Some Important Feature in New Zealand

Reputable Universities

Reputable Universities

New Zealand's higher education provides international standards which is closely monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education
Diverse Culture

Diverse Culture

New Zealand has the exposure of different cultures and traditions from all around the world which international students can experience
Low Living expenses

Low Living expenses

Major advantage for international students is cost of living which is very low compared to other countries like Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Ireland, etc

About New-Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country. New Zealand offers a unique experience for students. Apart from a world-class education system, it also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in New Zealand are considerably less expensive than the Australia, UK and USA.


As of 2011, the resident population of New Zealand is over 4.4 million. with 89% of its population living in urban areas, New Zealand is one of the world’s most urbanized countries.

Main Cities

Wellington (Capital), Auckland (Largest City), Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin.

Regional Cities

Nelson, Palmerston North, Napier, Tauranga, Rotoura, New Plymouth, Whangarei


New Zealand has a modern, prosperous and developed market economy with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of roughly US$28,250. The currency is the New Zealand dollar, informally known as the “Kiwi dollar”; it also circulates in the Cook Islands (see Cook Islands dollar), Niue, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands. New Zealand was ranked 5th in the 2011 Human Development Index, 4th in the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom in the world.


Why Study in New-Zealand ?

  • It is clean, green, friendly and unique
  • It is a high quality, cost-effective study abroad destination
  • The people are warm and friendly
  • Its climate is moderate all year around
  • There are unlimited sports, recreation and leisure opportunities
  • NZ has a british-based education system
  • Student can work up to 20 hrs for week and Full time during Summer Vacation.
  • Study 1 year and get 1 year Graduate Job Search Visa for Level 7 and above courses.
  • Study 2 years and get 1 year Graduate Job Search Visa for Level 5 & Level 6 Courses.
  • New Zealand is an extraordinarily beautiful country to visit and to study in.
  • Study abroad students are able to combine study and travel, exploring the great outdoors of New Zealand.
  • NZ offers a safe learning environment that provides excellent study abroad opportunities with high quality support services for overseas students.
  • It is renowned as one of the most scenic countries in the world with students from over 50 countries choosing NZ for their University, Vocational and English language studies.

New-Zealand Education System

Quality Assurance

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 private training establishments.

New Zealand Vice-Chancellor’s Committee (NZVCC)

responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by New Zealand universities.

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 Training Providers (PTES)

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.

Study and Living Cost Info

Maintaining study and living cost in New Zealand as an international student can vary depending on area of study, university quality and city location.

Living Cost Details

For a single person it cost around $12240 per year to maintain their living expenses.


Much Does it Cost to Study?

  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree: $15,000 to $33,000*
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree: $20,000 to $37,000*

Note: High value courses like medical and veterinary are not included

In-Depth Details
As international student you have to pay your tuition fee first before you study. Normally all university take about 50% in advance from the 1st year's tuition fee. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) also has to be paid with the tuition fee.

Other additional costs like course materials and access to institution facilities will be charged when you are at your designated univesity.

New Zealand Admission Requirements:

The following checklist will be helpful while applying in New Zealand.

  • Passport with validity at least 6 months
  • HSC or equivalent completed
  • All academic certificate and transcript photocopy
  • Graduation degree certificate / Provisional certificate (if applying for PG)
  • IELTS / TOEFL / PTE Score result
  • Two passport size white background photo
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Purpose (SoP)
  • Two recommendation letter by the teacher of last institution
  • Work experience letters (if applicable)
  • Any other relevant certificates
Please contact us at Pacific global network personally for further assistance on the above and Visa Procedure.

Other Requirements:

Admission Intake
  • The New Zealand tertiary academic year runs from February to November.
  • Some colleges have an intake every two months.
Application Procedure

Though each University specifies its application procedure / requirements, generally one can apply for admissions through us at Pacific Global Network, where by all application, admission and correspondence services will be provided by us. You can give us all necessary supporting documents and we will assist you with the entire admission procedure.

Spot Interviews

Spot interviews are also conducted by several visiting Universities at our offices: In this case, one is required to attend an interview conducted by university staff/ faculty, who will offer the student an on the spot decision, about whether or not he is eligible for admission. Also, further relevant inquiries can be made and are usually answered by the representative.

New-Zealand PR Systems

You need at least 140 points for having your PR

60 points

Completed education in New-Zealand

50 points

One year job experience

10 points

Bonus point for working outside of Auckland

30 points

Age between 20-29

10 points

Relevant work experience

Total ------------------------- 160 Points

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