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Why New Zealand - Intakes - Colleges In New Zealand

New Zealand is a small country, similar in size to that of Great Britain or Japan. With a population of only four million people, it is also gloriously not crowded. New Zealand is widely renowned to be a diverse country which welcomes many cultures open heartedly. It is also ranked the 3rd most peaceful country according to the Global Peace Index.

While the New Zealand citizen is called as New Zealander, the informal “Kiwi” is commonly used by both internationally and by locals.

Higher Education System : Whatever higher educational qualification you’re looking for, you’ll find it in New Zealand. There are eight universities, 18 polytechnics and institutes of technology, around 600 private training institutions and around 20 industry training organisations. You can study for either academic or more practically focused qualifications, gaining everything from entry-level certificates, diplomas, degrees to doctorates. What’s more, these institutes are located nationwide, so you can study just about anywhere you like.

International Recognition : New Zealand is internationally renowned and recognized for its high quality education. Its education system is forward looking and innovative and offers many exceptional quality, cutting edge facilities. All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings. This places them in the top 3 percent of universities worldwide.

Safe : A safe environment that is conducive to learning is offered and attention to the needs and concerns of international students is emphasized by providing quality support services and offering diverse study opportunities.

Accommodation : Students who wish for an excellent quality education and a fantastic lifestyle will find that New Zealand perfectly fits the bill on both accounts. An education and qualifications gained in New Zealand will be highly respected no matter where you are in the world and with so many educational resources and technologies available, New Zealand is an excellent destination for education and high quality living.

The Place : New Zealand is one of the most spectacular and beautiful countries in the world. It is famous for its scenery, its success as a sporting nation and its friendly and accommodating people. Many international students have described New Zealand as a vibrant and exciting country that offers fun and new experiences as well as excellent opportunities for study.

The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

For Bachelor minimum academic requirement is 10+2 with 45% & IELTS 5.5 bands.

Master (Graduate): minimum academic is 10+2+3 with 55% & IELTS 5.5 to 7.0 bands.

MBA : Minimum academic requirement is 10+2+3 with 55% & IELTS 5.5 to 7.0 bands. Also work experience is required minimum 2 years but is not mandatory Diploma / Post Graduate Diploma/ Certificate Course: minimum academic requirement is 10+2 or 10+2+3 & IELTS 5.5 to 6.0 bands

January & September are regular intake in the universities & colleges but some colleges and universities may intake during the year.

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.

New Zealand Doctoral Research scholarships are a significant educational opportunity. Doctorate programmes generally take atleast 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.

All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in New Zealand. There are many courses available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and elsewhere to assist international students reach the required level of English language competence. We can recommended waiver of IELTS / TOEFL wherever possible. A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.5 for postgraduate courses is desirable.

Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases, Certificates of extra curricular activities and passport copy, birth certificate & 2 reference letters from colleges & employers.

The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

International students enrolled in a tertiary programme of study are eligible to work upto 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) in New Zealand only during the summer holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between NZ$10 - NZ$12 per hour. International students who have graduated from a course in New Zealand that would gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category may apply for a one year open work visa. Eligible student’s partner may apply for a work permit, valid for the duration of the study course.

Spouse of the students going for Post graduate courses or for courses listed in immediate or long term skill shortage could accompany on a work permit.


1. AWI Courses
3. Southern Institute of Technology
4. Royal Business College
6. New Zealand Institute of Education
7. Avonmore tertiary Academy
8. Unitech
9. Auckland Goldstar Institute of Education
10. Wintec
11. NSIA
12. Whitireia
13. UCOL
15. NZMA
17. AIS
21. NTEC


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