New Zealand

  1. New Zealand has nature’s blessings in abundance- golden beaches, glaciers, luscious rainforests and snow-capped mountains- the country is full of stunning landscapes. A foreign student can look forward to an exciting outdoor life. It is also the youngest country in the world, the last to be discovered by man!
  2. It has been ranked third in Global Peace Index of 162 countries and has low crime rates.
  3. The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students ensures you are well looked after and safe in New Zealand. It is a government initiative and is a formal guideline for education providers along with proper grievance redressal system for students.
  4. New Zealand has 8 universities in all, with 7 featuring in the QS World Top 500 University Rankings. This is a great achievement for a nation with a population of only 4 million.
  5. New Zealand attracts around 90,000 international students every year.
  6. Students can take up part-time jobs, as per their visa provisions.
  7. It is easy to get a work permit in New Zealand after your studies and later on you may even apply for permanent residency.
  8. There are plenty of opportunities for skilled labor in New Zealand, with proper guidelines and support from the government.
  9. Forbes rated New Zealand first in their 2012 Best Countries for Business list.
  10. The Kiwi dollar was among the top 25 rated sovereign currencies in the world (Standard and Poor’s).

Some more facts about New Zealand

Capital: Wellington
Official languages: English and Maori
Currency: New Zealand Dollars ($) (NZD)
International calling code: +64
Time Difference: 7 hours 30 minutes ahead of IST
Climate: An average temperature of 20-30 degrees Celsius in summers, and that of 10-15 degrees Celsius in winters.