About New Zealand
New Zealand offers an amazing variety of breathtaking landscapes. Many blockbuster movies have been shot there, including the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But there is more to New Zealand than its natural beauty. Students studying in New Zealand will be captivated by this interesting and remote country. New Zealand has eight universities, 18 polytechnics and institutes of technology, around 600 private training institutions, 27 English Language schools and around 20 industry training organisations. New Zealand offers a safe learning environment. It is the first country in the world to declare itself as a nuclear free zone.
Why Study in New Zealand
- High Quality Living Conditions
While living and studying in New Zealand, you can afford great, modern, accommodation that is few minutes away from world-class study facilities. Public transport systems are good and cars are affordable. After hours, a recreational wonderland is right on your doorstep. You can enjoy the freshest food of all types, cool cafes, markets, quality boutique shopping, theatres and art galleries.
- World Renowned Courses and Degrees
New Zealand degrees have a reputation for being practical, modern and desirable. In some niche areas such as biotechnology, forensic science, marine engineering and food science and technology New Zealand degrees are best in the world.
- World Class Institutions
A qualification from New-Zealand University ranks with the best in the world. In a small country and in small classes, students have the rare advantage of one-on-one access to tutors- many of whom are internationally experts in their fields. A degree from a New Zealand Institution is seen as internationally desirable because students have high level of practical as well as theoretical competency when they graduate.
- It is beautiful beyond description
Mountains, fjords, glaciers, beaches filled with giant perfectly rounded rocks; with New Zealand you start to think that Peter Jackson toned down the scenery for his movies. Nothing can describe how breathtaking this country is.
- Cow cost of Living
Cost of living is much lower in New Zealand as compared to many other popular international student destinations. This makes the country accessible to students having low spending power.
- It is the thrill seeker capital of the world
Did you know that the Maoris (Native people of New Zealand) invented Bungee Jumping? Did you know Dir Edmund Hilary, the first man to summit Mount Everest, was a Kiwi (person from New Zealand)? Want to go on a bungee jump where you free fall for 8 seconds? Want to take a giant spinning swing off a cliff? Hang gliding peek your interest? Jet boating? White water rafting? Or just a good old fashion sky dive? This is where you need to be.
- Everyone speaks English
New Zealand will help you improve on your English language skills since everyone speaks English. You will also learn their colloquialism and unique culture along the way.
- A great exchange rate
Currently, the exchange rate of the New Zealand dollar is much better than a number of countries across the world.
- Employment Opportunities
International students studying in New Zealand have the opportunity to work while they study. Students may be permitted to work up to 20 hours each week during study periods or full time on the holidays, depending on their programme of study.
- PR Prospects
After graduation, there is the opportunity to work in New Zealand by applying for a post-study work visa. New Zealand is open to provide Permanent Resident status to International Students that meet their criteria.
The top ten programs in New Zealand
- Information Technology
- Hair Dressing
- Hospitality Management
- Sports and Exercise Science
- Health Management
- Project Management
- Computer Science – Networking
|#||University/ College Name||City & State||Weblinks|
|1||ACMI (Aotearoa Career and Management Insitute||Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland||www.acmi.ac.nz|
|2||Manukau Institute of Technology||Otara City/Manukau City/Mangere City Queen Street CBD, Auckland||www.manukau.ac.nz|
|3||New Zealand Institute of Education||Takapuna Campus – Auckland||www.nzie.ac.nz|
|4||New Zealand School of Education||New Lynn City/Auckland CBD/Manakau City/ Hamilton Campus is out of Auckland|
|5||Otago Polytechnic||Dunedin Campus/Central Campus/Auckland Campus.. All are cities||www.op.ac.nz|
|6||WITT||New Plymouth Campus/ Hawera Campus||www.witt.ac.nz|
|7||ACG – Elite School of Beauty & Spa||Queenstreet, Auckland Campus/ Hamilton Campus/ Wellington Campus||www.elitebeautyschool.co.nz|
|8||ACG – Cut Above NZ||Manakau, Auckland||www.cutabove.ac.nz|
|9||ACG -NZ Insitute of Sport||Manakau, Auckland/ Christchurch Campus/ Wellington campus||www.nzis.co.nz|
|10||ACG -NZ College of Massage||Manakau, Auckland/ Christchurch Campus/ Wellington campus||www.massagecollege.ac.nz|
|#||University/ College Name||City & State||Weblinks|
|11||ACG – NZMA||Otahuhu Campus South Auckland/ Auckland Sylvia Campus/ Auckland Trade Campus/ Christchurch Campus/ Rotourua Campus/ Waikato Campus/ Wellington Campus/ Auckland Symonds St Campus/ Wellington Central Campus/ Auckland – Manakau Campus||www.nzma.ac.nz|
|12||ACG – Yobbee School of Design||South Seas Film School Campus/ Auckland Road Campus / Queens Street Campus/Manakau Campus – All in Auckland. Rotorua Campus/Christchurch Campus/ Wellington Campus||www.yoobee.ac.nz|
|13||Ara Institute of Canterbury- CPIT||City Campus, Christchurch/ Manawa Campus- Christchurch/ Woolston Campus – Christchurch/ Timaru Campus/ Oamaru Campus||www.ara.ac.nz|
|14||ICA||Queenstreet- Auckland/ Hamilton||ww.ica.ac.nz|
|15||Lincoln University||Lincoln- Canterbury||www.lincoln.ac.nz|
|16||Newton College of Business & Technology||Union Street – Auckland||www.ncbt.ac.nz|
|17||Newzealand Tertiary College||Greenlane- Auckland/ Papanui – Christchurch||www.ztertiarycollege.ac.nz|
|18||North Tec||Raumanga, Whangarei||www.northtec.ac.nz|
INZ is the sole agency of the NZ Government responsible for migration & entry to NZ. Student visa is required to enter the country to study a course of more than 3 months duration, also the course opted for should be offered by education institutions approved & registered with NZQA. Student is issued a visa for One year duration which can easily be extended from within New Zealand depending on further duration of the course.
While studying students can work part time (20 hours per week) and during breaks they can work full time ie 40 hours per week.
If the programme opted for is Level 7 or above, students are eligible to apply for 1 year Post Study Work Search Visa / Graduate Job Search Visa. In this duration if student manages to find a job in his area of study, he can apply for a further 2 years work permit (known as Graduate Experience Class Visa).
Generally for Level 8 students, spouses are allowed to work full time. In special cases (selected programmes), even the spouse of students studying Level 7 programmes can work full time. In other cases, spouses can accompany the students only on visitor visa and are not allowed to work.