The New Zealand education system is currently ranked as number 3 in the world. It reflects their unique and diverse society, open to different abilities, religious beliefs, ethnic groups, income levels, and ideas about teaching and learning.
Over 30,000 international students choose New Zealand as their study abroad destination every year.
Fees for undergraduate study can cost about NZ$22,000–$32,000 (US$16,000-$23,000) per year. Costs vary depending on your course.
Postgraduate courses can cost between NZ$26,000-$37,000 (US$19,000-$27,000) per year.
Living costs across much of New Zealand normally come to at least NZ$15,000 (US$11,000) per year.
It’s possible to be granted an extension on your visa for part-time work up to 20 hours per-week in term time and full-time during holidays. You will however have to prove that you can pay your way even without the job.
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.
Any government grants, scholarships or loans granted from your home country can be counted towards the threshold.
New Zealand is the ultimate outdoor adventure playground, from offering every kind of thrill and adventure to pure hedonistic relaxation and pleasure.
Living and interacting with New Zealand’s culture can be easy for international students as the dominant language in New Zealand is English, with around 96% of the population speaking it as their first language. Other official languages are New Zealand Sign Language (0.51%) and Māori, the language of the indigenous Māori people (3.73%). Both English and Māori are official languages.