Why Study In New Zealand?
New Zealand, although it is the same size as Japan or Great Britain, but there are a lot of reasons that you should consider going there for your studies abroad. Many people will call natives of the country “Kiwis”, after the bird that only resides there and nowhere else in the entire world. There are a number of reasons that you should consider instead of considering other countries. This country really seems to have it all: well-reputed universities, high quality of life, diverse communities, vibrant cities, stunning natural scenery and an unbeatable range of outdoor pursuits, all within a relatively compact area. Cities such as Auckland and Wellington offer no shortage of cultural activities, while those with a passion for the great outdoors will encounter a mind-blowing range of terrains – including glaciers, mountains, rainforest and of course plenty of coastline.
There are eight universities in New Zealand, all of which feature in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017 – particularly impressive when you consider the country’s population is only around 4.5 million. In addition, New Zealand’s higher education system also includes 18 institutes of technology and polytechnics, which offer vocational courses of varying lengths and levels, focusing on practical skills and hands-on experience.
The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) is at the heart of New Zealand’s higher education system, ensuring that quality standards are maintained. Many students will be pleased to know that class sizes in New Zealand are small, which means you can expect good levels of tutor/student interaction. The country’s higher education system was ranked 16th in the world in the QS Higher Education System Strength Rankings 2016.
- University of Canterbury, Christchurch
- Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury.
- UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland
- Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland
- Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Christchurch
- Whitireia (Whitireia Community Polytechnic)
- Wellington & Auckland
- Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC), Hamilton
- Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), Wellington
- Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin & Auckland
- Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), New Plymouth.
- Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Nelson & Marlborough campuses
- North Tec, Auckland
- Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua
- Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga
- UUNZ Institute of Business, Auckland
- AIS (Auckland Institute of Studies), Auckland
- Pacific International Hotel Management School, (New Plymouth)
- North Shore International Academy, Auckland.
- Lifeway College, Warkworth
- Royal Business College, Auckland
- Auckland Wise Institute. AWI International Education Group,
- Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill
- National Tertiary Education Consortium (Ntec), Auckland
- New Zealand School of Education, Auckland
- Queens Academic Group, Auckland
- Computer Power Plus
- Taylors College
- Cornell Institute of Business & Technology, Auckland
- Le Cordon Bleu
- International Academy of New Zealand, Auckland (IANZ)
- International College of New Zealand
- EDENZ College
On an average, an international student spends about 800 – 1000 NZ$ per month on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport & other costs. It is important to note that individuals cost may vary as per their location, course & lifestyle.
Part Time Jobs
Full-time international students are permitted to work for a maximum of 20 hours in a week while they are studying. They can also work full time (40 hours) during holidays.
After Study In New Zealand
International students who have graduated with a NZ qualification are now eligible to apply for the Graduate Job Search Work Permit. This one year permit/visa allows International Graduates to work for any employer in New Zealand.
If during the one year period, students find employment relevant to the qualification studied, they may then apply to New Zealand Immigration to have the work permit/visa extended for up to 2 years.
To be eligible to apply for the Graduate Job Search Work Permit, students should have successfully completed, in New Zealand, a qualification that would gain points under New Zealand Immigration Skilled Migrant Category.