WHY STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
One of the best part studying in New Zealand is that 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.
One of New Zealand’s biggest strengths is its focus on work-ready graduates. The big drawcard is the hands-on, practical approach the education system has to offer. Internships and Industrial placements are a common feature in courses.Students are given a visa to search for jobs after.
The eight institutions that make up the university system in New Zealand are located across the two main islands, the North and the South. This distribution gives students a chance to pursue opportunities in study and culture. Although all the universities offer degrees in the arts, business, science, each college also has its own niche and distinct courses to offer.
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN NEW ZEALAND
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. The degrees are recognized around the world as being up-to-date and have a reputation around the world for being practical, modern and desired and the degrees granted by the institutions are recognized internationally.
You will get a high quality, hands on education that you deserve. New Zealand has an excellent centrally-managed quality assurance system.
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) requires that all institutions enrolling international students should be registered and ensures compliance with qualifications standards. Not only this, New Zealand provides the best support services for international students in the world. They hold a lot of expertise and experience in helping international students so that they can succeed in their programs.
TUITION FEES AND LIVING EXPENSES
New Zealand offers very affordable tuition fee compared with many other countries. Competitive tuition fees integrated with low cost of living represents a good value for your money.
Study cost in New Zealand differs from course to course and college to college:
An Undergraduate level which involves Diploma, Bachelors and Graduate diploma can cost between: NZ$ 15000 to NZ $ 25000 per year.
he Masters and Postgraduate diploma would cost: NZ$ 18,000 to NZ$ 36,000per year.
Approximate Living cost in New Zealand :NZ $ 10,000 to NZ $ 12,000 per year.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.
English Language Requirements
All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in New Zealand. There are many courses available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and elsewhere to assist international students reach the required level of English language competence. A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.0 for postgraduate courses is desirable.
Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases, Certificates of extra curricular activities and passport copy, birth certificate & 2 reference letters from colleges & employers.
JOBS AND POST STUDY WORK VISA
Work while you study : Part-time work
There are plenty of work opportunities available for international students so you can you can easily work while you study. All students on a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full time during vacations that is 40 hours. Another great thing is that you can get a permit at the end of your degree program and work for 12 months in the country under a special “work permit” under the student visa policy.
Opportunity to settle permanently in New Zealand
After you graduate, as mentioned above, you can work in the country for up to a year. If the job you are working at is relevant to the course that you have completed then this will immediately give you a 2 years work permit with all rights like free medical, etc. Upon receiving this 2 years work permit then you can apply for PR, which you will most likely to get it within 5-6 months of your application. Best opportunity to get settle permanently because students having full time employment in cities other than Auckland get 30 bonus points while applying for PR.
Due to limited population in New Zealand some skills are in chronically short supply. New Zealand has lists of industries where there is a serious skill shortages. That is because the New Zealand govt. has realized that companies and organizations need to employee people from outside NZ to help meet demands for the skill. Threfore plenty of work opportunities are available for international studentsranging from computer software to development industry to film to television and commercial production industry. services like banking, finance, advertising, property, tourism & hospitality, and food processing are also offered.
A number of scholarship initiatives are targeted specifically at Indians. Following are the examples :
- The Christchurch Educated Skills Scholarship for India initiative targets postgraduate-level students studying courses in skills shortage areas, including engineering, ICT, science and construction.
- Prime Minister Scholarship For Asia, Is a programme funded by the New Zealand government and administered by Education New Zealand
- In may 2016, a new university scholarship initiative for India scholars’ are offered opportunity to study graduate and postgraduate programmes at all eight universities through the New Zealand Excellence Awards.
STUDY IN THE NEW ZEALAND – ADMISSIONS ASSISTANCE FOR FREE
As Universities have different requirements, we offer Personalized Service and help them with the admission process by offering the below Services known as the “Dream School Application Service”
Profile Building Assistance:
This includes guiding the student with profile building Activities (Academics or Non Academics) that will help them get admissions into better ranked Universities
University short listing:
This includes short listing on the basis of your profile which involves your Academics, Test scores, Extra Curricular activities, budget and Interest which is University Preference, Location Preference, and Course Choice.
We help you in the decision making, by doing the much tedious research for you. We weigh the pros and cons of applying to a particular school and answer your queries on all issues and at all times. The final decision is yours
Drafting and Editing of essays, Letter of Recommendation and Resume:
Incomplete application packets or incorrect application forms lead to confirmed rejections and are wastage of time, money and effort. Our Admission Editor will help you in portraying your profile in apt words suiting the requirement of universities you have decided to apply. Our Editors do complete hand holding when it comes to how to start the writing of all the required documents.
When it comes to sending application there are lot of major/minor issues you need to take care such as deadlines, preparing application components in advance. Student might have to interact with universities before sending application.Sample of different documents required such as Bank Statements, transcripts format etc. We help you with all the information required and make sure you send an effective application across.
Interview Preparation :
For few courses, few universities stick to interview for selecting a right candidate. We provide you 2-3 mock interview sessions with probable list of questions which helps you in preparing well in advance for the interview session.
We provide help in preparing your visa application file as well as provide Mock Interview session which helps you in facing Visa officer confidently.
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