New Zealand is renowned for its natural beauty and is consistently featured in “Top Travel Destinations” by various magazines and websites. One other important feature of New Zealand that the world has opened up to in the past five years is the country’s world class education system. New Zealand has eight universities, 18 polytechnics and institutes of technology, around 600 private training institutions, 27 English Language schools and around 20 industry training organisations.
List of Universities
The eight universities that form the core of the higher education system in New Zealand are:
- Auckland University of Technology
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- University of Auckland
- University of Canterbury
- University of Otago
- University of Waikato
- Victoria University of Wellington
India is New Zealand’s second-largest and fastest-growing source country for international students. The areas of study that are most popular among Indian students are – Business and Management, Information technology, Engineering and Tourism and Hospitality.
Auckland University of Technology offers a wide variety of postgraduate engineering programmes. Among these the Master of Engineering with a Specialisation in Electronics is quite popular among Indian students. The programme can be completed within 18 months and the tuition fee works out to around INR 15.10 lakhs every year.
Victoria University of Wellington offers a two year full-time MBA programme. Ranked among the world’s finest MBA programmes, this is a comprehensive course covering all major modules that are required for a student to succeed in a managerial role. The tuition fee works out to around INR11.40 lakhs every year.
University of Waikato offers an innovative Master of Professional Management in International Hospitality Management programme. This programme is designed for those looking to create a career for themselves in managerial roles in the highly competitive hospitality and tourism industry. This is a one year full-time programme and the tuition fee works out to about INR 11.10 lakhs. There are two admission intakes for this programme and graduates have gone on to work in leading luxury hotel chains around the world.
Living in New Zealand
The people are friendly and helpful and very proud of their Maori traditions and culture. New Zealand is a great place for nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts. The geographical range of New Zealand gives an individual the opportunity to sea-surf, mountain-hike, para-sail, scuba-dive and ski in the mountains on the same day.
Indian students will feel at home in New Zealand with a number of immigrant Indians in New Zealand having started restaurants and other businesses. Students can also work part-time to supplement their income and gain valuable work-experience while studying. One of the biggest advantages of studying in New Zealand is the one-year extension on the student visa that allows students to search for a job for one year after completion of their studies. Cost-wise, New Zealand is definitely less expensive when compared to the USA or Australia.
Polytechnic Training Institutions attract many Indian students as well who complete a diploma programme and then progress to a relevant engineering programme in a New Zealand university. Job opportunities in the engineering services sector are many
So what are you waiting for? Most universities have two admission intakes and some have three intakes a year for specific programmes. We have a number of trained study abroad experts who can help you find the right course and university to study in New Zealand. Call us now on 1-800-103-2581 and give wings to your dreams to study abroad.
Information Source – Education New Zealand