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.
Wellington (Capital), Auckland (Largest City), Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin.
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.
Living Cost Details
For a single person it cost around $12240 per year to maintain their living expenses.
Note: High value courses like medical and veterinary are not included
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.
You need at least 140 points for having your PR
Total ------------------------- 160 Points