Course : STUDY IN NEWZELAND

STUDY IN NEWZELAND

New Zealand offers a world-class education in a postcard-perfect environment. New Zealand has an excellent, centrally managed quality assurance system. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) requires that institutions are registered to enrol international students and ensures compliance with qualifications standards.

Five New Zealand universities were ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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.

But that is not all the country has to offer. It also provides a perfect mix of a modern cosmopolitan society that exists in perfect harmony with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Replete with all kinds of natural landscaped ranging from snowcapped mountains and steaming volcanoes to rolling green hills, golden sandy beaches and lush rainforests. Living in New Zealand provides every student a chance to grow with its multi-cultural society and natural wonders all at once. Education in New Zealand is truly an all-encompassing experience.


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    Visa Process

    When you are looking to study in New Zealand, the first place that you have to start (even before you can get a visa) is by applying to the universities that you want to attend.

    You want to start applying early, because the academic year in New Zealand lasts from February straight through to November, with a four week break in June and July.

    Most people enter university in February and July, and most universities start accepting applications in the August prior to the school year you are applying for.

     

    Obviously, the application process is going to be different, depending on which school you are attending. This section is just going to explain some of the application process according to most New Zealand schools. Your experience will vary depending on your school, and you will be able to get more information from the appropriate departments at your school.

    New Zealand has embraced the technology age, as have many of the schools that are there. The best part about this is that you don’t have to be concerned about international shipping fees for your education. Most schools allow for you to send your application through the university website or through email, but you can, of course, send your application through traditional air mail as well.

    The traditional application process has a number of requirements that you have to meet, many of them coinciding with the visa requirements that you will have to meet as well.

    Here are some of the requirements that you will see, and you will have to send paperwork for them when you apply for the school:

    • A personal statement of intent. Why do you want to attend university in New Zealand instead of your home country? What do you plan to do upon completing your program?
    • All of your transcripts from secondary school, including any university courses that you may have taken during secondary schooling or at the school you were attending before transferring to a university in New Zealand.
    • Any relevant test scores. ACT or SAT are most common, other scores are accepted, depending on the country that you are coming from.
    • Proof of funding, or intent to apply for funding for your tuition. The financial aid office at the university you are seeking to attend and the immigration department of New Zealand can help you with these requirements.
    • If you are transferring from a university and have taken a year worth of credits (30), you likely will not need anything from your secondary schooling in order to apply. This will differ depending on your school.
    • Most universities require some sort of application fee that you pay when you submit your application. These run anywhere from NZ$25 to NZ$50, depending on which school you are looking to attend. Sometimes, you can get a waiver on your fees (especially if you are sending your application via air mail, which can be pricey).
    • Your financial aid applications. You may be able to fill one out through the country that you currently reside in, depending on their rules and that country’s relationship with New Zealand in terms of educational programs. There are actually a number of countries that work with New Zealand and each other in order to help fund education for students that may be traveling between those countries in order to study.


    If you need more information about the application process, contact the admissions office and/or the international studies office at your university.

    They will be able to help you through the processes that you need to go through in order to attend the university that you want to attend, and can answer any questions that you may have about the entire process.

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    Average Incomes

    Incomes for graduates (with a Bachelor's Degree)

    Field of Study Measure One year after study Two year after study Three year after study
    Agriculture, environmental & related studies Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $48,063
    $38,613
    $28,148
    $53,197
    $44,728
    $33,036
    $61,559
    $49,157
    $37,224
    Architecture & building Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $46,399
    $38,806
    $28,826
    $50,047
    $42,458
    $35,153
    $62,245
    $50,597
    $39,377
    Creative Arts Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $37,489
    $29,843
    $19,900
    $43,792
    $35,908
    $24,846
    $53,398
    $42,575
    $28,800
    Education Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $46,749
    $44,590
    $38,885
    $48,205
    $45,815
    $41,011
    $56,280
    $49,804
    $36,155
    Engineering & related technologies Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $49,830
    $43,124
    $33,273
    $53,878
    $46,287
    $37,422
    $69,975
    $58,287
    $46,716
    Health Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $61,356
    $47,132
    $39,993
    $67,318
    $52,602
    $42,449
    $86,149
    $62,647
    $43,104
    Information Technology Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $47,373
    $41,310
    $31,288
    $53,722
    $47,124
    $37,445
    $71,232
    $56,958
    $44,331
    Management & Commerce Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $45,690
    $39,838
    $31,061
    $51,670
    $44,741
    $36,891
    $68,014
    $53,791
    $41,373
    Natural & physical sciences Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $44,662
    $36,874
    $26,153
    $51,320
    $44,137
    $34,394
    $61,004
    $50,897
    $39,267
    Society & Culture Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $44,488
    $36,660
    $24,629
    $49,730
    $43,074
    $32,349
    $59,961
    $48,974
    $36,212
    Total Students Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $46,642
    $39,701
    $28,543
    $51,244
    $44,474
    $34,311
    $63,366
    $50,938
    $37,576

