New Zealand is also known as 'The Land of the Long White Cloud'. The universities here are one of the most preferred study destinations of international students. The universities are ranked in the top 3% in the world. Also, New Zealand was ranked the top English-speaking country at preparing students for the future by The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2019. Known for the excellent teaching methods which include practical, hands-on learning techniques the universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 65 subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It is one of the countries of the world which is still close to nature and modern at the same time. The qualifications acquired at NZ are globally recognized and respected which consequently opens up the global market to the students. As per the Global Peace Index 2020, New Zealand is the world’s second most peaceful country with high political stability and lowest rates of corruption.
The universities of New Zealand and other institutions are. New Zealanders are known for being very welcoming, friendly and respectful of all cultures and people making it easier for students to adapt in the new country. When it comes to scenic beauty, NZ tops the list which is sure to offer students an experience of a lifetime. Also the current assessment of global Covid-19 outbreak shows that New Zealand policies are one of the best in the world.
The New Zealand government has very strong quality assurance systems to ensure high-quality education at all levels of the education system, both public and private. New Zealand is one of the commonwealth countries and has a British education system which is recognized globally. New Zealand government agencies monitor the quality of all areas of the education system which ensures students gain the skills they need and obtain a qualification that is a relevant and good value of money.
Equality in quality in all educational institutions both public and private is regulated by NZQA, NZQA has a purpose to develop and to ensure the quality of the education program organized by the school, polytechnic, and technology institute and other education institutions except the university. Universities New Zealand which ensures all eight New Zealand universities provide quality qualifications and education.
New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) which have been unified into the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST), and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools.
Choose the type of institution that’s best for your career path:
General fee structure:
Diplomas/Certificates: Choose a course to suit your budget. For example, study for a two-year New Zealand Diploma in Engineering for $18,500 or a one-term Certificate in Computing for $12,425.
Bachelor’s degree: Fees range from about $22,000 to $32,000, with higher fees for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science. Many bachelor’s degrees can be completed in three years.
Postgraduate degree: Fees range from about $26,000 to $37,000, with higher fees for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science.
PhDs: International PhD students pay the same as New Zealand PhD students, which is about $6,500 to $9,000 per year for most subjects.
English language courses: Choose a course to suit your budget. For example, study a general English course for $350 per week, or a Cambridge English exam course for $5,100 for 12 weeks.
Science: From world-class laboratories to true adventures, science programs in New Zealand are specially designed so that every student is left with the ability to formulate solutions for handling real-world problems.
Technology: Don't just witness the change happening around, instead you can be a part of this dynamic world. Prepare yourself to shape the world with your innovative ideas, with 100% help from the technology courses that the New Zealand education system offers.
Business & Management: Be the fuel that runs the modern world, and to prepare for this journey, the Business and Management courses offered in New Zealand are the best option.
Engineering: Learn the ways of the world and it's functioning. Grow in New Zealand’s hands-on learning environment, build and create with ideas that resonate innovation and excellence.
Mathematics: When it comes to Mathematics, New Zealand is the go-to destination. Not only it is highly regarded globally, it is also valued in a wide range of careers.
Agriculture: New Zealand is also called a hub of Agribusiness innovation. That being said, why not educate in the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the primary sector. Have a chance to contribute to a 'food efficient' tomorrow. Studying agriculture in New Zealand will prepare you for that and so much more.
Digital Design: The recent boom in Digital designing makes it utterly necessary for you to update and educate yourself in the nuances of the Digital industry. From Gaming to Animation, New Zealand institutions with their state-of-the-art infrastructure and expertise from professionals who are veterans in the field, this is one subject of study you need to explore in the land of the Kiwis.
Fashion & Design: With a good number of universities being recognised for their excellence in Art & Design courses by QS World University Rankings, New Zealand has the reputation of propagating some of the finest Fashion, Design and Art courses. This means with a degree from New Zealand, you can get an edge over others in this highly competitive industry.
Food & Hospitality: With the booming of the tourism industry and the global travelling scene, Food and Hospitality courses have turned into one of the favorites among international students to pursue. And New Zealand universities and colleges, with their industry-ready programs, are the best bet to excel in the field as you learn your way around the field.
You can start your studies at the beginning of the first semester (February-June) or the second semester (July-November), or enroll in a short-term summer program (June-July).
