New Zealand continues to rise in popularity as a popular study abroad destination for Indian students. With costs that are lesser when compared to the USA, UK and Australia, globally recognised degrees, high standards of living and the varied post-study work options, it is no wonder that year-on-year we have more Indian students landing in New Zealand to get a degree. Study options vary from vocational and polytechnic courses to diplomas and full-time degrees and doctoral programmes.
Why Study in New Zealand?
- Top-quality education at an affordable cost
- Strong community of Indian expatriates
- Most universities have a strong Indian student community
- Research opportunities are varied with a strong focus on medicine, biotechnology and agriculture
- Scholarships and grants available based on academic merit
- Course curriculum designed to make graduates ‘employment ready’
- Access to 12-month job-search visa after graduation
- Opportunities to apply for New Zealand citizenship
List of Universities
There are eight universities in New Zealand:
- AUT University
- 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 most popular subjects among Indian students studying in New Zealand are - Management and Commerce, Information Technology, Engineering and Related Technologies, and Food and Hospitality.
Basic Entry Requirements
Applicants to undergraduate programmes should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL. Applicants to postgraduate programmes should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or 90 on the internet-based TOEFL.
The tuition fees will be based on the programme and the duration of the course. Fees will vary from NZ$ 18,000 to NZ$ 45,000. Additionally, students are advised to earmark around NZ$ 20,000 to NZ$ 25,000 for food and living costs. Scholarships are offered to international students at the postgraduate study level by most universities. Applicants are advised to verify if they are eligible for scholarships before they submit an application.
The New Zealand economy is heavily dependent on agriculture and tourism. The country has been affected by powerful earthquakes in recent years and a massive construction boom is underway in various parts of New Zealand. New hotels, public buildings, roads and bridges are being built to connect major cities like Auckland and Christchurch with other parts of New Zealand. Job opportunities exist in construction, medical care, tourism, hospitality and petrochemical engineering.
Applications for the February 2016 intake close in early December 2015. So stop hesitating, pick up the phone and call us on 1-800-103-2581 for expert study abroad advice. Experts are available from Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 7 PM. We are here to guide on your mission to study in New Zealand!