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Study in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the most trusted countries in the world offering class education at a reasonable cost. It is one of the world’s most recognized education systems in the globe. Qualifications gained from the education system are widely accepted globally. 

Education System

The higher education system of New Zealand consists of Universities, Polytechnics, and Private Training Institutions. It has as many as 20 polytechnics, commonly referred to as Institutes of Technology, directly controlled and financed by the government. It also offers a wide range of courses. More than 800 private education systems provide courses on the English language for international students on a short-term basis. The study in New Zealand requirements differ based on the university and course.


The requirements to study in New Zealand for Indian Students are as follow:

English language proficiency (IELTS) scores are required. 

  • An overall band score of 5.5 is required for diploma programs.
  • A band score of 6.0 is needed for Bachelor’s Degree.
  • For a graduate diploma, students require an overall band score of 6.0.
  • An overall score of 6.5 is required for a post-graduate diploma.
  • For master degree programs, the overall band score is 6.5


New Zealand calls for admission in February, July, and October.

Living/ Education cost

The annual living cost is NZ$20000. Education cost depends upon the institution and the courses selected. 

  • The average annual cost for Polytechnic diploma courses varies from NZ$13,500 – NZ$16,000.
  • Most of the undergraduate degrees from universities caries from NZ$15,000 – NZ$18,000.
  • A post-graduate degrees start at NZ$16,000 per year.
  • MBA degrees tuition fees are about NZ$22,000 annually.

Work Permit

  • Students are allowed to work for 20 hours a week and 40 hours during their vacation.
  • Spouses of students pursuing master’s courses are eligible for a spouse visa.