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New Zealand is one of the world’s best places to live and study. New Zealand is emerging as one of the topmost preferences among Indian students looking forward to study abroad. The country offers an excellent education system with ample research opportunities, affordable fee structure, an excellent support system and a better cost of living that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

World-renowned universities providing world-class education
Less stringent entry requirements
Ease of visa acquisition and residency
The safe and welcoming environment 
Numerous Scholarships in New Zealand
High in cost-effectiveness


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New Zealand universities are well-known for the following degrees. You can study in NewZealand, in any of the following academic levels:
Business StudiesEngineering ForestryHospitality
IT and Computer ScienceAgricultureArt and design
NursingTradesBusiness management
Health careSports management
The country is world-renowned for its courses like Information Technology, Computer Science, and Animation. The animation is the most popular course in NewZealand!


There are many scholarships, grants, and bursaries which can help support you financially with your studies in New Zeland. They are offered by the New Zeland Government, education institutions, and a number of other public and private organisations. You can use the search tool available on every page of this site to find scholarships, along with contact details for the institution providing the scholarship.

All applications and enquiries for scholarships are made through the scholarship provider.

Here is information about some of the major scholarships programs available for international students:

New Zeland Awards - The New Zeland Awards aim to promote knowledge, education links, and enduring ties between New Zeland and our neighbours through New Zeland's extensive scholarship programs. The program brings together scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the Department of Education and the New Zeland Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). Read more about  New Zeland Awardsand Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships.

New Zeland Government Research Training Program (RTP) - From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) replaced the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program. Find out more about the Research Training Program at the Department of Education website. Applications for these scholarships are made directly to a participating university.

New Zeland APEC Women in Research Fellowship - The New Zeland APEC Women in Research Fellowships are open to high-achieving female researchers from APEC economies for research opportunities in partnership with New Zeland education and research institutions. The fellowships aim to support women’s economic empowerment in the APEC region and raise the profile of female role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Read more about the  New Zeland APEC Women in Research Fellowship.

Who can apply for a scholarship?

All scholarships listed on our website are available to international students. Many are available to students of all nationalities, however all scholarships conditions are set by the institution or organisation offering the scholarship and applications have to be done directly with the scholarship provider. To find out if you are eligible to receive a scholarship you must contact the organisation offering the scholarship. 


The general eligibility criteria for studies in New Zealand are mentioned below:

English Requirement
Both undergraduate and Master courses, the applicant must have a minimum score of 6.5 in IELTS for (the score depends on the course and university).
Several universities ask for a minimum score of 50 in PTE Academic for undergraduate and 64 for Masters Courses.

12 years of elementary and secondary education (12th /Intermediate).
Most universities accept a minimum of 75% aggregate marks and a minimum of 60% in English
Mathematics in class XII as a requirement (for some Sciences and Technology courses).
Minimum mandatory IELTS/PTE Academic scores


Academic year dates in New Zeland
The academic year in New Zeland varies depending on the type of study you are undertaking.
Many institutions also offer a mid-year or second semester start. Start dates and the number of semesters vary by course and institution, so please check directly on your institution’s website for details.
Below is a general guide on the academic year for the different levels of study in New Zeland:
Length - 13 years in total (Kindergarten/Preparatory to Year 12)
Semesters - 4 (usually called terms')
Starts - Late January/early February

Length - From 5 weeks to 1 year
Semesters - The year is split into weeks
Starts - Throughout the year

Length - 1 year
Semesters - The semester breaks will depend on your course
Starts - February but can vary by course and institutions

Vocational Education and Training
Length - 1 to 4 years
Semesters - Two
Starts - February, but can vary by course and institutions

Length - Typically 3 years (4 years for honours degree)
Semesters - Two, although some institutions offer three semesters (trimesters)
Starts – Feb/July, Nov

Length - 1 to 2 years
Semesters - Two, although some institutions offer three semesters (trimesters)
Starts – Feb/July, Nov

Length - 3 years
Semesters - As most doctoral candidates do not attend class, there are usually no formal semester
Starts – Feb/July, Nov


New Zealand Process Flow
Select Course & Check Admission Requirements
Clear Imperative Exams IELTS / PTE / TOEFL
Submit Application to the Selected University & Receive offer letter
Prepare Finance & Income Documents of Family / Sponsor
Undergo Medical Examination with Registered Doctors & Get Police Clearance Certificate
Submit Student Visa Application with the NZ Immigration
Pay Tuition Fee & Get the Receipt
Make Pre-Departure Arrangements (Tickets / Insurance / Foreign Exchange / Accommodation)


The Department of Home Affairs has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for New Zeland. From 1st February 2018 the 12 month living cost is:
You - $20,290
Partner or spouse - $7,100
Child - $3,040


The Student visa costs from NZ$575 for the main applicant, unless they are exempt.


The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.
School - $7,800 to $30,000
English language studies - Around $300 per week depending on course length
Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) - $4,000 to $22,000
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree - $15,000 to $33,000*
Postgraduate Masters Degree - $20,000 to $37,000*
Doctoral Degree - $14,000 to $37,000*
* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.
All costs are per year in New Zeland dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com


20 Hours /week for Student (Part Time)
40 Hours/week during vacation For Student
Full Time for Dependent


Financial and Commercial Analysts: Required to provide insights and analysis to operations to drive improved business performance.
Pay rollers: As an essential role, departing staff are immediately replaced.
Professional practice accountants: Fine-tuned technical skills are not enough; employers want exceptional verbal and written communication skills, business acumen and the ability to engage with clients.
Architects: Sought in the eastern states and South USA for development projects that require planning and design. Revit software skills are valued.
Para planners and Financial Planners: Candidates with a degree and Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (ADFP) or Certified Financial Planner (CFP) are in short supply.
Quantitative Risk Analysts/Modellers, particularly in credit risk: An increase in the amount of lending, the move to online applications and International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 requirements have fuelled demand.
Contracts Administrators, Site Managers and Project Managers: Needed across much of the country.
Early Childhood Teachers: Qualified candidates are in high demand but short supply.
IT Integrators/Coordinators: Skills in both teaching and learning, as well as technical IT expertise, are needed in schools.


New Zeland's is $18.29.
Minimum wage advocates love to point to New Zeland's $18.29 an hour minimum as evidence that a very high wage floor needn't stifle a country's growth. After all, New Zeland hasn't had a recession in 20 years. But New Zeland is hardly an outlier.
Working while you study in New Zeland can help complement your study and living experience. There are a number of reasons you might want to undertake part time work while studying in New Zeland, including assisting with living expenses and gaining work experience in your study area.
Most student visas allow you to work for up to 40 hours every two weeks while your course is in session, and unrestricted hours during any scheduled course break, but before you undertake any paid work you need to make sure your visa allows you to work.
Paid work
New Zeland has a wide range of industries and many have part time employment opportunities, including:
Retail - supermarkets, department and clothing stores.
Hospitality - cafes, bars and restaurants.
Tourism - hotels and motels.
Agricultural - farming and fruit-picking.
Sales and telemarketing.
Administration or Clerical roles.
If you have existing qualifications and/or professional work experience, you may be able to secure casual or part time work in your field.


The educational institutes and universities in New Zealand offer world-class education with updated industry-based curriculum and programmers which are globally recognized.

The 8 universities in New Zealand are:
Auckland University of Technology
University of Canterbury
Lincoln University
University of Otego
University of Auckland
Massey University
University of Waikato
Victoria University of Wellington