New Zealand is one of the top peaceful nations in the world. People of different ethnics find it a safe to live in permanently. World-class and practical education systems attract thousands of international students each year to secure their future. And career-oriented courses allow them to broaden us their career prospects.
Reasons to study in New Zealand
- A wide range of programs and courses are available in various types of institutions – Universities, Polytechnics, institutes of technology, private training organizations.
- Most of the universities and technical institutions are well known worldwide because of their high standard education quality.
- New Zealand qualifications have global recognition and welcomed by employers of other developed countries.
- Tuition fees are affordable and living cost is low. Education system focuses on hands-on learning.
- Most of the classes are small in size, so it is easier to get more attention from teachers.
- Part-time job facility and opportunity to search job up to one year after completing education.
- Easy migration policy for international students and get permanent residency.
In New Zealand, there are two governing bodies that are responsible for monitoring Educations Standard and Curriculum – New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Tertiary Education Commission. Different type of organizations provides tertiary level education. These organizations offer certificate, diploma, graduate and Post-graduate degrees.
- 8 universities are offering academic programs – Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD.
- 18 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) provide vocational education and the degrees of these institutions have equal value of a university degree.
- 600 Private Training Establishments (PTEs) offer courses on English Language and niche occupations. Most of them are certificate and diploma courses. Some of them offer Bachelor and Masters Degrees also.
The academic year for Tertiary education begins from March and ends in November. However, some courses start in July and some institutions admit students in the summer semester, which is January to March.
Tuition fee varies program to program. The general range is NZD 20,000 – 40,000 per year. And living cost is 15,000 per year.
How to Apply and Visa Guidance
1. Find out your desired course and an institute from NZQA list. www.nzqa.govt.nz
2. Understand admission and language eligibility for the course.
3. Check application procedure through the website of the institute.
4. Get ‘Offer of Place’ letter from them.
5. Pay the necessary fee and receive a ‘Confirmed Offer of Place’ letter from the institute.
6. Apply for Student Visa, if your course duration is more than 12 weeks long.
7. Gather required papers for Visa application.
8. Submit papers for visa.
Usually, students need to consult with a New Zealand education authority approved Agent to continue application procedure. Find a nearby Agent from your location.