Since New Zealand has turned into an overseas education hotspot, it has made an all-out effort to provide the best of what global education has to offer. From a wide-range of courses to practical programs that meet the current market requirements, the wide array of courses with an exposure to hands-on experience are the reason why the New Zealand education system is highly regarded by employers all around the world.
We closely work with the following institutions in New Zealand:
We closely work with the following institutions in New Zealand:
NZ-GRADS New Zealand Global Research Alliance Doctoral Scholarships
NZ-GRADS is a doctoral scholarship (PhD) scholarship offered to science students from developing countries to complete their PhD at a New Zealand university. The PhD research topics must be related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, primarily livestock, but innovative and novel aspects of this will be considered, especially related to new technologies or new applications of existing technologies. The NZ-GRADS is a government-funded scholarship administered by Education New Zealand. The scholarship provides full tuition fees and a living stipend for up to three years.
New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships
This scholarship is applicable for students applying to Masters or Ph.D. programs. Selected applicants for the New Zealand Government Commonwealth Scholarship will have the following Benefits:<.p>
Apart from these, there are several other ones offered by the Universities and the institutions which are also great opportunities for students.
New Zealand’s flexible education system has study options to suit every budget. As part of your student visa application, you must provide evidence that you can cover your living expenses while studying in New Zealand. If you’re studying in New Zealand on a scholarship or a sponsor/family member has agreed to accept financial responsibility for you while you’re here, you may not be required to show proof of funds.
If you will be studying in New Zealand for more than one year, you ‘ll need to prove that you have at least $15,000 to support yourself for the first year. If you’re studying for less than a year, you must have at least $1250 for each month of study to contribute to your living expenses.
You may be able to offset some of your costs by working. Most student visas enable you to work up to 20 hours per week, or full-time in the holidays.
Choose from halls of residence, home stays or flats. Accommodation costs vary widely by region: the national median weekly rent for a three to four-bedroom house in May 2020 was $565, or $640 in Auckland. The national median rent for a three-four-bedroom house is NZ$565 per week in 2020, or NZ$215 a room per week.
Halls of residence (or hostels)
Usually just a walk away from campus, halls of residence offer fully furnished single or twin-share rooms with a shared dining hall, lounge and laundry. Meals are often included and you’ll find a lively program of social activities. A number of the larger institutions also provide private hostels that run in a similar way, and some have self-contained apartments (which we call ‘flats’).
Homestay (or private board)
With a homestay you live with a New Zealand family in their home, usually in a fully furnished room of your own. They’ll provide you with meals and help you to settle in to day-to-day life in New Zealand. A homestay is a great way to get to know some friendly New Zealanders, develop your English skills and get a close-up look at New Zealand’s way of life and culture.
Flats range from one-bedroom apartments to four- or five-bedroom homes, and can be found just about anywhere – close to cities and campuses or further out in the surrounding suburbs, where you’re more likely to find gardens and car-parking space.
Most flats include basic equipment such as an oven, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. You and your flat-mates will share the cost of rent and usually the phone and energy bills.
Explore New Zealand’s stunning beaches, mountains, forests and lakes for free. Other free or cheap entertainment options include live music, festivals, outdoor movies, parks, gardens, museums and galleries. Many tertiary education institutions offer discount cards for students.
The University of Otago’s estimated weekly food costs for a basic healthy diet for an adult man in 2019 were: Auckland $71, Wellington $68, Christchurch $70, and Dunedin $68. Prices vary depending on where you choose to shop.
All New Zealand cities and most towns have buses, and some areas offer cheaper bus fares for students. Auckland and Wellington have train services to outer suburbs.
Phone and internet
Choose from monthly account plans or pre-paid plans for mobile phones. A pre-paid plan that includes calling, texting and data starts at about $19. Free Wi-Fi is available in central Auckland, Wellington, Rotorua and Dunedin.
Your work rights while studying
International students have the same legal minimum rights and entitlements as anyone else working in New Zealand. These include your right to be paid at least the minimum wage, paid annual and public holidays, and rest breaks. Educational institution may also offer students assistance to learn job-related skills such as writing CVs and preparing for an interview. Seasonal work can be a good way to earn extra money over the holidays and gain new skills. Some educational institutions also offer students part-time work teaching, tutoring or carrying out administration duties.
