When you are considering options for completing your education abroad, then you should also consider New Zealand as a prospective destination, outside the usual queues for US and UK. As you will read in the rest of the article, the authorities have put in place a special program to help and guide international students there. Indian students can easily put their career on the fast track if they choose New Zealand as their destination..
Why New Zealand?
You are assured of a high quality of education in New Zealand, which is widely accepted all over the world, and at a cost which is a fraction of what you pay elsewhere. Like India, the education system in New Zealand is based on the British model. Reflecting the great natural beauty of the country, every campus is located in verdant settings, which would give you a serene environment for your academics. You need to keep in mind that summers there are in December, and winters the other way round, because New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere. There is strong
regulatory control on the education system in New Zealand, with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority taking the lead. A unique feature is the Code of Practice to ensure pastoral care of international students. This ensures that an international applicant to any university in New Zealand is dealt with honestly and transparently, so that every relevant information is easily available before the application process starts. Do make sure that you apply only to institutes which are approved under this Code. Once you complete your education, you are given the option of applying of work permit (Study To Work) and also for permanent residency.
How Much Would It Cost?
If you choose to do an undergraduate program, you would pay between INR 8 lakhs / 12 lakhs a year. For Post graduate diploma courses INR 8 lakhs /12 lakhs per year for Government Polytechnics. But for Two years full Master degree program your costs for tuitions fee would be 14 lakhs to INR 17 lakhs. Top Ranking Universities.
For stay, there are usually 3 options available – on campus stay in the university’s hostels, homestay with a local family, or taking a flat on rent, either individually or on sharing basis. The overall living costs will be higher in the bigger cities, but on an average, the living costs would come to INR 5lakhs at the very list, depending on the lifestyle you choose to lead. BUT Immigration Standard Practice of living cost NZD 15000 students has to show on the time of Visa Filing.
How and When To Apply?
Applications are accepted in two cycles. Once in February/March and the other in July/August every year. Also to be noted, that there are heaps of government polytechnic and college with multiple intake system, i.e. that students can enroll in every two months of April, June, August October alternatively, without wasting time in their studies. The first thing that applicants need to be careful of is to begin the application process well in time, so they do not miss the deadlines. The Universities and the ITPs (Institute of Technology and Polytechnics) would generally process an application within 2 weeks, while the private institutions take lesser time for issue offer.
All universities and government polytechnic and colleges are approved by NZQA and Immigration with worldwide recognized certification and degree. Reference letters from teachers and professors are sought along with the applications, and in case you have prior work experience, a reference from the employer is also needed. You must demonstrate proficiency in English, for which your scorecards from IELTS, TOEFL or PTE would be needed. Some
institutes also ask for a Statement of Purpose and a resume, but that depends on the subject or course chosen by you.
Some of the Best New Zealand Institutions
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You can have a look on websites of these institutions which we recommend, to see the kind of courses available, costs, and requirements for admission:
- AIS St Helens
- AWI International Education Group
- ARA Institute of Canterbury
- Pacific International Hotel Management School
- Queenstown Resort College
- Southern Institute of Technology
- OTAGO Polytechnics
- Study Group – Taylors College Auckland
- ACG group NZMA NSIA NZIE NZSE
- University of Auckland
- University of Massey
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Canterbury
- University of Lincoln
- Waikato University
- Otago University
- Whitireia Polytechnic
- Weltec polytechnic
- Wintec polytechnic
- Manukau institute of technology
How We Can Help You
We can provide a complete facilitation package starting from help in selecting the institutes and going up to helping you in New Zealand. Our services includes from Admission to post landing Services, VISA assistance and all, We can help you to choose right course in New Zealand Please remember that visa regulations keep changing with the government of the day, so please make sure to check with us before initiating the visa process. Let us help you get your career into overdrive at New Zealand.