Studying in New Zealand: An Overview


With every year New Zealand is becoming more and more popular among overseas students as a hub for education.  At present overseas students from around 160+ countries are currently pursuing their education at Kiwi universities. This is mainly because of the quality of education that overseas students get by enrolling themselves in these academic institutions/schools. In a nutshell, studying in New Zealand can be a very enriching/phenomenal experience for foreign students. Keeping this in mind, today we are sharing with you everything you must know about studying in New Zealand.

Popular Universities for Studying in New Zealand

New Zealand has just 8 academic institutions. But despite having very few academic institutions the country is famous worldwide for giving quality education to students. Moreover, most of its academic schools/colleges also hold top ranks in QS World University Rankings. Here are some of the most popular universities for studying in New Zealand:

  • University of Auckland
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Lincoln University
  • University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Massey University. To learn about Massey University in detail feel free to contact our New Zealand student visa consultants in Gurgaon.

Admission Process to Study in New Zealand

To study at Kiwi universities, you must follow the standard admission process set by them. For learning about the admission process students can contact their university’s representative.  Moreover, you can also take the help of the website of your university to get familiar with its admission process.

Things you must know:

  • Kiwi universities don’t have a centralized application portal
  • You will have to apply individually if you wish to apply at multiple universities
  • Kiwi universities follow the semester system
  • Most Kiwi universities have primary admission intake in the month of March.

Admission Requirements

Following are the documents that you will need for studying at Kiwi universities:

  • Academic degrees
  • Valid visa
  • Copy of passport
  • Test scores of GRE/GMAT
  • Copy of IELTS score
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV

Visa Process

Overseas students who enroll themselves in a full-time program in Kiwi universities must get a paid student visa. Students who apply for a paid visa to study in New Zealand can stay in the country for 4 years. Moreover, the student visa allows students to:

  • Study a full-time course at Kiwi universities
  • Work part-time (20 hrs. per week)

To get the student visa you must submit the following documents with your visa application:

  • Copy of passport
  • Photographs
  • Medical examination certificate
  • Police certificate
  • Letter of acceptance
  • Proof of sufficient funds
  • Health insurance
  • Proof of accommodation, etc.

Cost of Education

Students who wish to study at Kiwi universities must have sufficient funds for covering their tuition fees and cost of living. On average you will need around 12,000-18000 NZD PA if you join a diploma course. However, if you join a bachelor’s program then you will need around 22,000-32,000 NZD PA. Similarly, if you join a master’s program you will need around 26,000-37,000 NZD PA. However, this cost can vary depending on the city/university in which you want to study. If we talk about living expenses then you will need around 16800 NZD PA to cover your living expenses. To learn about tuition fees of different Kiwi universities feel free to contact our Study in New Zealand Education Consultants in Chandigarh.


Now you are aware of all the things you must know about studying in New Zealand. So, if hearing all this excites you then you must pack your bags and travel to New Zealand for studying. It is a magnificent country and has some of the most excellent/popular academic institutions across the globe.

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