Why Study in the NEW ZEALAND?
• New Zealand bases its education programs and degrees on the world’s most recognized and accredited education system-the British system.
• 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.
• New Zealanders are famed for their friendliness, hospitality and warmth to overseas visitors, and enjoy meeting folk from other cultures.
• 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.
• The cost of studying in New Zealand is also much cheaper than the USA, Australia, UK, or Canada.
• The quality assurance practices that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has in place gives both local and international students confidence when it comes to choosing a course of study in New Zealand.
• Combining the benefits of a developed country with the charm of a quiet and peaceful countryside, New Zealand offers some distinct advantages over other countries as a destination for education.
• New Zealand is the ultimate outdoor adventure playground, from offering every kind of thrill and adventure to pure hedonistic relaxation and pleasure.


New Zealand Education System

The education system in New Zealand is enormously diverse and one of the best in the world, maintaining excellent standards in literacy, mathematics and sciences and ranking well consistently by global standards.
New Zealand’s education system has three levels – early childhood, school and university. Students can progress through a variety of flexible pathways in the system, supported by a range of institutions that offer a variety of courses and programs. University is the highest level of education and qualifications at all levels are governed to ensure students gain a relevant and meaningful qualification.

The Cost of Studying in New Zealand

New Zealand is an ideal place to enjoy a world-class education and outstanding quality of life, but there are several expenses to consider before you study overseas.
Institutions in New Zealand are permitted to set their own tuition fees. This means that what you pay will be different depending on your institution of choice. International students can expect to pay between $22,000 and $32,000 for a bachelor's degree, and between $26,000 and $37,000 for a postgraduate course.


Scholarship in New Zealand

Tuition fees are fairly high in New Zealand when converted to New Zealand currency, and so is the cost of living. Therefore, it is important that you are aware of the level of funding that you might need.
However, one way to help to minimize your costs is to apply for scholarships and grants. Each government has a few scholarships for international students from certain countries which could be a good first place to look. Or if there is a specific university that you have your heart set on it is always worth checking to see if they have any scholarships that might suit you.

University scholarships

Most universities will offer some kind of scholarships for international students, so your institution of choice should be your first port of call when considering funding.

Financial scholarships

These scholarships are based on the financial need of the students. The majority of these may only be available to domestic students but some universities will give out needs-based scholarships to international students.

Merit scholarships

For students who are either academically gifted, or aim to broaden a university’s research focus.

Country-based scholarships

These scholarships are targeted at students from developing countries in particular.

Government-funded scholarships

There are a number of government-funded programs and scholarships, some of which are listed below.

Privately-funded scholarships

Sometimes private businesses or donors will fund scholarships for international students. These are also more likely to be targeted at developing countries and minority groups, or in specific areas of study.

Part scholarships

These can range from a small one-off payment the student can use towards their fees or a larger payment that is staggered to cover certain costs of going to university.

Post Study Work Permit

The New Zealand Government offers pathways for recent graduates to live and work in New Zealand. Depending on the area of study, you may have the opportunity to stay and work in New Zealand for up to four years initially.
Your graduate pathway has two steps: a post-study work visa that offers you up to 12 months to find a job in a related field of study, or an employer-assisted work visa that allows you to stay in New Zealand for either two or three years to gain work experience related to a specific job with a specific employer.

Get expert advice to plan your future

Through a conversation with one of our Education Counsellors, you can be sure you’re making an informed decision on your future study. There’s nothing worse than signing up for a course that you are not passionate about studying and will set you back thousands of dollars.

Our extensive experience of working with international students puts us in a position to help you make the right choice based on your interest, aspirations, job outcomes and financial considerations and ensure that you stay visa compliant as you transit from your current course to another.