New Zealand is the home of some of the world’s top research facilities and academic institutions.
Imagine learning in supportive academic environments where professors are approachable and classrooms reflect the cultural diversity of land.
Imagine entering the workforce with qualifications that are recognized and respected the world over.
This is what it means to study in New Zealand!
Start your Education in New Zealand with valuable information on everything you need to know about studying abroad in New Zealand, from study permits and temporary resident visas and how much it costs, to finding a program and what student life in New Zealand is really all about!
Why Study in New Zealand
- New Zealand bases its education programmes and degrees on the world’s most recognised and accredited education system-the British system.
- New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education.
- It has a progressive education system with many state of the art facilities.
- It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students.
- New Zealanders are famed for their friendliness, hospitality and warmth to overseas visitors, and enjoy meeting folk from other cultures.
- Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at New Zealand institutions – universities, polytechnics and institutes of technology, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments.
- The cost of studying in New Zealand is also much cheaper than the USA, Australia, UK, or Canada.
- The quality assurance practices that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has in place gives both local and international students confidence when it comes to choosing a course of study in New Zealand.
- Combining the benefits of a developed country with the charm of a quiet and peaceful countryside, New Zealand offers some distinct advantages over other countries as a destination for education.
- New Zealand is the ultimate outdoor adventure playground, from offering every kind of thrill and adventure to pure hedonistic relaxation and pleasure.
Let’s get you acquainted with New Zealand’s education system.
Academic excellence, experienced faculties, globally recognised qualifications, brilliant teaching approach and abundant research opportunities, the education system of New Zealand will give you an exposure like never before. Learning here comes with an international outlook that prepares students for employment across the globe.
Education in New Zealand is categorised under five stages:
- Early childhood: for ages up to five years
- Primary school: for ages 5 to 10 years
- Intermediate school: for ages 11 to 12 years
- Secondary school: for ages 13 to 18 years
- Tertiary education: 18 years and above
The highest level of education and qualifications at all levels is provided by the universities which offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. There are many flexible pathway programs as well that are provided by a variety of institutions in the system to help gain admission into these universities.
New Zealand also has many lot of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Private Training Establishments (PTEs) that offer vocational degree-level education, certification and diploma.
The foundation of New Zealand education system lies in the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Secondary and tertiary qualifications that come under the NZQF come with quality assurance and global recognition.
Under its tertiary education system, New Zealand offers advanced degrees, which can be categorised under bachelors, masters and doctoral. New Zealand has eight funded universities that offer higher degree-level education, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) offering vocational courses degree and over 700 Private Training Establishments (PTEs) offering certificates or diplomas. All of these qualifications are highly sought after and recognised globally. Teaching may take place in large group lectures or small group tutorials.
New Zealand offers an array of value-for-money educational programs. Tuition fee vary on the type of course and its duration since each institution has its own fee bracket. As with most other countries, medicine, engineering and MBA programs can be slightly more expensive than other courses. To cover tuition fees, you will usually need somewhere between NZ$ 22,000 and NZ$35,000 a year (indicative).
Requirements To Study In New Zealand
To enter university and polytechnic programmes, international students must demonstrate that they are both academically qualified and sufficiently proficient in English to cope with the demands of their proposed course of study. Each institution has specific English language entry requirements, such as suitable scores in the IELTS or TOEFL examinations. Information about academic and language requirements is available from the individual institutions.
Living In New Zealand
New Zealand is a beautiful country situated in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of two main islands, and is roughly the size of Japan, California or Great Britain. Our cities, scenery and cultures are vibrant and diverse. New Zealand has a multi-cultural population of 4 million and is home to people from the Pacific Islands, various parts of Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Indigenous Maori make uparound 14 percent of the population.
Most major religions are represented in New Zealand and Human Rights Legislation guarantees freedom from discrimination on the basis of religion, which is seen as a matter of personal choice. Major cities have churches, temples, mosques, synagogues and other centres of worship for most religions. Homestay families and student hostels can ensure that religious dietary requirements are respected.
New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, so January and February are the warmest months, autumn is from March to May, winter from June to August, and spring from September to November. The climate is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. It’s not sub-tropical, except in the far north. The weather varies a lot between different geographical regions.
For a satellite map picture of New Zealand and its weather visit the following website : home.nzcity.co.nz/weather
Employment – Availability, Entitlement
During 2005, new immigration regulations relating to a student’s ability to work whilst studying, and to post study work opportunities, were introduced. These student policy changes came into effect on 4 July 2005.
- Eligible students may apply to work up to 20 hours in any given week, rather than the previous restriction of 15 hours per week.
- International students undertaking a course of 12 months or more may apply to work full-time over the summer holidays.
- Students in years 12 and 13, and eligible English language students may apply to work up to 20 hours in any given week.
- Students graduating from a two-three year diploma, degree or post graduate qualification, will be eligible for a six-month Graduate Job Search Work Permit. This allows them to search a job relevant to their qualification. Once they have received a job offer the six month work permit will be extended to the length of their job offer.
