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Study in New Zealand

Emerging as one of the topmost preferences among Indian students wanting to study abroad and ranking second on the Global Peace Index 2021, New Zealand is undoubtedly the safest country to study in. With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer.

Cost of studying in New Zealand:

Your expenditure on the tuition fee depends on the type of qualification and university or school you opt for. There are many high-ranking universities and colleges in New Zealand, with their own fee structures. To cover tuition fee, you will need between NZ$ 22,000 and NZ$ 35,000 a year (indicative).

Upcoming intakes in New Zealand:

Unlike a single intake in Indian universities, New Zealand universities and institutions offer two major intakes. In some universities, intakes may also be referred to as a semester. The two intakes available in New Zealand are:

  • Semester 1: February to June
  • Semester 2: July to November
  • Admissions for vocational courses may also be available in the months of March, April and May.

Education system in New Zealand:

The foundation of New Zealand education system lies in the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Secondary and tertiary qualifications that come under the NZQF, come with quality assurance and global recognition. The highest level of education and qualifications at all levels is provided by the universities, which offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Why study in New Zealand?

All eight universities of New Zealand consistently rank high in QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings. Qualifications from any of these are accredited across the globe, opening doors to prospects everywhere. While studying here, you can be assured of a welcoming and friendly society, with an excellent support system for international students. Here are some of the top reasons why you should consider New Zealand, for your further education.

Scholarships in New Zealand:

When applying for scholarships in New Zealand, the most important criterion is a good academic score, however, it also depends on factors such as your chosen destination, subject and level. In some scholarships, factors like extracurricular activities, and volunteering can also be used to advantage. Some of these include: New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS), New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarships, New Zealand Excellence Awards (NZEA), and more.

Visa to New Zealand:

If you are over 18 years and plan to study in New Zealand for more than six months, you’ll need a Student Visa. The different types of Visa are: Fee Paying Student Visa, Exchange Student Visa, Foreign Government Supported Student Visa, and Pathway Student Visa.  



QS Rankings of New Zealand Universities


Sr.No. Institution QS Ranking 2022 (Globally) QS Ranking 2021 (Globally)


The University of Auckland




University of Otago




Victoria University of Wellington




University of Canterbury




Massey University




Lincoln University




University of Waikato




Auckland University of Technology




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