New Zealand Student Visa

About New Zealand

New Zealand comprises of North and South Island. It is beautiful, clean and safe country. The education system of New Zealand is similar to British education system. New Zealand is immigrant friendly country. International students are welcomed and given chance to explore the country. NZ has a strong educated market force with the right knowledge and experience. Besides, NZ provides world-class infrastructure and economic stability which makes it the best country to settle in the future. New Zealand education is globally recognized and the admission procedure is easy with 6 intakes in a year.

International students can work for 20 hours per week during study and full time during holidays. New Zealand also provides post study work visa depending upon the course you selected. Fees structure being quite affordable, it is to be paid after visa approval. International Students who are enrolled in NZ with PG Course (Level 8), their spouse can accompany them on work visa and can work full time. Students who are enrolled in NZ with UG Course (Level 5.5, 6 or 7), their spouse can accompany them on Visitor Visa.

Admission Process

Education system in New Zealand comprises of Secondary schools, Tertiary education and Vocational education and English Language Schools.

Qualification Levels for New Zealand
QUALIFICATIONLEVEL
Certificates1-4
Diplomas5,6
Bachelor’s Degree, Graduate Diplomas and Certificate7
Post Graduate Diplomas and Certificates, Bachelors Honor Degree8
Master’s Degree9
Doctoral Degree10

Certificates and Diploma programs are usually offered by polytechnics and institute of technology. Some degrees are also offered by them while bachelor’s degree and master’s degree are usually offered by universities.

Admission Requirements in Diploma and Bachelor Programs
  • Good academic record in previous qualification
  • IELTS score of overall 5.5 bands/ or 42 in PTE
  • Higher Secondary mark sheets/12th Grade marksheet
  • Work experience letter (if applicable).
  • Letter of Recommendation (if applicable).
  • Covering letter if applying in Universities.
  • Photocopy of Passport Bio-data pages.
Admission Requirements in Master and Doctorate Programs
  • Good academic record in previous qualification.
  • IELTS score sheet overall 6.5/7.0 bands and PTE 58/65.
  • Work experience letter (if applicable).
  • Application fees if required by university.
  • GRE/GMAT for application in some Universities.
  • Letter of Recommendation.

The percentage cut off rate and IELTS score requirements will be higher for Universities. There are limited Universities in New Zealand so the entry requirements are also competitive.

The intakes for universities and polytechnics are mainly February, May and July. Other institutes have intakes every alternative month. For universities the student needs to apply at least 6 months prior to the intake. While for polytechnics you can apply prior to 4 months of the intake. Our New Zealand Education Consultants can help you from scratch to end for the whole New Zealand Student Visa process.

New Zealand Student Visa Processing Time

The processing time for New Zealand Student Visa is 3 to 4 weeks approximately. The processing time may vary depending on the case and the location of the application center.

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