Welcome to NewZealand.
Facts about New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean. It is composed of many small islands. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It has a population of 389,700 and is the third-most populous urban area of the country.
Auckland, situated in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest city in the country. It is also the most-populous urban area in the country, with approximately 1,354,900 residents.
The New Zealand dollar, denoted by the ISO 4217 code NZD, is the official currency of New Zealand.
English is the official and the most spoken language in New Zealand; almost ninety-eight percent of the population speaks English. Samoan French, Hindi, Yue and Northern Chinese are the other languages being spoken.
New Zealand is the natural home for fresh ideas. Young and free of contracting traditions, New Zealand has learned to be self-reliant and to forge its own way in the world. New Zealand’s youth and fresh outlook make it the natural home for fresh ideas.
This innovative thinking is reflected in the way we teach and learn. Our education system encourages inventive thinking and teaching techniques that reach far beyond traditional rote learning. Our innovative approach to learning – and esteemed qualifications – are highly valued by the world’s business and community leaders.NZ Qualifications are highly valued by the world’s business and community
As a former British colony, New Zealand’s education system is based on the prestigious British system. NZ offer world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and the qualifications are valued and transferable throughout the world. Get a personalized education and caring environment.
In New Zealand, every student enjoys a supportive learning environment. With relatively small class sizes, students receive more personalized attention from their teachers than they do in other parts of the world. Students are treated as individuals – you’re encouraged to learn from others but also to think for yourself. You’ll learn how to harness your unique strengths and original ideas and channel them into an exciting career.
For international students, this personalized treatment extends beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom. All institutions that host international students have staff dedicated to ensuring their time in New Zealand is happy and successful. New Zealand’s scenic beauty is world renowned. But many visitors are surprised to discover an energetic, modern society among the mountains, rivers and coast. As an international student in New Zealand you’ll enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle and high quality, affordable accommodation. You’ll probably live close to where you learn so classes, as well as social opportunities, are easy to get to.
NZ Education system
New Zealand education is based on the world’s most recognized education system – British. New Zealand offers high quality and world class education with a perfect balance in theoretical and practical modules focused on work-ready training.
New Zealand has an excellent education system and qualifications gained here are recognized as equal to the best in the world. At the same time there is a strong degree of tolerance, which enables communities to build and operate private schools along religious or cultural lines.
The qualifications of New Zealand are issued and administered by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
The education providers of New Zealand are categorized under three main categories.
There are 8 government-funded universities in New Zealand and all have internationally respected academic and research standards. A university education is open to anyone who meets the common entrance qualification prescribed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). However Universities often have higher entry criteria for specific courses e.g. medicine, dentistry. Students can work towards bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, as well as diplomas at various levels. Having a New Zealand degree can be a lever to further study in other countries.
There are 20 polytechnics, many of which are called Institutes of Technology. They provide a wide range of courses, up to and including degree-level. Semester times are roughly equivalent to those for universities but short courses may begin at any time of the year.
Private Training Institutions
There are over 800 private education providers, many offering short-term English language courses for international students. Some private education providers also run courses in specific areas such as business, computing, and design.
Top Reasons to Study in New Zealand
- Globally recognized Degrees and Courses: Education programs and degrees in New Zealand are based on the British System and therefore acknowledged around the world and quite reputed. In some areas such as biotechnology, forensic science and marine engineering, New Zealand degrees are best in the world.
- High Quality Living in Lower Price: Modern accommodation is affordable and near to world class Institutions. Public transport is very good and cars are not that expensive as well. Cost of living is cheaper as compared to Canada.
- Warm and Welcoming towards International Students: New Zealand is an easy and safe place to live and the residents are warm and hospitable towards travellers. Citizens are open minded people and accept other cultures very easily. In this multi-racial country, one can find friend quickly and settle down.
