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New Zealand

New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. New Zealand offers a wide range of study opportunities including primary state-administered schools, secondary schools, colleges, universities, and private training establishments. The 8 universities that make up the country’s education system include The University of Auckland, University of Otago, University of Canterbury, the University of Waikato among others. Also, the top universities in New Zealand have the greatest impact on international students when deciding whether to study in New Zealand.

The number of foreign students flying to New Zealand for higher studies has jumped in recent years. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) tops the chart of top courses to pursue in New Zealand. When it comes to giving an aspirants’ career an edge, there are not many programs that can compete with an MBA. Apart from the MBA, the other degrees that have caught the attention of both domestic and international students: Master of Professional Accounting, Engineering, PG Diploma in Agricultural Science, and Master of Tourism among others.

When selecting a study abroad destination, we tend to get engrossed in selecting universities, figuring out loan schemes, and accommodation. While searching and applying to various universities across New Zealand, it is crucial for aspirants to know about the environment of the country and about where they will be residing. Apart from world-ranking universities, New Zealand boasts many cities that attract a large number of foreign students due to their affordable cost of living and easy accessibility.

Intakes – February / July / October
Tuition Fess – NZ$ 14,000 to NZ$ 22,000 per year depending on the course
Cost of Living – NZ$ 18,000
IELTS – Overall 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
Part Time – 20 hrs per week/40 hrs per week during vacation
Stay Back – Diploma & Graduate Diploma - Inside Auckland 1 year Stay back; Outside Auckland 2 years Stay back. Graduate Diploma Leading to Registration - 2 years Stay back Post Graduate Diploma & Masters - 3 years Stay Back


Taylors College Auckland
The University of Auckland
The University of Waikato
University of Canterbury
University of Lincoln
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Eastern Institute of Technology
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Waikato Institute of Technology


The popular study fields in New Zealand are; Business and Management, Information Technology, Engineering and Technology, Construction, Architecture and Built Environment, Health, Operations and Logistics, and Hospitality and Tourism.
New Zealand qualifications are recognised and valued internationally.
You can apply for a 12-month Open Post Study Work Visa to locate a job. Once you find a job, you can apply for a further extension of up to two-years.Employer Assisted Post Study Work Visa to gain relevant work experience in your area of study or extend your stay under Essential Skills Work Visa.
New Zealand has a strong Research-Intensive Curriculum and hence is a very good option for PhD. Numerous research opportunities are available at the eight Universities. The additional benefit is that International students pay the same subsidised fees as domestic students and are allowed to work simultaneously during this period as well.
If you have a student visa, you may be able to work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time i.e. 40 hours a week during scheduled holidays. If you are a Masters by research or PhD student, you may be able to work full-time during term time as well as during scheduled holidays.
The Permanent Resident visa is determined on a point-based system. Any work experience gained after studying in New Zealand will help you to garner valuable points to qualify for Permanent Residency.