New Zealand in recent years has become a popular study abroad destination among international students especially among South Asian students. It is a fast emerging destination among Indian students for quality education and conducive learning environment. Over the past years, New Zealand has witnessed a consistent growth in the number of students preferring New Zealand as a study abroad destination over other countries.
British-based education system
One of the main reasons for New Zealand being a preferred destination among Indians is that the education programs and degrees are based upon the British education system. Being a colony of the British Empire, it follows the tested and the most recognized system of British education which is very similar to what is followed in India.
Affordable tuition fee
The cost of studying in New Zealand is much less compared to countries offering same programs. The tuition fee + cost of living for New Zealand is cheaper than popular study abroad destinations like the US, UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland (2015 research by FAIRFX currency exchange.)
An MBA program in New Zealand is much less compared to those offered by many institutions in the Northern Hemisphere.
In fact, international PhD students pay the same fees as domestic students of NZ.
What are the benefits?
1. You only have to apply once: Once when you get New Zealand Student visa, then you will be able to cover up to three courses, over a maximum period of five years on the same visa without coming Back to India.
2. You’ll have a seamless study experience: Your study are going to be planned out from the beginning, making the transition between courses (and providers) much smoother – permitting you to concentrate on your studies.
3. Support of education providers: also in New Zealand your education providers will help or supports you in your complete studies till the end point of your course.
If you are getting education from more than one participating institution in your Pathway, then the providers must have a formal agreement to take care of your and your education while you’re in New Zealand.
4. You may be able to work while you study
Some courses allow you to work for up to 20 hours each week and full-time during scheduled breaks and/or the summer vacation period.
If your first course is included in the work rights of New Zealand, then you’ll be allowed to work for the duration of your visa. And if it is available only for your second or subsequent program of study, then you’ll need to apply to Immigration New Zealand for the different conditions before you can start working.
The educational system in New Zealand is extremely varied and is one of the best in the world. According to scores, it has the highest levels of literacy, mathematics, and sciences in the country. The public educational system is one of the best funded in the world; New Zealand offers the highest percentage of public funding in education in the world. Several indices rate New Zealand as the number one country in the world for education.
So what makes New Zealand so unique? What makes it different than all of the other developed countries that provide education to their children? It is based on several things; first, because New Zealand natives believe in giving everyone the education that they deserve. There are many private schools, but because the country is so great at giving their public schools the monies they need, many parents are just as happy using the public system.
The other reason is because the educational system focuses on both practical and academic achievement. Instead of sticking to a regimen that no one really understands and doesn’t really tell us anything, the New Zealand public education system focuses on being open-minded and letting children explore, thus allowing them to learn in the best way that they can. This gets them ready for college or the workplace upon finishing their secondary education.
An offer of place from an approved education provider
Evidence that you have enough money to pay your tuition fees
Your passport and acceptable passport-style photo(s)
Proof of funds – $15,000 per year, to cover your living expenses
A copy of your air ticket home, or proof that you have enough money to buy one
An accommodation guarantee, if you’re under 18
Your visa application fee
You may also be asked to provide a medical certificate and chest x-ray, and a police certificate.