- Natural Beauty in Abundance New Zealand has beautiful beaches and inspiring mountains. The cleanliness and beauty of the New Zealand environment is well known. New Zealand is a right place for people who love adventure. The country offers many affordable adrenaline-pumping activities: Zorbing, Bungee Jumping and zip lining are a few ones students can enjoy.
Below are some of the other important New Zealand Government Policies that are beneficial to International students:
- Pay full 1 year fees after PVA
- 12 months work permit after successful completion of course
- Work while study
- No personal interview and No outright visa rejection
- Married students – Work permit for Spouse
- Land in New Zealand 2 weeks before the course start date
- Level of Study does not matter
- Further education after acquiring Permanent Residency (PR)
- New Zealand colleges & universities accept only IELTS scores as a proof of English Proficiency.
- Diploma programs: Overall band score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
- Bachelors Degree: Overall band score of 6.0
- Graduate Diploma: Overall band score of 6.0
- Master Programs: Overall band score of 6.5
NZ Student Visa Positive Profile
A “Positive profile” student according to Immigration New Zealand means the following:
- Good academic history
- Proven ability in English to be able to successfully attend a course of study in NZ
- Verifiable evidence of funds to meet the educational expenses
- Regular source of sufficient income of financial guarantors
- Intended course relevant to educational background/work experience
- Clear health & character requirements
The academic year extends from February to November with many programs having a mid-year intake in July.
Eligibility for a New Zealand Study Permit
- Confirmation of enrolment at a New Zealand education provide
- A valid passport
- Two passport size photograph
- Mark sheets and Certificates of education qualifications.
- Evidence of Financial Support – must show sufficient funds to pay the course fees once student visa is approved in principle and funds to support oneself (NZ$15,000 for each year of study).
- Acceptable evidence of your funds includes photocopies of traveler’s cheques, or bank drafts, or letters of credit, or bank statements in your name, going back at least six months. For deposits of NZ$1000 or more evidence may require
- Evidence that one has financial means to leave New Zealand before student visa expires. A fully-paid travel ticket out of New Zealand, or have sufficient funds to purchase one, or someone else (for example a guarantor or sponsor) has agreed to buy an outward travel ticket.
Work while Study in New Zealand
Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week and 40 hours per week during holiday while having a student visa. Min Wage is 12 NZ$ per hour.
Work after the Completion of Studies
After the completion of the studies, students are eligible for 1 year of job search Visa if they have studied a course which is level 7 or above. If the course is less then Level 7 then student has to study for minimum 2 years to obtain 1 year of job search Visa.
When student gets permanent job offer (an offer that qualifies the visa requirement) in the related field of study, application for PR can be filed.
Some of the Universities we can get you admission into – New Zealand
Auckland University of Technology [AUT]
Avon more Tertiary Institute
Queens Academic Group
Royal Business College
Imperial College of New Zealand
International College of Auckland
New Zealand Institute of Education
North Tec Polytechnic
ICL Business School
North Shore International Academy (NSIA)
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic [BOP]
Botany Downs Secondary College
Christ Church Polytechnic Institute of Technology [CPIT]
Continent ICL Business School
Cornell Inst. of Business & Technology
Design & Arts College [D&A]
Newton College of Business & Technology
Eastern Institute of Technology
New Zealand School of Education
Intueri Education Group
Manukau Institute of Technology
National Tertiary Education Consortium
NCBT College ( Newton College of Business and Technology )
New Zealand Institute of Education (NZIE)
New Zealand Tertiary College
North Shore International Academy [NSIA]
Otago Polytechnic ( Auckland Campus )
Pacific International Hotel Management School [PIHMS]
Professional Bar and Rest. School (PBRS)
Southern Institute of Technology [SIT]
Universal College of Learning [UCOL]
University of Auckland
University of Canterbury
university of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington
Waiariki Institute of Technology
Waikato Institute of Technology [WINTEC]
Wellington Institute of Technology [WELTEC]
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki [WITT]
Whitireia Community Polytechnic