STUDY MS IN NEWZEALAND

Every year, hundreds of Indian students go overseas to study. Some go to do a Bachelors degree, some to pursue postgraduate study. Some do a vocational course, while others enroll on a short course as part of a gap year.

THE COUNTRY

New Zealand has been a favorite destination for the clued-up traveling community for decades, thanks to its spectacular scenery, welcoming people and rich, diverse culture. Recently its must-go status has been cemented by the success of The Lord Of The Rings, which was shot entirely in New Zealand. The country was voted the Lonely Planet’s top destination in the world in 2003 and 2004.New Zealand with vast open spaces filled with stunning rugged landscapes, gorgeous beaches, often spectacular geothermal and volcanic activity, a temperate climate and fascinating animal and plant life, and it is no surprise that New Zealand’s pure natural environment is so attractive to visitors from other countries. And the great advantage of New Zealand is there are many different landscapes, environments, and ecosystems so close to each other.

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM

New Zealand has been a favorite destination for the clued-up traveling community for decades, thanks to its spectacular scenery, welcoming people and rich, diverse culture. Recently its must-go status has been cemented by the success of The Lord Of The Rings, which was shot entirely in New Zealand. The country was voted the Lonely Planet’s top destination in the world in 2003 and 2004.Between all the institutions on this site, there’s a huge range of subjects offered at lots of different levels, from bachelors degrees in business to short courses in photography or becoming a snowboard instructor; from vocational qualifications to masters degrees.

REQUIREMENTS

Requirements to study in a University in New Zealand – The criteria for enrolment in a University vary depending on the institution. But generally besides the official translated documents, you will need to show:

  1. Evidence of study, Educational certificates (Attested by Principal). for example, If High School was not done in New Zealand need to show similar qualification, recognized by NOOSR, (New Zealand department for recognition of foreign aptitudes).
  2. Evidence of English knowledge/level. For example, IELTS / TOEFL test scores.
  3. 2 Recommendation Letters in sealed covers from the Head of the Department.
  4. Statement of Purpose and resume.
  5. Photocopy of Passport
  6. Student Photograph
THE COST

Tuition fees are individually set by the institutions so will vary according to what subject you study and where you study it, but expect to pay between NZ$13,000 and NZ$16,000 per year for a bachelors degree, and between NZ$13,500 and NZ$16,500 per year for postgraduate study.Standard bachelors degrees in New Zealand take three years to complete, though some specialist subjects (like architecture, law, engineering and medicine) can take longer.Masters degrees take two years – a year of taught papers followed by a year of independent research – though again specialist subjects such as an MBA are often the exception.The cost of living varies depending on where you choose to live in New Zealand. According to Education NZ, it’s recommended that International students budget for up to NZ$7,500 in living expenses per year.

VISAS

The type of visa you’ll need to study in New Zealand will be determined by how long your course is. If it’s three months or less, you’ll be able to enter and study in New Zealand on a Visitor or a Working Holiday visa.If your course is longer than three months, you’ll need to get a Student visa. A Student visa entitles you to be in the country for as long as your course lasts, and usually allows some time for traveling around. If your course is one year or more, you’ll also be eligible to apply to work part-time – 20 hours a week. In order to apply for a Student visa, you’ll need an offer of study from your chosen institution. So don’t worry about it until then. We’ll guide on how to apply, including a list of all the documents you’ll need, with your offer of study. If you have any questions, just email us on info@abroadedwise.com.

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