New Zealand

About NZ


  • NZ is made of 2 Islands – North & South Islands
  • Capital City – Wellington
  • Largest City – Auckland
  • Population – 4.3 Million
  • Currency – New Zealand Dollar (NZ$)

Education Structure

  1. NZ qualifications are recognized & respected throughout the world. There are 8 state-funded universities & around 90 Polytechnics & Private Institutions in New Zealand. All Universities are internationally respected for their academic & research standards. There isWide range of Education Institutions & Courses.
  2. Each university has its own timetable but generally the year is divided into 2 semesters of about 12 weeks each, with a 2-week break during the semester and a 6-week break in the middle of the year. The breaks are not necessarily holidays.
  3. The university year begins in late February or early March and ends in October. July start date may also be available for some courses. Most of the courses are ‘full year’ courses.
  4. Classes are held Monday to Friday, with libraries and some other support services open on weekends.Exams sometimes take place on a Saturday.
  5. Some universities offer ‘summer school’ courses from November to February, which reduces the number of years it takes to complete a degree.


Why NZ

  1. There are a lot of things in New Zealand to explore, including its academic options and educational opportunities.
  2. New Zealand is the natural home for fresh ideas. Its Innovative approach to learning and esteemed qualifications is highly valued by the world’s business and community leaders.
  3. New Zealand’s education system is based on the prestigious British system. They offer world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and their qualifications are valued and transferable throughout the world.
  4. Over 99,000 international students are currently living and studying in New Zealand.
  5. In Postgraduate education an open learning environment is provided that encourages students to pursue their individual goals and follow their own pathways to success.

Application Procedures

  1. A Complete relevant application form with documents is to be submitted to the institution which can be done online.
  2. The institution will send an ‘offer of place’ letter confirming start dates and course details, and an invoice for the tuition fees.
  3. Pay the fees.
  4. The institution will send a confirmed offer of place and confirmation of payment. This is required for applying the VISA .
  5. Confirm the arriving date so that the accommodation can be arranged.
  6. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band score of 6 with no band less than 5.5 is required.
  7. TOEFL score: Paper Based: total score of 575 with minimum of 4.5 in test of written English (TWE)or Computer based: total score 233 with minimum essay rating of 4.5 or Internet based: total score of 90

Applying for VISA


Documents required for applying VISA

  1. A recent passport-size photograph
  2. Payment of a non-refundable application fee
  3. An offer of place from an educational institution, which states that you have been accepted by the institution, the name of the course, the minimum time required to complete the course, and whether a course fee must be paid or the student is exempt from the fee (e.g. scholarship students). This will be sent to you by the institution confirming your enrolment
  4. Evidence of payment of the fee or exemption from the fee (not necessary if your application is being approved in principle)
  5. A written guarantee from an institution or person that suitable accommodation is available to you in New Zealand
  6. Evidence of sufficient funds to live on while you are studying
  7. A return air ticket to your country, or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one.

Insurance requirements

Students from all countries (except Australia and the UK) need medical insurance to cover all treatments, including doctors, hospitals, ambulance and specialist treatments. Tertiary students can see a doctor at the student health centre on their institution’s campus, for a very reasonable fee.


Courses Fee Per Year
Diploma, Graduate Certificates & Graduate Diplomas at Colleges NZ$ 12,000 – NZ$ 19,000 per year
Undergraduate NZ$ 16,000 – NZ$ 21,000 per year
Postgraduate NZ$ 18,000 – NZ$ 25,000 per year
Research Varies

Your fees cover

  • Government Service Tax (GST)
  • registration and enrolment
  • student health and counselling
  • language support
  • use of most campus facilities.

International students in New Zealand are eligible for a wide variety of scholarships through the New Zealand government, educational institutions, foreign governments, and private funding sources.

Job Opportunities

Part Time

While in most countries overseas students are barred from employment, in New Zealand they can work part-time for 15 hours a week provided they enroll for full-time courses that are of 12-month duration. After completion of their studies, students are further encouraged to stay behind and work.