New Zealand is a great destination with beautiful natural surroundings. Although small, it is also one of the most ethnically diverse regions in the world and is known for being quite welcoming. The country is also one of the safest, named ‘the second most peaceful nation’ in the world in 2019.

The quality of education and the standard of living in New Zealand are very high. Qualifications from here have international prestige and they compete well with the current market requirements around the globe.

There are eight universities in New Zealand and all eight of these universities are ranked within the QS World University Ranking top 500.

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    There are many reasons to choose to study in NZ, and it was recently ranked top English-speaking country for preparing students for the future.

    • Low Cost: Not skimping on educational value, tuition costs are lower than other countries and the cost of living is quite affordable.
    • NZ also offers many scholarships and grants for international students.
    • Beautiful, scenic country to explore on your time off.
    • A Relaxed lifestyle, but with plenty to do! Although NZ cities aren’t as bustling as some others around the world, there is still plenty to see and do; enjoying nightlife and a thriving arts, music & culture scene, as well as exploring beaches, parks & hiking.
    • Lots of support for international students, and a very welcoming community!

    In comparison with the US and the UK, the cost of education is far less in New Zealand, while still holding prestige internationally.

    The flexibility with immigration rules and regulations are one of the many reasons international students to choose this country for their studies, as well as the growing number of opportunities to get work after graduation.

    During school, students are able to work 20 hours/week (and 40 hours/week during vacation), with the ability to have your spouse join you and work as well.

    After graduation, students are able to easily apply for a 1-3 years post-study working visa, depending on your qualifications. From there, permanent residence becomes a possibility, particularly for those studying STEM courses.

    The usual intakes for New Zealand are in the months of February, July, and October.

    Academic Requirements for

    Note: Requirements my vary based on institution & program

    Diploma, Advanced Diploma

    12th/Equivalent with 50-55% (Percentage requirements may vary based on institutions)

    IELTS 6.0 (Min 5.5), TOEFL: 79

    Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree & Honours Bachelor Degree

    12th/Equivalent with 60% (Percentage requirements may vary based on institutions)

    IELTS 6.0 (Min 5.5), TOEFL: 79

    Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma & Master’s Degrees

    Minimum 12th + 3 Year Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree with 55% (Master’s Degree holders can apply as a specialization option)

    IELTS 6.0 (Min 5.5), TOEFL: 88

    Master’s By Research

    Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in relevant field

    Doctoral Programs

    Students must submit their Master’s Course projects report copy & research topics to the university. But seek individual requirements based on your institutions.

    The learning institutions in New Zealand are supervised by very sharp professional structures which include; 8 universities, 16 Technological and polytechnic systems and a large number of privately owned institutions.

     Check out some of these great NZ institutions:

    • Unitec Institute of Technology; Auckland, NZ.
    • University of Auckland; Auckland, NZ.
    • University of Canterbury; Christchurch, NZ.
    • University of Otago; Dunedin, NZ.
    • Lincoln University; Lincoln, NZ.
    • AGI Education Limited; Auckland, NZ.
    • Massey University; Palmerston North, NZ.
    • Queens Academy; Auckland, NZ.
    • Waiariki Institute of Technology; Rotorua, NZ.
    • Auckland University of Technology; Auckland, NZ.

    Cost of study will vary based on the course and institution, but on average international students will pay:

     Average cost for institutions in New Zealand:

    Undergrad: $22,000-$32,000/year

    Post-Grad/Master’s: $26,000-$37,000/year

    Doctoral: $6,500-$9000/year

    There are lots of scholarships available for international students—please get in touch for more info!


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    We have been assisting students who wish to study abroad since 2006. Our experienced team stays up-to-date with all the current visa/immigration laws and can offer advice, and ensure a smooth visa process so we can help you reach your destination without any hassle.

    What We Need From You:

    • Transcripts & degrees certificates
    • English proficiency score card
    • Copy of valid passport
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement
    • CV and any work experience
    • References

    If you need advice or would like assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of our representatives:


    Ph: +91 994 6791000

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