Study in New Zealand


  • Undoubtedly most peaceful countries in the world with the best quality of life amidst picturesque climatic conditions.
  • New Zealand offers very affordable tuition fees compared to other destination countries across the globe. Fewer tuition fees, coupled with a low cost of living
  • International students can work up to 20 hours per week and full time during summer holidays.
  • There is a possible route for students to become permanent residence after completing their assigned course. As long as students finish their graduation degree, they become qualified for the skilled migration process in New Zealand
  • Whatever programmes, as well as qualifications, are offered by New Zealand universities or colleges are quality assured by the government of New Zealand. Most employers around the world recognize New Zealand qualifications and employ New Zealand graduates.
Education System

New Zealand is internationally recognized as a quality education provider. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments. They have lots of Diploma courses which bear upon potential employment.

New Zealand has different levels of education. Level 5 Diploma, Level 6 Diploma, Level 7 Bachelors, Level 7 Graduate Diploma, Level 8 Post Graduate Diploma, Level 9 Masters, Level 10 PhD.

Types of Institution

Universities in New Zealand:
There are eight government-funded universities in New Zealand, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance. Degrees like Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate can be found in most New Zealand’s reputed universities. Various undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas are also available, along with honoursprogrammes.

Polytechnics in New Zealand:
New Zealand Qualifications Authority enables the private tertiary sector to award degrees; private degree providers are beholden to provide quality service to their students and a range of skills of value in the work environment.

Private Training Providers (PTEs):
Private training establishments are courses approved by NZQA; Institutions provide a range of courses including English language, aviation flight training, air traffic control, English, business computing, dance, design and arts, religious studies, travel and tourism and training for the hospitality industry.

Entry Criteria

To be eligible to engage in studies in New Zealand, the specific requirements imposed by New Zealand for international students must be met. Universities prefer applicants with a strong academic history. Postgraduate and Masters Programmes can be different in nature faculty wise; Moreover, students can also be asked to provide evidence of similar work/research experience for management programmes.

  • For Diploma Level 5 or Level 6 – student must have completed their 12th standard education in their home country.
  • For Bachelors Level 7 – student must have completed 12th standard education in their country.
  • For Graduate Diploma – student must have completed a three-year bachelor degree from the home country.
  • For Post Graduate Diploma – student must have completed a three-year bachelor degree
  • For Masters – student must have completed a three-year bachelor degree
Required Language Test(s)


  • A score of 5.5 and above with no band less than 5.0 for Level 7 and below courses
  • An overall score of 6.5 and higher with no band less than 6.0 for Level 8 and above courses
Visa Process
  • When a student plans to study full time for more than three months, the applicant needs a student visa. Students can only procure a student visa to study in a course at a university/college, that is registered and accredited by the Qualifications Authority of education New Zealand
  • The student visa is issued for the span whole of the time of the relevant course as long as tuition fees are paid to the institution. Visa application should be lodged at a time preceding the course commencement date by at least two months.
  • Once the student receives admission from the university, they should go for a medical check by one of the clinics certified government of New Zealand, and at the same time, they need to arrange for a Police Clearance Certificate. Along with the complete (and signed) application form, Visa fee, Cover letter, Statement of Purpose, Guarantee of Accommodation, Affidavit of Support from Sponsors, Authorization Letter from Sponsors, Educational Certificates and Mark sheets, IELTS score, Work Experience, Evidence, Funds and Income. Lodge a student Visa at the High Commission. After lodging visa applications, and as soon as “Approval in Principal” of visa from the New Zealand Government is received, students have to pay the 1st year’s tuition fees. Upon receiving the fee, the High Commission will stamp the visa.
Part-time Job

A student visa holder can work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term time and unlimited during vacations. New Zealand universities/colleges offer a student employment service called ‘Student Job Search’ to help find work. An average amount of 14.25 to 35.28 NZD per hour students can earn during part-time jobs.

Post Study Options
  • UG – Study Period – 2 years and get one year Post Study Visa
  • PG – Study period – 1 year and get one Year Post Study Visa
Additional Information about New Zealand


English & Maor

Official Currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Sub-tropical and temperate climates respectively for the North and South Island.