Education in New Zealand

Why study in New Zealand?

New Zealand is a developed country that ranks highly in international comparisons on many topics, including education economic freedom, and lack of corruption. Its cities also consistently rank among the world's most livable.

What is the official language?

Official language: English and Maori. The medium of instruction is English in almost all the institutions.

What is the IELTS requirement?

It differs from institution to institution however the minimum requirement is 5.5

What is the academic entry requirement?

It differs from institution to institution but the minimum is 50%

What are the intakes?

The academic year extends from February to November with many programmes having a mid year intake in July. The major holiday period is December to February.

What type of institutions are their?

There are universities, Polytechnics and PTEs( Private Tertiary Education Providers)

What is the duration of the program offered?

The programs start with one year up to 4 years duration. There are different levels for the programs the lowest level for Indian student to start with is Level-5

What is the currency used and INR equivalent?

New Zealand Dollars ($) (NZD) 1 NZD = 31.29

What is the living expense?

The general costs of living in New Zealand varies from 10,000 NZ$ to 12,000 NZ$.

What type of accommodation is available for the students?

Students have a number of options available that can be on-campus or off-campus such as hostels, rented housing, homestay etc.

Can student go for a part time job?

Students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during studies and full time during vacations

Can I take my spouse along?

Spouse can accompany on visitor visa or student dependent work visa.

Can I take my children as a dependent?

Yes, can join on visitor visa later on.

Is 15 years education is acceptable in NZ?

Yes it is acceptable.

Do I have to go under any Medical Test?

Yes before submitting your visa application.

Do I have to get a Police Verification Certificate?

Yes if you are applying for a course more than one year duration.

Is there any application fee?


Do I have to pay fee before the visa?

No, only after receiving AIP( approval in principal) from the NZHC.

What is the range of the course fee for UG and PG?

On an Average the Tuition fees starts from 10,000 NZ$ per annum for Undergraduate programs and from 15,000 NZ$ per annum for Post Graduate programs.

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