Study in NewZealand

New Zealand country offers many scholars for overseas students and in this nation has a quiet and fun education environment, and magnified chances for the job. Its country not only helps in grooming your studies but sufficient notice is given on different fields for instance arts, sports, life style, cultural amalgamation etc.

In New Zealand, there is a wealth of study programs from which students may choose the good universities, degree and scheduling to meet their aim. The universities create studying more enjoyable and educative with their research and practical approach, which gives its students firsthand experience of the most up-to-date technologies. The New Zealand universities degree are globally recognized and acclaimed.

New Zealand country provides all levels of education such as Engineering, Accounting, Business Management, Design and Arts Hospitality & Tourism, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Veterinary Science etc.


Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.


English Language Requirements

All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in New Zealand. There are many courses available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and elsewhere to assist international students reach the required level of English language competence.

A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.5 for postgraduate courses is desirable. Each university can provide details of its own requirements.


  • Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, mark sheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases,
  • Certificates of extracurricular activities and passport copy, birth certificate & 2 reference letters from colleges & employers



Each university in New Zealand sets its own tuition fees, therefore the fees you will need to pay will depend on your chosen institution, subject and your level of study.

Most international students must pay foreign student fees at New Zealand universities. Under certain conditions however, international students can be exempted from paying foreign student fees because they are classed as domestic students (one example of such a category of students are international students enrolled in PhD programmes).

An undergraduate degree generally costs between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 25,000 per year. Postgraduate studies can cost between NZ$ 10,000 and NZ$ 30,000. Costs largely depend on your chosen subject

You will also encounter some additional costs when studying in New Zealand, such as Overseas Student Health Cover charges and various fees, however these costs shouldn’t take much of your overall budget.


15 & 16 year Education with 75% or 2.75 GPA. IELTS - 6.5 overall or TOEFL - 85points (IBT)


Tuition fees (if applicable).

To help your financial situation while studying in New Zealand you may apply to various scholarships. There are a wide variety of scholarships available to international students in New Zealand. These scholarships are provided by New Zealand government, educational institutions, private sources and foreign governments. .

Another financial option is to work while you study in New Zealand. Please note that full-time international students are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week during studies and full time during holidays. If you wish to work while studying in New Zealand it’s important to check the exact conditions of your student VISA. Some VISAs don’t allow you to work. If this is the case you must apply for a variation of the conditions of your VISA. You can do this either at your initial VISA application or later.

SCHOLARSHIPS (access the link for more information)

Jeannie Cheong Lean Eng Memorial Engineering Scholarship

A C Rayner Memorial Scholarship

Deans International Doctoral Scholarships (FMHS)

PhD Scholarship - Economics of Disasters

PhD Scholarship - Graduate Women Wellington

PhD Scholarship - Investigating Decadal Glacier Variability in New Zealand

PhD Scholarship - Predicting Antarctic Sheet Evolution

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship - Business School

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship - Faculty of Arts

Victoria Doctoral Scholarships - application information

Victoria University ASEAN Scholarships for Brunei and Singapore

FASS Honours / Postgraduate Diploma Awards

Masters Scholarship (Chemistry) - Advanced Carbohydrate Derivatives

Masters Scholarship (Chemistry) - Slow Release Delivery in Animals

PhD Scholarship Chemistry - Cancer Vaccines

PHD Scholarship Chemistry - Drugs from Dendrimers PhD Scholarship

University of Auckland Commonwealth Scholarships

Van-Thanh Nguyen PhD Engineering Scholarship

Colombo Plan Scholarship in Engineering

Fulbright Specialist Awards

Fulbright US Scholar Awards

UC College of Engineering UK Scholarships

University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship - Faculty of Science

Malaysian Alumni Scholarship

University of Canterbury Alumni Scholarships

Alan Musgrave Scholarship in Philosophy

Martha Morse Student Exchange Scholarship

Susan Price Scholarship

Geographical Society (Canterbury Branch) Research Grant

Stephen Coleman Memorial Scholarship

Alison Morton Scholarship in Ecology/Marine Biology

Angelo South Pacific Postgraduate Educational Scholarships

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Ernest Marsden Scholarship in Physics

Marion Rayward Memorial Scholarship in Music

AUT Vice Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarships

Brownlie Scholarship

The AUT Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Doctoral Scholarship

University of Canterbury International Doctoral Scholarship

University of Canterbury Masters' Scholarships


Apply VISA

We counsel you to pick and grab the best opportunity to study in a foreign university. We realize that different individuals have different needs and therefore you need various options to choose the right one to realize your dreams.

