New Zealand is a land of contrasts. The South Island?s west coast drips with rain. Its forests are dense with tree ferns and towering pod carps, ancient remnants of conifer forests that existed when New Zealand was part of a gigantic continent called Gondwanaland. On the eastern side of the island, in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps, the hills are brown in late summer, back country travel is often across open slopes covered with tussocks of grass or through beech forests that smell like honey. Raw and young, this landscape is steep and rugged and its weather is capricious. You can go from hot sun in the morning to cold winds, rain, and snow in the afternoon. We leave behind the tourist routes and plunge deep into the forests or climb high up into remote alpine areas. Some courses float down its rivers or explore its coastlines, experiencing the country?s rich marine life?whales, dolphins, and seals?and its wide variety of endemic birds. New Zealand is a dramatic place that engages your senses, challenges you physically and mentally, and promises to give you the adventure of a lifetime.
New Zealand - Destination to Study... Work... Migrate !
New Zealand, a beautiful and unique country in the South Pacific, where exciting things are happening in Education. New Zealand is becoming the first choice for an increasing number of international students seeking quality education & to explore new ideas in pioneering programs that will put them at the front in the world job markets of the future.
New Zealand universities, colleges and other New Zealand education institutions offer students a unique learning environment. This is supported by an integrated education system in which students attending New Zealand schools find it easy to make the transition to the next level of education
Qualifications Globally Recognized
Students who have studied are earning a reputation of being called innovative thinkers and are being addressed as 'The New World Class'. It has a progressive education system with state of art facilities. Qualifications are internationally recognized. There are wide range of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The NZQA assures the quality of programme offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn ensures that programmes offered in New Zealand, maintain international recognition.
Equally strong focus on Academics and Welfare
Most of the universities have been taking International students for the last 50 - 60 years and hence have gained a multicultural/national perspective offering a balanced curriculum which finds relevance in work places around the world. The same perspective enables it to offer excellent welfare services to students from around the world. The polytechnics in NZ are known for the programs which are "Read to Enter the Job Markets".
"BEST OF BOTH WORLD" qualifications
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. Kiwi Life : Even though the country might be small the people think big. The people popularly known as Kiwi?s are renowned for their hospitality and their love for sports and the outdoors.
Migration and Job search Opportunity
Students are given a visa to search for a job after completion of their course and also have a good opportunity to migrate.
English widely spoken
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.
Excellent Climatic Conditions
New Zealand enjoys temperate climate which is moderated by the sea's surrounding it. This-results in mild summers and cool winters. This excellent climate encourages all sorts of outdoor sports and activities. One can indulge in sports as varied from Football, cricket to White water rafting and Bungee jumping. In fact it is widely accepted fact that NZ enjoys one of the most favourable climates in the world. It enjoys the four distinct seasons, viz, Summer (Nov. to March), Autumn (March to June), Winter(June to Sept.) & Spring( Sept. to Nov.) & hence people enjoy high quality living conditions.
Clean, Green and Safe Country
New Zealand offers a safe learning environment. It is the first country in the world to declare itself as a nuclear free zone. The environment is green, clean and un crowded with a small populations and wide open spaces.
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 enrol 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 enrol.
To ensure that both the Government and individuals are investing in quality education, training and assessment, the Government has set up nationally recognized 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. These bodies are:
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) responsible for approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and priva1te training establishments
New Zealand Vice-Chancellor's Committee (NZVCC) responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by New Zealand universities.
Types of Institution
Universities in New Zealand
University education was established in New Zealand in 1870 and has a similar tradition to the British university system. There are eight state-funded universities in New Zealand, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance. In addition to a centrally co-ordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and programme level, each university undertakes internal quality checks. All New Zealand universities offer a broad range of subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. Each has developed its own specialist subjects such as Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary Science. Computer Studies, Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Sports-Science, Biotechnology, Architecture etc. Bachelor's, Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered by all New Zealand universities. A range of under graduate and postgraduate diplomas is also available, along with honours programmes (usually requiring an additional year of study).
