New Zealand

New Zealand is a lovely country located in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of two main islands, and is nearly the size of Japan, California or Great Britain. New Zealand has a multi-cultural population of 4 million and is home to people from the Pacific Islands, various parts of Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Europe students from India choosing to study in New Zealand

WHY STUDY IN NEWZEALAND?

New Zealanders value fresh thinking and teach original thinking. When students educated in New Zealand embark on their chosen careers they're valued for the new ideas they are able to contribute in today's new world. New Zealand bases its education programs on the British system. Therefore, New Zealand offers students the most prestigious education system in the world without the expense and inconvenience of living in the Northern Hemisphere. A qualification from New Zealand ranks with the best in the world. It is seen as internationally desirable because students have a high level of practical and theoretical competency when they graduate. New Zealand is an easy, safe place to live and New Zealanders are as famous as the Irish for their warmth and hospitality.

Qualifications Globally Recognized
Students who have studied are earning a reputation of being called innovative thinkers and are being addressed as “The New World Class”. It has a progressive education system with state of art facilities. Qualifications are internationally recognized. There are wide range of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The NZQA assures the quality of programme offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn ensures that programmes offered in New Zealand, maintains international recognition.

Equally strong focus on Academics and Welfare
Most of the universities have been taking International students for the last 50 - 60 years and hence have gained a multicultural/national perspective offering a balanced curriculum which finds relevance in work places around the world. The same perspective enables it to offer excellent welfare services to students from around the world. The polytechnics in NZ are known for the programs which are “Read to Enter the Job Markets”.

LIFESTYLE

One of the greatest attractions for migrants to New Zealand is the lifestyle that this country has to offer, not only do ‘Kiwis’ seem to enjoy a more relaxed living philosophy but compared to many international countries, the cost of living an enjoyable lifestyle seems to be more obtainable in Aotearoa.
The cost of living varies depending on where you choose to live in New Zealand. Auckland is a more expensive city in which to live but it seems that the further South you travel the less expensive the cost of living becomes. Housing may cost more in Auckland than it does in Dunedin but the average employment wage in Auckland will be a lot higher than in Dunedin, so living costs tend to ‘balance out’, wherever you choose to reside.

The country boasts a superb climate. The people are friendly, live in a safe and healthy environment and students from all over the world are welcomed. In Sydney there are many languages spoken thanks to its cultural diversity, and with over a hundred ethnic groups living in Australia no student will really feel out of place.

Housing: New Zealand proudly boasts one of the highest home ownership rates in the world. Housing in New Zealand is very affordable compared to numerous other countries however the amount you should expect to pay for a house depends where in New Zealand you choose to settle.

Rental Accommodation: The majority of migrants choose to rent a house (long or short term) when they first arrive in New Zealand. The benefits of initially renting a house far out-weigh any long term financial benefits of owning a home when first shifting to New Zealand.

Transportation: Visitors and migrants to New Zealand have an extensive choice of transportation available to them. Because New Zealand is an easy place to navigate, be it around a town, city or the length of the country, most people find it relatively easy to find transport to fit their requirements and budget.

Living Expenses: How much does a loaf of bread cost in New Zealand? What about a Taxi fare or perhaps a bag of carrots? Find out what you can expect to pay for general items in New Zealand.

Caveats

There are several things you need to know about so that your visit to New Zealand starts well, goes well when you’re here, and ends well. If you’re well prepared before you leave your home country, your visit will be much more enjoyable and trouble-free.
Before you leave your home you can prepare for your visit to New Zealand by finding out about our currency, what you can and can’t bring into the country, driving in New Zealand, and other useful information. It’s helpful to know about Customs regulations when you arrive, what you can buy duty free, and how to get from the airport to your first night’s destination.

Visa Check List

  • Complete student Visa application form and the supplementary information form.
  • Passport or travel document (minimum 3 months validity)
  • Photograph (at least 6 months old), medical and X-ray certificate
  • Application Fee(6400 INR only by bank draft drawn in the name of Immigration New Zealand)
  • Offer of a place and accommodation guarantee and covering letter.
  • Financial Undertaking Form/s, affidavit/s of Support from Guarantors.
  • Authorisation letter/s from guarantors authorising New Zealand Immigration Service to verify their financial documents on their behalf.
  • The students should provide evidence of funds upfront for the first 12 months of study inclusive of living expenses (NZ$10,000 per annum) in New Zealand.
  • Current and past education qualification certificates.
  • English language requirements, (IELTS scorecard).
  • Evidence of employment and Police clearance certificate (All applicants above the age of 17 years and intends to stays for more than 24 months in New Zealand).