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Globally Recognized Qualifications:
The education system in New Zealand is highly rated across the world. It is quality driven, innovative, timely and student-centric. Schools and universities in New Zealand offer word-class facilities, resources, and teaching staff. The degrees awarded are internationally recognized and valued, as a result of which thousands of students have chosen New Zealand as their study destination over the years.. All the universities are ranked in top 3% in the world.
Strict quality checks and government accreditation:
There are several government checks and controls on the education system and institutions in New Zealand. Government bodies like NZQA and NZVCC regularly audit and approve all the qualifications being conferred as well as the quality of their delivery to students.
Safe and secure environment:
Since 2002, the government of New Zealand has enforced a Code of Conduct for the Pastoral Care of International Students, which lays down guidelines for the education providers and other stakeholders to follow, thereby ensuring the well-being of these students.
New Zealand has a warm, multi-cultural and tolerant society which makes it easier for foreign students to live and study here. The crime rates are among the lowest in the world.
Levels Qualification type
STUDY AND WORK IN NEW ZEALAND WITH LEVEL 7 COURSES:
LEVEL 7 COURSES are very popular in New Zealand as they allow students to get post study work permit after studying one year. Level 7 courses are highly skilled and specialized. Level 7 courses could variety of courses and are offered by both universities and colleges.
Popular subjects for Level 7 Courses:
Institutions offering Level 7 Courses:
All courses offered by institutions are NZQA approved.
Universities offering Level 7 courses:
All 8 universities in New Zealand offer Level 7 courses.
Level 7 courses are offered by universities as first year of the Masters degree. You can opt for the same by dividing your Masters degree in level 7 and 8 which is Masters Degree first year and second year respectively.
Advantages of dividing Master’s degree for Level 7:
Benefits for Married students:
Who can study Level 7 courses?:
All students who wish to study courses at level 7 and above need to a graduate degree from India. All students applying for Bachelors, Graduate Diploma or Diploma need to check level of the course at the time of making application in New Zealand universities or Colleges. Irrespective of name of the course, level 7 courses require Bachelor degree level background from India for admission. Some technical courses like Networking, SAS, JAVA, Animation & Graphics, their requirement may differ.
Exceptional living standards:
The cost of living is lower than in other similar developed countries like the US, Canada, the UK, and even the neighboring Australia. A student pursuing a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in New Zealand will only incur half the expenses of what he would in the US or the UK. The quality of living is also very high with good healthcare, transport and recreational facilities.
English is spoken by about 98% of the population and the accent is also easy to grasp.
Good climatic conditions:
New Zealand enjoys a benevolent, temperate climate. The summers are mild and the winters are cool. Kiwis are known for their love of adventure and outdoor life. You can also be a part of the healthy living that this country offers to its people.
Changes in Fund Transfer Scheme (FTS) account opening process for New Zealand Student Visa:
When you receive Approval in Principal (AIP), open an FTS account; you need to submit a copy of AIP along with the reference number.
Your account will be opened and details will be sent to you only after a copy of your AIP is received by the bank.
Once you receive the account details, you can ask for fund transfer from India to your new account.
The bank will issue proof of funds letter to you once funds are received into the account.
A good command over spoken and written English is essential if you want to perform well in the universities here. Though IELTS/TOEFL scores are not mandatory for admission, a band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate and that of 6.5/7.5 for post-graduate courses is desirable.
HOW CAN I APPLY WITHOUT IELTS TO NEW ZEALAND:
The Documents needed to gain exemption from IELTS/PTE:
Your mark sheets from your entire schooling years, clearly stating your medium of instruction to be English, if you have stated in your application that all your schooling was done in English.
Your mark sheets for five years, from class VIII to class XII, stating your medium of instruction to be English, if you have stated in your application that you studied in an English medium school at the time.(Note: Only submitting mark sheets for classes VIII and XII will not do; you will need to submit mark sheets for all the five years in question.)
A certificate from your school(s) confirming you studied with them for the duration stated and attended exams at the time mentioned in the mark sheets.