Polytechnics in New Zealand
New Zealand Polytechnics, and Institutes of Technology, are state funded and provide education and training at all levels ranging from introductory studies through to full degree programmes. A few of them offer PG programmes as well. Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology are efficient tertiary providers offering programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused. Due to their active engagement with industry, employers and government agencies they provide programmes which are of a high academic standard and are relevant to the rapidly changing workforce on a global basis. Polytechnics offer diverse courses like Arts and Design, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality etc.
Private Degree Providers
In 1989, amendments to the Education Act in New Zealand enabled the private tertiary sector to award degrees through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The key to the legitimacy of the private degree providers is their relationship with the NZQA which has responsibility for course accreditation. The mission of the private degree providers is to provide a quality service to their students and a range of skills of value in the work environment.
Private Training Providers (PTE's)
Private training establishments are registered and their courses approved by NZQA. Institutions and schools in this sector provide a range of courses including English language, Aviation Flight Training, Air Traffic Control, English, Business Computing, Dance, Design and Arts, Religious Studies, Travel and Tourism and training for the Hospitality Industry.
Undergraduate Study in New Zealand
At most New Zealand universities the course of study for a Bachelor's degree consists of a prescribed number of units, papers or courses. In each subject there are usually first-year (stage I or 100?level), second-year (stage 2 or 200 level) and third-year (stage 3 or 300 level) courses. A second year course may be commenced only after prescribed passes in the subject at stage I and a third-year course only after required passes in the subject at stage 2. In each subject the student is required to attend a given number of lectures, tutorials and/or laboratory periods per week. In some courses field trips provide opportunities for on-site study of natural phenomena or social processes. These learning contacts are supplemented by personal reading and research. Students are expected to develop independent study skills with a minimum of professional supervision. Grades given in tests, assignments and practical work count towards the final grade for a course. Most courses have a final written examination held either at mid-year (June) or the end of the academic year (October/ November).
Post Graduate Study in New Zealand
The first degree a student is able to gain in New Zealand is as elsewhere, a Bachelors degree. With a completed Bachelor's degree, a graduate may be able to go on to a Masters degree. These degrees may be awarded with Honours, an indication both of the challenge the course presents and of the student's achievement in it.
A one-years full-time study, designed for graduates, which builds on the subject matter in the academic field of the previous degree.
A one-year, full-time course of study for graduates. It does not always require its students to have prior learning or experience in the subject matter of the diploma.
The Master's degree is open to those who have completed a Bachelors degree. The course of study is usually of one or two year's full-time study or its equivalent in part-time study. The work required normally builds upon the prior knowledge gained in the major part of the Bachelor's degree, and most or all of it is in that discipline. It is at a more advanced level. That is normally reflected in the content of the work; in the mode of teaching which is likely to emphasis seminar presentation; and in provision of research experience for the candidate. A thesis is an account of a substantial piece of research. Many master's degrees include a thesis component, and in some cases, particularly those which are taken after a four-year Bachelors (Honours) course, the degrees may be thesis-only. However increasingly Masters' degrees by papers, or papers plus research, are becoming available. The successful student is expected to show, as the title implies, a real grasp of the subject, demonstrated by an understanding of the discipline, a capacity to reflect upon it, and an ability to undertake research into it.
New Zealand Doctoral Research scholarships are a significant educational opportunity. Doctorate programmes generally take at least 3 years of full time study to complete. It is a fully research based degree. PHD students pay domestic tuition fee which is a ?benefit? of fee difference from international fees to domestic fees?. Scholarships are also awarded to the students on the basis of academic merit and research ability by the university. The scholarships doctoral degree by research in New Zealand universities. The scholarship funding covers international tuition fee, a monthly living allowance, travel, health, insurance, books and thesis allowance.
What is the time frame for the admission & visa process?
Undergraduate applications are generally assessed quickly in 3-5 weeks time wherein PG applications could take 4-8 weeks for processing. Visa procedures for New Zealand are quick, where New Zealand Information Service supports decision of positive profile students in 15-20 working days.
