New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, just south of Australia.


New Zealand is located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, just south of Australia. The country is not part of Australia and has never been (many people make that error), but it has been its own country since the late 19th century. Before then, the country was actually considered to be part of the United Kingdom, and was under the laws and jurisdiction of the crown. New Zealand is actually a number of smaller islands, with two main islands (the North Island, also called Te Ika-a-Māui by the natives, and the South Island, also called Te Waipounamu) that comprise most of the land area of the country.

New Zealand Ranking second on the Global Peace Index 2018, New Zealand is undoubtedly the safest country to study in. With globally ranked universities and a responsive education system, it has the right mix of opportunities, culture, economy and climate to thrive for an Indian student. Not to miss, its unspoiled scenery will make your experience worth every penny.

  • Name: New Zealand
  • Capital City: Wellington (395,600 pop.)
  • New Zealand Population: 4,451,017 (2012 est.)
  • World Populations: (all countries)
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD or NZ$)
  • Language: English 91.2% (official), Maori 3.9% (official)

The country is separated into 16 regions. 11 of those regions are run by the top tier of local government, called the regional council. 5 of them are run by territorial authorities.

  • Northland
  • Auckland
  • Waikato
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke’s Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Wellington
  • Tasman
  • Nelson
  • Marlborough
  • West Coast
  • Canterbury
  • Otago
  • Southland

Why Study in NEW ZEALAND?

  • New Zealand is famous for its amazing scenery and a fun place to visit and a superb study destination.
  • The countryside is unique and quite spectacular, from rolling green hills to golden sand beaches then lush rainforests, all within a few hours drive. The climate in New Zealand is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters, with temperature between 10 and 15ºC, and warm, dry summers where temperatures range from 20 to 30ºC. The summer months are December, January, February, and the winter months are June, July and August.
  • New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It offers a safe learning environment which provides excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments. New Zealanders are well travelled, with a great interest in people from other cultures, so visitors and international students soon feel more than welcome. Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socializing together. New Zealand offers a progressive education to help students take a leading place in the exciting global environment, with many New Zealanders working internationally or involved in collaborative research with many prestigious overseas universities.
  • There are many state-of-the-art facilities, and with many institutions spearheading several new technological developments, students have access to more advanced technology than they could wish for. As a result, New Zealand produces top graduates who can take their place in the international arena with confidence. Thousands of students choose to study here, to further their English, broaden their knowledge and improve their job prospects in the global marketplace.

There is a lot more to New Zealand than just an excellent education system though! New Zealand has a reputation as the ‘adventure capital of the world’ so if you are an extreme sportsperson, there are many opportunities to participate in extreme sports. This beautiful recreational paradise in the south pacific has become a preferred study destination for many international students due to the following reasons: –

  • This country of just over 4 million people is an easy going and one of the safest places on this earth with high quality living conditions and a modern lifestyle. New Zealand has never seen war on its own shores and crime here is extremely low compared to America and Europe. The New Zealand government is also very stable and the New Zealanders are very outward looking and welcoming of new cultures.
  • The New Zealand education programs and degrees are based on the worlds most recognized and accredited education system- The British System- without the same expense.
  • New Zealand qualifications are of a high quality and have a reputation around the world for being practical, modern and desired. All courses, programs and qualifications offered by New Zealand institutions are quality assured by the New Zealand government. Major employers around the world recognize New Zealand qualifications and employ New Zealand graduates.
  • New Zealand offers very affordable tuition fee compared with many other countries around the world. Competitive tuition fees coupled with a low cost of living represents a good value for your money.
  • New Zealand has a dynamic and harmonious multicultural society. Kiwis are friendly and pleasant and are opening their doors to offer you warm and welcoming environments. International students are highly respected in New Zealand and you will feel most welcome here.
  • New Zealand has a long history of teaching international students and New Zealand institutions are sensitive to the needs of international students. The “International Office” in tertiary institutions provides a high quality support service to help you adjust to your new environment and successfully complete your studies.
  • From the rugged mountains to the sandy beaches New Zealand is a land of great variety. This is also true of educational and cultural programs on offer to international students. Although New Zealand has a population of only 4.3 million and is similar in geographical size to the U.K. and Japan, its breathtaking scenery sets it apart from the rest of the world. New Zealand offers exciting landscape and recreational opportunities as well as great outdoors to treasure.
  • All students on a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full time during vacations i.e. 40 hours. Many New Zealand institutions offer a student employment service called ‘Student Job Search’ to help you find work.
  • The Immigration Department of New Zealand NEVER rejects a visa application outright without giving you a chance to explain. Compare this with other countries who do not give you an opportunity to mention your side of the story. As long as you are able to explain clearly why you have chosen a particular course, there is no danger of not getting the visa. We will help you with the course selection that will enable you to create a good ‘Statement of Purpose’ (SOP) that will help the visa officer understand clearly and give a favorable decision.
  • Once you acquire your Permanent Residency and if you want to study further, then you become eligible for study loans from the Government of New Zealand. You can avail of these loans and pay after you complete the course. Your dependence your parents can stop after you get your PR. You can also continue to work as much as you like while pursuing your further studies after PR. The 20 hours per week restriction goes away.


