Capital: Wellington
Languages: English & Mãori
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 12
Climate: Mild & temperate; Maritime ranges from 0 -30 degrees Celsius
Calling Code: +64

New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean. It is located near the south-east coast of Australia and comprises two main landmasses, commonly known as the North Island and the South Island. A number of smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands also make up the island country. The indigenous Māori named New Zealand Aotearoa, commonly translated as The Land of the Long White Cloud. The Realm of New Zealand also includes the Cook Islands and Niue, Tokelau and the Ross Dependency. As mentioned earlier, New Zealand is notable for its geographic isolation: it is situated about 2000 km (1250 miles) southeast of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and its closest neighbors are New Caledonia, Fiji and Tonga. During its long isolation New Zealand developed a distinctive fauna dominated by birds, a number of which became extinct after the arrival of humans and the mammals they introduced. The population of New Zealand is mostly of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority. Asians and non-Māori Polynesians are also significant minority groups, especially in urban areas.

The most commonly spoken language is English. New Zealand is a developed country that ranks highly in international comparisons on human development, quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, public education, peace, prosperity, economic freedom, ease of doing business, lack of corruption, press freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Its cities also consistently rank among the world's most livable. Queen Elizabeth II, as the Queen of New Zealand, is the country's head of state and is represented by a ceremonial Governor-General who holds reserve powers. The Queen has no real political influence, and her position is essentially symbolic. Political power is held by the democratically elected Parliament of New Zealand under the leadership of the Prime Minister, who is the head of government. The current Governor-General is of Indian origin and his name is Anand Satyanand. The current Prime Minister of New Zealand is John Key, who was sworn in November, 2008.

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In New Zealand, students are taught in an English-speaking environment. You will share classes with New Zealanders and be encouraged to participate in all aspects of learning. New Zealand operates a British-based system that is recognized worldwide, so you can move between institutions in New Zealand or other English-speaking countries while you study.

New Zealand universities are highly research based and mostly state owned. They offer a wide variety of courses ranging from certificate level through to doctorates. The academic year runs from March through to November. A July start date may be available for some courses in some universities. Summer semester courses (January to March) may be available too.

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are state owned. New Zealand ITP’s offer courses that are equivalent in merit to those offered in New Zealand universities. ITP’s offer courses from certificate level with some offering full degree and postgraduate level studies. The academic year is from March to November – a July start date may be available for some courses, similar to Universities.

Colleges of Education
Most have merged with their regional university so course content and start dates will be in line with the universities. Private Training Providers (PTEs)
There are many Private Training Providers (PTEs) throughout New Zealand. Some PTE’s run courses in a particular discipline, such as business or travel and tourism All PTE’s are required to be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority . Most run on a timetable similar to state tertiary institutions

English language providers
Most tertiary and private English language providers have flexible start dates throughout the year. Many international students enroll in English for Academic Study courses prior to formal academic studies. Special English language courses are available throughout the year, and range from 4 weeks to 12 months. Students who are competent in English often do short-term foundation studies or pre-university orientation studies

Foundation studies
Many universities and some secondary schools offer foundation studies. These are generally an introduction to the New Zealand education system and courses. They are useful for students considering tertiary education.
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New Zealand even though looks isolated, has never been closer to the rest of the world. The advent of the internet, wireless communication and advances in international transport mean local institutions and industries can easily participate in global markets.

Our passion for experiencing other cultures and countries has earned New Zealanders the reputation of being the world’s greatest adventurers.

New Zealand is a small compact country and highly responsive to the changing needs of global communities and international business. We are keen observers of emerging trends and are inclined to adopt new technologies at an early stage and successfully. In the 1980s, for example, we were the first country in the world to trial electronic payment systems (EFTPOS).

When Wellington local Peter Jackson directed the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy he chose to shoot and produce the films entirely in New Zealand. Our global connectedness made it possible to open a branch of Hollywood in the South Pacific.

Young and free of constricting traditions, New Zealand has learned to be self-reliant and to make a mark in its own way on the world. New Zealand’s youth and zest for life make it the natural home for incubating new ideas.

This innovative thinking is reflected in the way we teach and learn. Our education system encourages inventive thinking and teaching techniques that reach far beyond traditional rote learning.

Our innovative approach to learning – and esteemed qualifications - are highly valued by the world’s business and community leaders.

New Zealanders who embody this inventive spirit include Bert Munro – who broke world speed records on an Indian motorbike he had modified in his garage, Richard Taylor – whose Weta Workshop created the stunning visual effects in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, and Alan MacDiarmid – winner of the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

As a former colony of Britain, New Zealand’s education system is based on the prestigious British system. We offer world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff, and our qualifications are valued and transferable throughout the world.

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranks New Zealand's school system very highly. PISA is a 3 yearly survey of the achievement levels of 15-year old students in major industrialized countries. New Zealand consistently ranks at or near the top across a range of student achievement indicators. In the latest PISA studies, New Zealand’s 15 year olds ranked second in literacy and third in the world in numeracy skills.

As a result of this, New Zealand’s universities perform very highly on a global level. Quite often, many of them feature in international university rankings such as the Times Higher Education Supplement Top 500 and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500.

