you will automatically get a 12 months 'Work Permit' (in most cases, this will be done at your Institution). And do you know what? You can work full-time in any job of your choice. But remember, if you are aiming a NZ Permanent Residency, then you have to find a job relevant to your course (that you have completed in NZ) Really speaking, forget recovery of your costs, you’ll are in easy for a simple permanent residency policy.