The native people of the country are termed as “Kiwis”, as the bird can be only found in the country. The country is divided into two major parts North Island and the South Island and there is total of 600 islands which makes the New Zealand. The locals are welcoming and friendly, as they the Kiwis are also travellers, hence the welcoming mentality can be a communal entity for them. Second understandable reason can be because of the number of tourists visiting the county every year. The population is over 4.5 million people but the diversity is very noteworthy. For a small country number of immigrants living is quite astonishing and akin to a European country, another imperative reason for the country to be a perfect place for immigration is the stability of the government as compared with other counterparts. The low living expense can be additional intention why the students are preferring to study in the country. The education has a British influence can be equated with British systems. However, there are two government bodies which overlook the education in New Zealand. According to Times Higher Education Rankings, five universities of the New Zealand made it to the top 400 universities in the world. A solid and robust research can be conducted in popular areas such as marine engineering, biotechnology and forensic science.
Studying in New Zealand gifts amount of cherished learning pooled with creativity, innovation and quality. Education in the country is student focused, high importance is given to the individual problem solving, innovation, create and process information. Challenges to the existing data, theories and literature are welcomed for a better path or advanced outcome. Open debates and discussion is an essential part of the New Zealand society.
Auckland is the capital houses some of the best universities in the world. Other big cities where education institutes are flourishing are Napier- Hasting, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. A number of Indian students studying in New Zealand has seen a consistent increase due to the added advantages one gets like- low fees as compared, post study work visa of one year, PR and immigrant friendly, quality of education, and English Language. Popular course to study in New Zealand is- Visual Communication, Film Making, Tourism and Hospitality, Hotel Management, Business, Engineering and IT/Software courses. The weather can be an issue as few cities can be very chilly and cold in winters. Queenstown possesses snow-capped mountains in winters. But the summers are pretty pleasant and warm, the town is a popular tourist destination throughout the year. Auckland is situated on the coast hence the summers are warm and humid. However coastal rains can be experienced in the winters. Winters are not too harsh in terms of cold as compared to other cities. Wellington is very windy and can be challenging for international students, however the temperature in winters will be around 6 to 12 degree Celsius.
There are already a good number of Indians who have selected the country for immigration. The majority of Indians are living in Auckland, Indians are only second to China in terms of immigrant’s number residing in New Zealand. New Zealand is very popular for diploma and vocational courses and there is a number of vocational and polytechnic institutes receiving good number of international applications each year.
To apply for admission in New Zealand, you must submit these documents-
There are multiple intake available in New Zealand-: November, January, July and September. However there are few institutes having intakes in July, March, April and May. For an undergraduate degree the fees will be around 11K to 19k NZ$, where else for the master’s the approximate fees will be around 15K to 24K NZ$. For the living expense the students are required to show a proof of 15k per year as visa requirement
New Zealand is considered one of the safest country in the world. The country has minimal crime rates and an awesome healthcare system. The country is considered as developed country with great work-life balance, number of public services makes it better to live in the country. Great infrastructure and advanced public transportation helps student to experience an easy life.
Various activities are accessible at ease which students can avail at their leisure time. Different religious centers, museums and historical sites are at each cities which are worth to visit once. There is something for everyone accordance to one’s interest one can be a part of drama, music, business and volunteer services available at the college premise.
Health insurance-Travel and Health insurance are a mandate for all the international students looking to study in New Zealand. The duration of stay doesn’t matter, as an entry to New Zealand insurance are essential whether going on a tourist, student or business visa.
University of Canterbury Dean’s Award- This scholarship is catered to the students looking for masters and diploma in Business, Economics, information system, professional accounting, engineering, forestry, water resource management, disaster and risk. The award range is 2-8 NZ$ depending on the course applying for.
Commonwealth Scholarship- If looking for masters (1-2 years) and Ph.D. in New Zealand then one can opt to apply for this scholarship.
Few more scholarships to check out are-: