New Zealand is an island country. The capital city is Wellington and the most popular city is Auckland. The North Island and South Island are two large islands of New Zealand. It is located in east of Australia and south of pacific island areas. It is one of the last lands settled by humans. New Zealand has more than one official languages. They are English and Maori. And not only this, Sign language is also an official language in New Zealand that is New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). There is no problem for international students to survive over there. There are numbers of universities which offer large number of courses. The degree is globally recognized and affordable to stay and study.
The climatic condition of New Zealand is moderate. There is not burning hot in summers but cold during winters. The temperate climate ranges from 20˚C to 30˚C in summer and 5˚C to 15˚C in winter. Some mountain regions get extreme cold during winter whereas most of the places are not freezing cold. The general snow season is early July to early October. Snowfall is common in eastern and southern part of the south island. There is long and sunny days from December to February. The weather changes are so unexpected in this country. New Zealand is rich in species of animals, plants and fungi. The two main types of forests in New Zealand are either covered by broadleaf trees with emergent podocarps or dominated by southern beech in cooler climates.
New Zealand is world famous for friendly people, healthy lifestyle, and awesome landscapes with beaches, cycle and walking trails and parks. Life in New Zealand is easy and fast because it has uncrowded and small cities.
Education system of New Zealand
The OECD’s Programs for International Student Assessment ranks New Zealand’s education system as the seventh best in the world.
Education system of New Zealand
Level 5:- Diploma
Level 6:- Advanced Diploma
Level 7:- Graduate Program
Level 8:- Post Graduate Diploma
Level 9:- Master’s Degree
The academic year varies according to the education institution. Generally, academic year runs from early February until mid-December for primary schools, late January to late November or early December for secondary schools, and polytechnic, and from late February until mid-November for universities.
The New Zealand International Education Strategy released in 2018 sets a path for future of international education sector. It has been developed by Government with consultation with international education stakeholders including education providers, international and domestic students, peak bodies and community groups.
Living Expenses in New Zealand
The estimated cost of living is around $15,000 to $20,000 in New Zealand. The area of use can be:
Rent: NZ$800-$950 per month
Groceries: NZ$80-$100 per week
Entertainment: NZ$50 per week
Milk: NZ$3 per year
Coca Cola: NZ$2 per can
Cup of Coffee: NZ$3-$5 per
Lunch from University food hall or campus café: NZ$7-$12
Local calls made from cell phone: NZ$0.5-$1.50
Taxi - 5km ride: NZ$10-$12
Movie ticket: NZ$10-$14
Applying for a student visa in New Zealand
The major intakes for applying student visa to New Zealand are February and July. Any student who completed +2 or equivalent degree can apply for Bachelors and Diploma to New Zealand. The student who have completed Bachelors or equivalent degree can apply for student visa for Masters’ to New Zealand. English Proficiency Test is compulsory for the application. The acceptable tests are IELTS, TOFEL and PTE. The minimum score should be 5.5 IELTS, 43-50 PTE and 79-93 TOEFL (paper based).
1. Bank Document
Bank loan approved by Nabil Bank and SBI Bank
Bank balance certificate with supporting source
Verified Annual Income
2. Income documents verified by VDC/ Municipal office
Income from Bus/ Vehicle
Land and House Rent
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Income
3. Property valuation
Property Valuation made by Engineering Firm/ VDC Municipal Office
Land and House Property Documents
4. Tax clearance
Tax clearance documents from VDC/ Municipal Office
5. Relationship documents
Relationship documents between Applicant and Sponsors issued by VDC
6. Identity documents
Citizenship of all Sponsors stated in relationship documents
7. Educational Certificates
8. All academic documents till date.
9. Valid passport copy
10. Police report
11. Statement of Purpose
Write a statement of purpose including your academic background, financial background, reasons for choosing this country, reasons for choosing that course and education provider and future plans.