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The cost of studying in New Zealand [Infographic]

What’s the cost of studying in New Zealand for international students? How much money should an Indian student keep aside for his/her studies in New Zealand this year?

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The cost of studying in New Zealand

The average cost of living in New Zealand could be between NZ$ 7,000 and NZ$ 12,000 per year, depending on students’ accommodation options and lifestyles.

When planning to study in New Zealand this year, you should plan your budget keeping in mind that tuition fees and living expenses vary between different universities and locations.

The average cost of living in New Zealand could be between NZ$ 7,000 and NZ$ 12,000 per year, depending on students’ accommodation options and lifestyles.

However, the cost of studying in NZ could be fairly expensive for a few students. There are different scholarships available to support international students that are provided by the New Zealand government, educational institutions and private sources. Find scholarships to study in New Zealand

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Overview of course fees in New Zealand

For bachelors degree, students need somewhere between NZ$18,000 and NZ$25,000 per year for their studies  whereas for masters, students need to spend between NZ$ 10,000 and NZ$ 30,000 per year for their studies. 

Living and accommodation expenses in New Zealand

  • Student hostels/residence halls would cost nearly NZ$ 200 per week.
  • Homestays would cost nearly NZ$ 180 per week.
  • Apartments would cost nearly NZ$ 120 per week.
  • Transport (one-way) would cost nearly NZ$ 3.50
  • Meals would cost nearly NZ$ 15.84
  • Entertainment would cost nearly NZ$ 14. 

Other expenses to keep in mind while studying in New Zealand

  1. If you bring or are planning to bring your dependent while working in New Zealand, after completing your degree, you need to prove that you have adequate funds to support him/her.
  2. New Zealand has three official languages: English, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language. It’s estimated that about 1,30,000 people speak some Maori. But Maori struggles against the English language and is on the verge of losing its hold. However, people in NZ are making efforts to preserve the language. So if you wish to learn the language, then you should plan for it.
  3. Health/medical insurance is must for international students studying in NZ, and they can avail the medical insurance either from their native country or through the institution they are studying at. The approximate cost to get a NZ student health insurance will be NZ$ 399 per year.

Related: Top 10 academic institutions in New Zealand and where do most Indian students study in New Zealand?

New Zealand is a popular choice amongst Indian students owing to its cost-effective study options and cheaper accommodations compared with the countries like the USA and UK. Are you looking to study in New Zealand this year? Speak to our study abroad experts today so that you can start sending over your applications to the institutes in New Zealand that are exact match for your profile.

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