    Source: Statistics New Zealand, Integrated Data Infrastructure, Ministry of Education interpretation.

    Income for Postgraduates (with a Master's Degree)

    Field of Study Measure One year after study Two year after study Three year after study
    Agriculture, environmental & related studies Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $52,554
    $51,049
    $45,656
    $57,695
    $53,332
    $41,918
    $71,355
    $58,029
    $37,574
    Architecture & building Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $56,130
    $50,009
    $34,163
    $60,801
    $55,954
    $49,760
    $76,392
    $69,306
    $64,853
    Creative Arts Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $45,382
    $32,563
    $18,153
    $46,958
    $33,538
    $20,539
    $58,188
    $48,710
    $23,633
    Education Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    C..
    $54,608
    C..
    $59,651
    $46,816
    $26,320
    $66,111
    $42,149
    $26,041
    Engineering & related technologies Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $61,603
    $53,402
    $44,846
    $67,655
    $57,963
    $51,648
    $87,608
    $71,201
    $61,083
    Health Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $58,226
    $45,387
    $42,703
    $62,185
    $50,707
    $42,986
    $71,117
    $53,655
    $42,952
    Information Technology Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $55,944
    $47,366
    $36,759
    $64,891
    $55,755
    $49,835
    $92,861
    $71,944
    $59,495
    Management & Commerce Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $58,170
    $46,609
    $31,742
    $65,634
    $52,699
    $42,500
    $90,861
    $72,312
    $50,867
    Natural & physical sciences Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $50,640
    $42,035
    $30,699
    $55,576
    $48,948
    $40,494
    $68,875
    $57,424
    $46,349
    Society & Culture Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $54,030
    $43,311
    $29,335
    $58,835
    $49,754
    $36,599
    $73,901
    $59,543
    $40,774
    Total Students Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $55,588
    $45,556
    $32,473
    $60,498
    $51,531
    $39,566
    $75,523
    $62,140
    $45,715

    Source: Statistics New Zealand, Integrated Data Infrastructure, Ministry of Education interpretation.

    Incomes for those with a Doctoral Degree

    Field of Study Measure One year after study Two year after study Three year after study
    Engineering & related technologies Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $66,630
    $62,773
    $51,916
    $82,375
    $70,232
    $58,131
    C..
    $86,596
    C..
    Natural & physical sciences Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $67,000
    $51,725
    $30,820
    $68,258
    $60,217
    $44,067
    $81,027
    $71,412
    $59,720
    Society & Culture Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $67,394
    $48,349
    $33,542
    $75,290
    $61,965
    $47,176
    $85,293
    $68,037
    $40,948
    All Upper Quartile
    Median
    Lower quartile
    $69,061
    $56,116
    $35,444
    $74,675
    $64,664
    $50,994
    $84,262
    $73,637
    $58,319

    Source: Statistics New Zealand, Integrated Data Infrastructure, Ministry of Education interpretation.

  • Living Cost

    Costs of studying abroad is an important factor in choosing your study destination. This section familiarises you with the cost of higher education in New Zealand. When you compare the education costs in New Zealand to the US or the UK, it is quite affordable. Take a look:

    Tuition Fee (NZ $)

    • Arts & Sciences - $20,000
    • Engineering & Technology - $25,000
    • Dentistry & Medicine - $75,000

    Accommodation (NZ $)

    • Private Halls (Self Catered) - $14,400
    • Private Halls (Fully Catered) - $15,000
    • Apartment (Depending on location) - $14,600

    Other Living Expenses: (NZ $)