Study in New Zealand

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the world’s best places to live and study. The diverse education system gives you a wide range of programmes and institutions to choose from, in any region of the country. New Zealand welcomes international students at all its education institutions, which include schools, universities, institutes of technology, polytechnics and private training establishments. Many also offer English language courses. The Universities of New-Zealand are ranked in the top 3% in the world leading the way through academic excellence, individual thought and global connections.

The universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 65 subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a "top performing country" for the quality of its education system.

To study for diplomas and degrees at Universities, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, students coming through New Zealand’s secondary school system generally need NCEA Level 3 qualifications.

Students from overseas need to be able to show they’ve achieved a similar University entrance level of education - that can include GCSE A levels for students from the UK, Hong Kong ‘A’ Levels, STPM /Malaysian Higher School Certificate Australian Matriculation Year 12 Certificate. They also need to be able to prove their English skills.

The Universities New Zealand website has more information about the admission requirements for students with overseas qualifications.

Domestic students over 20 don’t need formal qualifications to apply for entry.

Students can also do short-term foundation studies or pre-university orientation studies at PTEs or universities to prepare for university-level study. You need to check with the tertiary education provider you’re considering.


  1. Arts and Humanities
  2. Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health
  3. Engineering and Technology
  4. Life Sciences
  5. Physical Sciences
  6. Social Science

Statistics show that people of New-zealand are one of the friendliest people in the world. Kiwis are always willing to lend a helping hand to newcomers, and you can honestly feel at home since day one.

The country of the Kiwi bird not only has one of the best education systems in the world, but it’s also home to several internationally recognised universities.

Lecturers here also really help you develop your critical-thinking skills, as they expect you to engage in debates, participate actively during class, and seek your own answers by looking at different perspectives.

Surprisingly for such a small country, New Zealand has a real mix of nationalities, so if you want to live a truly multicultural experience, then studying here is a great option. You meet students from all over the world, and you can make friends from every continent.

Of course, there are many other reasons to study abroad in New Zealand (not to miss the natural beauty), Nepalese will feel at home, since the landscape is almost similar to Nepal, but very well managed, clean and beautiful.

Following documents will be required for application purposes:

  • Valid passport – Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay in New Zealand
  • Completed Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012)
  • Application fee payment receipt, as you are required to pay 295 NZD + Rs. 690 (approximately) before your interview
  • An offer of a place – You need to have an offer of a place from a New Zealand institute/university. The forms are usually issued after the tuition fees have been received
  • Letter from your current institution confirming status as a study abroad student
  • Health insurance receipt
  • You may be required to show Health and Character certificates, to prove that your intention of staying in New Zealand is genuine
  • Two passport-sized photographs

Note: Additional documentation may be required. During the personal interview, additional documents may be requested by the interviewer. These may be documents to prove evidence of academic or financial status.

  • Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools you attended
  • Scores from tests that your college required, such as TOEFL, GRE or GMAT.
  • How you will pay for all educational, living and travel costs

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