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Study in NZ

Friendly and welcoming, New Zealand is a natural playground full of opportunities for unique experiences. It’s one of the world’s best places to live and study. The country ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, and economic freedom.

New Zealand

  • CapitalWellington
  • LanguageEnglish, Maori
  • GDP$ 201 Billion
  • CurrencyNZ Dollar
  • Population5.1 Million
  • Dialling Code+64

Why Study in New Zealand

New Zealand has an internationally accredited qualifications system and ample research opportunities The New Zealand government has strong quality assurance systems to ensure high-quality education at all levels of the education system, both public and private. All qualifications, from certificate to post graduate level, are focussed on achieving real job outcomes for you.
New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 government owned Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and about 300 Private Training Establishments (PTEs). All eight universities of New Zealand consistently rank high in QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings, and qualifications from any of these are highly valued across the globe. Students come from all over the world to study at New Zealand

New Zealand Education System

Tertiary education in New Zealand is used to describe all aspects of post-school education and training. This ranges from informal non-assessed community courses in schools through to undergraduate degrees and advanced, research-based postgraduate degrees. Tertiary education is regulated within the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, a unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training. Secondary and tertiary qualifications that come under the NZQF with quality assurance and global recognition.
Post-Secondary programs Duration
Certificate / Diplomas (Level 4,5,&6) 1 to 3 years
Graduate or PG Diplomas (Level 7 & 8) 1 to 1.5 years
Undergraduate (Bachelors) 3 to 4 years
Masters 1 to 2 years
PHD 2 to 4 years
Doctorate or PHd 4 to 7 years


New Zealand universities and institutions offer two major intakes. Intakes may also be referred to as a semester.
  • February / March Intake
  • June /July Intake
Admissions for private and vocational institutes may vary and many have multiple intakes available in the months of March, April, May, June, August and October.

Work while you study and after your study


While Studying

If you’re a student with a student visa enrolled in a full-time programme, you may be able to work*:

20 hours per week during the year


Full time during scheduled breaks


After Study

You may be able to apply for a post-study work visa which will allow you to work for up to three years in New Zealand after you graduate, depending on what you study and where you study.**

work for up to three yeras after you graduate depending on what and where you study

Popular fields of Study in New Zealand

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    Business & Management

    Human Resource Logistics & Supply Chain Accounting / Finance Business Marketing
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    Creative Arts

    Animation Games Art Film & Television Studies Graphic Design
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    Hospitality & Tourism

    Hotel & Resort Management Commercial Cooking Baking & Patisserie Tourism Service Management
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    Computer Science & Information Technology

    Software EngineeringData Science Cyber security Business Information Systems
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    Education & Social Services

    Early Childhood Education Child & youth care Sports and Physical Education Social work
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    Health & Nursing

    Mental Health & AddictionsNursing Science Nursing Practice Healthcare Management

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Student Visas

All Indian students must obtain a student visa to Study in New Zealand. The student visa must be applied online using the New Zealand Immigration website. You can apply up to 120 days before your intended date of program’s start date.
As a guide, you’ll usually need to provide the following documents with your student visa application:
  • An offer of place from university or college
  • Your passport
  • Evidence that you have sufficient funds for your tuition fee, living expenses and return airfares
  • Medical and Chest X Ray certificate from NZ govt approved panel physician
  • Character Certificate (You must provide police certificates from  your country(s) of citizenship and any country(s) you've spent more than 5 years in since turning 17)
  • Medical insurance for the entire duration of your course
  • Visa application fee (presently NZ$
  • Prove and meet the Genuine Entry requirement to study and prove that you will comply the student visa regulations while in NZ

Working while you study in New Zealand

International students on a student visa enrolled in full time course are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours a week during classes and full-time on scheduled holidays.
If a student is enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree program awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution then they are allowed to work full time during the term and full time during scheduled holidays

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  • Why should I study in New Zealand?

    • English speaking country with permission to work while you study
    • Globally recognised qualifications with high quality education system
    • Climate that suits every one. Great choice of locations like Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, or Palmeston North
    • Availability of post-study work for international students
    • High standard living and world-class cities with great infrastructure
  • How much will it cost to study in New Zealand?

    Universities & Institutes in New Zealand set their own fees, which vary depending on your study level and subject. Courses in humanities, arts and education are a little cheaper, while subjects such as medicine and sciences are likely to be more expensive.
    Study Level Average Annual Fee
    Diploma Level 4, 5 & 6 NZ$ 14000 to NZ$ 18000
    Graduate & PG Diploma’s ( Level 7 and Level 8) NZ$ 18000 to NZ$ 25000
    Bachelors NZD 25000 to NZD 34000
    Master’s NZD 28000 to NZD 34000
    Doctoral & PhD NZD 35000 to NZD 55000
  • Can I work while studying in New Zealand?

    International students on a student visa enrolled in full time course are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours a week during classes and full-time on scheduled holidays. If you are enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree program awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution you can work full time during the term and full time during scheduled holidays
  • Which English language tests are accepted by New Zealand institutions?

    English Language tests are mandatory for admission into all courses and universities in New Zealand. IELTS, TOEFL and PTE are the most popular English language proficiency tests used in the country.
  • Are New Zealand qualifications recognised worldwide?

    Yes, New Zealand is well known for quality of education and degrees from New Zealand institutions and qualifications are accepted worldwide
  • How much will I spend living costs in New Zealand?

    Living costs include accommodation, food and bills, and clothing as necessary, and will vary according to your lifestyle. If you want to study in New Zealand for more than a year, then you'll need to show that you have at least $15,000 to cover your living expenses for the first year. But, if you’re studying for less than one year, you must have at least $1250 for each month of your study program to contribute as your living expenses.

    Do note the fact that New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.
  • Am I eligible for scholarships?

    Many scholarships and bursaries are also offered by the New Zealand government and almost all universities & colleges have their own list of scholarships for Indian students. The most important criterion for most scholarships is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. The amount of money available and the type of award varies between institutions. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% of the tuition fee besides covering a part of your living expenditures.

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  • I want to study in New Zealand and want my spouse to accompany me. Can she/he apply for a work visa?

    Your spouse can apply for work visa only if you are studying towards a Level 7 or 8 qualification on the Long Term Skill Shortage List or any Level 9 or 10 qualification in New Zealand.