In New Zealand, students are taught in an English-speaking environment. You will share classes with New Zealanders and be encouraged to participate in all aspects of learning. New Zealand operates a British-based system that’s recognized overseas, so you can move between institutions in New Zealand or other English-speaking countries while you study.

There are eight types of programs available for International students: Diploma, Advance Diploma, Bachelors, Post-Graduate Diploma, Associate degrees, University Transfer, Master degree Doctorate programs. The program duration may vary from 1 year to 4 years depend upon program selected.

Any Educational Institute is not officially ranked in Canada, but there are many world class institutions are available across the country. There are six types of schools in Canada 1.Universities 2.University Colleges 3.Technical Institutes & Colleges 4.Career Colleges 5.Secondary Schools 6.Language Schools As education is own by government program offered are ready for job. All programs offered by SDS institutes have good employment opportunity. College Programs are designed according to industry’s need & demand.

  • New Zealand universities are research based and state owned
  • They offer courses from certificate level through to doctorates
  • The academic year is from March to November
  • A July start date may be available for some courses
  • Summer semester courses (January to March) may be available
Institutes of technology and polytechnics
  • New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are state owned
  • New Zealand ITPs offer courses that are equivalent in merit to those offered in New Zealand universities
  • ITPs offer courses from certificate level with some offering full degree and postgraduate level studies
  • The academic year is from March to November – a July start date may be available for some courses
Colleges of education
  • Most have merged with their regional university so course content and start dates will be in line with the universities.
Private Training Providers (PTEs)
  • There are many throughout New Zealand
  • Some PTEs run courses in a particular discipline, such as business or travel and tourism
  • All are all required to be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • Most runs on a timetable similar to state tertiary institutions
English language providers
  • Most tertiary and private English language providers have flexible start dates throughout the year
  • Many international students enroll in English for Academic Study courses prior to formal academic studies
  • Special English language courses are available throughout the year, and range from 4 weeks to 12 months
  • Students who are competent in English often do short-term foundation studies or pre-university orientation studies
Foundation studies
  • Many universities and some secondary schools offer foundation studies
  • These are generally an introduction to the New Zealand education system and courses
  • They are useful for students considering tertiary education
Secondary schools and colleges
  • Most New Zealand secondary schools are state owned
  • Some are private or integrated (half state funded) and may be single-sex or affiliated to a particular religion
  • New Zealand secondary schools are typically for students aged 13 to 19 (Years 9 to 13)
  • Students in Years 11 to 13 study towards the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
  • The academic year runs from February to mid-December with breaks in April, July and September

