Surrounded by turquoise water of Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is an island nation comprising of major north and south islands along with some smaller islands. Also this beautiful nation is closest to Australia and islands of Fiji, Tonga and New Caledonia.
Regardless of its isolation to rest of the world, New Zealand is a developed nation and has regular connecting flights to other big cities of the world. This island nation boast several scenic beauties like Coromandel peninsula, Bay of islands, Napier Art Deco, Franz Joseph Glacier, Sky Tower, Abel Tasman and Tongariro National Park etc and vibrant culture.
So, if you select to study in New Zealand you will be able to unveil all of this natural beauty and culture. Also being an international student you will also be able to enjoy a comfortable and colorful lifestyle and full of various social opportunities.
Why study in New Zealand:
For higher education in New Zealand, this country has eight Universities, 18 polytechnics and institutes of technology, around 600 private training institutions, 27 English Language schools and around 20 industry training organizations.All these institutions have their own international student section for foreign students.
Many of the higher educational institutions of New Zealand are ranked in Times Higher Education top 500, the Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500 and in the 2012/13 QS World University list as well. Some of the famous Universities of the country are University of Auckland (83) and University of Otago (133). Other listed Universities include University of Canterbury (221), Victoria University of Wellington (237), Massey University (308) and the University of Waikato (374).H
Higher educational institutions in New Zealand have a unique approach to education in the country. Creative thinking, practical knowledge and self dependency are the key approach of education in New Zealand.
Plenty of opportunities are offered to students at all levels ranging from undergraduate to PhD, comprising of quality postgraduate programmes at the Masters and PhD levels. Here in New Zealand, Masters Courses are of two years and PhD courses are of 3 years. Graduate Diplomas and Honours of 1year are also there.
Study expense in New Zealand:
Higher education in New Zealand can be little bit expensive. So it’s better to search for various scholarship options available for foreign students for international PhD students, including the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships.
Different Universities have different tuition fees for the students. So, select your University wisely.
Make a budget of NZ$ 18,000 to NZ$ 25,000 per year for undergraduate courses and Postgraduate studies can cost between NZ$ 10,000 to NZ$ 30,000. Costs largely depend on your chosen subject. Ready yourself for some additional costs while studying in New Zealand, such as Overseas Student Health Cover charges and various fees.
Depending on different universities and locations, cost of studying and living may vary in New Zealand. Therefore, it’s important to do thorough research before selecting a University or place and type of accommodation. Always select two options.
Apart from scholarships, another financial option is to work while you study in New Zealand. During studying period, full-time international students are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week and full time during holidays. Check the exact condition of your student visa before engaging yourself in any kind of work because some visas don’t allow you to work. To change the condition of visa one must apply for a variation either at initial visa application or later.
Except Australian students, all other international students require student visa to pursue higher education in New Zealand. Only students, who wish to study course of 3 months or less, don’t require a student visa to study in New Zealand.
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