STUDY IN New Zealand
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New Zealand has a dynamic and harmonious multicultural society. People are friendly, pleasant and welcoming international students in a warm environment.
New Zealand’s higher education system is internationally ranked. All eight of New Zealand’s universities feature in the top three percent in the world, according to the 2016 QS World University Rankings, the only country in the world to have all of our universities in the global top 500.
All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings.
The OECD 2013 Better Life Index rates NZ as a “Top performing country” for the quality of its education system.
The main intakes offered by Universities are in June/July and January/February. Some colleges may also have intakes in March and November.
Working while studying can be a good way to gain New Zealand work experience and help support you while you’re studying abroad.
Gaining experience of a New Zealand workplace also helps you develop skills such as communication, teamwork, timekeeping, interpersonal skills and workplace-relevant English language skills.
Balance your work hours with your study obligations, so your academic performance isn’t compromised, and remember that some scholarships set limits on the number of hours you can work.
If you have a Student visa you may be able to work up to 20 hours a week during term time, and Fulltime during scheduled holidays.
If you are a Masters By research or PhD student, you may work, Full time during term time, and during scheduled holidays.
The size of the UK or Japan but with a population of only 4.6 million people, New Zealand gives you room to breathe and the space to be be yourself.
New Zealand consistently leads world quality of life studies, and a great work-life balance. Kiwis believe in balancing a good day’s work or study with time after work and on the weekends to catch up with family and friends, enjoy hobbies and explore nature.
UNIVERSITIES UNDER RAQ E EDUCATION
To begin studying in New Zealand, there are a range of entry requirements you may have to meet. Requirements may vary depending on the level of education you want to study.
Applicants are required to provide results of an English language test. The English language skill level might defer from one institution to another or depending on the desired program.
Applicants who completed a 1-2 year Academic studies in the last two years at a recognised university (or similar institution) in English will not be required to provide evidence of English language skill and will be able to enter the program directly.
For admission into undergraduate studies applicants are required to be able to show they have achieved a similar university entrance level of education – that can include GCSE, A levels or senior secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or the overseas equivalent.
Admission requirements vary from program to program, but at a minimum, applicants interested in Postgraduate studies are required to have a New Zealand Bachelor’s degree, or graduate diploma/graduate certificate from a recognised tertiary institution. Qualifications awarded outside New Zealand can also be used for admission but equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution, and qualification.
The common grading system used in New Zealand is the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) marking scheme. Universities generally have the system of awarding letter grades (A to D) to the students. The letter grades correspond to percentage mark bands, though these may differ between Institutions and Universities. Thus, thus, the grading measure might be imprecise and the New Zealand educational provider will assess applicants GPA based on the educational institution and country previous studies and qualification been awarded.