Mercer’s 2012 Cost of Living Survey ranks cities worldwide-1st place being the most expensive to live in. The Survey lists Auckland (56) and Wellington (74) as far better than other major global cities like Sydney (11), London (25) and New York (33). This shows New Zealand is affordable despite its high living standards and civic amenities.
Fee Structure for each 1 year period:
Scholarship / Bursaries:
There are not many scholarships for Indian students and there is stiff competition for the few that are available. Most of the scholarships for international students predominantly target Ph.D. and doctoral courses. A few of the available scholarships are given below. You can try for a suitable one.
Universities and courses:
Qualifications earned in New Zealand are highly regarded internationally and the courses are designed with this in mind. Global Best Practice is the minimum standard.
New Zealand has 8 Universities in all, located in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. They are all public institutions and are part-funded by the government. They offer a broad range of subjects for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral courses in Science, Commerce, and the Humanities. The QS rankings place New Zealand universities among the World’s Top 50 for Accounting and Finance, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Economics, Medicine, Agriculture and Forestry, and 13 other important disciplines.
In addition to this, there are 18 institutes of technology and polytechnics in all the main centers and leading provincial cities as well. There are also 600 private training establishments, including English language schools, located across the country.
Academic Requirement – Percentage Entry Requirement:
The major intake is in February and July, with minor intake in November, for Diploma courses throught out the year.
If you need to stay in New Zealand for more than 3 months for your education then you require a student visa. International students looking to study full time (more than 20 hours of classes per week) should apply to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) for student visa.
If the course duration is more than one year the visa would be issued for only the first year or for the duration for which the tuition fee has been paid.
You need to have the following documents while applying for student visa:
Visa processing time: 2-4 weeks approximately
Total Visa Fees: Rs. 11,000/-
PROCESSING OF NEW ZEALAND STUDENT VISA:
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has started an initiative with selected education providers that will help in getting fast processing of student visa. Now AIP (Approval in Principle) can be received within a week. This initiative is known as Industry Partnership with Education Providers.
To be eligible, Student must
If a provider chooses to support an individual for streamlined processing it will provide that individual with a letter of nomination. This letter of nomination must be submitted to the relevant INZ Visa Application Centre along with a completed application form; all other required documentation; and the relevant fee.
On December 2013 many education providers are authorized to support streamlined processing and provide nomination letters to offshore student visa applicants.
SPOUSE VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN NEW ZEALAND:
The full time international students in New Zealand are also allowed to bring their spouse or partners in New Zealand. Spouse visa is also called as partner or partnership visa in New Zealand. There are a few criteria to be met in order to acquire the spouse/partner visa .
Statement Of Purpose (SOP):
SOP is the heart of the application and it should demonstrate the intentions of the student and it should cover all the points mentioned below.
Who can be the Sponsor?
The sources of funds (annual income) can be in the form of:
Under Student visa subclass 500 the student must follow below mentioned rules:
Problems or Mistakes in writing SOP:
If the course you want to study is not more than three months period, and you hold an NZ visitor’s visa, then you do not need a student visa. If your course will take three months or longer to complete, you will need to apply for a student visa.
There is no age limit to get a student visa in New Zealand.
Immigration New Zealand advises you to wait up to a maximum of seven weeks (35 working days) for processing of student visa applications. Processing is, however, often quicker if your application is straightforward.
The visa is valid immediately upon issuing, once you have your visa you can use it to enter New Zealand.
The validity of a New Zealand Student Visa is up to four years.
Yes, you can study in any institute which is fully registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
Yes, A student can work up to 20 hrs. a week when school is in session, however during officially declared vacation, student can work full time. Please note that Students pursuing Masters by Research and PhD enjoy full time work rights.
Medical & Travel insurance is mandatory for the entire duration of your study in New Zealand.
We recommend that you should get in touch with a fully licensed immigration agency like us. We would be able to guide you in professional way on and on an individual basis.
After we help you in identifying the appropriate course and university, we will help you in completing the relevant application forms. Documents will include educational documents, SOP etc.
We will then apply on your behalf and obtain an ‘Offer of Place’ detailing information about commencement dates, course details and details about the tuition fee.