About New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the fastest-emerging and ideal study destinations for students aspiring for quality education, with affordable tuition fees. Also, New Zealand is one of the Safest Countries in the World – ranked second in the Global Peace Index for 2018 and growing enormously in terms of research and development.
The New Zealand Education System is more affordable offering state-of-the-art facilities as well as progressive. That’s the reason New Zealand universities and their qualifications are highly recognized and regarded by employers across the globe.
New Zealand is also known for its beautiful scenic beauty and adventure sports. Mainly the country includes two main islands— the South and the North Islands, and a number of tiny islands, some of which are hundreds of miles away from the main group. The capital of New Zealand is Wellington, and the largest urban area is Auckland; both are located on the North Island. Auckland is considered one of the world’s most liveable cities, ranking third in the 2019 Quality of Living Survey conducted annually by the global HR consultants Mercer.
English, New Zealand Sign Language and Māor are the official languages, with English being predominant and thus majorly spoken throughout the country.
Why study in New Zealand
1. Globally Recognized Qualifications
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) ensures that institutions are registered to enrol international students and comply with qualifications standards.
2. Excellent Pedagogy
Influenced by the UK Education System, New Zealand focuses on research-based teaching, which means you will learn dealing with situations in a systematic and an organised manner.
3. Innovation and Research
New Zealand provides abundant opportunities in Research for students. The country has highly Experienced Faculty, Well-Equipped Laboratories, access to latest Technology, Equipment’s, and Opportunities.
4. Great Scope for PhD Scholars
Along with the vast research opportunities, as a PhD student you would enjoy additional privileges. You will be eligible to pay the same tuition fee as locals and unlike other degree students, you can work full-time during your studies for income.
5. Quality of Life
New Zealand offers a wonderful multi-cultural environment that exists in perfect harmony with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Living here provides every student a chance to grow with its diverse culture and natural beauty all at once.
6. You can work to support your studies
For information as an international student in New Zealand, you can work for up to 20 hours every week during your semesters and full-time during breaks.
Fun Facts about New Zealand
1. Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu – wondering what’s this? This is the name of a place in New Zealand and yes, it’s the longest one in the world.
2. If you love cheese, you’re in luck. Dairy farmers in New Zealand produce 65 kg cheese each year for each person.
3. Scared of snakes? New Zealand doesn’t have any!
4. New Zealand has the highest car ownership in the world – 2.5 million cars for a country with a population of just 4 million people.
5. Apart from English and Mãori, New Zealand has a sign language which is also its third official language.
6. Do you know that New Zealand has two national anthems?
7. From all over the globe, the sun rises in New Zealand the first.
8. New Zealand has no nuclear power stations.
9. Women in New Zealand were the first to get the right to vote.
10. Harold Gillies, the father of modern plastic surgery, was a Kiwi.
New Zealand Education system
Education in New Zealand is categorised under five stages:
- Early Childhood: for ages up to five years
- Primary School: for ages 5 to 10 years
- Intermediate School: for ages 11 to 12 years
- Secondary School: for ages 13 to 18 years
- Tertiary Education: 18 years and above
New Zealand offers advanced degrees, which can be categorised under Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral under its Tertiary Education System.
One of the greatest ways for International Students to enter higher level education is through pathway programs like foundation courses and English Language Programs.
Pedagogy In New Zealand Classrooms
With a teaching style that continually evolves, New Zealand offers a highly supportive environment for International Students.
This the most important information to know that New Zealand offers two intakes under its higher education programs – July/Sep and February.
Colleges have more than two intakes in a year.
English Language Requirements
To gain your New Zealand student visa, you’ll have to provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language. The minimum IELTS score required for your New Zealand student visa differs course to course and level to level.
Expenditure Guide for New Zealand
Studying Abroad can be an expensive affair. However, an efficient budget plan can help you manage your living expenses more effectively.
1. Tuition Fee is your Prime Expenditure
Your expenditure on the tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. In New Zealand there are many high-ranking universities and colleges with their own fee structures.
2. Where will you live? Calculate Accommodation Costs
Most universities in New Zealand offer on-campus residence facilities called the Halls of Residence to international students. You can also choose to stay in student residence halls, shared flats or private flats.
3. Living Expenses
You have to keep some money aside for your grocery shopping, social activities and emergencies. The living expenses depends the duration of your study.
4.Transportation. Want to know how much it will cost to move around
Unless your institution provides with a shuttle service to-and-fro from your lodging, you’ll have to rely on the available public transport.
5.Don’t ignore your taxes
Indian students in New Zealand cannot work without acquiring their Inland Revenue Department number or simply called as the IRD Number.
How to Apply for Visa
Applying for your Visa Online
You have to apply for your student visa application online using the New Zealand Immigration website. You can apply up to 120 days before your intended date of the program’s start date. Your application date is the date when your application fee is paid.
How can we help you?
If you’re an UNIXPERTS student with an offer letter from any of our partner institutions in New Zealand, we can advise you on how to go about the entire process. We’ll make sure you are fully informed on the latest visa requirements and conditions; also help you prepare the right documents for your submission. Our team of experts will direct you to the official websites and to authorised immigration representatives to ensure you have the latest applications forms and guidance. To reduce the hassle, we can also help to certify, translate and courier your documents.
As an applicant from India, your immigration cost and receiving Centre fee will depend on the kind of submission you make – online or paper.
*Please note that these are the basic requirements, speak with your UNIXPERTS counsellor for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing
What are Popular Courses in New Zealand?
|Top Courses||Price Range(NZD)|
|Hospitality and Tourism||18,000 – 30,500|
|Business studies||25,000 – 29,900|
|IT and Computer Science||22,000 – 32,000|
|Cyber Security||17,852 -20,000|
|Health Sciences||28,685 – 30,000|
|Animation||17,019 – 29,000|
|Arts and Humanities||15,000 – 25,000|
Health and Other Support Services
It can be a little challenging to cope with the changes in your environment when you move to Ireland for the first time.
You can reach out to for support services:
Pre-Arrival Support Guide
Number of institutions offer a pre-arrival support guide that includes details of medical insurance available, strategies to budget living expenses and more
Campus Support Services
This is Dedicated to support international students via various orientations and programs.
Student Associations Off Campus
Many student associations outside of campus work for the welfare of national and international students.
On-Campus Counselling Sessions
Many institutions have well-experienced counsellors to assist its international students suffering from any academic, personal or social issues.
Support for Students with Disabilities
Most universities and institutions offer special support to international
Work Placement Programme
Some institutions have work placement as a part of their course structure
Make sure you have a Health Insurance
Mostly Universities & Colleges also provide with Health Insurance facilities to International Students, you might have to arrange for it on your own. Discuss with your UNIXPERTS Counsellor for details regarding your best Health Insurance options in New Zealand