- 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!
- It has been ranked third in Global Peace Index of 162 countries and has low crime rates.
- 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.
- 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.
- New Zealand attracts around 90,000 international students every year.
- Students can take up part-time jobs, as per their visa provisions.
- It is easy to get a work permit in New Zealand after your studies and later on you may even apply for permanent residency.
- There are plenty of opportunities for skilled labor in New Zealand, with proper guidelines and support from the government.
- Forbes rated New Zealand first in their 2012 Best Countries for Business list.
- The Kiwi dollar was among the top 25 rated sovereign currencies in the world (Standard and Poor’s).
Some more facts about New Zealand
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.