New Zealand - FAQ

New Zealand has flexible educational system and you have a wide range of institutions to choose from. Start exploring schools and universities online and choose an appropriate course of your choice.

If you are enrolled in a full-time Diploma or Degree programme (Level 5 or higher), you are permitted to work up to 20 hours/week.

The fess structure varies for each university. An average tuition fee ranges from NZ$10,000 to NZ$22,000 for polytechnic courses, university undergraduate, and postgraduate degrees.

An average cost of living in New Zealand is NZ$8,000 and NZ$10,000 a year including accommodation, transport, and other expenses.

New Zealand houses around 8 Universities, 25 Polytechnics and/or Institutes of Technology.

Most undergraduate degrees in New Zealand are for 3 years but there are also several degrees which take 4 years to complete.

You can earn up to NZ$8.00 – NZ$15.00 per hour.

Students can apply for Graduate Job Search Work visa which is granted for 12 months. After securing job students can apply for a Graduate Work Experience visa which lets you work in New Zealand, for a specific job, and for a specific employer, for two or more years which will gain experience in your field of study.

New Zealand degrees are recognized internationally and will be accepted when applying for post-graduate study in most countries.

Current international students must apply to renew their visa 1-2 months before the expiry date.  Students can contact respective International Student Advisor for details in the institution they attend.

There are several scholarships available for international students who wish to study in New Zealand universities. Selection for the scholarship is based on academic merit. Commonwealth Scholarship program and various Universities excellence scholarships are the popular programs applied by international students.

Students have plenty of living options, from apartments in the city to home stays in the countryside that suits one’s study needs.

New Zealand climate is relatively mild, has wet winters and warm dry summers. The warmest part of New Zealand is the north, and temperatures go down across south.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority has established minimum English language standards to study tertiary programmes in New Zealand. Students have to submit IELTS/TOEFL scores as per their level of course applied.