New Zealand

Destination of few of the World’s top Academic Institutions and Research Centers, New Zealand is renowned for its flair quality assurance system. Consisting of only 4.7 million populations in the country, there are about 8 Universities in the country all of which are featured in the QS World University Rankings 2018. High quality education system flourishes in all the universities, both private and public. According to the report of 2017; about 1, 25,392 international students enrolled in the Universities in New Zealand.


  •   New Zealand provides education programs and degree affiliations from the world’s recognized and accredited Universities.
  • The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) furnishes quality assurance for both local and international students in order to build the interest sorts of students when pursuing higher education.
  • Diverse courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at the institutions of New Zealand which constitutes of Universities, Polytechnics, Technology Institutes, Colleges, Secondary schools and private training firms.
  • The cost investment for higher studies in New Zealand is relatively cheaper than the USA, Australia, UK or Canada.
  • The community of New Zealand is fairly popular for their hospitality and sharing of customs that boosts the adaptability of the overseas students to ease them and socialize.
  • A safe learning environment is presented which is a boon to the international students as they can achieve more study opportunities and support services.
  • New Zealand offers every kind of ventures to enrich the mood and vitality of the students with pure hedonistic relaxation and pleasure.


The tuition cost is fairly expensive in New Zealand as the degree course for arts or social science ranges from $20000 NZ per annum. A course in science and engineering cost ranges from $25000 NZ per annum. Apart from the tuition and insurance fees, the average cost range for accommodation/rent, food expenses, internet usage and entertainment purpose is $380-$480NZ per week which adds between $20,000 - $25,000 NZ per annum.


Visa application should be lodged at least 2 months prior to the course commencement date.

All Photocopies should be clear and should be Notarized All Original Documents should also be accompanied by one set of Clear Notarized Photocopy Emigration Check Not Required (ECNR) Stamp is not required for New Zealand, Australia, UK and USA. (a) The Consulate does not consider the value of Immovable Properties, LIC Policies, Shares, Bonds, Mutual Funds and Jewelers for the purpose of funding the Education in New Zealand. However, they should be shown in the Summary Statement in order to reflect your net worth. (b) In case of liquid Assets, you should consider the Investment Value and not the maturity value. In case of PPF and Employees Provident Fund, the Visa officer will only consider the amount available for withdrawal. However, you can mention the complete amount as shown in the Passbook / Statement. Please note that for all the assets that are shown in the Summary Statement, documentary evidence is necessary. The funds required to be shown for Visa purpose will depend on the duration of the course as mentioned on the Offer letter. (b) For e.g. If the Offer letter mentions Postgraduate Diploma (Duration - One Year), then funds should be shown only for One year as follows: Tuition fee - NZ $ ________ + Living Expense - NZ $ 10000 + Airfare - Rs. 50000 (c) The required liquid funds can be shown either through 100% bank Loan or partly through bank Loan and partly through other acceptable liquid funds. You can show any number of Bank accounts. (d) (1) Please Note that the Visa officer will calculate the Value of One New Zealand Dollar as what prevails on the day when the Visa Application is assessed. (2) Therefore, it is advisable to take the conversion rate of New Zealand Dollar on a slightly higher side for the purpose of arriving at the actual cost of Education in New Zealand. You can apply for Student Visa even 6 months prior to your course start date. The duration of Student Visa is normally one year. If required it can be easily renewed in New Zealand. The student need not come back to Nepal to renew his Student Visa. (a) On a Student Visa, the student can work part-time for 20 hours per week during term time and full time during vacation. (b) The minimum wage in New Zealand is NZ$ 10 per hour. Majority of the Nepali students are able to recover their living cost through part time jobs. On completion of the course the student will be eligible to get a 6 month open work permit which will be stamped in New Zealand. During this time if he gets a job offer his student visa can be converted into a work permit.

Since a New Zealand qualification attract bonus points, most students even become eligible to file their expression of interest for permanent residency, as soon as they get a job offer.

  1. Dependents can also accompany the student. If a student is pursuing a postgraduate course, the dependent is allowed to work full time on a work visa.
  2. In case the student is pursuing a graduate diploma the dependent can travel to New Zealand on a visitors Visa. Earning while studying in New Zealand
  3. In New Zealand, student is permitted to work 20 hrs a week and full-time during vacations. Some students works as tutor for school children or get jobs on campus in the canteen, the bookshop, in the institution's offices and as laboratory assistants. Some jobs are entirely outside the education community such as bartending, babysitting, gardening, hospitality, sales, information technology, restaurants, checkout work or fruit picking. Admission in New Zealand Instructions about the method to get admission in Universities of New Zealand
English Language Requirements

English is now a global language. It is the major language of international business, politics, technology, research and sport. New Zealand is an English speaking country with a long tradition of teaching English is an ideal place to learn English. In New Zealand, you can study English at a private English Language School or at a language institute/centre on a University or Polytechnic/Institute of Technology campus. These are located throughout the country in large and smaller cities, giving you a number of choices. A range of courses is available from short courses of 1 week to intensive academic qualifications; your choice will depend on your own individual wishes and needs. Students are advised to enroll in courses approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for which the issuing of student visas has been approved. These courses meet international standards and are recognized worldwide. The students must be fluent in the English language if they are to succeed at a university in New Zealand. There are many courses available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and elsewhere to assist international students to reach the required level of English language competence. The universities have specified minimum levels of competence (eg. 6.0 in IELTS or 550 in TOEFL for most undergraduate degrees); details of any higher requirements for specific degrees may be obtained from individual universities. Applications for admission to universities should include certified copies of the highest secondary school certificates received (e.g. GCE 'A' levels, STPM, IB) and official academic records of any tertiary study undertaken (e.g. university, polytechnic, technical college). The basic level of admission is the same across the New Zealand university system. However, individual universities may require higher standards for admission to courses, which are in high demand.

Application procedure Write directly to the educational institution. The names of the major institutions are available on various websites. Contact your nearest New Zealand Education Centre or Office. There are some High Commissions and Embassies which have specialized NZECs. If there is no New Zealand Education Centre or Office in your country please contact your nearest New Zealand Embassy or High Commission. Contact local agents and representatives. Many New Zealand institutions have local authorized agents and representatives. The names and addresses of these representatives can be obtained directly from the institution and in some countries from the NZEC. Write directly to or email Education New Zealand Student Enquiry Officer, Education New Zealand, PO Box 10-500, Wellington, New Zealand. Education New Zealand also has a centralized student enrolment system, which helps with the placement of international students. Copies of this form are available through the New Zealand Embassies, High Commissions, and New Zealand Education centers. Note: When applying to study at New Zealand secondary schools and tertiary institutions, you will be required to send supporting documentation. This may include your education records, transcripts, testimonials, and evidence of English language ability (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS and other tests). English Language Schools do not require evidence of English language ability. Applications must be accompanied by original or certified true copies of academic records (translated into English where necessary and with translations certified).