Study in Newzealand


Introduction

New Zealand ‘s social origins blend pacific culture with colonialism from Europe to the ‘ New World ‘Only 150 years ago, New Zealanders were forging a new society from a rugged uncompromising land. A result is New Zealander’s ‘do it yourself’ attitude. Pragmatic innovation is a common theme and fresh thinking and new ideas have become a hallmark of this uniquely pacific nation.‘New world thinking’ gives students in New Zealand institutions the freedom to think for them selves and to realize their potential as members of the ‘New World Class’

Location : Southern Pacific Ocean

Area : 268,680 square kilometers

Population : 4,035,461

Capital City : Wellington

Main Cities : Auckland , Wellington , Christchurch , Dunedin , Hamilton

Industries : Dairy / Education / Agriculture/ Tourism/

The awesome landscapes with lush green forests and amazing wildlife, the diverse, sophisticated and multicultural society, honest, friendly and open minded people and the world class infrastructure and network of highly renowned universities, polytechnics and institutes of technology make New Zealand an ideal destination for international students.The country experiences temperate climate though the North of New Zealand is sub-tropical. The average maximum temperature ranges from 20 – 30 C during summer (December – February). Winter months (June – August) bring down the mercury levels to 10 – 15 C. The temperature fluctuates around 14 C during spring and autumn.

The New Zealanders are highly educated and sophisticated urban dwellers. They form a unique, vibrant and multicultural society that embraces 21st Century technology and culture with ease. The cultural background of individualism, self-reliance and a genius for invention sets the New Zealanders apart from the others. The people love their landscape and outdoor activities. Thus, many New Zealanders enjoy hiking, mountaineering and Kayaking while many more explore their landscape with a trip to the beach or a bush walk. Blessed with such a long coastline, it is little wonder that New Zealanders love water sports, too. They have won many Olympic medals for yachting, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing.

Arts and culture have also amply flourished in the country. The Kiwis are known for their ingenuity and self-sufficiency. It is said that the Kiwis can create amazing things with a small piece of wire. The No. 8 wire, widely available in NZ and used for a variety of tasks, has now become a symbol of kiwi adaptability.

Along with a strong streak of individualism the nation also boasts of an egalitarian government. The extended family structure and the traditional Maori culture have infused a sense of fair play and teamwork among the people. New Zealand is also one of the earliest countries to grant women the right to vote and has a strong trade union tradition. New Zealand has an agrarian economy where wool, meat, wood and wood products, fish and dairy products for a major part of exports. Over the last 20 years the efforts of the government have been towards industrialization and a free market economy that can compete globally. This dynamic growth has boosted the incomes, broadened and deepened the technological capabilities of the industrial sector and contained inflationary pressures.

Why Newzealand ?

Why Study in Newzealand

New Zealand is fast emerging as an attractive study abroad destination for international students. New Zealand universities, polytechnics and other educational institutions are known for the unique learning environment they provide. In recent years there has been a steady increase in the number of foreign students choosing New Zealand as their study abroad destination.

New Zealand is a modern, secular, democratic, without entrenched class system. It has a clean, green, warm, friendly and safe. Today, people from over 145 countries call New Zealand their home.

New Zealand proposes education at a comparatively low fee. The expenditure of living is low and the quality of life is fine. There is no language restriction and you will find a lot of opportunities easiest part time job while studying. Tuition per year is approximately NZ $ 15,000 (Rs 4,65,000) and living costs NZ $ 12,000 (Rs 3,72,000).

Education in New Zealand offers not only a world class level, it also provides you an excellent opportunity to work and reside in this wonderful country after the end of your course.

Recent reports put forth that students aspiring to study in New Zealand is now able to obtain a student visa in a much easier and transparent. For New Zealand a much more popular destination in comparison with the United Kingdom, United States, Canada or Australia, a new type of student visa to place, making it easier for overseas students.

The announcement of a new type of student visa has been made recently by the New Zealand Immigration Minister, Jonathan Coleman and he felt that the introduction of this new type of visa would go against the widespread red tapism. To make the visa process faster and less severe, temporary visas would be issued under a student is still in progress. In addition, background checks and renewals medical examination would be necessary to complete every three years instead of every two years.

However, all students would still have to meet all standard criteria, but the new visa offer stress less opportunity for students and make the registration process smooth for education providers. The proposed changes would take effect from February 2011 and also provide assistance to the industry despite $ 2 billion education export of New Zealand.

Enjoying the change, education experts believe that new changes would add to the popularity of New Zealand, a study abroad destination. He added that students are motivated to study, in the beautiful country of New Zealand, but the strict rules of transparency and less posed as stumbling blocks. With the new visa type, New Zealand would surely witness more students wishing to study in the country.

