New Zealand is an ideal destination for international students to receive a high quality education in a safe environment. New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people it’s also gloriously uncrowded. Māori were the first to arrive in New Zealand, journeying in canoes from Hawaiki about 1,000 years ago. A Dutchman, Abel Tasman, was the first European to sight the country but it was the British who made New Zealand part of their empire.
In 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi signed, an agreement between the British Crown and Maori. It established British law in New Zealand and is considered New Zealand’s founding document and an important part of the country’s history. The building where the treaty was signed has been preserved and, today, the Waitangi Treaty Ground are a popular attraction.
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Cost of Living
In general, while some things may seem more expensive and others cheaper, overall the cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to what you will find in any OECD country. To give you more of an idea – one independent international survey ranked Auckland 61st in the world in terms of its cost of living, and Wellington 83rd, far better than other major cities. More expensive cities included Hong Kong (2), Singapore (4), Shanghai (6), London (12), New York (16), Guangzhou (15), Sydney (31) and Melbourne (47) – showing that comparatively, New Zealand’s major metropolitan areas are more affordable than those in other countries.
Average personal income from wages and salaries in 2014 was NZ$51,532. However, many households have other people working too, and for households receiving wages and salaries, average annual income from all sources was NZ$88,712.
New Zealand schools, universities and institutes are known worldwide for their high standards. You will find the qualifications are internationally recognized and welcomed by employers. The NZQF ( New Zealand Qualification Framework) is divided into 10 levels, and covers a range of qualifications from certificates to doctoral degrees. The levels are based on how complex the learning is, with a level 1 certificate the least complex.
Academic Entry Requirement:
Diploma Level 5 & 6: At least 10+2 or equivalent recognized qualification with 50% and a minimum IELTS 5.5 not less than 5.0 each band or equivalent acceptable English test.
Bachelor’s Degree Level 7: At least 10+2 or equivalent recognized qualification with 55% and a minimum IELTS 6.0 not less than 5.5 each band or equivalent acceptable English test.
Graduate Certificate / Diploma Level 7: At least Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized qualification with 50% and a minimum IELTS 6.0 not less than 5.5 each band or equivalent acceptable English test.
Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma Level 8: At least Bachelor’s degree or equivalent recognized qualification with 55% and a minimum IELTS 6.5 not less than 6.0 each band or equivalent acceptable English test.
Master’s Degree Level 9: At least Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent recognized qualification with 60% and a minimum IELTS 6.5 not less than 6.0 each band or equivalent acceptable English test.
Doctoral Degrees: At least Master’s degree or equivalent recognized qualification with 60% and a minimum IELTS 7.0 not less than 6.5 each band or equivalent acceptable English test.
The fastest and easiest way to apply for a student is online. Once you have your documents prepared, you can complete online application in 15 minutes. To apply online, go to www.immigration.govt.nz/studentapply . To apply for student visa, you need the following requirements:
- Full Time Study Acceptance from Recognized Education Providers
- Recognized English Proficiency Test
- General Health Requirement
- Police Certificate
- Acceptable Photos
- Acceptable Funds: 12 months’ tuition fee + 12 months living cost NZ $ 15,000
How to Apply
Step 1: Registration
- Application Forms or APPLY ONLINE
- Academic Documents
- English Language Requirement: IELTS / TOEFL / PTE / CAE
- Personal Statement
- Updated CV
- NIMAS Registration Fee: Rs. 15,000/- + 13% VAT ( Non- Refundable)
Step 2: Conditional Offer Letter
- Processing Charge: Rs. 10,000 + 13% VAT ( Non- Refundable)
Step 3: Visa Application
- Student Visa Application Forms
- Police Clearance Certificate
- Medical Test Certificate
- Financial Document (Bank Balance Certificate + last 6 months Statement or Education Loan from Recognized Banks)
- Cover Letter
- Family Income Sources (Job, Business etc.)
- Property Valuation
- Tax Clearance Certificate
- Relationship Certificate
- Visa Fee + Courier Fee
- Processing Fee: Rs. 15,000/- +13% VAT (Non- Refundable)
Step 4: AIP (Approval In Principal)
- Tuition Fee Payment Receipt
Step 5: Visa Approval
- Study Visa Grant
- Passport & Document Collection
- Service Fee Payment: Rs. 40,000/-
Step 6: Flight
- Ticket Confirmation
- Accommodation Booking
- Airport Pick Up Confirmation
Step 7: Report to College
- Register to the College