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Facts about New Zealand

New Zealand is located in the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand is an island country and consist two main islands North Island and South Island, along with several small islands. Wellington is its capital and its main cities in Auckland, Christchurch, and Hamilton. Auckland is its most populous and largest city with one third of population living in Auckland. New Zealand has a total population of 5 million and majority of population in New Zealand is of European descent.

New Zealand is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a Monarch and Prime Minister. Prime Minister is the head of the government in New Zealand and the British monarch acts as the head of state.

English and Maori are the official language in New Zealand with English being dominant and widely used.

New Zealand is a developed and rich country. New Zealand is ranked highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and protection of civil liberties.

Area – 2.68 Lacs Square KM
Population – 55 Million (2019)
GDP – USD 200 Billion (2019)
Distance from India – Approx. 12,000 KM
Time difference from India – 6.5 hours in summers; 7.5 hours during winters.

Benefits of studying in New Zealand

Studying in New Zealand is an opportunity for personal growth and development. New Zealand offers world class education and all its universities are in top 3% in the world offering academic excellence and personalised learning. Qualification from New Zealand institutes are approved by New Zealand Qualification authority. All the qualifications from New Zealand are recognised worldwide and regarded are highest of quality. This high quality education open door to a successful career. New Zealand is one of the safest and most peaceful country in the world. New Zealand offers peaceful and corruption less environment to international students.

New Zealand is blessed with most amazing natural beauties and its multicultural societies give warm welcome to international students. New Zealand also allows students to work part time while they study, therefore, students can also gain valuable practical work experience during their studies. Last but not the least New Zealand’s friendly immigration system allows students to plan their settlement after their studies.

Living and Working in New Zealand

Culture : Living and studying in New Zealand is culturally a very enriching experience. The Maori culture in New Zealand along with European culture makes it a great mix of culture to live. New Zealanders, commonly known as Kiwi are very friendly people with respect for other culture and race. New Zealand offers a great amount of international exposure to all the students.

Safety : New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world and provides save and welcoming environment to international students. Many New Zealand cities are voted as best place to live and work. New Zealand government and universities provide all round support to it’s international students to give them sense of belonging and provide them safe environment to study and learn.

Healthcare : New Zealand has very advanced public health care system. Health care cost in New Zealand is relatively less compare to other developed nations. As an international student you are advised to purchase health insurance for the duration of your stay in New Zealand to avoid paying full costs of your treatment.

Transport : New Zealand has good public transport system across all the cities with Buses, Trains, Trams, Metros, and Taxis. International students can also buy or rent cars; Indian students can use their Indian driving licence in New Zealand for a year.

Working as student : New Zealand government allows all the international students to explore working opportunities and they are allowed to work part time for 20 hours weekly or 40 hours fortnightly during their session. Most students work part time to manage their living cost. Students usually work in the retail stores, petrol pumps, restaurants, and delivery person etc.

Universities, Courses & Intakes

Universities : New Zealand has total 8 universities across all the cities and all these universities are among the top 3% in the world. Apart from universities New Zealand has many public and private universities offering very high quality and skill-based education. New Zealand universities and colleges have very straight entry requirements.

Courses : All the universities and colleges in New Zealand offer a wide range of courses in different fields and at different level. Students can opt for specialised courses as per their background, budget and interest. New Zealand encourages cross-disciplinary education and emphasizes in transferable skills.
New Zealand offer courses are the different level of studies and some of the most popular courses in New Zealand are;

  • Information Technology
  • International Trade
  • Telecommunication
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Bio Technology
  • Heath Care

Intakes : February and July are the main intakes in New Zealand however New Zealand universities and colleges may have intakes in the other month of the year as well providing opportunity to students enroll any time in the year.

