Detail of Newziland
New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" films.
Country Name: New Zealand
Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Independence: 26 September 1907
Prime Minister: Jacinda Ardern
Capital City: Wellington
Land Area: 268,021 km⊃2;
Population: 4.693 million (2016)
7.4% Pacific peoples
Official Language: English
Major Language: English
Currency: New Zealand dollar ($) (NZD)
Local Time: NZST (UTC+12)
Telephone Code: +64
GDP: Total $220.89 billion
Bank: Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Exchange Rate with BD Currency: 58.36 BDT
Why Study in New Zealand
1. The people
Kiwis are some of the most amazing, loving, and welcoming people that you will ever meet. If you are a stranger, a native New Zealander is going to treat you like you are a friend. They are used to meeting new people, first because they travel a lot themselves, and also because a lot of people come to visit New Zealand as well. The culture on the islands is quite laid back and easy going, as well. So you’re not going to feel tense like you would if you went to a large city like London or New York City to study. There are just over 4 million people who reside on the country, and it is one of the safest places to live in the world. Another cool thing about the people is that there are so many different kinds of people. For being such a small country, the diversity is greater than you see in many European countries.
2. The stability
Some people say that, because the country is in a small corner of the world that doesn’t really get bothered by anyone, that New Zealand seems to be secluded from the rest of the world. This isn’t true at all. As mentioned above, the people are really welcoming to outsiders. But, it can also be a great thing! The economy is actually incredibly stable, the cost of living is low, and the government is more stable (and less argumentative) than the governments that you will see in other countries. This is probably the reason that immigration is embraced, which we will talk about more in some of our later points.
3. The Weather
Nothing can get better than the weather in New Zealand. The winters are mild, with temperatures around 10ºC (50ºF) and slightly wet. In higher altitudes, you will see snow, but it’s not common in lower altitudes. In the summers, the climate is warm and dry with temperatures around 25ºC (77ºF). As you would expect in the southern hemisphere, the summer lasts from December to February; winter lasts from June to August. Spring and fall are similar, with cooler temperatures and little rain.
4. The educational system
This is the number one reason to go anywhere for school, but New Zealand is amazing for their educational system. First, the tuition is some of the lowest in the world. You get a British-based education (due to their British influences) for a percentage of the cost. The degrees are recognized around the world as being up-to-date and practical. You will get a high quality, hands on education that you deserve. The New Zealand even goes so far as to checking each and every course, program, and certificate for quality so that they can be recognized around the world as high-quality education. Not only that, but the support services for international students are among the best in the world. They have a lot of expertise and experience in helping international students so that they can succeed in their programs.
5. Never run out of things to do
This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who looks for adventure. In New Zealand, there are literally thousands of things to do. Do you like to hike? There are plenty of mountains for you to explore. Do you enjoy being a beach bum? Then you get to enjoy the beaches throughout the year. Want some excitement? There are always new things to do . The scenery is different depending on where you go; you could drive an hour and have a completely different geography. We’ll look at this more in our sports and recreation section.
6. Work opportunities
There are plenty of work opportunities available for international students. On a student visa, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week through the semester; during vacations you can work up to 40 hours. So, instead of having to worry about finances, you get to supplement your education with income. You may even be able to nab internships and other practical work. The international studies office at your university can help you find a job to sustain you during your time in New Zealand. Another great thing is that you can get a permit at the end of your degree program and work for 12 months in the country under a special “work permit” that is alongside your student visa, which is what we’ll look at closer in the last point.
7. Ease of visa acquisition and residency
The visa acquisition process is incredibly simple, and unlike many other countries, you will not be rejected right away. You get to talk to people and tell them your side of the story if there is something that may prevent you from getting a visa to come into the country. If you can explain why you’ve decided to go down there and your international studies program helps you to create a Statement of Purpose (a statement you give to the visa officer to tell them why you are coming to New Zealand to study), you will usually get a visa. The country is welcome to immigration, more so than almost any other country in the world. The last advantage is that, after you graduate, as mentioned above, you can work in the country for up to a year. If the job you are working at is related to the degree that you received, you can actually apply to get permanent residency, which you will most likely get within 6 months of your application. We look at visa acquisition and residency more in our Visa and Passport section.