In New Zealand, every student enjoys a supportive learning environment. Apart from relatively small class sizes, students receive more personalized attention from their teachers & professors than they do in other parts of the world.

Students are treated as individuals – they are encouraged to learn from others but also to think for oneself. They learn how to harness your unique strengths and original ideas and channel them into an exciting career.

For international students, this personalized treatment extends beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the first country to adopt a code of practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom. The Code of Practice provides a framework for education providers for the pastoral care of international students. To read more about this please click on the link

All institutions that host international students have staff dedicated to ensuring their time in New Zealand is happy and successful.

New Zealand is the ultimate destination for adventure lovers. In a pristine natural environment of mountains, lakes and coast, you’ll find a dazzling array of pulse-quickening activities such as bungee jumping and skydiving, which are easily accessible and affordable.

Sir Edmund Hilary, perhaps New Zealand’s greatest adventure hero, was the first man to stand on the summit of Mt Everest. His adventurous spirit conquered the world’s harshest environment and profoundly influenced our national psyche.

When New Zealanders’ adventurous spirit mixes with our natural inventiveness the results can be world-changing. When AJ Hackett and friends started throwing themselves off bridges attached by oversized rubber bands they invented a global phenomenon now known as bungy jumping.

Zorbing is a recent addition to the long list of quirky adventure activities with a uniquely Kiwi heritage. Where else in the world can you roll down a hill in a giant rubber ball?

New Zealand’s scenic beauty is world renowned. But many visitors are surprised to discover an energetic, modern society among the mountains, rivers and coast.

As an international student in New Zealand you’ll enjoy a sophisticated lifestyle and high quality, affordable accommodation. You’ll probably live close to where you learn so classes, as well as social opportunities, are easy to get to.

New Zealand cities have their own special character, but they’re all a rich blend of nightlife, cafes, movies and shopping.

New Zealand has a rich arts heritage with professional theatre and orchestras, and a thriving live music scene. The film industry is known for its quirky hits loved in art house cinemas around the world, and major blockbusters like Lord of the Rings and King Kong.

With so much to see and do, it’s little wonder that New Zealand cafes serve some of the world’s strongest coffee.

New Zealanders are a famously hospitable people with a lively interest in other cultures. An education here is frequently the beginning of lifelong friendships.

New Zealand is a rich mix of cultures – including Mãori, Pakeha (European descent), Asian and Pacific peoples. An increasing number of African and Latin American people also call New Zealand home.

Beyond the warm welcome, you’ll find a place where safety and security are valued. New Zealand has strong guidelines for education and home stay providers to ensure international students are always well looked after.

New Zealanders are known as the world’s greatest travelers. We love to experience new cultures and we know what it’s like to be new in another country. We like to feel welcome when we’re overseas - and we return the favour to our international students.

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Universities & Colleges
• UUNZ Institute of Business, Auckland
• Royal Business School
• Auckland University Of Technology(AUT University)
• University Of Auckland,Auckland
• Otago Polytechnic
• Design & Arts College Of Nz Ltd
• The University Of Waikato
• The University Of Otago
• Christchurch Polytechnic Institute Of Technology (CPIT)
• Waikato Institute Of Technology(WINTEC)
• Universal College Of Learning
• Lincoln University
• Academic Colleges Group (ACG)
• AIS St.helen’s
• Victoria University Of Wellington
• Massey University
• University Of Auckland
• Manukau Institute Of Technology
• UNITEC Institute Of Technology
• Western Institute Of Technology(WITT)
• Pacific International Hotel Management School (PIHMS)
• Eastern Institute Of Technology (no Commission On Ccnznp Course)
• Wellington Institute Of Technology (WELTEC)
• Waiariki Institute Of Technology
• Whitireia Community Polytechnic
• Cornell Institute Of Business & Technology
• North Shore International Academy(nsia)
• Nelson Marlborough Institute Of Technology (NMIT)
• New Zealand Tertiary College(NZTC)
• University Of Canterbury
• Media Design School
• Bay Of Plenty Polytechnic
• Southern Institute Of Technology (SIT)
• Northland Polytechnic (NORTHTEC)
• Yoobee School Of Design (NATCOLL)
• Royal Business College
• Eagle Flight Training Limited
• New Zealand School Of Education(NZSE)
• South Seas Film And TV School
• Queenstown Resort College

Undergraduate Tuition Fee (Approx. in INR per year)

Science Course
Arts Course
Business Course
Annual Tuition Fee
16-18 lacs
8-10 lacs
10-15 lacs

Undergraduate Admission Requirements
• Class-XII :+60%
• TOEFL/IELTS : +79/+6.0
• SAT:+1800(Not Mandatory)

Postgraduate Tuition Fee (Approx. in INR per year)

MBA Course
Science Course
Arts Course
Business Course
Annual Tuition Fee
11-15 lacs
16-18 lacs
8-10 lacs
10-15 lacs

Postgraduate Admission Requirements
• Bachelor Degree: +65%
• TOEFL/IELTS +90/+6.5,+7.0(for MBA)
• Work Exp.- 2-3 yrs(Only in Case of MBA).

Cost of Living (Approx. in INR per year)
• Living cost- 4-7 lacs