New Zealand

Things to Know about New Zealand

  • New Zealand is home to one of the most beautiful natural environments in the entire world
  • Great academics meet exquisite natural beauty and Maori culture in New Zealand.
  • Best country to enjoy outdoor adventure by taking advantage of hiking, skiing, fishing, camping and river rafting opportunities throughout the country, or simply take a stroll through the famously beautiful countryside.
  • New Zealand has plenty of urban excitement, too. From the vibrant capital city of Wellington to sophisticated Auckland to college-town Dunedin, New Zealand’s cities feature sports, entertainment, cultural attractions and lots to see and do.
  • Capital city: Wellington
  • Largest city: Auckland
  • Official languages: English, Maori
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Prime Minister: John Key
  • Area : 268,021 km2
  • Population of New Zealand is around 4.5 million (as per 2014)
  • Currency: 1 New Zealand dollar ($) (NZD) = Rs 42.62
  • Calling Code : +64
  • Most popular sport: Cricket, Rugby, Football, Rowing etc.

Why Study in New Zealand?

  • Home to 46 of the world’s top 100 Universities
  • World renowned for research, innovation and technological development
  • Practically orientated educational environment
  • Merit based scholarships and financial aid packages
  • Availability of part time work opportunities whilst studying
  • Excellent post graduation work placement opportunities
  • 20 Hrs part time work weekly
  • Twelve month open work permit

Intakes

  • The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June.
  • Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.
  • University generally takes around 4-6 weeks to process the applications

Documents needed for making an application:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • All academics mark sheets and passing certificates from 10th onwards,
  • Two reference letters from colleges / employers and passport copy or birth certificate
  • GRE/GMAT/IELTS score sheet ( If required)
  • All international students are required to provide an essay, statement of intent or personal statement of experience.

Entry Requirements / Eligibility

1) Undergraduate - Bachelors

  • A good academic record in High School Certificate or 12 years of schooling.
  • Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites
  • 0 IELTS

2) Postgraduate – Masters

  • A good academic record in Bachelors Degree from a recognized university.
  • Any work experience in the field will be helpful
  • For MBA programs at some Universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelors Degree
  • 5 IELTS
  • 280+ GRE Score

Education costs in New Zealand

  • The costs of studying in New Zealand depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.
  • As an international student, your tuition fees are payable before you study.
  • There is a considerable range in cost of living amongst the metros and non metros.
  • In addition to your fees for study, you will need between $20,000 and $25,000 per year ($380–480 per week)
  • Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year plus return airfare or additional $2,000.

Living Cost

Average cost of living per month including everything should be between $600 to $800 (approx. Rs. 33,000 to Rs. 44,000 p.m)

Top 10 Universities in New Zealand (QS World Ranking)

Sr. NoUniversity*World Rank 2014-15Fees 
 
1The University of Auckland92$26000 - $28000 
2University of Otago159$18000 - $20000 
3University of Canterbury242$4000 - $6000 
4Victoria University of Wellington275$15437 
5Massey University346$20000 - $22000 
6University of Waikato401$20000 - $22000 
7Lincoln University411$26000 - $28000 
8Auckland University of Technology50122000 - $24000