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6 main reasons to choose New Zealand for your overseas studies

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It is one of the most favored shooting locations for Bollywood films, agreed.  It’s a great cricketing nation, no big revelation.  It’s famous for Kiwi fruit and milk products but there is more to New Zealand than mesmerizing locations and flora and fauna. New Zealand is one of the best destination to pursue your studies abroad Read on as we list some of the top reasons to study in New Zealand.

  •  Quality of education

New Zealand education is a rich blend of time tested traditional principles with innovation. New Zealand has a robust education system comprising of institutes of technologies, polytechnics, universities and private colleges, offering qualifications ranging from vocational certificates to doctoral degrees. New Zealand institutions ranks high in world education rankings and have been rated among the best in the world. Getting a New Zealand qualification is sure to set you up for a promising career.

  • Wide ranging opportunities for study and research

New Zealand has a well developed university system that is highly student-centered with institutions offering niche programs along with conventional disciplines like arts, science, Business law etc. Though all programs offered in New Zealand are top notch, Masters in Civil / Earth quake engineering, MBA program with 3 months internships, Dual diploma programs in quantity surveying & construction management are some of the hot programs one can pursue with internships.

  • Dream destination to explore

New Zealand is a traveler’s paradise with splendid locations to explore.  From snow clad mountains to vast open plains and long stretch of green farmlands, New Zealand never fails to mesmerize.  For the adventure freak in you, excellent opportunities are available to indulge in adrenaline gushing adventure activities like bungee jumping, skydiving, zip lining , caving, canoeing  etc to mention a few.

  • Excellent Employment prospects

With a stable economy, jobs are to be had for International students on completion of their studies.  There are high demand for Engineers, IT Professionals, accountants, chefs, financial advisers and marketing professionals.  International students studying in New Zealand also have the opportunity to work while they study. Students may be permitted to work up to 20 hours each week during study periods or full time on the holidays,  depending on their programs of study, which can help them gain valuable work experience that boost employment prospects. After graduation, one can look forward to working in New Zealand by applying for a post-study work visa or permanent residency.

  • Easy entry requirements

Compared to many other countries, gaining entry to New Zealand institutions is not a tedious job provided you have a well written Statement of Purpose and other supporting documents in place Students with average marks can  also  gain entry to most Bachelor degree programs as there are ample number of seats at each institutions spread across New Zealand. Unlike other countries students intending to study in New Zealand need not pay their tuition fees upfront.   They only need to pay it once their visa is approved.

  • Affordable tuition fees and cost of living

Tuition fees in New Zealand institutions are the lowest among developed countries. Major universities and institutes in New Zealand offer highly subsidized hostel accommodation. Apart from university offered accommodations, various affordable accommodation options like paying guest facilities are available for international students which are highly safe. If food is a cause of concern for you there are many restaurants in New Zealand that serve food at decent rates.  Even combo meals are offered keeping student community in mind. Also with a decent accommodation in place, many of the young international students are seen to cook their own meals which can bring down your living cost drastically.  As an international student one is expected to rely heavily on Public transport which is moderately charged in New Zealand.  Carrying your tertiary ID can get up to 40% off on all Travel which is quite encouraging if you in tend to explore this beautiful country.

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New Zealand – A world class study destination with Job and Permanent residency prospects

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Strong international ranking and expert teaching staff coupled with world class facilities and a rich pool of natural resources, New Zealand is becoming increasingly popular overseas study option among international students seeking qualifications that are recognized worldwide and on par with world’s other great education providers such as UK, USA, Australia and Canada.

There are 8 public universities in New Zealand which offers courses ranging from undergraduate programmes to PhD and post doctoral courses. Five New Zealand universities were ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. New Zealand has 22 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics that offer highly vocational and skill based courses ranging from certificate level through to Bachelors and Post Graduate level. There are a growing number of private tertiary and training providers offering study options in diverse range of subjects.

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Some of the deciding factors that has been cited by International students for choosing New Zealand as their higher study destination has been

  •    Value for money

 With the lowest cost of living among the developed nations and the opportunity to work 20 hours per week while studying and 40 hours during the summer holidays, New Zealand provides an immense financial relief for international students who wish to budget their overall expenses towards their education in New Zealand.

  •  Multicultural Environment

 The diverse mix of cultures and people provides a welcoming feel to the international students and makes it easier for them to integrate into the culture.

  •  Safe and secure study destination

 New Zealand has a reputation for being a safe country with very low crime rate. New Zealand is ranked 3rd in the Global Peace Index.  It is one of the few countries in the world where the government has set out strict guidelines to ensure that International students are well informed, safe and properly cared for through the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International students. Every education provider that caters to international students is signatory to this Code of Practice laid by the Ministry of Education

  •  Scholarships

 The New Zealand Government and New Zealand Universities provide a number of scholarships for international students who wish to study in New Zealand.

