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
- 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:
- 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.
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)
||World Rank 2014-15
||The University of Auckland
||$26000 – $28000
||University of Otago
||$18000 – $20000
||University of Canterbury
||$4000 – $6000
||Victoria University of Wellington
||$20000 – $22000
||University of Waikato
||$20000 – $22000
||$26000 – $28000
||Auckland University of Technology
||22000 – $24000