Why Study in New Zealand?
Top 6 Reason to Study in New Zealand.
Planning to study abroad starts with the choice of country, which is one of the crucial decision to make as your entire journey is at stake. It’s important to take the informed decision before you initiate your dream for higher studies abroad.
Here are some interesting facts about New Zealand which makes it one of the stable choice for Study Abroad.
- TOP Ranked University:
New Zealand has 8 universities which are all public university and ranked among the top 400-500 universities in the world.
|Sr. No.||University||World Ranking 2017 (QS)|
|1||The University of Auckland||81|
|2||University of Otago||169|
|3||University of Canterbury||214|
|4||Victoria University of Wellington||228|
|5||University of Waikato||324|
|8||Auckland University of Technology (AUT)||441-450|
- Popular Programs:
The number of international student flying to New Zealand for higher studies has increased in recent times because of its well diverse programs availability in these universities and Polytechnics. New Zealand Institutes also provides vocational courses in Tourism, Hotel Management and many others. Popular programs that eyed by international student are MBA, Master of Professional Accounting, Tourism and Hotel Management, Engineering, Agriculture Science, Finance etc.
- Duration of Course and Entry Requirement.
The best part of New Zealand programs are their duration of the courses. In general all major courses are of 1 year full time study.
|Sr.no||Entry Level||Requirement||IELTS||Duration of Course|
|1||Level 5 (Diploma Program)||12th standard||6 band with no band less than 5.5||1 – 2 Years|
|2||Level 6 (Diploma Program)||12th Standard||6 band with no band less than 5.5||1-2 Year|
|3||Level 7 (Graduate Diploma )||Bachelor||6.5 band with no band less than 6||1 year|
|4||Level-7 (Bachelors)||12th standard with good aggregate for bachelor||6 band with no band less than 5.5||3 -4 years|
|5||Level 8 (PG)||Good aggregate in bachelors||6.5 band with no band less than 6||1 year|
|6||Level 9 (Masters)||60% + minimum for master course in Universities||6.5 band with no band less than 6||1 Year ( Some courses includes internship so course duration can go upto 16 months)|
- Work Opportunity:
New Zealand allows their International student to work part time. An international student is entitled to work up to 20 Hours/Week during the course and 40 Hours/Week during vacation. Really well paid part time jobs, earning around 15 NZ$/ hour. This helps you to take care of the living expenses in New Zealand.
Post Completion of the course international student has 1 year of job search visa which allows them to search a job and gain international work experience and exposure.
- Ease of Visa Acquisition and PR:
Getting your work visa extension is relatively less complex in New Zealand as compared to other study abroad destination subject to you having a good job. Once international student has spent couple of years in the country they can also apply for Permanent Residency. PR in New Zealand is simplified and achievable.
- Country and People:
One of the most liveable country in the world with warm welcoming people in the country.
Few Facts about the demography of New Zealand
- Population: 4.43 million (Statistics NZ, 2012)
- Land Area: 269,652 sq. Km (Statistics NZ, 2012)
- Capital: Wellington
- Largest City: Auckland
- Other Major Cities: Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Nelson, Bay of Plenty
- Official Languages: English, Maori
- Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($NZD)
- Main exports: Wool, Food and Dairy products, Wood and Paper products
- Main imports: Education and Tourism
- GNI per capita: US $26,100 (Statistics NZ, 2012)
- Time Zone: NZST (UTC+12)
- Famous for: Wine, Wood, Wool, Milk and Milk Products, Education and Tourism
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By Vikas Sharma (Team Education Street)