New Zealand’s education system is based on the British system, which makes it recognised in a number of countries so students can either progress to further education in New Zealand or other English speaking nations, or move to further study or employment back in their home countries easily.

 

Studying in New Zealand is about more than getting a good education. The school system is well-respected around the world, and very consistent between schools. But a student who comes to New Zealand goes home with more than just a qualification. Most will tell you that their experience of the culture, landscape and lifestyle in New Zealand was as important to them as their schooling there. It’s that complete experience that makes the long trip to the bottom of the world worthwhile.

 

New Zealand is around the same size as Japan or the Britain, but with a population of just over 4 million. That leaves a lot of open space, and a chance for every single person to make their mark. Smaller cities, smaller classes, and a more relaxed approach to life influence the student experience all around the country.

 

New Zealand Qualifications

Education in New Zealand focuses on equipping students with skills and knowledge essential for both career and life on a global scale.

The New Zealand Government works with officials worldwide to ensure the qualifications are recognised. This provides you with an assurance that whether you continue studying in New Zealand or move to another country’s education system, you will be able to credit your New Zealand qualification towards your future study.

 

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement programme (NCEA) is New Zealand’s main national qualification for secondary students. Entrance to degree study at New Zealand tertiary education institutions is achieved by gaining a minimum of 42 credits at NCEA level 3 or higher, and fulfilling specific subject and level requirements, and literacy and numeracy requirements.

However, international qualifications considered equivalent are accepted.

 

New Zealand’s university degrees and other tertiary qualifications are recognised around the world. Students who gain tertiary qualifications in New Zealand can use them as a step towards further education in other countries, or as final qualifications to put to work in the international job market.

 

Quality Assurance

New Zealand has an excellent centrally-managed quality assurance system. All institutions enrolling international students must be registered and maintain very high standards of course quality and pastoral care.

This system means students can move between sectors of education easily. A student can begin their New Zealand education in a secondary school and move through to tertiary study by only providing evidence of identity and a single sheet of paper outlining their NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority) approved qualifications. Similarly, a student can move between tertiary education providers easily as the system ensures papers or qualifications completed can be credited to their new institution. Where needed, English courses can be arranged to bring a student’s ability up to the required standard for entrance.

All New Zealand institutions who enrol international students must be a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

 

This system creates a depth of quality right across the system. A student contemplating study within New Zealand does not have to worry about which institution to study at so much as which course and part of New Zealand they want to be in.

 

The New Zealand Difference

New Zealand, prides itself on being inventive and thinking outside the box. This is seen in their educational system, as they encourage students to think for themselves and solve problems. This is more practical than memorisation or rote learning. Lively discussion and debate are part of the normal classroom experience here.

 

With a New Zealand education, students are able to enter the competitive working world prepared to face difficult decisions and complex problems.

 

Also, New Zealand’s smaller population means that students have more personal experience here. Class sizes are smaller, cities are compact and easy to get around, and nobody gets lost in the crowd. International students here are often surprised by the amount of personal attention they receive from their teachers and tutors, giving them a chance to make the most of their education.

 

Students are treated as individuals – you’re encouraged to learn from others but also to think for yourself. You’ll learn how to harness your unique strengths and original ideas and channel them into an exciting career.

 

For international students, this personalised treatment extends beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.

 

All institutions that host international students have staff dedicated to ensuring their time in New Zealand is happy and successful.

 

Around 90,000 international students come to New Zealand each year to pursue their studies and to experience a lifestyle that is warm, welcoming and relaxed. The high quality of the education offered in New Zealand, combined with a safe learning environment, makes New Zealand an ideal choice for students who want to combine a valuable qualification with an unrivalled overseas experience.

Education System

New Zealand welcomes international students into all sectors of education.

Tertiary education is available through:

  • Universities
  • Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs)
  • Private training establishments (PTEs).

Students will find English language training at specialist language schools, most secondary schools, private training providers, institutes of technology and polytechnics and universities.

The following chart shows the New Zealand education system and study pathway options.

Private Training Establishments (PTEs)

There are many private training establishments (PTEs) in New Zealand. They often specialise in a particular area of education like business or tourism. PTEs are run as private businesses though most receive some state funding.

Many PTEs offer English language programmes. They may also offer foundation studies or diploma courses that can lead to university or ITP degree programmes. Some also provide postgraduate study. They follow a similar timetable to other tertiary education providers. Length of study ranges from 1-2 months to 2 years.

All PTEs must be approved and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority – see www.nzqa.govt.nz – Find Education Providers

Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITPs)

There are 21 Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics (ITPs) in New Zealand which offer academic and applied education at all levels. They are all state-funded. Students can choose from certificate (entry) level courses to postgraduate qualifications. These are of equal status to university courses. Learning at an ITP tends to be of a more practical nature.

