Why New Zealand?
New Zealand’s degree is known all over the world for being up to date and practical. The tuition fee for studying in New Zealand is also one of the lowest in the world which attracts huge number of international students.
International student can benefit from excellent work opportunities in New Zealand. Eligible students are allowed to work up to 20 hours in any given week. Students enrolled in 12 or more than 12 months course may apply to work full time over the summer holidays. Students in years 12 and 13 and eligible English language student may apply to work 20 hours in any given week. Students graduating from a 2-3 year diploma, degree or post graduate qualification will be eligible for six months Graduate Job Search Work Permit. This allows them to search for a job relevant to their qualification. Once they have received a job offer, the six months work permit will be extended to the length of their job offer.
There are eight public universities in New Zealand, which offer undergraduate (bachelor) and postgraduate degrees. Universities are teaching and research-based. Each university specializes on its own subjects such as technology, agriculture, medicine, environmental studies and agriculture while also offering a diverse range of other courses.
Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
New Zealand has 22 Institutes of Technology or Polytechnics. These institutes usually offer vocational and skills-based courses, ranging from certificate level to bachelor degree and postgraduate level.
Private tertiary and training institutions
Private tertiary and training institutions offer professional certificates, diplomas and degrees in a wide range of subjects including hospitality, computer studies, arts, ecotourism and others. More than 800 such establishments are registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
English language training sector
A variety of courses are offered by Private English Language Schools for all ages including adventure, business and academic programs. There are courses in English to help prepare students for IELTS testing. Most tertiary institutions also provide English language preparation for further study or foundation courses.