“Studying abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world” – Chantal Mitchell
Are you interested in studying overseas? When the search begins there are a variety of factors to consider- the cost of education, quality of education and job prospects will all end up determining where you’ll end up studying. Not to mention the chances of successfully immigrating to your chosen country once you’ve finished your studies. That brings us to our country of discussion today, New Zealand. If you want to experience quality education within your budget then you should consider studying in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a safe and beautiful country with excellent study opportunities and world-class education, which is why plenty of international students choose to study in New Zealand every year. It has eight universities and 18 Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology. It has become one of the most attractive destinations for international students due to its relatively low cost of living and the high quality of education regulated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. There’s also a relatively good exchange rate on the New Zealand Dollar. Added to which, their system of education is based on the British education system and it has an excellent student-teacher ratio which allows you plenty of time to interact with the teachers.
New Zealand’s Universities and Institutions are internationally recognized and accepted. You’ll find that all eight universities of New Zealand find a place in prestigious rankings such as the QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education (T.H.E.) year after year. The University of Auckland and Otago are their top-ranking universities.
The country also has a significantly lower cost of education and living compared to other popular destinations such as the U.K., Canada, Australia and the United States. Basic facilities and requirements such as food, accommodation and transport are easily accessible all over the country
The approximate cost of undergraduate programs is between 18000 – 25000 NZD while postgraduate programs cost up to 40000 NZD. The cost of living in New Zealand is also 5000 NZD annually less than Australia which makes a huge difference.
Job opportunities are also widely available for postgraduates with over 90% of graduates getting a job in their field right after graduation. The country is keen to attract research students and lets Masters research students work full time compared to only half the week in other countries. Doctoral students only have to pay local student fees and not International fees which can make a big difference to your budget.
Once you graduate you are entitled to a 3-year work permit which will help you settle down and find a job in your field thus increasing your chances of securing a permanent residency. Having a job in a field related to your field of study is essential and will improve your chances of getting a PR. There are also bonus points for studying in New Zealand. In conclusion, Kiwi Country is a great place to study and live thereafter.
That’s all from me on studying in New Zealand. I hope you found this article useful. I’d be happy to assist you with your doubts and concerns regarding the same. We’d love to hear from you!