Wanting to Study in New Zealand?
New Zealand is a land of two major islands and many contrasts: mountains on the interior, large cities along the beautiful coastline, and so much to offer for those who love the outdoors.
Students wanting to study in New Zealand are attracted there for several reasons. For most, New Zealand is a somewhat exotic destination due to its far-flung location. It is also a country with a unique culture and a stunning natural environment with endless possibilities within adventure and sports. Finally, students wanting to study in New Zealand will benefit from a very high quality education system, recognized all over the world.
Education System in New Zealand
Studying in New Zealand means being part of an education system that is currently ranked as number 7 in the world – far better than many OECD countries. As a former British colony, The New Zealand education system is strongly based on the European system, with some minor differences.
Students can pursue their bachelor's, postgraduate studies or research. Further education also includes higher and vocational degree’s. Study in New Zealand it's a unique opportunity of being part of a diverse society, open to different abilities, religious beliefs, ethnic groups, income levels and ideas about teaching and learning.
Get a student visa
If you are studying for longer than three months you will need a student visa to study in New Zealand. For shorter stays, it may be enough with a visitor’s visa. To be eligible for a student visa, you must have a confirmation letter on having been accepted to an NZQA accredited course and on having paid the necessary fees.
Tuition Fees and living cost
Universities requires a tuition fee payment per year for those who want to study in New Zealand. For undergraduate study, can cost about NZ$18,000–$25,000 per year, depending on your course and postgraduate courses can cost up to $40,000 per year. Although it is a substantial amount of money, compared to fees of many other developed countries, fees to study in New Zealand are relatively low. Living costs can amount to $100–$200 per week for accommodation plus food. Keep in mind you will also need money for text books, transportation and social activities.
About New Zealand
New Zealand is approximately the size of the UK, but has a population of just over 4 million. The population is largely urbanized, leaving great areas of country side very sparsely populated. The natural environment offers everything from snow-capped mountains to rolling green farm land and great surfing beaches. The long stretching islands making up New Zealand also mean that the country has a very varied climate from sub-tropical to continental – all depending on where you choose to study. For those interested in flora and fauna, New Zealand has some truly unique species to offer. Its long-lasting isolation has meant that there are an enormous variety of indigenous and unique species here that can be found nowhere else.