About New Zealand

 

New Zealand is an island country, located south-east of Australia in Pacific Ocean. Divided into two major parts: North Island and South Island; it is one of the most beautiful countries with natural landscapes and highly developed in parameters like health, education, economy, living, transportation, climate, physical infrastructure, technology, innovation, etc.  Over 85% of its total population of 50 lakh residents lives in urban areas/cities and are known for being happy, relaxed and their gentle hospitality. Some unique facts about New Zealand are:

  • Ranked 2nd in Global Peace Index, 2019 and least corrupt country in the world
  • Known for adventure sports- specially “Bungee” jumps
  • Its population is just 50 lakh- even lesser than Ahmedabad’s!
  • Almost the entire population lives in coastal areas
  • North New Zealand has sub-tropical climate while southern part is colder
  • There are no snakes anywhere in New Zealand
  • Has open border policy with Australia for its citizens

Why Study In New Zealand?

 

New Zealand is one of the top-most destinations for international students. It is renowned for its globally recognized qualifications, excellent educational infrastructure, picturesque natural landscapes and relaxed quality of life. Below are some points to choose study in New Zealand:

Globally Valued Qualifications The New Zealand’s academic institutions are highly advanced in terms of qualifications, relevance in curriculum, latest technologies, research scope and excellent teaching faculties. All its 8 universities are in top ranks in QS World Rankings. The New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) ensures monitoring of academic institutions to ensure educational quality standards. The educational system is based on British model and the course entry requirements are comparatively easy.
Study And Living Costs New Zealand has lower tuition fee cost compared to USA, UK or Australia. Thus, students gain globally recognized qualifications at much lower study costs. Similarly, the living expenses are also moderate in terms of cost of accommodation, transportation, recreation or food.
Quality of Life New Zealand offers highly developed lifestyle with its diverse mix of cultures, beautiful natural landscapes, food options, recreational facilities, sports, less crowded and less noisy cities with pure air and clean waters. It is the world’s 2nd most peaceful and least corrupt country.
Work Opportunities International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during study sessions and full time during academic breaks/vacations. Post study work opportunity and long-term settlement scope also exists for certain qualification levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

General

Over 15,000 courses are available for international students. The popular study areas are in Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Applied Sciences, Healthcare, Design, Hospitality, Business Management and Information Technology & Computer Sciences. It is important to choose a program by researching on its relevance to your current studies, emerging technologies as well as future professional prospects.
The common entry requirements are: Previous academic qualification, English language proficiency and Relevant work experience. Some specialized technical programs may need students to clear Entrance Tests like GMAT, GRE, SAT, etc. The requirements may differ from country to country and from course to course. Shree Hari Consultants provides guidance in choosing the best program as per student’s profile and interest.
International students from non-English speaking countries needs to demonstrate English language proficiency. Some countries and academic institutions may allow relaxations based on certain criteria like English subject scores in Higher Secondary exam and/or Medium of Instruction (MOI) in undergraduate studies. However, it is highly recommended to have a valid English language proficiency score. Some of the accepted tests are; IELTS, IELTS-UKVI, TOEFL, PTE and Duolingo. Please check with our counsellors for applicability as per your case.
Scholarships are a great way to bring down the tuition fee costs but it is highly competitive. Many overseas institutions provide upfront scholarships to meritorious students. However, certain prestigious scholarships may require international students to fulfil the eligibility criteria like previous academic scores, entrance tests, interviews, extracurricular activities and study program & level. Some major scholarship types are: University/College Scholarship, Government-funded scholarship, Fee waivers, Private-funded scholarships/grants, Merit Scholarships, etc. Qualifying students may also fund their studies by availing bursaries, fellowships and research & teaching assistantships.

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