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How to Study in New Zealand

How to Study in New Zealand

Step 1: Select your program to study

There are number of high quality education institutions in New Zealand. You can select programme, course and institution according to your interest. You can browse their websites and pages to find more information.

Step 2: Plan your budget

You should be ready to show your living cost for the years of your studies in New Zealand. Sometimes you may be able to support your studies by gaining an international student scholarship or working for up to 20 hours a week as you can study and work in New Zealand.

Step 3: Apply for your course

After you choose what to study, contact your institution to ask about entry requirements and confirm your costs. Then apply for an offer.

Step 4: Apply for your visa

You’ll need a student visa if you’re going to New Zealand to study for more than three months. Visit Immigration NZ to check your eligibility and start your online application.

Step 5: Get ready to go

Organize your travel, get health and travel insurance, and where are you going to stay in NZ. A New Zealand Government code of practice requires all educational institutions to ensure international students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

Cost of Tuition and Study

Bachelor’s degree: Fees range from about $22,000 to $32,000, with higher fees for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science. Many bachelor’s degrees can be completed in three years.

Postgraduate degree: Fees range from about $26,000 to $37,000, with higher fees for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science.

PhD degrees: International PhD students pay the same as New Zealand PhD students, which is about $6,500 to $9,000 per year for most subjects.

Cost of Living in New Zealand

You must provide evidence that you can cover your living expenses while studying in New Zealand. If you’re studying in New Zealand on a scholarship or a sponsor/family member has agreed to accept financial responsibility for you, you may not be required to show proof of funds.

If you will be studying in New Zealand for more than one year, you‘ll need to prove that you have at least $15,000 to support yourself for the first year. Living costs will depend on your lifestyle and which part of the country you live in. At the same time you may be able to cover your costs by working. Most student visas enable you to work up to 20 hours per week, or full-time in the holidays.

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