Here is your comprehensive guide to study in New Zealand.
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.
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.