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STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND

A small island nation of just over 4.5 million people, New Zealand is made up of two major land masses (North island and South Island) and a number of smaller islands including Stewart Island located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. New Zealand is located approximately 1,500km east of Australia and about 1,000km from the Pacific Islands. Due to its relative remoteness and being water locked, New Zealand was one of the last countries to be found and settled.

New Zealand has some of the top-rated “liveable” cities in the world, so there’s no wonder that, besides the capital (Wellington), there are other popular destinations, like:

  • Auckland
  • Christchurch
  • Tauranga
  • Hamilton

Nature crafted New Zealand with the surreal beauty of a movie set. Few destinations boast so many staggering natural wonders packed into such a small area. Snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, coastal glaciers, rain forests, fjords, and fish-filled rivers are some of the treasures travelers can explore. In Rotorua, one of the world’s largest geothermal areas, visitors can witness the powerful forces that birthed these landscapes in the bubbling mud ponds and hissing springs. In short New Zealand is blessed with nature and surreal beauty, which tourist visits to experience it themselves as Pictures don’t do justice.

Some of the most visited tourist destinations are:

  • Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, South Island
  • Bay of Islands, North Island
  • Queenstown, South Island
  • Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park, North Island
  • Rotorua, North Island
  • Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, South Island
  • Abel Tasman National Park & the Abel Tasman Coast Track, South Island

What to study in New Zealand?

New Zealand offers some of the most diverse degrees in the world. Still, if the market is too vast, you should know that some of the most popular study options in New Zealand are:

  • Computer Science degrees in New Zealand
  • Educational Research degrees in New Zealand 
  • Psychology degrees in New Zealand
  • Commerce degrees in New Zealand 
  • Agriculture degrees in New Zealand
  • Biomedical Engineering degrees in New Zealand

Universities and colleges to attend in New Zealand?

Despite being a small country, New Zealand has some very well reputed universities. Many of them are schools specific to different types of career and job training. Here is a small list of universities to think of:

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

Student Visa Requirement in New Zealand Process| Fees & Application

The visa you need will depend on the type of study you want to do, and how long you want to stay in New Zealand. Having a valid passport and the right visa is key to a trouble-free entry. While studying in New Zealand, it’s important to maintain your Fee Paying student status. This status relates to the purpose, or reason why you came to New Zealand.

To apply for a visa, you must have the following documentation ready:

  • A valid passport which must be valid for at least three months after your period of stay in New Zealand
  • A letter of acceptance from a New Zealand education provider which states the minimum course duration, total tuition fee and whether the tuition fee is in domestic and foreign currency. The course must be approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority

You may also need additional documentation such as:

  • Academic preparation documents such as transcripts, diplomas, degrees or certificates
  • Current application form – Student Visa Application form
  • Correct visa application fee
  • Tuition fee receipt showing payment to date
  • Evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses throughout the periods of your stay. You will need to show you have NZ$15,000 for a full year of study or NZ$1,250 per month.
  •  This may include:
    • Bank statements
    • Financial undertaking by a sponsor to cover accommodation and living costs.
    • A scholarship program
    • Evidence that you are leaving New Zealand after the completion of your course. This can be in the form of flight tickets, however it is optional.
    • A police certificate if you are aged 17 years or over and plan to study for more than 24 months. A police certificate is a document which is used as evidence of good character.
    • An X-ray certificate – you will need to have a chest x-ray if you are staying in New Zealand for more than six months, or if you’re a citizen of a country with a relatively high incidence of tuberculosis, or if you’ve spent more than three months in the last five years in a country with a relatively high incidence of tuberculosis
    • Full medical examination

Cost of Studying in New Zealand

  •  School fees – above $25000
  • Diplomas/Certificates – $12,425-$18,500
  • Bachelor’s degree – $22,000-$32,000
  • Postgraduate degree – $26,000-$37,000
  • PHDs – $6500-$9,000
  • English Language course – $350/week, $5,100 for 12weeks
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Cost of Living in New Zealand

Living costs will depend on your lifestyle and which part of the country you live in. Some costs vary by region. For example, you may need to travel more in the main centres, and transport costs may be more expensive than in your home country.

As an example of how much to budget for each year,

  • Victoria University recommends between $18,000-$27,000
  • University of Auckland recommends $20,000-$25,000,
  • University of Otago recommends $15,000-$17,000
  • Massey University recommends $15,000-$18,000.

Scholarships for international students

  • ADB-Japan Scholarship Program for Developing Countries in Asia and Pacific
  • ADB Scholarships at University of Auckland
  • Tongarewa Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington
  • Lincoln University International Taught Master Merit Scholarships
  • Wellington Master’s by Thesis Scholarship
  • Sir Neil Isaac Scholarship in Environmental Science at the University of Canterbury
  • University of Auckland International Student Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship
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