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
- Certificates and NCEA level 1
- Certificates and NCEA level 2
- Certificates and NCEA level 3
- Certificates and Scholarships
- Certificates and Diplomas
- Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Certificates, Diplomas
- Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Certificates, Bachelors Degree, Diplomas
- Post Graduate Certificates, Post Graduate Diplomas, Bachelor’s Degree with Honors
- Masters Degrees
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:
- Media- communication
- Information Technology
Institutions offering Level 7 Courses:
- Unitec New Zealand, Auckland
- Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton
- Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Christchurch
- Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland
- New Zealand School of Education, Auckland
- Whitireia College Auckland campus and more
- Pacific International Hotel Management School, New Plymouth
- Queenstown Resort College, Queenstown
All courses offered by institutions are NZQA approved.
Universities offering Level 7 courses:
All 8 universities in New Zealand offer Level 7 courses.
- University of Auckland, Auckland
- Auckland University of Technology, Auckland
- Massey University at all three campuses Portsmouth, Wellington and Auckland
- Waikato University, Hamilton
- Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
- Lincoln University, Christchurch
- Canterbury Christchurch University, Christchurch
- Otago University, Dunedin
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:
- In New Zealand, with the current visa rules you are allowed to take up the job search visa twice.
- Post Graduate Diploma – Level 7 studies – first year of Masters degree, One year job search Visa.
- Masters Degree – Level 8 studies – 2 ndyear of Masters degree, One year job search Visa.
Benefits for Married students:
- If you are studying a Postgraduate course or a Level 7 course listed on long-term skill shortage list, your spouse will be eligible to accompany you to New Zealand.
- Spouse can work full time.
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:
- Primary Applicant – NZ$ 15,000
- Spouse – NZ$ 4,200
- Children – NZ$ 4,2000
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.
- Commonwealth Scholarship.
- Bayer Boost Environmental Scholarship.
- NZ International Doctoral Research Scholarships.
- H.T. Bates Postgraduate Scholarship.
- Reserve Bank of NZ University Scholarship.
- NZ International Undergraduate Fees Scholarship.
- Bickerton-Widdowson Trust Memorial Scholarship.
- ZESPRI Horticultural International Scholarship.
- LEARN Scholarships.
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:
- Certificate – 50 – 60% in class XII
- Diploma – 60 – 75% in class XII
- Bachelors – 70 – 75% and above in class XII
- Graduate Diploma – 50 – 55% in Bachelors Degree
- Post Graduate – 55 – 60% in Bachelors Degree + a PG Diploma / Masters from a Recognized University or relevant work experience.
- Masters Degree – 60% in Bachelors Degree + a PG Diploma / Masters from a Recognized University or relevant work experience.
The major intake is in February and July, with minor intake in November, for Diploma courses throught out the year.