Study in New Zealand
A guide for international students
New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It has a progressive education system with many state of the art facilities. It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at New Zealand institutions - universities, polytechnics and institutes of technology, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments.
New Zealand produces top graduates who can take their place with confidence in the international arena in many disciplines. Sir Ernest Rutherford, who first split the atom, and Dr Bryan Barrett-Boyes, prominent international heart surgeon, are but two examples of the calibre of New Zealand graduates.
You will find a wide range of options when you consider New Zealand as a study destination.
Tertiary Study Options:
The quality of a New Zealand university education is well recognised internationally. Many New Zealand graduates have gone on to achieve international recognition in their field. Many of the international students from developing Asian nations, who have studies at New Zealand universities, have since served as senior administrators, including cabinet ministers in their own countries.
and Institutes of Technology
Some institutions offer Year 1 of a degree programme, with subsequent years being completed at a university.
They offer training for teachers from early childhood to primary, secondary, special and tertiary (higher education) level.
Tertiary and Training Establishments
Most tertiary institutions also provide English language preparation for further study or foundation courses.
and Cost of Living
Usually universities and polytechnics offer student accommodation on campus. Some students prefer to live off campus and will seek advice from the student support services, provided by most tertiary institutes, to help with arranging homestays or give advice on finding student flats.
It is generally recommended that international students allow NZ$9,000 to $10,000 per year for living and accommodation costs. This includes accommodation, food, travel, textbooks and limited entertainment.
Where Can I Get Application?
There are New Zealand Education Centres within some of the New Zealand Embassies. They are in Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Hamburg.
You may wish to contact Education New Zealand (ENZ). ENZ is an organisation whose role is to co-ordinate the promotion of quality New Zealand Educational services to international students, institutions, governments and international organisations.
What do I have to provide to get a Student Visa or Permit?
Student Visa and Permit requirements are found on the Application to Study in New Zealand form, under the heading The Student's Guide.