Now do you see why there are over 100,000 people who go and study in New Zealand every single year? Will you join them and become an honorary Kiwi while getting your education in a beautiful and unique country like New Zealand? Then keep looking around our site; we can help you determine how to move forward with the application process and how to choose the right school for you. We want to give you everything that you need in order to help you to make the best decision on this site.
The educational system in New Zealand is extremely varied and is one of the best in the world. According to scores, it has the highest levels of literacy, mathematics, and sciences in the country. The public educational system is one of the best funded in the world; New Zealand offers the highest percentage of public funding in education in the world. Several indices rate New Zealand as the number one country in the world for education.
So what makes New Zealand so unique? What makes it different than all of the other developed countries that provide education to their children? It is based on several things; first, because New Zealand natives believe in giving everyone the education that they deserve. There are many private schools, but because the country is so great at giving their public schools the monies they need, many parents are just as happy using the public system.
The other reason is because the educational system focuses on both practical and academic achievement. Instead of sticking to a regimen that no one really understands and doesn’t really tell us anything, the New Zealand public education system focuses on being open-minded and letting children explore, thus allowing them to learn in the best way that they can. This gets them ready for college or the workplace upon finishing their secondary education.
Primary and Secondary Schools
- University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- University of Canterbury
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Waikato
Cost of Education & Living:
On average, an international student can expect to pay NZ$20,000 (£10,499) (all figures from now are in New Zealand dollars) for an arts and social sciences undergraduate degree, $25,000 (£13,124) for science and engineering and $75,000 (£39,372) for a dentistry and medicine degree.
For example, at the University of Auckland, a typical international undergraduate student pays $27,592 (£14,485) for most BA courses and up to $72,896 (£38,267) for medicine degrees beyond the first year. Postgraduate degrees at the University of Auckland are between $32,392 (£17,004) and $46,787 (£24,561) per year.
Therefore an international student studying at the University of Auckland would spend $82,776 (£43,454) for a three-year bachelor’s degree.
There are several possible options for renting during a period of study in New Zealand. You could stay in student residence halls ($200 or £105 per week, on average), a shared flat ($120/£63 per week) or a private flat ($180/£94 per week).
The 2017 estimate for renting a room in a three-person apartment is $202 (£106) per week in Auckland, $127 (£67) in Hamilton, $170 (£89) in Wellington, $132 (£69) in Christchurch and $147 (£77) in Dunedin. Therefore to live in Auckland (the most expensive of the university cities), students should budget to spend $8,080 (£4,241) on rent per year (based on a 40-week contract) which would amount to $24,240 (£12,725) across the entire three-year bachelor’s degree.
If you have the right skills and experience, it's always a good time to look for work in New Zealand. The success of your job hunt depends on the sector you're looking to work in. There are currently plenty of job openings in industries such as engineering, IT and medicine - however, there are also opportunities to contribute more generalist skills.
Major industries in the country include:
- Financial services
- Logs and wood articles
- Real estate services
Resident to permanent resident
You may have been living in New Zealand for a while now, but need to leave the country temporarily. If your travel conditions have expired, you'll need to apply for a Permanent Resident Visa or a variation of your travel conditions to return to New Zealand as a resident.
Permanent Resident Visas
A Permanent Resident Visa is usually the next step after being granted a Resident Visa. While Resident Visas have travel conditions that only allow a person to re-enter New Zealand as a resident until a certain date, a Permanent Resident Visa allows indefinite re-entry to New Zealand.
If you were the principal applicant of the original residence application, you can obtain a Permanent Resident Visa if you:
- Have held your resident visa for at least two years, and
- Have met any conditions of your Resident Visa, and
- Have shown a commitment to New Zealand in one of the five ways that meet our requirements
We welcome applications from international students studying a wide range of New Zealand and international qualifications. You must fulfill our requirements to receive an offer of place, or you must be in a position to fulfill our requirements to be considered for a conditional offer of place.
Entry requirements are based on your prior study and we provide specific requirements for qualifications our international students have most frequently achieved. There are additional entry requirements for some programmes and these vary depending on the programme you are applying for.
For Details: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/international-students/entry-requirements-international-students.html
- An offer of place from an approved education provider.
- Evidence that you have enough money to pay your tuition fees.
- Your passport and acceptable passport-style photo(s)
- Proof of funds – $15,000 per year, to cover your living expenses.