STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand Land of diverse landscape gives you a never seen before picturesque view. Spectacular hills, mesmerizing glaciers, serene plains, volcanic eruptions; you get to see it all here. Known as the land of gold and black beaches, New Zealand offers perfect opportunities to those who wish to study in New Zealand. It offers you a complete spot for adrenaline rush. Acclaimed for its happy and easy learning environment, studying in New Zealand has become a preferable option for many students coming from abroad. With a unique and vibrant blend of various cultures, nightlife, study programs; New Zealand gives you an unforgettable experience and memories. The beautiful snow capped mountains and beautiful surrounding makes you want to stay their forever.
New Zealand is an Island Country in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean. New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. New Zealand has a Unique & Dynamic Culture. The Climatic conditions of New Zealand are generally cold. Mostly summers are 20-30 degrees and Winter are 10-15 degrees C. The Capital of New Zealand is Wellington. Other important cities include Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch and Dunedin.
New Zealand has a market economy that depends on International Trade. The main sector of income in New Zealand is Tourism & the next is Agriculture. New Zealand ranked 4th most prosperous country in the Asia Pacific Region. It has a main focused on small manufacturing and high tech sectors.
In New Zealand there are 8 universities and 19 institutions which are also known as ITP’s (Polytechnics). The difference between Universities and Polytechnics is that :
- The Universities offers the academic programs and ITP’s offers the specialized courses.
- The Polytechnics are comparatively less expensive than the Universities.
- Universities are more theoretical whereas Polytechnics are industry based.
- Both have the same value for Job Placements.
In New Zealand the Education System is followed by the levels. These levels are classified as :
- Level 5 to 6 : Diplomas (Class 12th)
- Level 7 : UG and Graduate Diploma (Bachelor’s)
- Level 8 : Post Graduate Diploma (Bachelor’s)
- Level 9 : Masters
- Level 10 : PhD
New Zealand Universities & Institutions have major intakes of are Feb/July. However many programmes have a midyear intake in July. Also some institutes have rolling admissions throughout the year.
WHY STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
NEW ZEALAND – DESTINATION TO STUDY… WORK… MIGRATE !
New Zealand, a beautiful and unique country in the South Pacific, where exciting things are happening in Education. New Zealand is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of international students seeking quality education & to explore new ideas in pioneering programmes that will put them at the front in the world job markets of the future.
New Zealand universities, colleges and other New Zealand education institutions offer students a unique learning environment. This is supported by an integrated education system in which students attending New Zealand schools find it easy to make the transition to the next level of education.
QUALIFICATIONS GLOBALLY RECOGNISED
Students who have studied are earning a reputation of being called innovative thinkers and are being addressed as “The New World Class”. It has a progressive education system with state of art facilities. Qualifications are internationally recognized. There are wide range of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The NZQA assures the quality of programme offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn ensures that programmes offered in New Zealand, maintain international recognition.
EQUALLY STRONG FOCUS ON ACADEMICS AND WELFARE
Most of the universities have been taking International students for the last 50 – 60 years and hence have gained a multicultural/national perspective offering a balanced curriculum which finds relevance in work places around the world. The same perspective enables it to offer excellent welfare services to students from around the world. The polytechnics in NZ are known for the programs which are “Read to Enter the Job Markets”.
“BEST OF BOTH WORLD” QUALIFICATIONS
The best thing about studying in NZ is that the expenses involved are comparatively less than the other major destinations viz. USA, UK, Canada or Australia. In fact it is almost 50% less than that of USA and UK. Coupled with the lesser costs and International recognition of its qualification, NZ essentially offers “Best of Both Worlds” qualifications. Kiwi Life : Even though the country might be small the people think big. The people popularly known as Kiwi’s are renowned for their hospitality and their love for sports and the outdoors.
MIGRATION AND JOB SEARCH OPPORTUNITY
Students are given a visa to search for a job after completion of their course and also have a good opportunity to migrate. English widely spoken
As English is the day-to-day language in NZ, Indian students find it very easy to study, live and interact in NZ. Moreover the NZ accent is easy to understand.
EXCELLENT CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
New Zealand enjoys temperate climate which is moderated by the sea’s surrounding it. This-results in mild summers and cool winters. This excellent climate encourages all sorts of outdoor sports and activities. One can indulge in sports as varied from Football, cricket to White water rafting and Bungee jumping. In fact it is widely accepted fact that NZ enjoys one of the most favorable climates in the world. It enjoys the four distinct seasons, viz, Summer (Nov. to March), Autumn (March to June), Winter(June to Sept.) & Spring( Sept. to Nov.) & hence people enjoy high quality living conditions.
CODE OF PRACTICE
A code of practice that ensures protection of international student’s welfare by all education providers came into force in 2002. Only signatories to the code will be allowed to enroll international students. Ensuring that New Zealand education providers act fairly and reasonably when recruiting students, the Code gives prospective students that they can trust the institution in which they choose to enroll.
To ensure that both the Government and individuals are investing in quality education, training and assessment, the Government has set up nationally recognised processes of quality assurance. There are a number of government appointed bodies responsible for approving qualifications in New Zealand and for the quality that determines the delivery of qualifications. These bodies are:
NEW ZEALAND QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY (NZQA)
Responsible for approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and priva1te training establishments.
NEW ZEALAND VICE-CHANCELLOR’S COMMITTEE (NZVCC)
Responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by New Zealand universities.
REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
GOOD ACADEMIC GRADES
For Bachelor degrees you need a minimum score of 75% in XII and for graduate diploma courses you need to score between 50-55% in Class XII. Those interested in Post graduate diploma programs need a minimum score of 55-60% in their bachelor’s degrees. To pursue masters you would need a minimum score of 60% with relevant work experience in the same field.
IELTS/ TOEFL is not mandatory in New Zealand. If a student has good academic scores in English in class 12th then his/her IELTS/TOEFL can be Waived Off.
- Good Academic Grades
- Good IELTS Score
- Proof of proper finances :You need show enough documented evidence to prove that you or your sponsors have the finances to support your education and life in New Zealand.
Students can apply under the FTS scheme wherein 1 day old funds can be shown.
LIVING IN NEW ZEALAND
ACCOMODATION IN NEW ZEALAND
Multiple accommodation options are available to students that include on campus stay, home stay with a local family or off campus accommodation in a rented flat usually shared by friends or acquaintances. Halls of Residence are generally located a short walk from campus where the rooms are single or twin-share, with communal laundry, lounge room and dining hall. Meals are usually provided, and all dietary needs can be catered for. Rental accommodation is generally clustered around colleges and universities, but flats can be found in most city suburbs.
Like any other country including India, the cost of living in metro cities is higher as compared to the regional areas of New Zealand. For example the cost of living in Auckland will be higher than that in Hamilton. The average costs of living in New Zealand would range between $ 15000- $ 20000
The climate in New Zealand is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters and warm and dry summers
- Summer (December to February)
- Autumn (March to May)
- Winter (June to August)
Public transport in New Zealand is safe, cheap and reliable. All the major cities offer public bus transport. Taxis are affordable and safe options with most drivers belonging to the New Zealand Taxi Federation.
The train network in Auckland and Wellington are comfortable and enjoyable. Ferries are also an important mode of transport between the north and the south island. Public ferries are available between several Auckland suburbs to most of the islands of New Zealand.