  •  Post study work permit

Following the successful completion of level 5 & 6, Level 7, 8 and 9 students are entitled to 1 year post study work permit which provides students with an opportunity to explore job prospects in New Zealand and acquire valuable international work experience.

  •  Spouse Accompaniment

Students who proceed for Post Graduate programs and a few level 7 programs that figure in the shortage skill list are entitled to take their spouse along with full work rights.

  •   Employment prospects after graduation.

With skills shortage existing across various sectors in the New Zealand Labour market there is a strong demand for skilled workers especially in health, social work, Information and communication technology, hospitality, agriculture, farming and engineering industries.

  •  Fantastic immigration policies

Students with qualifications and skills in the long term shortage skill list published by Immigration New Zealand and who wish to stay in New Zealand long term may apply for resident visa under the skilled migrant category to live and work in New Zealand permanently.

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New Zealand-A world class study destination with Job and PR prospects

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Strong international ranking and expert teaching staff coupled with world class facilities and a rich pool of natural resources, New Zealand is becoming increasingly popular among international students seeking qualifications that are recognized worldwide and on par with world’s other great education providers such as UK, USA, Australia and Canada.

There are 8 public universities in New Zealand which offers courses ranging from undergraduate programmes to PhD and post doctoral courses. Five New Zealand universities were ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. New Zealand has 22 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics that offer highly vocational and skill based courses ranging from certificate level through to Bachelors and Post Graduate level. There are a growing number of private tertiary and training providers offering study options in diverse range of subjects.

Some of the deciding factors that has been cited by International students for choosing   New Zealand as their higher study destination has been 

Value for money

With the lowest cost of living among the developed nations and the opportunity to work 20 hours per week while studying and 40 hours during the summer holidays, New Zealand provides an immense financial relief for international students who wish to budget their overall expenses towards their education in New Zealand.

Multicultural Environment

The diverse mix of cultures and people provides a welcoming feel to the international students and makes it easier for them to integrate into the culture.

Safe and Secure study destination.

New Zealand has a reputation for being a safe country with very low crime rate. New Zealand is ranked 3rd in the Global Peace Index.  It is one of the few countries in the world where the government has set out strict guidelines to ensure that International students are well informed, safe and properly cared for through the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International students. Every education provider that caters to international students is signatory to this Code of Practice laid by the Ministry of Education

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Scholarships

The New Zealand Government and New Zealand Universities provide a number of scholarships for international students who wish to study in New Zealand.

Post study work permit

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Following the successful completion of level 5 & 6, Level 7, 8 and 9 students are entitled to 1 year post study work permit which provides students with an opportunity to explore job prospects in New Zealand and acquire valuable international work experience.

Spouse Accompaniment

Students who proceed for Post Graduate programs and a few level 7 programs that figure in the shortage skill list are entitled to take their spouse along with full work rights.

Employment prospects after graduation.

With skills shortage existing across various sectors in the New Zealand Labour market there is a strong demand for skilled workers especially in health, social work, Information and communication technology, hospitality, agriculture, farming and engineering industries.

Fantastic immigration policies

Students with qualifications and skills in the long term shortage skill list published by Immigration New Zealand and who wish to stay in New Zealand long term may apply for resident visa under the skilled migrant category to live and work in New Zealand permanently.

POPULAR COURSES 

The Masters in Engineering Studies with a wide range of specialism to choose from and the Masters in Engineering Project Management and Construction Management have been very popular among the engineers from our region. The cost effective level 7 programmes like Graduate Diploma in Project Management, Operations and Production Management, Construction Management and Highway Engineering has also been some of the sought-after programs among the engineering graduates from India. Highly job-centric undergraduate and Post graduate IT programs in the field of Networking, Animation, System Administration and Software Development has been a draw among the IT graduates owing to the high employment potential.  Among the management programmes, Masters in Professional Accounting and Logistics and Supply Chain Management have been attracting maximum number of Commerce and Business Graduates owing to good employment prospects in New Zealand. Cost effective level 7 programmes in Accounting, Professional Accounting, Logistics and Shipping Management has also been experiencing several takers. Programmes like Post Graduate Diploma in Social Service Worker and Addiction Studies have attracted the social workers from India. Students from the Hospitality sector can look forward to pursue Hospitality and Tourism programmes and Fast Track Cookery Programmes which are in great demand. Programmes like Wood Manufacturing, Farming Technology, Diary Technology, Food Technology, Bio Technology, Viticulture, Aqua Culture has also generated a great deal of interest among the Indian student fraternity. The Bachelors in Nursing programme with options to seek cross credit for 1 to 1-1/2 years leading to the NZNC registration has been very popular among the nurses from our region. New Zealand has been a hot destination for PhD aspirants as they are required to pay only a very nominal fee.

It would be strongly recommended for students wishing to pursue their studies in New Zealand to refer to the website of Education New Zealand, the crown entity of New Zealand Government that takes care of Internationalizations of education (http://enz.govt.nz/) and proceed through an Education New Zealand Recognized Agency (ENZRA).