Required Tests

  • New Zealand colleges and universities accept either TOEFL or IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.
  • Pre-Degree-Diploma & Undergraduate Degree.
  • IELTS (Academic) score - Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or overall 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
  • TOEFL score:Paper-based - total score of 550 with minimum of 4.0 in Test of Written English (TWE)or Computer-based - total score of 213 with minimum Essay rating of 4.0 or Internet-based - total score of 80
  • Postgraduate Degree IELTS (Academic) score - Overall band score of 6.5 & band score of 6.0 in all bands TOEFL score: Paper-based - total score of 575 with minimum of 4.5 in Test of Written English (TWE)or Computer-based - total score of 233 with minimum Essay rating of 4.5 or
  • Internet-based - total score of 90

Qualifications framework

The foundation of New Zealand education system lies in the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Secondary and tertiary qualifications that come under the NZQF come with quality assurance and global recognition.

Applying for a Visa

  • If you wish to come to New Zealand to study full-time for more than 3 months, you will need a student Visa. The Visa allows you to enter a country and allows you to stay in the country based on the terms & conditions given in your Visa. When you enter the country the Visa or custom officer at the airport will check to confirm & validate your Visa and passport is also valid. They will then issue or stamp your passport with a permit. You must have a valid permit at all times while you are in that country.
  • Permits can be renewed and converted at the Immigration Service Office on completion of the application requirements. Each student Visa and student permit will specify the course of study, the school or institution and its specific location.
  • In some countries Visa itself is a permit. You will need a student Visa if you wish to come to New Zealand to study full-time for more than 3 months. You can only get a student Visa to study in an option at an education institution, which is registered and authorized by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Student Visa applications are been processed by New Zealand Immigration Service through Gateway Immigration.
  • Your student Visa will be issued for the span of time till your course tuition fees have been paid. If you are studying a long-term course at a secondary school, University or Polytechnic you will normally pay your tuition fees every year. Visa application should be lodged for at least 2 months preceding to the course commencement date.
Employment in New Zealand
  • New Zealand felt like a dream we wouldn't be able to achieve but after attending the expo everything becomes very clear & easy in mind.
  • The job market in New Zealand is still hot. It is a very good and suitable place to find work with good salary levels. New Zealand is the only country that provides a one-year job search Visa, In spite of the course pursued by a student.
  • "Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success".
  • Once you get a job, you can apply for two years of work permit, regarding through which you can apply for permanent residency.
  • New Zealand offers you a safe and stable democratic political environment. Living and tuition costs compare quite well with other countries.
  • We want to ensure you investigate all your possibilities and opportunities in New Zealand. Consequently, we have decided to combine all the Working In expos under one team.

List of Institutes in New Zealand:

Government Institutes
  • Aoraki Polytechnic
  • Unitec
  • Northland Polytechnic
  • Otago Polytechnic Dunedin
  • Manukau institute of technology
  • Whitireia community polytechnic
  • Bay of plenty polytechnic Tauranga
  • Christchurch polytechnic institute of technology
  • Eastern institute of technology (EIT)
  • Nelson Marlborough institute of technology, Nelson
  • Southern institute of technology (Sit)
  • Universal college of learning (UCOL)
  • Waikari institute of technology
  • Waikato institute of technology (WINTEC)
  • Wellington institute of technology (WELTEC)
  • Western institute of technology at Taranaki (WITT)
Private Institutes
  • As Helens Auckland New Zealand
  • Avonmore tertiary institute
  • Aronui technical institute Auckland
  • Abacus institute of studies
  • Computer power institute
  • Cornell institute of business and technology
  • Edens Auckland
  • School of audio engineering
  • ICL business school
  • Institute of applied learning
  • Making future happens international institute
  • Natcoll design technology
  • National tertiary education consortium (NTEC)
  • Newton college of business & technology (NCBT)
  • New Zealand career college (NZCC)
  • New Zealand management academies
  • New Zealand school of education
  • New Zealand tertiary college
  • National institutes of studies
  • North shore international academy
  • North tech
  • New Zealand institute of education (NZIE)
  • Professional bar & restaurant school
  • Pacific international hotel management school (PIHMS)
  • Queens academic group Auckland
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