New Zealand is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. With its snow-capped mountains, ancient glaciers, rolling hills, and copious amounts of fine wine, it’s a destination unlike all others.
Did you know? New Zealand is about the size of Japan or Great Britain, but has a much lower population compared to those countries.
1. World-class education
New Zealand leads the academic industries through students’ academic excellence and personalized learning. The New Zealand government takes pride in providing strong quality assurance systems to ensure high-quality public and private education at all levels.
Their graduates are well known among employers around the world for their strong academic qualifications, practical skills and ability to think critically and creatively. From the moment of graduation, graduates are ready to take their place in the global job marketplace.
2. Studying as an international student
Instead of the traditional sit-and-listen learning technique, their students are encouraged to learn to ask questions and think critically.
Their pre-university programs can go up to NZD $25,000 per year in tuition fee, while their bachelor’s degree ranged between NZD $30,000 - $40,000, and most of them can be completed in three years. Annual tuition fee for most of the post graduate programs usually range within NZD $35,000 - $45,000. To make their PhD package attractive, international students could pay the same amount as local students, which is about NZD $6,000 - $9,000 per year for most course.
Living costs differ depending on living lifestyle and location, but it is advisable to prepare at least NZD $15,000 per year for living costs.
3. International rankings
New Zealand’s higher education system is internationally ranked. All eight of New Zealand’s universities are featured in the top 3% in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings. Seven of them are ranked in the world’s top 100 universities in at least one subjects.
Did you know? New Zealand is the only country in the world to have all of their universities in the Global Top 500 in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, five New Zealand universities are ranked in the top 400 universities.
Although university rankings are obtained from two reputable sources, the fact remains – qualifications from New Zealand are respected globally.
4. Peace & Prosperity
With a diverse cultural blend and welcoming of skilled migrants from around the world, New Zealand is the world’s second most peaceful country according to Global Peace Index in 2020. More than 15% of the country’s population is born outside of New Zealand.
Student could study in a peaceful and politically-stable country. Imagine yourself studying in a country with a high standard of living, clean air, and a healthy lifestyle with high-quality food.
Did you know? New Zealand is the first country to grant equal voting rights to women, the first to scale Mount Everest, and the first country in the Southern Hemisphere to declare a Dark Sky Reserve (an area of sky deemed to be preserved from urban light pollution).
5. Work & Study
Working while studying can be a good way for international student to gain valuable New Zealand work experience and earn an extra income. By doing so, it helps student to develop important skills such as communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills and time management.
New Zealand has a wide range of industries that offer part-time jobs. Some institutions also offer part-time teaching, tutoring or administration duties. However, it is important to balance work hours with study obligations, to ensure academic performance isn’t compromised.
6. Sights & scenery
New Zealand never fails to amaze visitors with their natural sights and sceneries. From beautiful beaches to snow-covered glaciers, and gigantic mountains to untamed forests. It’s unlikely one will run out of places to explore in New Zealand.
Did you know? The Lord of the Rings movies were filmed in New Zealand. Sign up for a LOTR tour to Hobbiton Movie Set or Weta Workshop, the set studio for all LOTR and Hobbiton movies.