A student VISA is a golden opportunity for any individual to go abroad and learn not only about the chosen course but also about life at-large.
The letter of acceptance from the university is among the first documents you must submit. Apart from that, you must have documents specifying the course you’ve enrolled in, duration of your studies, funding details, and a letter from your sponsor, if any.
Submit a letter of recommendation from your school teacher or college professor detailing your progress as a student under their supervision. If you’ve already worked somewhere, get a reference letter from that employer and pass it over to the VISA office. 
Hand in all your previous degrees, certificates and transcripts detailing all the modules you’ve completed in your college or school. Attach documents, if any, indicating your academic and non-academic achievements in school or college.
It is likely that you’ve had to take the IELTS or TOEFL to prove your English proficiency, and if so, ensure you take those scores along with you. If you’ve had to clear a GRE or SAT, then you must attach a copy of those results as well.


1. What is the time frame for the admission & VISA process?

Undergraduate applications are generally assessed quickly in 3-5 weeks time wherein PG applications could take 4-8 weeks for processing. VISA procedures for New Zealand are quick, where New Zealand Information Service supports decision of positive profile students in 15-20 working days.

2. What are the part time work opportunities for students & how much can they earn?

Students are allowed to work part time up to 20 hrs per week. Most students work in Restaurants, Farms, Mall's, Marketing Executive's etc. Wages will range from NZ$ 9-12 /hr approx.

3. What are the accommodation arrangements?

A written guarantee of accommodation is required before a student VISA can be granted. Some institutions may be able to arrange residential accommodation for students who are not staying with relatives or friends. However, you may wish to arrange accommodation for yourself. You should indicate whether or not you want assistance in finding accommodation when you apply to the institution.

4. Are dependants allowed to come along?

Your dependants, who may include a spouse, fiancé (e), and children, may accompany you to New Zealand or join you later. They must apply for and meet the normal requirements for the type of VISA required (visitor, work, or student). School aged dependants will be required to pay full fees for enrolment in primary and secondary courses of study.

5. I have got a student VISA and my spouse wants to accompany me to New Zealand. Can He / She apply for a work VISA?

Your spouse can apply for a work VISA only if you are doing a post graduate course in NZ or you are studying a course towards qualifications in Long term Skill Shortage List.

6. When will I get my 12 month job search VISA?

You are eligible to apply for 12 month job search VISA within 3 months of the date of completion of your course in NZ.

7. What would be my next VISA status after job search VISA?

If you get Job offer in your relevant area of study then your VISA status could be converted to Work Permit or Permanent Residency on your Eligibility based on the Skilled Migrant Category at that time.

8. How do I know which university is the best for me? 

All the universities in NZ have rankings; but this may not be the only distinguishing feature for a university. A university that suits the student best would be the one that
»Is accredited by the local Accreditation Council
»Offers the course that a student is looking for
»Accepts students qualifications for the interested course
»Is situated in a location that student is interested in
Once these 4 points are checked with, the student can then look into the financial part.

9. When should a student apply for admission in University/College?   

The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June.
Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

10. What are the advantages of study in NZ?

There are several reasons for Indian students to choose NZ as their preferred destination to study.

  • Education System is based on prestigious British system
  • Quality education at low cost
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Lively country to study
  • Beautiful location
  • Hospitable people
  • Safety
  • Small country with huge development opportunities in various sectors
  • Teaching methodology and personalized attention from the tutors
  • High ranking of institutes in NZ
  • Low cost of living as compared to other countries
  • Qualification from NZ is recognized in most part of the world
  • Prompt application and VISA processing
  • Up to 20 hours of part time work in a week is allowed to the International students.
  • Possibilities of Work permit / PR
  • Spouse can apply either under visit or work permit category