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STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND

Why Study in NEW ZEALAND :-

Benefits of studying in NEW ZEALAND :-

  1. New Zealand is a budding country and less populated.
  2. Three major destinations where students prefer to go : - Auckland, Wellington and Christ Church.
  3. Wellington (Capital of NZ) as a place is quite and shuts down at 5:30 pm, difficult to get part time jobs (to compare like Canberra of Australia)
  4. Auckland is an active place with good night light life (to compare like Sydney of Australia)
  5. Students don't prefer to go to Chirst Church due to recent major earth quakes. Most of the buildings have been crashed down.
  6. Queenstown (in Southern NZ) is the richest tourist place.
  7. NZ's has total population of around 43 lacs. Auckland has a population of 12.3 lacs, Wellington -3.2 lacs and Christ Church - 3.2 lacs
  8. Wage Rate per hour = NZ $ 12
  9. Official Language - English and Maori
  10. NZ follows 13 years of education pattern. However, they will be happy to accept Indian 12years education for their Bachelor courses or equivalent.
  11. All Education bodies in NZ are affiliated with TAS - Tuition Assurance Scheme - this means the education body gives a part of their income to TAS. So whenever the college shuts down the student would get his fees back.
  12. Easy employment opportunities and Permanent Residency.
  13. New Zealand has one of the lowest unemployment rate in the world of 6.6% (Indian unemployment rate is 9.8%)
  14. 20 Hours part time work allowed during studies & full time during summer holidays helping students to cover living cost.
  15. It is very easy to start a business in New Zealand. NZ is ranked 3rd for Ease Business start up. (India is ranked 132nd worldwide).

Temperature :-

  1. New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10°C in winter.
  2. The average New Zealand temperature decreases as you travel south. January and February are the warmest months, and July is the coldest month of the year.
  3. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20-30ºC and in winter between 10-15ºC.

Work Opportunities :-

Part Time :-
You are legally allowed to work upto 20 hours per week during teaching periods and you can expect to earn approximately NZ $ 12.5 per hour

Full Time :-
40 hrs per week (only during vacations in studying period)

PR IN NEW ZEALAND :-

  1. Study for Level 5 or Above Course.
  2. Apply 12 Months Job Search Work Visa.
  3. Find a Job Relevant to Course.
  4. Apply for Work Permit (upto 2 years).
  5. Apply PR under points based system.
  6. 100 points required to qualify and 140 points required for PR.

Summary of Points :-


Factors Age Points
20-29 30
30-39 25
40-44 20
45-49 10
50-55 5

Skilled Employment :-


Current skilled employment in 60
NZ for 12 months or more  
Offer of Skilled employment in 50
Factors Bonus points for employment or offer of employment in Points
An identified future growth area 10
Region outside Auckland 10
An area of absolute 10
Partner employment or job offer 20
 

Qualifications Points
Recognised basic qualification 50
Recognised post-graduate 55
   
Qualifications Bonus Points  
Recognised NZ qualification 5
2 years study in NZ 5
Recognised post graduate NZ qualification 10
Qualification in an Identified Growth Area 10
Qualification in Absolute skills shortage 10
Partners qualifications 20

Factors Points
2 years 10
4 years 15
6 years 20
8 years 25
10 years 30

Work Experience Bonus Points Points
Number of years in NZ  
(1, 2, 3 years or more) 5,10,15
Identified Growth Area  
(2-5 years, 6 years or more) 10,15
Absolute skills shortage  
(2-5 years, 6 years or more) 10,15
   
Close family support 10

EDUCATION SYSTEM :-

TYPE OF INSTITUTES :-

Institutes in NZ can be classified into following 3 categories :-

  1. Universities: Total 8 Univ in NZ offering Diploma, Bachelors and Masters.
  2. ITP's (Institute of Technology & Polytechnics):Are government owned tertiary education organisations mainly offering Certificate, Diploma & Bachelors. Total no of ITP's – 20.
  3. PTE's (Pvt Training Establishments): They are several private colleges across NZ, mainly offering certificate & diploma courses

Duration :-

  1. Under Graduate Degree : 3 years
  2. Post Graduate Degree : 18 months
  3. Diploma Course: 12 months – 24 months
  4. Graduate Diploma- 12 months and Post graduate Diploma – 12 months.

COST OF STUDY :-

  1. Approximate Cost of the Course at ITP's : NZ $ 16,000 – NZ $ 25,000
  2. Approximate Cost of the Course at Universities :-
    Undergraduate - $18000 - $25000
    Post Graduate - $25,000 - $40000
  3. Approximate Cost of Living: NZ $ 8,000 – NZ $ 12,000 per annum

Living Expenses in New Zealand :-

Accommodation $300 - $500
Food $50 - $100
Travel $50 - $100
Phone $50 - $100
Misc exp $150 - $300

The cost of Living in New Zealand will be Approx. $800 - $900 Per Month/ $8000 - $12000 per Annum

Universities
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • University Of Auckland
  • Massey University
  • Lincoln University
  • University of Cantebury
  • University fo Otago
  • University of waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute Of Technology (CPIT)
  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Otago polytechnic
  • Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
  • Unitec institute of Technlogy
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC)
  • Wellington Institute if Technology (WelTec)
  • Whitireia Community polytechnic (WCP)
  • Aoraki Polytechnic
  • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
  • NorthTec, formerly Northland Polytechnic
  • Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Tairawhiti Polytechnic
  • Telford Rural Polytechnic
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
  • AIS St Helens
  • UUNZ Institute Of Business
  • Queenstown Resort College (QRC)
  • Taylors College
  • PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School
  • North Shore International Academy (NSIA)
  • Raffles Design Institute
  • Royal Business college
  • Newton college of Business na technology
  • International Aviation Academy
  • Natcoll Design Institute.