What are the part time work opportunities for students & how much can they earn?
Students are allowed to work part time up to 20 hrs per week. Most students work in Restaurants, Farms, Mall's, Marketing Executive's etc. Wages will range from NZ$ 9-12 approx.
What are the accommodation arrangements?
A written guarantee of accommodation is required before a student visa can be granted. Some institutions may be able to arrange residential accommodation for students who are not staying with relatives or friends. However, you may wish to arrange accommodation for yourself. You should indicate whether or not you want assistance in finding accommodation when you apply to the institution.
Are dependants allowed to come along?
Your dependants, who may include a spouse, de facto spouse, fiance(e), and children, may accompany you to New Zealand or join you later. They must apply for and meet the normal requirements for the type of visa required (visitor, work, or student). School aged dependants will be required to pay full fees for enrolment in primary and secondary courses of study.
I have got a student visa and my spouse wants to accompany me to New Zealand. Can He/She apply for a work visa?
Your spouse can apply for a work visa only if you are doing a post graduate course in NZ or you are studying a course towards qualifications in Long term Skill Shortage List.
When will I get my 12 month job search visa?
You are eligible to apply for 12 month job search Visa within 3 months of the date of completion of your course in NZ.
What would be my next visa status after job search visa?
If you get Job offer in your relevant area of study then your visa status could be converted to Work Permit or Permanent Residency on your Eligibility based on the Skilled Migrant Category at that time.
Expert NZ consultants at UES have successfully helped many of its student clients obtain a visa for New Zealand. We see to it that your application is complete and is attached with all relevant documents that are demanded. Necessary amendments are made by our documentation team to present your profile in the best positive manner, highlighting the pros and less emphasizing on the cons of your background. Application forms and required documents are then submitted to the TT Services "UES is member of (NZSA) New Zealand Specialist Agents"
Where to apply for NZ visa
The student can personally go to TT services and apply for the visa. New Zealand TT services is available in 9 cities.
A. How many days prior can a student apply for visa It is strongly advised to apply for Visa 6-8 weeks in Advance.
B. Document checklist Original Passport Visa application forms Statement of purpose - Handwritten IELTS & all academic documents (certified true copies) Evidence of liquid funds & ITR returns Police clearance certificate Medicals from the list of panel doctors
C. Visa Application fees (subject to change) An Applicant has to make a DD of Rs 6,400/- (subject to change) favouring " New Zealand Immigration services" payable at New Delhi
D. Processing time It is recommended to apply for visa 6-8 weeks prior to give sufficient time to High commission to process your application Upon approval of visa in principle, applicant must pay 1 yrs fees (if loan is availed, pay from loan a/c) After sending the Payment receipt to the High Commission, the student passport will be stamped and returned back.
English Language Requirement It is strongly recommended to give IELTS although not mandatory
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- Auckland University of Technology
- Avonmore Tertiary Institute
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- Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
- Cornell Institute of Bus & Tech
- Design & Arts College
- Eastern Institute of Technology
- Edenz College
- International College of Auckland
- International College of Linguistics
- International Pacific College
- International Aviation Academy of New Zealand
- Institute of Applied Learning
- Lincoln University
- Manukau Institute of Technology
- Massey University
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- Nelson Malbourgh Institute of Technology
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- New Zealand School of Travel & Tourism
- New Zealand Tertiary College
- Newton College of Business & Technology
- North Tec
- Northshore International Academy
- Otago Polytechnic
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- Queenstown Resort College
- Southern Institute of Technology
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- Seymour National College of Tourism & Travel
- SAE Institute Auckland
- Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
- University of Auckland
- University of Canterbury
- University of Otago
- University of Waikato
- UUNZ Institute of Business
- Victoria University of Wellington
- Waiariki Institute of Technology
- Waikato Inst of Technology
- Wellington Institute of Technology
- Western Inst of Technology at Taranaki
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