New Zealand is one of the least corrupted countries in the world, best known for its stunning countryside, a population of 4.4 million who enjoy classy wine and herds of sheep. However, with study costs, financial aid and post-graduation employment prospects emerging as highly important factors in choosing a destination, New Zealand is gradually drawing itself towards the centre stage of international education. The education model adopted by New Zealand has fundamental principles which are research and practical oriented. The New Zealand Government is investing heavily in its education sector with projections of international enrolments increasing by 2025 to more than double of what they are today. The broad range of study and research opportunities is also boosting their presence in the global marketplace. Moreover, 7 of the 8 Universities in New Zealand have consistently featured in the top 500 Universities across the globe. This is why more and more students are choosing to study in New Zealand.

Cost of studying is an important factor in choosing your study destination. This section familiarizes you with the cost of higher education in New Zealand. When you compare the education costs in New Zealand to other American and European countries, it is quite affordable. Take a look:

  • An undergraduate degree generally costs between NZ$ 15,000 and NZ$ 25,000 per year.
  • Postgraduate studies can cost between NZ$ 20,000 and NZ$ 30,000. Costs largely depend on your chosen subject.
  • Students will also encounter some additional costs when studying in New Zealand, such as Overseas Student
  • Health Cover charges and various fees, however these costs shouldn’t take much of your overall budget.
  • The cost of living in New Zealand will mostly depend on your location and can vary between NZ$ 7,000 and NZ$ 12,000 per year.
  • A lot will depend on a student’s lifestyle and chosen accommodation options.
  • Students can choose between various housing/accommodation options while studying in New Zealand. There are:

    Private accommodations (approximately NZ$ 180 per week).

    Flat accommodation (approximately NZ$ 120 per week).

    Student hostels and halls of residence (approximately NZ$ 200 per week).

Academic Session:

The New Zealand academic year goes from February to November with a long summer break from late November to early February. Most universities operate on a two- semester system.

Intakes are in: January, April, September and November

Courses offered:

There are wide range of courses offered in the universities and colleges of New Zealand. Students willing to study in New Zealand will have a broad range of courses from which they can choose from matching their interest and their previous course of study.

Field of Study:

  • Agriculture, Environmental and related studies
  • Architecture and Building
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Society and culture.


  • Minimum 60% in intermediate/undergraduate program
  • Minimum IELTS Score: Overall 5.5 band

Required Documents

  • Academic Documents: Attested copies of :

    SLC Mark-sheet, SLC Character Certificate

    10+2 Transcript, Provisional Certificate, Character Certificate, Migration Certificate

    Bachelor Transcript, Provisional and or Original Completion Certificate, Character Certificate, Migration Certificate

  • Two academic recommendation Letters
  • Two references from employers(where applicable)
  • Valid Passport
  • English language Proficiency Test Result( IELTS) Min IELTS 5.5 Band score or equivalent
  • Standardised tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Relevant Work experience Letter, where required
  • University/ College Application Form
  • Evidence of fund for the payment of tuition fees.
  • Portfolio for Arts Design and Architecture Program.