Study in New Zealand


New Zealand education is recognized all across the world. The cost of living is much lower as compared to the other countries promoting higher education. Traditionally based on the British Model, the university learning system is research based which ensures a high quality learning experience. All the institutions are based in a lush green setting offering peaceful and a favorable study environment to all its students. New Zealand welcomes international students and the cultural diversity is appreciated by the society. The universities and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are government funded and focus on research based learning and maintain strong links with the industry.

New Zealand has always been internationally recognized for its excellent education standards and for training high quality teachers, which makes it rather a given fact that the institutions in New Zealand provide one of the best world class teaching faculties. Apart from this, New Zealand also has a high quality of amenities and research facilities for its students.

To ensure the quality of education, government agencies like the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), ministry of Education, The tertiary education commission and many others are directly involved in the management of the New Zealand education sector.

As a student who has completed a qualification in New Zealand but does not have a job offer, he may be eligible for a Graduate Job Search Work Visa for a maximum of 12 months. Once there is an offer of employment, he can further apply for a visa up to two or three years under the Study to Work category. Permanent migration is also available to skilled works and students alike. In order to apply for a permanent residency under the skill migration category, an Expression of interest (EOI) has to be submitted to immigration where the ability of the potential migrant is judged on the basis of a point system. In case of an application managing the pass mark would be given an 'Invitation to Apply'.

Education System

The qualifications of New Zealand are issued and administered by New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA). The education system of New Zealand includes


There are 8 government-funded universities in New Zealand which is open to anyone who meets the common entrance qualification prescribed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).


There are 20 polytechnics called as Institutes of Technology offer a wide range of courses.

Private Training Institutions

There are over 800 private education providers, offering short-term English language courses for international students.

Types of degree

Undergraduate Study (4 Year)

Graduate Study (1/2 Year)

Diploma/PG Diploma (Level 5/6/7/8/9)


Polytechnic Diploma Courses range from NZ $13,500 - NZ $16,000 per year depending on the course.

Universities Degree range from NZ $15,000 - NZ $18,000 per year for most under-graduate degrees.

Post-graduate Degrees begin from NZ $16,000 per year and MBA Degrees are about NZ $22,000.

Leaving Cost NZ $15000 per year.

Transfer ANZ Bank : NZ $1,250 for each month if your programme of study is less than 9 months.

Transfer ANZ Bank : NZ $15,000 for each year if your programme of study is longer than 9 months.

* Tuition fees vary depending on the institution and the study programme.

Admission Intakes




IELTS scores as a proof of English Proficiency

Level 5/6-Diploma: IELTS-5.5

Level 7-Bachelors/Graduate Diploma: IELTS-6.0

Level 8-PG Diploma/Bachelors Honor: IELTS-6.5

Level 9-Mastrs: IELTS-7.0

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) - for liberal arts, science, math(If required)

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)- for Business Schools/study for MBA programs(If required)


20 hours per week 40 hours during vacation.

Spouse eligible for full time work permit for the students pursuing Post graduate qualification.

12 months graduate job search visa.