Why New Zealand?
Study and research
New Zealand has lately been growing as a popular destination for higher education seekers. There are a total of eight universities located across the north and the south isles. These universities offer a shining range of courses and programs across all major disciplines, be it arts, science and technology or commerce studies.
New Zealand is one such country which has managed to keep the bars low for the entrances while still imparting a very fine education. The government has worked with a vision of taking the country’s education system to a far reaching peak where it will be equivalent to that of the USA or other European countries. As a result, the universities in New Zealand have more capacity than the number of students getting admitted there. And that has resulted in a very mild competition and entry requirements.
Quality learning experience
If you are an Indian student, you will face little or no difficulty adjusting to the way of Kiwi education. New Zealand University system is research based as it is based on the British education model. This one is a lot similar to the one in India in various terms. It makes it sufficiently easier for the Indian student to cope up as they are already familiar with the system. The New Zealand government has strong quality-assurance programs so that the students can naturally be confident about the way they are taught.
Cost of living is an important factor to consider while studying abroad.
New Zealand has comparatively low cost of living than other major destinations of education. The tuition fees and other accommodation options are quite affordable. Generally, the costs of living vary over the areas.
Transports are moderately priced.
A beautiful country
The natural landscapes of new Zealand are awe-inspiring. There are a total of 14 national parks spread across the country. One fourth of the total area of New Zealand is protected to be clean and green. The various mountains and waterfalls are all jewels on the crown of New Zealand’s nature. This country is notorious for its scenic and eye catching natural sites
How to apply?
The first step is to do a careful research on courses and institutions.once you have decided, you can apply to the respective universities through their website. Most of the universities allow you to send your application to traditional air mail as well.
Obviously, the application process is going to be different, depending upon what university you pick. You can always contact the appropriate departments of the universities, in case you want to get a better insight. Also, you can order a free prospectus through their website.
Timelines and deadlines
You want to start applying early, because the academic year in New Zealand lasts from February straight through to November, with a four week break in June and July.
Most student enter universities in February and July, and most universities start accepting applications in the month of August prior to the school year you are applying for.
- Educational resume/ Curriculum vitae
- Passport photostat (first and last pages)
- Work experience letter (if applicable)
- Any other qualification certificate (attested by the graduation college if applicable)
NOTE: Two sets of documents are required per university – one for admission and one for scholarships. All the documents should be submitted in separate envelopes.
University selection criteria
- Courses offered
- Admission requirements
- Fees and accommodation
- Rate of acceptance
- Possibility of assistantship
- Application form
- Application fees
- Departmental forms
- Supplemental forms
- Mailing documents
- Application material
- Follow up of application status
- IELTS : Overall 6.5 bands (not less than 6 in any module) for Master’s program (Overall 6 bands for Undergraduate program)
- TOEFL : 80+ IBT
- GRE/ GMAT/ SAT : Depends upon university
- 10th marksheet
- 12th marksheet (Attested by the principal, in a sealed envelope)
- Degree individual marksheet
- Provisional and candidate certificate (Attested by the registrar of the university, in a sealed envelope)
- Course completion certificate (If the student is in final year)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- Three recommendation letters from HODs/ lecturers of the graduation college
- Bank statement for Rs. Fifteen Eighteen lakh on bank, letterhead (attested by the branch manager)
- Affidavit of support from the sponsor
- TOEFL/IELTS, SAT, GRE & GMAT scores report photo copy. Scores should be officially sent to the university through ETS.