Study in New Zealand for Indian Students

Ranking second on the Global Peace Index 2019, New Zealand is undoubtedly the safest country to study in. With globally ranked universities and a responsive education system, it has the right mix of opportunities, culture, economy and climate to thrive for an Indian student. Not to miss, its unspoiled scenery will make your experience worth every penny.

Why Study in New Zealand ?

Making its way from picturesque landscapes to a progressive education system, New Zealand has grown to be a popular destination for Indian students. With its abundant research opportunities and work benefits, it is exactly the place where you need to be!


Scholarships for New Zealand

New Zealand institutions offer a range of scholarships, grants and bursaries to Indian students. A number of New Zealand scholarships for Masters' degrees and research grants (PhD scholarships) are offered by the New Zealand Government and institutions.


Student Visa Requirements

The New Zealand Government provides an opportunity to all Indian students to study in the country but as a prerequisite, you'll have to obtain a student visa first. Here's an overview of the type of visa you'd need for your studies and primary requirements to apply for one.


Cost of Studying

It's not just the tuition fee alone you should be calculating in your budget, there're a lot more expenses involved when you plan to study abroad. Look at our guide of estimates to help ease your financial budgeting whilst your stay as a student in New Zealand. Yes, we've covered expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel too!


Education System

All eight of New Zealand's universities are ranked in the 2018-19 QS World University Rankings. Moreover, with all qualifications listed under the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), which is recognised and trusted worldwide to ensure quality of education.


Upcoming Intake

Institutions in New Zealand offer two major intakes- February and July. Find out which study intake is right for you, so you have the best chance at having your application accepted.

Reasons to choose New Zealand for Study

Know why New Zealand is so popular with Indian students.

Hosting nearly half a million international students, New Zealand is known to offer high quality education at affordable tuition fee with degrees that are globally recognised. Add to it, an excellent quality of life, immense post-study work and immigration opportunities - New Zealand stands out as a popular country to study among Indian students.

Here are the top 8  Reasons why New Zealand

1. Academic excellence

One of the most important reasons why students choose to study in New Zealand is because of the high quality of education. When a student receives a degree from a Canadian university, it acts as a mark of trust and excellence. 26 of New Zealand's universities rank in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and 27 of them in the THE World University Rankings 2019.

2. Ample research opportunities

One of the biggest reasons why Canadian education stands unique is because of its strong focus on research and development. If you're a research scholar, there can be no country better than New Zealand. The government of New Zealand offers great support to research in the disciplines of medicine, telecommunication, agriculture, environmental science and technology.

3. Affordable, falls in budget

Tuition fee in New Zealand, when compared to universities in the US and UK, is fairly cheaper. And when considering the return on investment, it is quite a viable option for Indian students. ??You can also apply to a range of scholarships to cut down on your educational expenses.

4. Cultural diversity

In New Zealand, you'll find extremely warm and welcoming people who come from varied ethnic groups with different cultures and lifestyle. The multicultural environment in New Zealand promotes friendliness and peaceful living like no other country. In fact, you will find a lot of Indians studying, working and living here. You can also experience festivals and rituals such as:

  • The Montreal International Jazz Festival
  • Calgary Stampede
  • NHL Hockey
  • Experience "Poutine Week" – The blend of French fries, delicious gravy and cheese curd.
  • Just for Laughs comedy Festival in Montreal
5 Safe and peaceful

New Zealand has been consistently ranked as one of the safest nations in the world. In 2018, the Global Peace Index*, listed New Zealand as the sixth peaceful country across the globe. As international student, you'll enjoy the same rights as any other Canadian.

6. Earn while you learn

Thanks to its special regulations, New Zealand provides all its international students with an opportunity to work for up to 20 hours every week during their semesters and full-time during the summer and winter breaks. To work on-campus or as an intern in any company, you would not require any additional work permit as your study permit is enough to help you find a part time job.

7. Vibrant and lively campus life

At all Canadian campuses you can expect events, fests, and other activities being conducted all through the year. This creates a happy and lively environment for all the students, helps you network and meet new people besides keeping the homesickness away.

8. Immigration opportunities

Canada's Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PWPP) allows students to stay and work in New Zealand for up to three years after completion of their graduation. You can gain some international work experience and apply for permanent residency later on.

Sources:
*https://countryeconomy.com/demography/global-peace-index/New Zealand
Fun facts about New Zealand

1

Do a good deal and get a positive ticket. The police in New Zealand can give you a "positive ticket" if they sight you doing something positive.

2

And you thought you had seen enough lakes? New Zealand has more lakes than all the lakes combined in the world.

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Planning to study in New Zealand? Good choice; it is the most educated country in the world with more than half of its population having college degrees

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New Zealand hosts almost five million international students

5

Play hockey on the Atlantic Ocean. In Newfoundland, New Zealand, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes and that's what the locals choose to do with it.

6

The license plate in the north-western territories of New Zealand are shaped like polar bears.

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