Study in New Zealand

Beauty of the New Zealand:

New Zealand is world-renowned for beautiful scenery, and opportunity to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. It is famous for its mountain biking, white water rafting, fishing, hiking & tramping, horse riding, bungee jumping, skydiving and BBQs.

Its capital is wellington. It is said that every day in the world begins in New Zealand. The reason being that, New Zealand is located right at the edge of the Pacific Ocean and is the first place to see the sun rise. New Zealand is almost as the same size as the Japan and Great Britain. The climate of New Zealand is cool as compare to other countries and its temperature varies between 10 ºC to 15ºC in winters and 20 to 30ºC in summers. English and Mori are the two official spoken languages of New Zealand. The country is multi-cultural.

Qualifications recognized and transferrable around the World:

Study in NZ will give students the life time opportunity to learn and experience higher education in a practical manner. Educational infrastructure in New Zealand is one of the best in the world and cost of tuition fee and living are affordable as compared to other countries. The demands of its education are increasingly rapidly because of its education system and qualification. Education is recognized and transferable throughout the world and it is based on British education system.

Healthy and Safe Communities:

People of New Zealand are friendly and open nature. Its government is very constant and New Zealand has never seen wars. Crime rate is also very little as compare to other countries. Its overall population is just about 4.2 millions. It has received No.1 ranking on GPI for two consecutive years. New Zealand is one of the safest places on the earth for international students

Affordable Fee Structure:

The best part about studying in New Zealand is that it is the most cost effective study destination as compared to most places like USA, UK, Australia or Canada. The tuition fees are much lower and so is the cost of living. It therefore gives a student the best of both worlds i.e. quality education that is at par with the world and at the same time saves on costs.

Work during Studies:

International students get 20 hours’ work permit during studies and fulltime during vacations. This will help them earn a part time income and also give students an opportunity to learn things practically and experience work culture of New Zealand.

Post Study Work Permit:

New Zealand is one of the few countries who give International students of full time Work Permit after completion of their studies. On the other sense we can say that students will eligible for “Job search visa” in New Zealand for the period of one year only after completion of their study. If a student gets a job in their same field of education in New Zealand they are permitted to a 2 years work visa.

Inventive and Abundant Research Opportunities:

Inventive and Abundant Research Opportunities for all the students at all levels of studies. Research is one of the key components of a New Zealand post-secondary education. Students have plenty opportunity to become a part of this vibrant aspect of education. Doctoral and PHD programs are available for international students too and it is a fully research based course. Students can pay local fees for these programs, if they want to continue these programs.

Permanent Residency Options:

New Zealand gives opportunity to apply for Permanent Residency after studies and work permit.

Study Cost:

The Fee Structure in New Zealand varies depending upon location of study, course you choose to study, college you choose to study and university you choose to study. So the best thing to do is first shortlist the course and institute student want to study in and then find latest and updates information for that college, institute or university.

The tuition fees for international students studying in New Zealand are as follows:

Fee Structure:

Masters and Postgraduates diploma courses can cost NZ$ 16,000 to NZ$ 26,000 annually varies from course to course and university to university

Undergraduate level courses like Diploma, Bachelors and Graduate diploma can cost anywhere between NZ$ 14000 to NZ $ 20000 annually.

Living Cost:

NZ $ 15,000 annually has to deposit in ANZ Bank , onlu after geeting visa approval. Living cost of New Zealand will vary between NZ $ 12,000 to NZ $ 15,000 per year.

Programs are of two types:

FTS: It is Fund Transfer Scheme. Under this scheme students have to pay first year tuition fee along with first year living expenses, only after getting visa approval.

Non- FTS: It is non fund transfer scheme. Under this scheme, students have to show at least 3 months old funds. But after getting visa approval they have to deposit only college fee. No need to transfer their living cost in Banks.


February/April/July/ September/ October intakes are available for students throughout the year.

Application Deadline

It is strongly recommended that you submit your application on time immediately after completing your any course in your home country. Applications for a Study Permit received will be processed in time.

Top Institutions, Universities & colleges of NZ:

  • Queens Academy Group (QAG)
  • CPIT
  • NMIT
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • University of Auckland
  • Edenz College
  • Georgian College
  • Royal Business College
  • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
  • Cornell Institute of Business and Technology.
  • International College of Auckland.
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
  • Imperial College of New Zealand
  • National Technology Institute.
  • Waikato Institute of Technology.
  • Wellington Institute of Technolgy.
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • University of Otago
  • University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Massey University
  • Lincoln University
  • University of Waikato
  • AIS St. Helens, Auckland
  • Uni Tech
  • N Tech
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • WELTEC, Wellington
  • NSIA
  • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
  • Cornell Institute of Business & Technology
  • Aoraki Polytechnic
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec)
  • Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • Universal College of Learning (UCOL)
  • International College of Auckland (ICA)
  • International Travel College of New Zealand
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School

Hot Courses at various levels i.e 5,6 & 7:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in International Business Management
  • Diploma in Business Accounting
  • National Diploma in Business
  • Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunications
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • New Zealand diploma in Engineering
  • Diploma in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Finance
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Health care
  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Culinary/Pastry/Cookery
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Information Technology( Business IT)
  • National Diploma in Computing
  • Bachelor of Applied Management

Work Opportunities:

Part time work

International student can work up to 20 hours per week during their studies and full during college/University vacations.

Full Time Work

New Zealand Government gives opportunity to International students to gain work experience after their completion of Studies with no restrictions on the types of employment.

Students will eligible for “Job search visa” in New Zealand for the period of one year only after completion of their study.

Permanent Residency Option

After getting valuable work experience on a work permit there are also possibilities of attaining a permanent residence in New Zealand. New Zealand offers a range of opportunities and the scope to grow in your career.

Frequent ask Questions (FAQ's)

1. Can I work during studying?

Yes, Students can work 20 hours per week when the course is in session and fulltime during vacations.

If a student successfully completes their education they are entitled to a “Job search visa” in New Zealand for the period of a year. If a student gets a job in their field of education in New Zealand they are entitled to a 2 years work visa.

If you have the required skills and job you can even apply for Permanent residence.

It is advisable to start an application process on time or at least prior to 6 months to move ahead.

You need to pay your fees for New Zealand colleges only after get your visa approval.

The counselors at Visa Valley will be able to guide you properly at the time of your admission.

You need to have cleared IELTS test for English language. Even you can apply without IELTS too. Entry requirements differ from colleges and institutes and that we will be able to guide you according to your profile.

Student can work 20 hours per week. He has to maintain insurance in NZ. He has to leave the country before expiry of his visa.

FTS scheme means funds transfer scheme. In this student has to pay first year tuition fee along with first year living expenses.

For Assessment:

To check which option is best suited for you, kindly send the following to for appropriate advice.

  • Your updated Resume/CV.
  • Provide your partner updated Resume/CV as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Also mention you or your spouse IELTS/ French/ TOEFL score.
  • Information on any immediate family member (blood relations) residing in any foreign country.

*For more details please contact our Visa Valley counselors.