1. Why Study in New Zealand?
New Zealand is the home of some of the world’s top research facilities and academic institutions.
Imagine learning in supportive academic environments where professors are approachable and classrooms reflect the cultural diversity of land.
- New Zealand bases its education programmes and degrees on the world’s most recognised and accredited education system-the British system.
- It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students.
- The cost of studying in New Zealand is also much cheaper than the USA, Australia, UK, or Canada.
- Combining the benefits of a developed country with the charm of a quiet and peaceful countryside, New Zealand offers some distinct advantages over other countries as a destination for education.
- New Zealand is the ultimate outdoor adventure playground, from offering every kind of thrill and adventure to pure hedonistic relaxation and pleasure.
2. Cost of studying & living in New Zealand
New Zealand uses the New Zealand Dollar ($NZD) as their currency.
Institutions in New Zealand are permitted to set their own tuition fees. This means that what you pay will be different depending on your institution of choice. International students can expect to pay between $22,000 and $32,000 for a bachelor’s degree, and between $26,000 and $37,000 for a postgraduate course. However, if you choose a course such as medicine, engineering or veterinary science, your fees are likely to be higher. All PhD students pay the same, which is $6,500 to $9,000 per year. For information about the cost of your specific course, contact your institution.
Living costs depend on where you choose to live in New Zealand. As in most countries, the bigger cities will require a larger living budget than the smaller cities and towns. It is recommended that you allow between $15,000-$27,000 per year. If you will be studying in New Zealand for more than one year, you will be required to prove that you have at least $15,000 to support yourself for the first year. If you are studying for up to a year, you are required to prove that you have at least $1,250 for each month of study. https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/live-work/cost-of-living/#module-1078
If you will be staying in New Zealand for more than 3 months, you may need to apply for a student visa. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas
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