New Zealand is as big as Japan or Great Britain. You would really enjoy living on the countryside with its unique and quite spectacular rolling green hills, golden sand beaches and lush rainforests, all accessible within a few hours drive.
New Zealand is not a thickly populated country,with just only four million inhabitants, known popularly as ‘Kiwis’, who are very affectionate, easy going, warm and appreciative of their neighbors, and international friends. New Zealanders travel out of their continent a lot,so this means they are very used to a wide range of cultures.
New Zealand is actually a multi-cultural country, with a nice fusion of Maori people, Pacific Islanders, European and Asians combining together to create a stimulating and colourful society.
Work and study: – All international students on a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week or less during a full semester and during vacations Most New Zealand Universities offer a= student employment services popularly called ‘Student Job Search’ to help international students find jobs.
The tuition fees for schools in this country are actually cheap when compared with institutions of other developed countries. is different for different universities and colleges and varies with courses. Below is a list of how much each course should .
Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences NZ $ 10,000 – $ 12,000 per year
Commerce / Administration / Management NZ $ 10,000 – $ 12,500 per year
Computing & Mathematical Sciences NZ $ 13,000 – $ 15,000 per year
Engineering NZ $ 16,000 – $ 17,500 per year
Science / Science Technology NZ $ 14,000 – $ 16,000 per year
Technology NZ $ 14,000 – $ 18,000 per year
The approximate living cost for international students is between NZ $ 10,000 – 13,000, which actually covers accommodation and personal expenses.
However, the expenses would vary for different people depending on the lifestyles the individual chooses. Note that New Zealand has one of the lowest cost of living among developed countries of the world.
List of Universities
*Auckland University of Technology
*Manukau Institute of Technology
*Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
*The University of Auckland
How to Apply
International students wishing to study in Newzealand can gain admission into their Universities through one of the following ways:
*By having in a possession a secondary school qualification which is recognised in New Zealand as an equivalent to the New Zealand university entrance exams standard.
* By attending a recognized secondary school in New Zealand and achieving the country’s university entrance exams standard.
* By finishing an approved foundation programme at a recognized university in New Zealand.
Most of the application to schools in Newzealand are online while some are paper based. Reach out to the University you are applying to know which application method is approved by the institution.