Study in New Zealand

New Zealand


With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities, and matchless quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer. While studying here, you can be assured of a welcoming and friendly society with an excellent support system for international students. Influenced by the UK education system, New Zealand focuses on research-based teaching, which means you will learn to deal with situations in a systematic and organized manner. Studying here will encourage you to think critically, question, and benefit from student-teacher interaction.
New Zealand ranks second on the Global Peace Index 2018*, which speaks about the social tolerance and political stability of the Kiwi democracy. As an international student, you’ll have the same rights as your Kiwi counterparts.

New Zealand offers a wonderful multi-cultural environment that exists in perfect harmony with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Replete with all kinds of natural landscapes ranging from snow-capped mountains and steaming volcanoes to rolling green hills, golden sandy beaches, and lush rainforests, New Zealand screams wanderlust. Living here provides every student a chance to grow with its diverse culture and natural beauty all at once.

  • Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu – wondering what’s this? This is the name of a place in New Zealand and yes, it’s the longest one in the world.
  • If you love cheese, you’re in luck. Dairy farmers in New Zealand produce 65 kg cheese each year for each person.
  • Scared of snakes? New Zealand doesn’t have any!
  • New Zealand has the highest car ownership in the world – 2.5 million cars for a country with a population of just 4 million people.
  • Apart from English and Mãori, New Zealand has a sign language which is also its third official language.
  • Do you know that New Zealand has two national anthems?
  • From all over the globe, the sun rises in New Zealand the first.
  • New Zealand has no nuclear power stations.
  • Women in New Zealand were the first to get the right to vote.
  • Harold Gillies, the father of modern plastic surgery, was a Kiwi.

You should start your admission process around six months before the application deadline. Typically, most universities have three deadlines during one intake.

The documents required for the admissions are-

  1. Mark sheets and passing certificates of previous studies,
  2. Work experience letters (if applicable),
  3. Reference letters,
  4. IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scorecard to assess English proficiency,
  5. ID pages of the passport.
  6. Additional documents (Statement of purpose and CV) can be asked by the counselor if required depending on the course you have selected.
  7. Proof of payment of the application fee
  8. Motivation letter

New Zealand generally has two intakes i.e. January and July, with few universities offering multiple intakes in September and November. Generally, to start in February/March (Semester 1), application deadlines in New Zealand are in October, November, and December. If you’re starting in July (Semester 2), your deadline will be in March, April, May, or early July.

Sr. No.Study ProgramCost (in NZ$)*
1Undergraduate degree$20,500 – $25,000 annually
2Master’s degree$19,000 – $29,000 annually
3Doctoral degree$6,500 – $9,000 annually 
4MBA$31,000 – $50, 000 annually

If you want to study in New Zealand for more than a year, then you‘ll need to show that you have at least $15,000 to cover your living expenses for the first year. But, if you’re studying for less than one year, you must have at least $1250 for each month of your study program to contribute as your living expenses.

Transport- $79.50

Living in a foreign country as a student, expenses and living costs, a tertiary student budget in New Zealand comes between NZ$ 13,000 and NZ$ 16,000 per academic year (indicative).

As an international student in New Zealand, you can work for up to 20 hours every week during your semesters and full-time during breaks. In fact, if you’re pursuing a research master’s or a doctoral degree, you will be allowed to work full-time. International students in New Zealand can apply for a post-study work visa depending upon their qualification level and location. The duration of the post-study work visa may range between 1 to 3 years.




    Study in India


    Study in USA


    Study in Ireland


    Study in UK


    Study in Australia


    Study in Singapore


    Study in Canada


    Study in Europe


    Other Study Options