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. You will find a wide range of options when you consider New Zealand as a study destination.
The best thing about studying in NZ is that the expenses involved are comparatively less than the other major destinations viz. USA, UK, Canada or Australia. In fact it is almost 50% less than that of USA and UK. Coupled with the lesser costs and International recognition of its qualification, NZ essentially offers “Best of Both Worlds” qualifications. As English is the day-to-day language in NZ, Indian students find it very easy to study, live and interact in NZ. Moreover the NZ accent is easy to understand.
Code of Practice
A code of practice that ensures protection of international student’s welfare by all education providers came into force in 2002. Only signatories to the code will be allowed to enroll international students. Ensuring that New Zealand education providers act fairly and reasonably when recruiting students, the Code gives prospective students that they can trust the institution in which they choose to enroll.
To ensure that both the Government and individuals are investing in quality education, training and assessment, the Government has set up nationally recognised processes of quality assurance. There are a number of government appointed bodies responsible for approving qualifications in New Zealand and for the quality that determines the delivery of qualifications.
There are eight government-funded universities providing undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. Some also offer foundation programs. Whilst all offer a broad range of degree subjects, each university has its own specialized courses. The quality of a New Zealand university education is well recognized internationally.
Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology
A popular option is to study at one of the 25 government-funded polytechnics and institutes of technology. They offer a wide variety of programs which can be both academically and vocationally focused. You may choose from a short course teaching a specific skill, or from a wide range of courses resulting in a certificate, a diploma or a degree.
Private Tertiary and Training Establishments
There are a growing number of private tertiary and training providers offering an alternative study option. They offer a range of programmes including professional certificates, diplomas and degrees in a diverse range of subjects including art, the hospitality industry, computer studies, secretarial studies, quality management, ecotourism and others.
New Zealand Support
International Students expect more today from educational institutions and consultants than ever before. We make sure; all our students experience the homely atmosphere and environment even when they are away from home. As we are focusing in New Zealand, we assure total support by our dedicated member’s right from the time they arrive in New Zealand till they are peacefully settled here. We provide the best possible service to the international students.
Our services include:
- 24 hour air port pick up service
- Long term and short term accommodation arrangements anywhere in New Zealand
- Opening bank account within 48 hrs of arrival in New Zealand
- Information session for students
Accommodation 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 home stays or give advice on finding student flats.