Institutes In New Zealand
|3||VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON||WELLINGTON||https://www.victoria.ac.nz/|
|4||UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO||HAMILTON||https://www.waikato.ac.nz/|
|INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY AND POLYTECHNICS (ITP’S)|
|1||ARA INSTITUTE OF CANTERBURY||CHRISTCHURCH, TIMARU||https://www.ara.ac.nz/|
|2||EASTERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (EIT)||HAWKE’S BAY , NAPIER/ AUCKLAND||https://wwwe.eit.ac.nz|
|3||MANUKAU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT)||MANUKAU, AUCKLAND||https://www.manukau.ac.nz/|
|4||NELSON MARLBOROUGH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NMIT)||NELSON & MARLBOROUGH||https://www.nmit.ac.nz|
|5||NORTHLAND POLYTECHNIC||WHANGAREI, RAWENE, AUCKLAND||https://www.northland.ac.nz/|
|6||OTAGO POLYTECHNIC||DUNEDIN/ AUCKLAND||https://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz/|
|7||SOUTHERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (SIT)||INVERCARGILL, QUEENSTOWN & AUCKLAND||https://www.sit.ac.nz/|
|8||UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OF LEARNING (UCOL)||PALMERSTON NORTH, MASTERTON, WHANGANUI||https://www.ucol.ac.nz/|
|9||TOI-OHOMAI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY||ROTORUA, TAURANGA||https://www.waiariki.ac.nz/home|
|10||WAIKATO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (WINTEC)||HAMILTON||https://www.wintec.ac.nz/|
|11||WELLINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (WELTEC)||WELLINGTON/ AUCKLAND||https://www.weltec.ac.nz/|
|12||WHITIREIA COMMUNITY POLYTECHNIC||AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON||https://www.whitireia.ac.nz|
|13||WESTERN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AT TARANAKI (WITT)||NEW PLYMOUTH AND HAMILTON||https://www.witt.ac.nz/|
|PRIVATE TRAINING ESTABLISHMENTS (PTES)|
|1||AUCKLAND INSTITUTE OF STUIES (NEW NAME OF AIS ST. HELENS)||AUCKLAND||https://www.ais.ac.nz/|
|2||AUCKLAND HOTEL & CHEFS TRAINING SCHOOL||AUCKLAND||https://www.ahcts.co.nz/|
|3||AVONMORE TERTIARY INSTITUTE||CHRISTCHURCH, AUCKLAND, TAURNGA & ROTORUA||https://www.avonmore.ac.nz/|
|4||ALPHA EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE||AUCKLAND, CHRISTCHURCH||https://www.aei.ac.nz/|
|5||ASPIRE2 INTERNATIONAL||AUCKLAND, TAURANGA & CHRISTCHURCH||https://www.aspire2international.ac.nz/|
|6||ABACUS INSTITUTE OF STUDIES||CHRISTCHURCH & AUCKLAND||https://www.abacusinstitute.ac.nz|
|7||CORNELL INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY||AUCKLAND||https://cibt.cornellgroup.nz/|
|8||EMPLOY NZ TERTIARY INSTITUTE||ROTORUA||https://www.employnz.co.nz/|
|9||EDENZ COLLEGE||AUCKLAND, TAURANGA||https://www.edenz.com/|
|10||INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF AUCKLAND||AUCKLAND||https://www.ica.ac.nz/|
|11||IPU TERTIARY INSTITUTE NEW ZEALAND||PALMERSTON NORTH||https://www.ipu.ac.nz/|
|12||NEWTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY||AUCKLAND||https://www.ncbt.ac.nz/|
|13||NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (NZSE)||AUCKLAND||https://www.nzse.ac.nz/|
|14||NEW ZEALAND TERTIARY COLLEGE (NZTC)||AUCKLAND, CHRISTCHURCH||https://www.nztertiarycollege.ac.nz/|
|15||PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL HOTEL MANAGEMENT SCHOOL (PIHMS)||NEW PLYMOUTH||https://www.pihms.ac.nz/|
|16||THE PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS & RESTAURANT SCHOOL||AUCKLAND||https://www.pbrs.ac.nz/|
|17||MARSDEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE||AUCKLAND||https://www.marsden.ac.nz/|
|COLLEGE UNDER NAVITAS|
|1||UC INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE||CHRISTCHURCH||https://www.ucic.ac.nz/|
|COLLEGES UNDER ACG EDUCATION|
|1||NEW ZEALAND MANAGEMENT ACADEMIES (NZMA)||AUCKLAND||https://www.nzma.ac.nz/|
|2||NORTH SHORE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (NSIA)||AUCKLAND||https://www.nsia.ac.nz|
|3||ACADEMY NEW ZEALAND||AUCKLAND, CHRISTCHURCH & HAMILTON||https://www.academy.ac.nz/|
|4||NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF MASSAGE||AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON & CHRISTCHURCH||https://www.massagecollege.ac.nz/|
|5||NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE OF SPORT||AUCKLAND, HAMILTON, WELLINGTON & CHRISTCHURCH||https://www.nzis.co.nz/|
|6||NEW ZEALAND SCHOOL OF TOURISM||AUCKLAND CITY, AUCKLAND BRITOMART, AUCKLAND AIRPORT, HAMILTON, ROTORUA, WLG COURTENAY PL, WLG WILLIS ST, CHRISTCHURCH, DUNEDIN||https://nzschooloftourism.co.nz/|
|7||CUT ABOVE ACADEMY||AUCKLAND||https://www.cutabove.ac.nz/|
|8||ELITE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BEAUTY AND SPA THERAPIES||AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON & HAMILTON||https://www.elitebeautyschool.co.nz/|
|9||YOOBEE SCHOOL OF DESIGN||AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON AND CHRISTCHURCH||https://www.natcoll.ac.nz/|
|10||AMES – THE INSTITUTE OF IT||AUCKLAND||https://www.ames.ac.nz|
|11||ANIMATION COLLEGE||AUCKLAND, MANUKAU, ROTORUA AND WELLINGTON||https://www.animationcollege.ac.nz/|
|12||SOUTH SEAS FILM & TELEVISION SCHOOL||AUCKLAND||https://www.southseas.co.nz/|
|SCHOOLS UNDER ACG EDUCATION|
|1||ACG PARNELL COLLEGE||AUCKLAND||https://parnellcollege.acgedu.com/|
|2||ACG SENIOR COLLEGE||AUCKLAND||https://www.acgedu.com/nz/senior|