Capital : Wellington
Official language: English and Maori
Currency: New Zealand Dollars ($) (NZD)
Calling code: +64
Time Difference: 7 hours 30 minutes ahead IST
Climate: Summers 20-30 degree C and Winters 10-15 Degree C
Benefits of studying in New Zealand
The advantages of the education system in New Zealand to international students can not be over-emphasised; it is a system that offers an attractive and stimulating academic environment.
New Zealand lies between 37 and 47 degrees south of the Tropic of Capricorn. Both the North and South Islands of New Zealand enjoy moderate, maritime climate, weather and temperatures.
New Zealand weather and climate is of paramount importance to the people of New Zealand, as many New Zealander’s make their living from the land. New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine throughout most of the country. New Zealand’s climate is dominated by two main geographical features: the mountains and the sea.
New Zealand transport offers travellers a large selection of quality private and public transport options, suiting all budgets and travelling preferences.
New Zealand transportation includes rental cars, bus transport, air charters, car and motor home hire, train transport, limousine hire and more.
Major Regions/ Cities
The region is the top tier of local government in New Zealand. There are 16 regions of New Zealand. Twelve are governed by an elected regional council, while four are governed by territorial authorities (the second tier of local government) which also perform the functions of a regional council and thus are known as unitary authorities. The Chatham Islands Council is similar to a unitary authority, but is authorised under its own enabling legislation.
The Economy of New Zealand is a market economy which is greatly dependent on international trade, mainly with Australia, the European Union, the United States, China and Japan. It has only small manufacturing and high-tech sectors, being strongly focused on tourism and primary industries like agriculture (though both sectors are highly profitable). Economic free-market reforms of the last decades have removed many barriers to foreign investment, and the World Bank in 2005 praised New Zealand as being the most business-friendly country in the world, before Singapore.
Manufacturing, Rental, hiring, real estate services, Health care and social assistance. Other services: Construction, Education and training Agriculture, forestry and fishing Accommodation and food services, Transport, postal and warehousing, Retail trade, Professional, scientific and technical services, Wholesale trade, Administrative and support services Financial and insurance services, Public administration and safety Information media and telecommunications Arts and recreation services Electricity, gas, water and waste services Mining.
The academic year extends from February to November with many programs having a mid year intake in July. The major holiday period is December to February.
There is no official ranking of Universities.
Part time work during studies
Students are allowed to work part time 20 hours per week and full time during holidays while studying the course.
Work opportunities after studies
After the completion of studies if student gets permanent job offer (an offer that qualifies the visa requirement) in the related filed of study, he/she may apply for PR. Else, a student can stay in New Zealand there and search for a job on work permit.
Student prepares Visa file as per Embassy guideline:
Visa processing time:
Total Visa Fees: Rs 9,000 /-
Change in Fund Transfer Scheme (FTS) account opening process for New Zealand Visa.
Effective from 1 October 2011.
The new changes in opening a FTS account include the following:
1. The students will be given a FTS ‘REFERENCE NUMBER’ for their account number.
2. As a student you will have to file this letter with the given reference number.
3. When you receive Approval in Principal (AIP), you need to submit a copy of AIP along with the reference number.
4. Your account will be opened and details will be sent to you only after a copy of your AIP is received by the bank.
5. Once you receive the account detail, then you can ask for fund transfer from India to your new account.
6. The bank will issue proof of funds letter to you once funds are received into the account.
IELTS &/or TOEFL are not mandatory requirements however its highly recommended for clear and timely processing of admission and visa application. Students cannot go to NZ to study an English course.
Student must have required language capability from India before enrolling in a NZ institute.
TOEFL is not acceptable by New Zealand High Commission. Please confirm acceptable test status at the time of making application.
For each 1 year period:
Percentage Entry Requirement
|Qualification||MINIMUM % required|
|Certificate||50 – 60 % in class XII|
|Diploma||60 – 75 % in class XII|
|Bachelor||70- 75 % and above in class XII|
|Graduate Diploma||50 – 55 % in B. degree|
|Post Graduate Diploma||55 – 60 % in B. degree + a PG Diploma/Masters from a recognized University or relevant work experience|
|Masters degree||60% and above in Bachelor degree + a PG Diploma/Masters from a recognized University/ or relevant work experience|
|EXAM||DIPLOMA||BACHELORS||GRAD DIP||PG DIP/MASTER|
|TOEFL (PAPER BASED)||550||550-575||550
|575- 600 (TWE-5.0)|
|TOEFL (COMPUTER BASED)||213-233||233-247||233||250|
No band should be less than 5.0/5.5
For most of the MBA’s/Teaching programs an IELTS of 7.0 band is required
This is just a guideline. English requirements may change as per course/University.
this link is helpful for finding courses offered by universities. its a quick course search website.
the map on this website can give correct information about the travel distance between cities.
This website gives information about the courses and levels of the programs
This is a quick search website for institutes and the level of programs they offer.