Benefits of Studying in New Zealand
The quality of degree earned from any university in New Zealand is recognized internationally. Moreover, all universities are directly controlled by the New Zealand government, thus ensuring a high level of credibility. University of Auckland is one of the top rated institutes in the world.
State of art facilities
New Zealand degrees are also highly valued by global enterprises for being modern, practical and desirable. Within some highly technical niches likes forensic sciences, marine engineering, bio-technology the degrees offered by New Zealand colleges are hailed as being at par with the best universities in the world.
Facilities offered by New Zealand colleges for training, research and even class room guidance are truly state of the art. You can expect world-class laboratories, outstanding cloud hosted libraries, superlative research and development facilities offered by most New Zealand universities.
Affordable Courses and Living
International students would find it extremely advantageous to study in New Zealand due it its affordable educational fees. For example, a one year certificate course ranges between NZ$ 6,750 – NZ$15,500 (approx 3-5 lakhs). Under graduate degrees are also priced very reasonably between NZ$13,000 – NZ$20,000 (Rs 5-8lakhs). Despite offering a very high standard of life, cost of living in New Zealand is lower than any other country in the world
Very Safe country
New Zealand offers a very safe, multi cultural family oriented environment, both on campus and off campus. It provides a very conducive, stimulating environment for studies. This environment leads to better understanding and interaction across cultures and can build lifelong friendships.
Job Opportunities during and after education
As students you would allowed to work part time for up to 20 hours a week to manage to your expenses and full time during summer and winter holidays.
Student is eligible for a 1 year of Post Study Work Rights after the completion of every UG and Master courses (which is level 7 or above). After completing the Level 5 and 6 of 2 years then only student will be eligible for the 1 year of Post Study Work Visa.
Once you have received a desirable offer, the length of your permit would be extended to the length of your job.
Possibility of Immigration
Most International students especially from Asia (China, India, Korea etc.) after completing their education in New Zealand apply for permanent residency in New Zealand. Any student who has completed a three year diploma, degree or a PG course can gain points for the skilled migrant category or for permanent residency, which they can apply for, after getting a job offer.
Spousal Work Permits
Students going for education in New Zealand, their spouses are eligible to apply for a full time work permit while they study.
In New Zealand there are 8 universities and 19 institutions which are also known as ITP’s (Polytechnics). The difference between Universities and Polytechnics is that:
- The Universities offers the academic programs and ITP’s offers the specialized courses.
- The Polytechnics are comparatively less expensive than the Universities.
- Universities are more theoretical whereas Polytechnics are industry based.
- Both have the same value for Job Placements.
In New Zealand the Education System is followed by the levels. These levels are classified as :
- Level 5 to 6 : Diplomas (Class 12th)
- Level 7 : UG and Graduate Diploma (Bachelor’s)
- Level 8 : Post Graduate Diploma (Bachelor’s)
- Level 9 : Masters
- Level 10 : PhD
The major intakes of New Zealand Universities & Institutions are Feb/July. However many programmes have a midyear intake in July. Also some institutes have rolling admissions throughout the year.
Tution Fees :
Community Colleges (SPP Program) :NZ $ 15,000 - $ 19,000 per year
University Degrees for both UG and PG: NZ $ 18,500 - $ 25,000 per year
Cost of Living :
NZ $ 10,000 - $ 15,000 per year (includes accommodation, transport and entertainment).