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Study in New Zealand

SYUDY IN NEW ZEALAND

COUNTRY OVERVIEW

New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga.

New Zealand has a mild and temperate maritime climate with mean annual temperatures ranging from 10 °C (50 °F) in the south to 16 °C (61 °F) in the north. Historical maxima and minima are 42.4 °C (108.3 °F) in Rangiora, Canterbury and −25.6 °C (−14.08 °F) in Ranfurly, Otago.

CULTURE

Early Māori adapted the tropically-based east Polynesian culture in line with the challenges associated with a larger and more diverse environment, eventually developing their own distinctive culture. The British and Irish immigrants brought aspects of their own culture to New Zealand and also influenced Māori culture, particularly with the introduction of Christianity. Higher education became more available and cities expanded urban culture began to dominate. Even though the majority of the population now lives in cities, much of New Zealand’s art, literature, film and humour has rural themes.

CARE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Ministry of Education operates a Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (the Code). All education providers that enrol international students must sign and follow the Code

The Code defines standards expected for  delivery of pastoral (personal) care

The Code does not cover academic standards. These are assured by NZQA and other agencies.

An International Education Appeal Authority (IEAA) has the power to investigate any complaints and see if the Code has been breached. IEAA can set remedies when a breach has occurred.

The Ministry of Education has assessed and approved the following exchange programme organisations which meet the Code of Practice pastoral care standards.

LIST OF UNIVERSITY

LIST OF COLLEGES

Auckland University of Technology

COURSES OFFERED

ELLIGIBILITY FOR AUSTRALIAN EDUCATIONAL COURSES (GLOBAL ENTRANCE EXAM)

Candidates should pass below entrance exams for respective courses.

FOR UNDER GRADUATE

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test).
Scholastic Aptitude Test which is commonly known as SAT is mandatory for under graduate course application for foreign students.

FOR  POST GRADUATE

ENGLISH TEST

In an addition different courses may need respective qualification and  different entrance tests.

VISA

STUDENT VISA

Everyone who comes to study in New Zealand from overseas must meet certain rules and requirements. If you are coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months, you will need a student visa. In this section you can find out whether you need a visa, whether you’ll qualify, and what a student visa will allow you to do.

The processing time differs for Student Visa from country to country.

People undertaking short courses

If you want to undertake one or more short courses which are approved or exempted byNew Zealand Qualifications Authority, for no more than three calendar months duration in total, you do not need a student visa or a variation of conditions.

If you hold a temporary visa that is valid for 24 months or more, you can study one or more courses for up to three months in total in each 12-month period.

REQUIREMENTS

To get a visa to study in New Zealand you and the course you intend to study must meet  requirements.

 If you are enrolling in a course for the first time, you need to have an offer of place from a New Zealand education provider.

Offer of a place

An offer must include:

OFFER OF PLACE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Unless otherwise specified in student instructions, an applicant for a student visa must provide evidence that they have an offer of a place, from a New Zealand education provider, in a full-time course that meets foreign student requirements (U5).

The offer of place letter must be signed and dated by the representative of the provider and contain the following information:

Provider details

Student details

Course/programme details

There is no problem in extending your student visa in New Zealand and this should be done in 1 or 2 days. One  needs  to obtain a new school offer of place and pay the tuition fee, complete the student visa application and show that you have sufficient money or a financial sponsor to cover  living expenses in New Zealand.

CAN MY STUDENT VISA BE CANCELLED?

Yes. Your student visa can be cancelled and you requested to leave to New Zealand if you do not meet the requirements of your student visa. The main requirements are that you must attend the classes and do not commit any crime or unlawful acts in New Zealand. If you have your student visa cancelled this is very serious as it will be noted in your passport and you will have difficulty travelling out of your home country in the future.

WHAT HAPPENS IF  STUDENT VISA EXPIRES?

This is very serious. You should make every effort to extend your student visa before the expiry date. If your student visa expires you have to make a special submission to the New Zealand Immigration Service which they may or may not approve. There is total responsibility on you to extend your student visa and keep the visa current at all times.

CAN ONE CHANGE  STUDENT VISA IN NEW ZEALAND?

If you have completed your course of study and you wish to remain in New Zealand as a visitor or apply for residence this is possible providing you have not got a Limited Purpose Visa.

WHAT IS A LIMITED PURPOSE VISA?

A limited purpose visa is issued when the new zealand immigration service considers the applicant does not meet the normal criteria to study in new zealand but is prepared to allow the applicant the opportunity to show they are a genuine student or a genuine visitor as the case may be. Limited purpose student visas are issued for a specific period of time to allow the applicant to study a particular course. The applicant must meet the requirements of the visa and return to their home country before the expiry of the visa. If their course has not been completed they are able to obtain a short-term extension to complete their course. In some special circumstance it may be possible to extend or change a limited purpose visa to a normal visa.

WORK OPPORTUNITY

Students undertaking a full-time diploma or degree course that takes at least two academic years to complete, and students undertaking a full-time course of study that would attract points under the General Skills category of Residence policy, may be allowed to work up to 15 hours per week

 As we know New Zealand  is a land of vast opportunities. With a higher education preferably a Master’s Degree, the opportunities for finding a job in the New Zealand Market is unlimited. Not only in New Zealand  but also in many other countries, New Zealand  degree is valued at high standard.

ESTIMATED COURSE COST

In New Zealand  ,the cost of studding includes the Tuition fee and the living expenses  varies from University to University. In general terms ,for a year of university in the New Zealand  universities, one should have a total budget (Fee +lodging+food+living) some where between NZ$8,000 and NZ$10,000 a year per year

WHAT IS GST TAX?

GST stands for Goods & Services Tax. All goods and services in New Zealand including tuition fees have GST Tax of 12.5% included in the fee. There are some items that do not have GST and these include bank fees and residential rental payments.

EMERGENCEY CONTACT

 NEW ZEALAND-  112/911/111

OUTSIDE NEWZEALAND

Rest of world+64 9 914 4100

STUDENT TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

Students should be aware of the country rule before travelling .They should be under the guidance of particular university or college rules. 

CONSULTANTS FOR OVERSEAS STUDIES

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