Location: New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation.
Major Cities/ Counties: Auckland, Wellington, ChristChurch, Hamilton, Dunedin, Palmerston North
Main Language: English and Maori
Climate : New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10 C in winter, most of the country lies close to the coast, which means mild temperatures, moderate rainfall, and abundant sunshine.
GDP: 185 billion USD (2016)
Currency: New Zealand Dollar(NZ$)
Government: The politics of New Zealand function within a framework of a unitary parliamentary representative democracy. New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy in which a hereditary monarch—since 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II—is the sovereign and head of state.
Area: 268,021 km2 (103,483 sq mi)
Distance from India: 13.2 hours
Population: 4,773,970 (2017 estimate)
Time Zone: NZST (UTC+12)
Why study in the NEW ZEALAND?
- You get a British-based education (due to their British influences) for a percentage of the cost. Students applying for jobs in the UK with a degree from New Zealand are highly sought after by UK employers.
- Staying in NZ is an amazing opportunity for anyone who looks for adventure. In New Zealand, there are literally thousands of things to do. Do you like to hike? There are plenty of mountains for you to explore. Do you enjoy being a beach bum? Then you get to enjoy the beaches throughout the year. Want some excitement? There are always new things to do. The scenery is different depending on where you go; you could drive an hour and have a completely different geography.
- Teaching standards are high and with small class sizes you will enjoy high levels of personal attention.
- All 8 Universities are among the world’s top 500 in the 2015/16 QS rankings. On individual subjects, the 2015/16 QS rankings also placed New Zealand universities amongst the world’s top 50 for teaching accounting and finance, business and management, computer science, civil and structural engineering, agriculture and forestry, veterinary science and nine other important disciplines.
- Employers around the world respect New Zealand’s education system for its ability to balance academic achievements with skills, producing creative, flexible thinkers who are competent at both practical and theoretical levels. NZ is also part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention which means our certificates, diplomas and degrees have international recognition.
- The education system is regulated with strong quality assurance systems across the board. It creates a consistency that gives you flexibility to pick the institution you want, in the city or town that interests you most, knowing that you will get a quality education.
- The country has a comparatively low cost of living, abundant fresh food at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options.
Below is the list of documents required while applying for a New Zealand student visa:
- Application form (Your details must match the info in your passport)
- Class 10 mark sheet and certificate
- Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
- Diploma/degree mark sheets (all semesters including backlogs) and degree course completion certificates
- Provisional/degree certificate (must mention the class; certificate should have been issued by the university)
- English proficiency document (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, PTE. In the case of PTE, you must send your scores directly to the university for verification.)
- Police clearance Letter
- Letter of instructions (limited to a few universities)
- Supporting documents if your study gap is more than a year
- Statement of purpose
- Syllabus (if applying for credit exemption)
- Work experience letter and salary statement (if applicable)
- Marriage certificate (if applicable)
- Copy of passport
- Application fees (if applicable)
- Spouse’s academics (if applicable)
- Spouse’s current activity proof (if applicable)
- Name change affidavit (if applicable)
- Financial Documents such as Annual Income, Bank Balance or Loan, Property Valuation
- Relationship with Sponsors
COST OF STUDYING & LIVING
Studying in New Zealand is very affordable when compared to other developed countries. The cost of living is quite low and tuition fees tend to be competitive. Tuition fees vary according to the course and the university. On an average, you could be paying NZD15,000 to 45,000 per academic year. For a comfortable life in New Zealand, you should set aside NZD15,000 to 17,000 a year.
While on a student visa, you’re allowed to work for 20 hours per week and full time (that being 40 hours) during vacations. Your institution might also be able to provide assistance in finding work since a majority of them offer an employment service called Student Job Search. A great piece of news is that you’ll be given a 12-month work permit once you successfully complete your course. You’ll also be able to apply for Permanent Residency provided you find a job in your field of study. Since New Zealand has a shortage of skilled labor across various sectors, graduates are in high demand. You could also live and work in the country permanently if you qualify for a Skilled Migrant visa.