Funding and Scholarships

Tuition Fee : Tuition fees in New Zealand is only paid after visa approval

Level of study Annual fees range in NZD Annual fees range in INR(approx)
Level 5-6 12,000-15,000 6 Lacs – 7.5 Lacs
Gradate Diploma (Level 7) 15,000-20,000 7.5 Lacs – 10 Lacs
Bachelor’s degree (Level 7) 15,000-25,000 7.5 Lacs – 12.5 Lacs
PG Diploma (Level 8) 18,000-22,000 9 Lacs – 11 Lacs
Master’s Degree (Level 9) 35,000-44,000 17 Lacs – 22 Lacs

Living Expenses : International students require NZD 15,000 per year as living cost.

Scholarships : New Zealand universities and colleges offers good scholarships to deserving Indian students. Please speak to your counsellor to know more about scholarships.


New Zealand student visa can be applied online and offline both and can take up to 6-8 weeks depending on the case and finances.

Students need to apply for their visa with all the academics and financial documents along with sponsorship documents. New Zealand student visa is valid for the entire duration subject to annual renewal.

Work Visa : One of the great things about New Zealand is the flexibility of post study work visas

Level of study Studying in Auckland Studying outside Auckland
Level 5-6 1 Year 2 Years
Gradate Diploma (Level 7) 1 Years 2 Years
Bachelor’s degree (Level 7) 3 Years 3 Years
PG Diploma (Level 8) 3 Years 3 Years
Master’s Degree (Level 9) 3 Years 3 Years

Post study work visas are open work visa and can further be extended with the support of an employer.

Arrival and Accommodation

Arrival : Upon arrival at your destination in New Zealand, your passport and documents are checked before you are allowed to enter. Universities and Colleges in New Zealand provide airport pickup services from the nearest airport, this service must be booked well in advance, before your departure from India. Students can also take taxis from airport to their destination.

Accommodation : Variety of accommodation options are available to international students such as on campus accommodation, home-stay, and private apartments. Students can opt for their choice of accommodation depending on their budget, location and preferences. Private rented apartments and home-stay with a family is most preferred option in New Zealand.

Orientation and Welcome Week : Orientation and welcome week is a very important step of your journey as an international student in New Zealand. It offers you a great opportunity to make friends, know about your university or college and get familiarised with the campus facilities and much more. All the students are advised to attend this orientation and welcome week to start their journey on a right note.

Career and Employment Opportunities

New Zealand job market has been strong over recent years, driven by solid economic growth. The majority of jobs will be in highly skilled occupations, and it’s expected most will have to be filled by people coming to New Zealand from overseas. New Zealand is a perfect place for ambitious graduates to jump-start their career.

Main Industries in New Zealand – Manufacturing, Electricity, Gas, Water, and Waste services, Construction Industries, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Mining industries, Wholesale Trade, Retail Trade, Transport, Postal, and Warehousing; Information, Media, and Telecommunications, Finance and Insurance Services, Health, Education and Other Service Industries.

Emerging Industries in New Zealand – Biotechnology, Food and Beverages, Creative Industries, Information and Communication Technology, Specialised Manufacturing, Wood Building and Interiors, Education and Consultancy Services, Tourism, Healthcare and Sustainability.

Areas of Skill Shortage in New Zealand

There are plenty of jobs and skills, which are listed in the current skills shortage list for New Zealand. Some of the relevant skills shortage areas for students are

Business Services – Business & Data Analysts, Market Researchers, Digital Marketers
Construction – Project Manager, Architects, surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Site Managers and Planners
Engineering – Almost all types of engineers like Electrical, Structural, Electronics, Environmental, mechanical, Chemical engineers, Biotech engineers, Civil engineers and Product and Process engineers.
Healthcare professionals – Nurses, Medical technicians, Sonographer, Physiotherapist, Psychiatrist, Pharmacists and Pediatricians
Hospitality – Chefs, Tour operators, Event managers
IT – Cyber security analysts, System Analysts, SEO marketers, Multimedia Analyst, Web Developer, Software developers, Data analysts, UI UX Developers and Systems engineers.

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