About New Zealand
New Zealand offers an amazing variety of breathtaking landscapes. Many blockbuster movies have been shot there, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But there is more to New Zealand than its natural beauty. Students studying in New Zealand will be captivated by this interesting and remote country. New Zealand has eight universities, 18 polytechnics and institutes of technology, around 600 private training institutions, 27 English Language schools and around 20 industry training organisations. New Zealand offers a safe learning environment. It is the first country in the world to declare itself as a nuclear free zone.
Ranked by the United Nations as the best place in the world to live.
Why Study in New Zealand
- High Quality Living Conditions
While living and studying in New Zealand, you can afford great, modern, accommodation that is few minutes away from world-class study facilities. Public transport systems are good and cars are affordable. After hours, a recreational wonderland is right on your doorstep. You can enjoy the freshest food of all types, cool cafes, markets, quality boutique shopping, theatres and art galleries.
- World Class Institutions
A qualification from New-Zealand University ranks with the best in the world. In a small country and in small classes, students have the rare advantage of one-on-one access to tutors- many of whom are internationally experts in their fields. A degree from a New Zealand Institution is seen as internationally desirable because students have high level of practical as well as theoretical competency when they graduate.
- Cow cost of Living
Cost of living is much lower in New Zealand as compared to many other popular international student destinations. This makes the country accessible to students having low spending power.
- Everyone speaks English
New Zealand will help you improve on your English language skills since everyone speaks English. You will also learn their colloquialism and unique culture along the way.
- Employment Opportunities
International students studying in New Zealand have the opportunity to work while they study. Students may be permitted to work up to 20 hours each week during study periods or full time on the holidays, depending on their programme of study.
- World Renowned Courses and Degrees
New Zealand degrees have a reputation for being practical, modern and desirable. In some niche areas such as biotechnology, forensic science, marine engineering and food science and technology New Zealand degrees are best in the world.
- It is beautiful beyond description
Mountains, fjords, glaciers, beaches filled with giant perfectly rounded rocks; with New Zealand you start to think that Peter Jackson toned down the scenery for his movies. Nothing can describe how breathtaking this country is.
- It is the thrill seeker capital of the world
Did you know that the Maoris (Native people of New Zealand) invented Bungee Jumping? Did you know Dir Edmund Hilary, the first man to summit Mount Everest, was a Kiwi (person from New Zealand)? Want to go on a bungee jump where you free fall for 8 seconds? Want to take a giant spinning swing off a cliff? Hang gliding peek your interest? Jet boating? White water rafting? Or just a good old fashion sky dive? This is where you need to be.
- A great exchange rate
Currently, the exchange rate of the New Zealand dollar is much better than a number of countries across the world.
- PR Prospects
After graduation, there is the opportunity to work in New Zealand by applying for a post-study work visa. New Zealand is open to provide Permanent Resident status to International Students that meet their criteria.
The top ten programs in New Zealand
- Information Technology
- Hair Dressing
- Hospitality Management
- Sports and Exercise Science
- Health Management
- Project Management
- Computer Science – Networking
February & July
February & July are major intakes when admissions are open for courses in all institutions
March, August, October, November and December are smaller intakes where admissions are open for limited programmes in limited institutions
|#||College / Institute||Location|
|1||Abacus Institue of Studies||Auckland|
|2||ACG Education (Academic Colleges Group)||Auckland|
|3||AIS (Auckland Institute of Studies)||Auckland|
|4||Ara Institute of Canterbury||Christchurch|
|5||Aspire2International Ntec (National Tertiary Education Consortium )||Auckland|
|6||Avonmore Tertiary Institute||Christchurch|
|7||Design & Arts College of New zealand||Auckland|
|9||ICL Education Group||Auckland|
|10||Imperial College of Newzealand||Auckland|
|11||International Academy of New
|12||International College of Newzealand||Auckland|
|13||International Travel College of
|14||Kiwi Institute of Training and
|15||Le Cordon Bleu||Wellington|
|18||Linguis International Institute||Christchurch|
|19||MIT (Manukau Institute of Technology)||Auckland|
|20||NIS (National Institute of Studies)||Auckland|
|#||College / Institute||Location|
|21||NCBT (Newton College of Business & Technology)||Auckland|
|22||New Zealand College of Business||Christchurch|
|23||NZSE (New Zealand School of Education)||Auckland|
|24||NMIT (Nelson Marlborough Institute Of Technology)||Nelson|
|27||NZMA (New Zealand Management Academies)||Auckland|
|28||NZTC (New Zealand Tertiary College)||Auckland|
|29||Otago Polytechnic||Dunedin, Auckland|
|30||Raffles College of Design And Commerece||Auckland|
|31||Regent Intrernational Education
|32||RBMC (Retail Busienss & Management College)||Christchurch|
|34||SIT (Southern Institute of Technology)||Invercargill|
|35||St. Mary’s Diocesan School||Stratford West|
|36||Tai Poutini Polytechnic||West Coast|
|37||Wintec (Waikato Institute of Technology)||Hamilton|
|39||Waiariki Institute of Technology (Toi OhoMai)||Rotorua, Auckland|
INZ is the sole agency of the NZ Government responsible for migration & entry to NZ. Student visa is required to enter the country to study a course of more than 3 months duration, also the course opted for should be offered by education institutions approved & registered with NZQA. Student is issued a visa for One year duration which can easily be extended from within New Zealand depending on further duration of the course.
While studying students can work part time (20 hours per week) and during breaks they can work full time ie 40 hours per week.
If the programme opted for is Level 7 or above, students are eligible to apply for 1 year Post Study Work Search Visa / Graduate Job Search Visa. In this duration if student manages to find a job in his area of study, he can apply for a further 2 years work permit (known as Graduate Experience Class Visa).
Generally for Level 8 students, spouses are allowed to work full time. In special cases (selected programmes), even the spouse of students studying Level 7 programmes can work full time. In other cases, spouses can accompany the students only on visitor visa and are not allowed to work.