With a broad range of subjects to choose from, New Zealand is the most sought-after destination for your higher studies.
New Zealand accepts international students to its Universities, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, and Private training establishments (PTE).
New Zealand Universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 65 subjects in 2020 QS World University Rankings. New Zealand has eight universities offering academic programs in undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral (PhD) levels.
Institute of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) provide training on practical skills and offer courses at all levels from foundation certificate to undergraduate degrees, postgraduate and masters degrees.
Private training establishments are specialized institutions giving training in wide range of skills and make you industry ready. They provide job pathways into industries like Business and Technology, Food and Hospitality, Tourism, Animation and Game Design
Top Universities In New Zealand
- The University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- Victoria University of Wellington
- Massey University
- University of Waikato
Top Courses To Study In New Zealand
Applying For A Course In New Zealand
Once you have decided the institution and course, you have to complete the paperwork and the institution will send you “offer of place” letter and later a “confirmed offer of place” after paying the fees.
If your chosen course has a duration of more than 12 weeks, you need a student visa.
Student visa can be applied either online or using a printed form. To qualify for student visa, you should be accepted by an institute approved by Ministry of Education or New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
Pathway Student Visa
Pathway student visa allows you to study up to 3 consecutive courses, thus on a single visa you can take up to 3 courses for up to 5 years.
Scholarships In New Zealand
New Zealand government, educational institutions and philanthropists offers scholarship for master’s and PhD program thus helping you cover your study and living expenses.
Intakes Of Students In New Zealand
Two intakes are available in Universities in New Zealand.
Semester 1: February to June
Semester 2: July to November.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (International English Language Testing System), TOEFL (Test of English as foreign language), PTE Academic (Pearson test of English Academic), and Cambridge English test results are accepted by New Zealand Universities.
IELTS Score Requirement
For undergraduate programs, a score of minimum 5.5 in all 4 bands and overall, 6.0 in IELTS.
For graduate programs, a score of minimum 6.0 in all 4 bands and overall, 6.5 in IELTS.
Working While On Student Visa In New Zealand
You can work up to 20 hours a week during your course time. You may also work full time during your holidays.
Stay Back Option For International Students In New Zealand
You can apply for a post study work visa to work up to 3 years depending on the level of your qualification after finishing your studies. You may also apply for an Essential Skills Work Visa.