Features of ITP learning include:

• emphasis on practical and flexible learning – in technical, vocational and professional fields

• strong connections to industry

• extra student support services

• small classes

ITP Quality, under delegation from NZQA, is the organisation responsible for quality assurance of Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) through processes of:

• course approval and accreditation
• degree monitoring
• periodic external evaluation and review (EER).

http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/quality-assurance-of-itps/itps-in-new-zealand/

Universities

New Zealand has 8 universities. All are state-funded and respected around the world for academic and research success.

New Zealand universities offer:

  • Foundation courses (6 months – 1 year)
  • Undergraduate degrees (3-4 years)
  • Postgraduate programmes (1-3 years)
  • PhD doctorate programmes

The Universities New Zealand previously known as The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee represents the interests of New Zealand’s 8 universities – Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury, Lincoln and Otago. See www.nzvcc.ac.nz

The NZ University System

Universities are a vital part of modern society and are important not just for teaching but also for research and the development of society as a whole. As centres of research excellence they play an important role in economic transformation and development.

Universities help society by increasing the skills and knowledge base and in the acquisition of the skills necessary for the professions such as medicine, law and engineering.

As institutions of higher learning, universities are involved not only in the basic skills needed in the profession but also in what can be called basic life skills – analysis, flexible thinking, communication, adaptation and innovation.

That is, universities don’t just train, they educate. Universities also enhance society through their contribution to our understanding of social issues and our achievement of social, economic and physical well-being.

Application Procedure

Application processing :

By choosing a New Zealand education, you become one of an increasing number of international students enjoying a learning environment that encourages innovative thought and achievement.

Once you have found the New Zealand institution and course of study you wish to apply for, take the following steps to enroll for your chosen programmed:

  • Complete the relevant application form(s) (our counselors will help you) for your chosen course/s and submit it to us. You need to Include a photo, educational documents (originals or certified photocopies) and certified translations, as required.
  • The proof of English proficiency will be beneficial to support your application.
  • The institution will send an ‘Offer of Place’ letter confirming commencement dates and course details, and an invoice for the tuition fee.
  • Once you decide to accept the offer, you will be required to pay fees.
  • The institution will send a confirmed offer of place and confirmation of payment
  • We will guide you with your visa documentations simultaneously

To get a student visa and permit, you have to be enrolled in an approved course at an institution that has been accredited to offer that course.

Studying & Living

Tuition Fees : The tuition fees is different for different universities and colleges and varies with courses. We have listed a few courses with the approximate range of annual tuition fees. For more specific details, please contact the respective university and college.

The fees mentioned are a general guide only.

Cost of Study in a New Zealand University

The below costs are average, annual tuition fees.

  • Bachelor: NZ$15,000
  • Masters degree: NZ$18,800
  • Ph.D: NZ$21,200

Cost of Study in a New Zealand Polytechnic or Institute of Technology

The below costs are average, annual tuition fees.

  • Bachelor: NZ$15,000
  • Diploma: NZ$14,800
  • Certificate: NZ$14,200

Living Expenses : The approximate annual living expenses are about NZ $ 10,000 – 12,000, which includes accommodation as well as other daily expense However, the expenses are different for different people depending on the lifestyles and this is just a rough idea.

New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries, Student are allowed to work for 20 hours per week with their education and full time in their Holidays.

Visa Process

    • File submission along with the original passport, medical reports, police clearance certificate & IELTS
    • Approval In Principle
    • Payment of fees to the Institution.
    • Final Visa
    • Evidence of sufficient funds to live on while you are studying.

Category of Student Visa application - Processing time

      • Positive Profile applications – 6 weeks
      • Review Stream application – 18 w

Levels of programs offered by New Zealand institutions:

      • Certificate are levels 1 to 4
      • Diplomas are levels 5 & 6
      • Bachelors degree & certificates are level 7
      • Post Graduate Diplomas & certificates & Bachelors degrees with honors are level 8.
      • Masters degrees are level 9
      • Doctoral degrees are level 10

Living Expenses:

      Estimated at AUD 10,000 per annum


Acceptable sponsors:

      Self, Spouse, Parents, Siblings, Maternal & Paternal Grand Parents, In laws & extended blood relatives can sponsor.


Funds:

      1st year funds need to be shown from the acceptable source of funds & for the rest of the duration student needs to demonstrate the flow of the funds or resources which are reserved for the remaining duration of the course.


Acceptable Funds-

      Bank balance in savings account, fixed deposits, provident fund, PPF, and Postal Investments.


Education Bank Loans –

      From recognized financial institutions in India are accepted

 

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