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New Zealand

New Zealand has made big strides in the area of international education in the last few years. From high quality education to unbeatable lifestyle, this is a wonderful place to live and learn. It has a varied education system with 8 universities, 16 Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics and several private institutions, all known for world class education.
A qualification from New Zealand ranks with the best in the world. It is seen as internationally desirable because students have a high level of practical and theoretical competency when they graduate


  • Capital City: Wellington
  • Popular Cities: Auckland, Christ Church, Wellington, Dunedin, Hamilton, Palmerston
  • Official Language: English
  • No of Top universities: 8+
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($)


  • Qualifications widely recognized and respected internationally
  • Cost of education is cheaper as compared to US/ Europe
  • Options for married students to take their spouses with fulltime work rights
  • Fee payment only on visa approval
  • 3 Intakes in a year: February / July /October
  • Hospitality programs with paid internships
  • Skill shortage across various sectors therefore high demand for fresh graduates
  • Large numbers of Indians has migrated in the last 10 years and have been successful.
  • No personal interview and No outright visa rejection
  •  36 months graduate job search visa for level 8 and level 9 program


The qualifications of New Zealand are issued and administered by New Zealand qualifications Authority (NZQA). The education system of New Zealand includes

  •  Universities
    There are 8+ government-funded universities in New Zealand which is open to anyone who meets the common entrance qualification prescribed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
  • Polytechnics
    There are 20+ polytechnics called as Institutes of Technology offer a wide range of courses.
  • Private Training Institutions
    There are over 800+ private education providers, offering short-term English language courses for international students.


IELTS scores as a proof of English Proficiency.

  • Diploma programs: Overall band score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Overall band score of 6.0
  • Graduate Diploma: Overall band score of 6.0
  • Master Programs: Overall band score of 6.5


  • Polytechnic Diploma Courses range from NZ$13,500per year depending on the course
  • Universities Degree range from NZ$15,000 per year for most under- graduate degrees
  • Post-graduate Degrees begin from NZ$16,000 per year and MBA degrees are about NZ$22,000