If you have a Student Visa you may be able to work:
Masters by research and PhD
If you are a Masters by research or PhD student, you may work:
The qualifications you’ll gain in New Zealand are highly regarded and sought-after by employers and other educational institutions around the world. When you study in New Zealand, you learn beyond your subject. You’ll become a confident, critical and creative thinker. These skills are highly prized by employers worldwide. As a member of the Lisbon Qualification Recognition Convention, New Zealand qualifications are recognized in over 50 countries. You may be able to apply for a post-study work visa which will allow you to work for up to three years in New Zealand after you graduate, depending on what you study and where you study. You can also further your research in New Zealand.
If you gain the skills and qualifications New Zealand needs, you may be able to stay here for longer – or even live here permanently. You may be able to apply for a further work visa or residence visa if your job is on our skills shortages list.
Here are some areas where New Zealand has skills shortages:
New Zealand’s innovative tech sector needs all kinds of workers, including software engineers and developers, project managers and business analysts.
New Zealand needs more of almost every type of engineer, including chemical, civil, electrical, industrial and environmental engineers.
Agriculture & Forestry
Workers are needed in many agricultural areas, including as supervisors and managers. We also need workers in agricultural-related sciences.
New Zealand has many overseas-trained healthcare workers and needs many more, including doctors, nurses, psychologists and midwives.
The academic requirements (including evidence of English language skills) you need will vary depending on the level of course you want to study.
Higher education undergraduate courses: In general, in order to get direct entry into the bachelor program, you should have minimum of 2.8 GPA from Nepal Education Board/ Grade 5 from A levels and 26-point form IB diploma. Some universities do not accept direct NEB for the bachelor program. However, student having lesser then this score will get enrollment through certificate or diploma program. Some undergraduate courses may also have specific prerequisite subjects and grade requirement.
Higher education postgraduate course: you must have completed 4 years of bachelor’s degree from the section 1 universities from Nepal.
Candidates looking to apply for their New Zealand Student Visa must have the following documents as part of their visa application process:
Note: Additional documentation may be required. During the personal interview, additional documents may be requested by the interviewer. These may be documents to prove evidence of academic or financial status.
Step 1: Contact us:
Contact us or come into our office to discover your options regarding your study destination, course availability, and recommended institutions.
Step 2 - Gather documents
Once you have decided what, and where you want to study, we will help you complete the application process and we will keep in contact with the institution(s) on your behalf, and we will send you notifications as your application progress.
Documents needed for making an application to study in New Zealand for Nepalese students are:
Step 3- Prepare your documents
After submitting your application to your preferred institution, you get a conditional or unconditional letter of offer. If you have received a conditional letter of offer then you must meet all conditional before making payment. If you have received an unconditional letter of offer, then you can process the payment.
Our expert counselor will provide you a financial checklist and guide you in detail to meet the financial criteria of Immigration New Zealand.
Required fund for visa application
To meet the financial criteria, set by Immigration New Zealand, you must show sufficient fund that covers one year of tuition fees along with living expenses, Health insurance, and travel cost. If your chosen program is more than a year, you must submit covering letter stating how you fund your studies for additional years.
Step 4: Undertake medical
Students need to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process. The health assessment process can take several weeks to complete. To help avoid delays, you can choose to undertake your health examination before lodging your visa application. Our career adviser assists you to confirm your appointment with the appointed panel doctor in Nepal.
Step 4: Apply for the visa
To lodge your visa application, you will need to provide the documents outlined in the checklist we provided you in step 3. We will lodge your visa application online and notify you of the progress.
Step 5: Payment
After lodging your visa application, you may receive a call from the immigration officer form the Immigration New Zealand, Mumbai India. If the immigration officer satisfies your visa application they will approve for AIP and ask you to pay tuition fees. You have to pay your tuition fees within 7 working days. You can choose to pay fees through either Telegraphic Transfer (TT) or Direct Debit (DD).
Once the institution has received your tuition fee payment, they will issue you with a letter of acceptance and payment receipt. Then our expert counselor forwards your payment receipt to the concerned immigration officer for approval.
Step 6 – Visa outcome
We will notify you as soon as we know the outcome of your visa application so you can come in and collect your grant letter. In most cases, this will be a positive response and it means you can also start planning your travel and accommodation!
Step 7 - Travel Services
Aus Studies Consultants can help organize your travel arrangements so you can begin your new student life. Air ticketing, insurance and foreign exchange can all be arranged through us to make studying overseas easier!