New Zealand Education

Here is your comprehensive guide to study in New Zealand.

Reasons to pursue studies under the New Zealand education system

International students are gradually choosing to pursue their studies under New Zealand education for several reasons which you will be shortly encountered with:

1. Scope for study and research: 8 universities in New Zealand are dedicated to provide doctoral degree and attract international talent to pursue research-based studies under the New Zealand education system.
2. Impeccable learning experience: New Zealand education system is based on the British education model. High quality of learning experience is ensured by having researchers as teaching staff.
3. Easy entry norms: Universities under New Zealand education have more capacity than the number of intake of students. Entry to most Bachelor degree programs is easy.
4. Affordable education: With low tuition fees, affordable living expenses and easy availability of accommodation, pursuing studies under the New Zealand education system is not a costly affair.
5. Active student community: Campuses all around the country have students from Europe, South East Asia, UK, Asia. The active student community will make you feel like a home away from home and makes education in New Zealand even more vibrant.

Top Courses under the New Zealand education system

Overseas students mostly apply for graduate diploma (bachelor level) to postgraduate diploma level program which can be completed by 12 months. Here are some of the popular courses under the New Zealand education system:

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Engineering courses
Graduate Diploma in Animation Business and Management courses
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Graphics Design Food & Hospitality courses
National Diploma in Science Nursing & healthcare courses

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) under the New Zealand education system

ITPs are vocational and applied education institutions. It focuses on practical training and is a direct gateway to industries right after completing the course. Such ITPs under the New Zealand education system are government-owned. Here are some of the famous ITPs in New Zealand:

Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawkes Bay Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland Northland Polytechnic, Whangarei
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Nelson Otago Polytechnic, Auckland Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill
Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Auckland Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Wellington Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland
Universal College of Learning, Palmerston Wellington Institute of Technology, Wellington Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Plymouth Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch Whitireia New Zealand, Wellington

Private Training Establishments (PTEs) under the New Zealand education system

Much like ITPs but are privately owned. These institutions may have higher tuition fees but have a lenient entry requirement. PTEs offer courses that are accredited in the form of certificates, diplomas, and degrees by the qualifications authority under the New Zealand education system. Here is the list of famous PTEs under New Zealand education:

Royal Business College, Auckland Queenstown Resort College, Dunedin UUNZ Institute of Business, Auckland
New Zealand School of Education, Auckland Pacific International Hotel Management School, Plymouth North Shore International Academy, Auckland
Newton College of Business and Technology, Auckland New Zealand Career College, Auckland AGI Education, Auckland
NTEC Tertiary Group, Auckland Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington Cornell Institute of Business and Technology, Auckland
Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland Newton College of Business and Technology, Auckland New Zealand Management Academies, Auckland

Universities under the New Zealand education system

All the 8 universities under the New Zealand education system are government-funded and research-based institutions. A university under the New Zealand education system is differentiated from other institutes in terms of diversity of courses offered, teaching and research opportunities. Here is the complete list of universities in New Zealand.

Auckland University of Technology University of Otago
Lincoln University University of Canterbury
Massey University Victoria University of Wellington
University of Auckland University of Waikato

Scholarships for New Zealand education

The assessment for scholarships to pursue studies under New Zealand education system is either by written/spoken exam or by a report of work produced throughout a year. Such students must demonstrate a high level of academic excellence. Some of the famous scholarships to pursue studies under New Zealand education system are:

New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships Southern Institute of Technology University of Auckland International Postgraduate Student Scholarships
The University of Otago International Master’s Award High Achievement Scholarship by the University of Waikato The University of Waikato International Excellence scholarship
The University of Victoria Masters scholarship The University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship The University of Victoria International Student Achievement Scholarship

Levels under the New Zealand education system

International students deciding to pursue their studies in New Zealand would most likely begin with level 7 of the New Zealand education system. For the sake of convenience and understanding the official documents, let us briefly discuss the various levels under the New Zealand education system.

Level 7 Level 8 Level 9 Level 10
Bachelor’s degree Bachelor Honours degree Master’s degree Doctoral degree
Graduate certificate Postgraduate certificate/diploma
Graduate diploma

Living in New Zealand

New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere and so summer starts in December and winter begins in June. Four cities in New Zealand- Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown are most popular among international students.

Auckland: The region experiences a warm, coastal climate without any extremes.
Wellington: This region has mild weather and is well known for being windy. The months from October to April remain pleasant.
Christchurch: This region has a temperate, bright and sunny days. Snowfall occurs at least once or twice a year.
Queenstown: Snow-capped mountains during the winters and bright, clear days during the summers. The weather remains pleasant throughout.

How can StudyAbroad Consultant help you get through New Zealand education?

  • Regular workshops, seminars and course updates conducted by us will keep you relevant and ready to pursue further studies under the New Zealand education system.
  • Our team will help you build a genuine statement of purpose, impressive resume to boost your chances of studying in New Zealand.
  • Pre-departure and post-arrival immigration services are also provided.
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