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Quality of Education (Study in New Zealand Consultants Chennai, Study in New Zealand from India)

NZQA is in charge of approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and private preparing foundations. NZVCC approves all diplomas, and undergraduate and graduate programs offered by New Zealand colleges/universities. NZ is a previous British settlement thereby NZ’s education system depends on the esteemed British system.

Education System

Higher education in New Zealand focuses on the individual, challenges to traditional ideas are accepted, and the country has a climate of healthy, open debates that helps you make your own discoveries.

The NZQF levels of courses in New Zealand are:

Levels 1-3 :- Secondary School

Levels 4-6:- Certificates & Diplomas

Level 7:- Graduate certificate, Graduate Diplomas and Bachelor Degrees

Level 8:- Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diplomas & Bachelor Honours Degree

Level 9:- Master Degree

Level 10: Doctoral degree

Safety in New Zealand

New Zealand has a low crime rate, very few endemic diseases and boasts of a great healthcare system. It is a safe place for students. You should take some care with your possessions. Carry copies of important documents, like passport and credit cards.


Pleasant weather prevails in North and South Islands of New Zealand with enjoyable moderate, maritime climate. NZ is located in the southern hemisphere where summer starts in December and winter begins in June. NZ has many hours of sunshine as well as moderate rainfall.

Popular student destinations

Auckland is the centre and hotspot of renowned academic institutes. The best colleges in the country are situated in cities like Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch and Napier-Hastings. Popular Courses like Information Technology , Engineering, Computing, Business Studies, Tourism & Hotel Management & Visual Communications are chosen by students.

Wellington has mild weather, temperate marine climate and is also known for being windy. Students seek this particular destination for both UG and PG courses.

Christchurch has temperate, sunny and bright days. The city is home to many o colleges and universities where students study, work part time and settle down with citizenship.

Queenstown has snow-capped mountains with bright, clear days. Weather is very pleasant throughout the year, hence Queenstown is an all time popular holiday destination. Students enjoy weekends and prefer to settle in Queenstown.

Courses: You name a course from business including top of the line MBAs, Design, from Agriculture to the Travel & Hospitality Industry, Communication Studies, IT, Engineering, Digital Media, Fashion, Film, Health Sciences, Law, Delivery and more – you have it in NZ with quality uncompromised.


Intakes in New Zealand

The two major intakes are in January / February and July. Few institutions offer multiple intakes in September and November. Apply for admission six months before the application deadline.

Admissions to vocational courses are open for March, April, May or July.

Tuition Fee Structure

Tuition fee varies according to the universities, courses and the city. Around 10,000 to14,000 USD for an undergraduate course and for a post-graduate course, the cost would be approximately 10,000 USD per year. The course fee is cheaper in Colleges.

Repayment of Education Loan starts only after the course is completed.

Living Expenses in New Zealand for each 1 year period

Primary Applicant- NZ$10,000

Spouse - NZ$5,000

Children - NZ$5,000

Scholarships / Bursaries

There are few bursaries offered for under graduate or postgraduate dimension for course work studies.

Few scholarships are accessible for research programs.

Ph.D. students are required to pay for their residences which are moderate when compared to Ph.D. expenses in other nations. Students can approach THE IMMACULATE counsellors to make sure the required documents are sent before the deadlines.

Work while you study

Part-time Work while studying

You can work up to 20 hrs per week amid study period and full-time by and large 40 hrs week amid vacations and it is mentioned on your student visa. You can make up for your everyday costs with the part time job income. [minimum wage is NZ $12 every hour].

Job Search Visa (Guaranteed) after course with stay back option:

After completion of the course, you are assured of a year’s ‘Work Permit’ which will be done at your Institution. Universities in New Zealand have a cell called Career Services Center, which help you get jobs and prepare you for interviews. You can work all day as per your decision. Your course should qualify for points to make an application for a Skilled Migrant visa. Therefore, you are pointing at a NZ Permanent Residency Visa and Citizenship. You need to discover work significant to your course that you have completed in NZ as per the Skilled Occupation List.

English Requirement

IELTS and /or TOEFL is suggested to clear the visa application. Students can also go to NZ to study an English course which is optional. However the students require language ability from their home country before enlisting in a NZ Institute.

Admission and Visa Procedure to New Zealand:

No personal interview is required, except for some candidates where there are some extremely surprising conditions. Mostly, this is done via telephone and applicants will receive an Approval in Principle [AIP].

Documents to be submitted for visa:

Unconditional Admission Offer along with the following documents to be submitted.

Attested copies of mark sheets of Standard 10, 12 and Bachelors degree (as applicable)

At least, 2 Academic Reference Letters from professors who have taught you in the home country

If you have work experience, 2 Letters of Recommendation from your employer / manager

Statement of Purpose


Photocopies of score reports – GMAT GRE TOEFL IELTS PTE (whichever is applicable)

Portfolio ( for students applying for Art and Design courses, and Architecture courses)

Other Certificates & achievements, extracurricular activities at State and National level

NZ Student Visa Application Forms (INZ 1012)

Health Insurance Receipt

Confirmation of Accommodation

Valid Passport

Police Clearance Certificate ( Character)

Creating an FTS account – Fund Transfer Scheme

The New Zealand High Commission takes anywhere between 8 to 12 weeks for the study visa to be processed.

Visa for spouse

The spouse and dependents ( children of a student ) will be granted a New Zealand Visitor Visa for the same duration as that of the spouse or parent. The spouses of students can work full time in NZ.

Checklist before departure

Pre-departure list

Book airline tickets with THE IMMACULATE s Travel Portal

Arrange accommodation in New Zealand, You can seek our assistance.

Arrange transportation to/from the airport to home in New Zealand, assisted by us.

Arrange your banking requirements

Check baggage & customs limitations

Clear all paperwork with the home educational institution

Get documents in order & make photocopies to carry with your baggage and store one set at home, which may include: Passport / Airline tickets / Travel Insurance certificate / Letter of Acceptance (LOR) by the educational institution/ Important addresses and phone numbers / A bank statement showing proof of funds / Prescriptions for any medication you are carrying / Medical records / Academic history and university transcripts


Orientation week is compulsory for international students hence ensure that you arrive in the country on time. You will be introduced to the university and the services offered, also to enroll in your class. The guidebook provided by the college will explain the complete admission process.

List of Colleges and Universities

  • The University of Auckland
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
  • The University of Canterbury
  • The University of Otago
  • The University of Waikato
  • Canterbury University
  • Lincoln University
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Unitec New Zealand
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
  • WINTEC (Waikato Institute of Technology)
  • Taylors College
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • CPIT
  • AIS St Helens (Auckland Institute of Studies Limited)
  • Bay Of Plenty Polytechnic
  • Birkenhead College
  • Avondale College
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
  • Cornell Institute of Business & Technology
  • Design and Arts College of New Zealand
  • Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay
  • Lincoln University
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School
  • North Tech
  • Southern Institute of Technology
  • Eagle Flight Training
  • International Collefe of Auckland (ICA)
  • International Travell College of New Zealand (ITC)
  • New Zealand School of Education (NZSE)
  • Christchurch International College
  • International College of Linguistics (ICL)
  • Natcoll Design Technology (Wellington / Christchurch)
  • NSIA
  • New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA)
  • Newton College of Business & Technology (NCBT)
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS)
  • Queenstown Resort College
  • Royal Business College (RBC)
  • The New Zealand School of Travel & Tourism (NZSTT)
  • UCOL - Universal College of Learning
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
  • Auckland Wise Institute
  • AIS ST Helens
  • Academic Colleges Group
  • ENENZ Colleges
  • UUNZ Institute of Business