Modeled on the highly regarded UK educational system, New Zealand offers world-class facilities, resources and expert faculties to international students. NZ qualifications are widely recognized and transferable across the world.

Institutions in New Zealand rank highly on the global scale with many of them featuring in international university rankings such as the Times Higher Education Supplement Top 500and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500.

Every student in New Zealand enjoys the advantage of a supporting learning environment; with relatively small class sizes enabling more personalized attention from teachers. Independent thinking is strongly encouraged, where students are taught to think for themselves. Students get the opportunity to harness their individual strengths and ideas for channelling them towards a productive career.

International students can look for personalized treatment even beyond the classroom. New Zealand was the forerunner in adopting a code of practice that set standards for the care of international students, both in and outside the classroom. Every institution catering to international students have staff members dedicated solely to the wellbeing and success of these newcomers.


Students in New Zealand are imparted education in an English-speaking environment. They share classes with locals and are encouraged to actively participate in different facets of learning. New Zealand operates on a British-based erudition system that is recognized globally, so as to facilitate student movement between institutes in New Zealand and other English-speaking countries during the course tenure.


o There are eight universities in New Zealand

o Universities are research based and state-owned

o They offer courses right from certificate levels to doctorates

o The academic year is from March to November

o Some courses may commence in July

o Summer semester courses (January to March) may be available

Institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs):

o New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are state-owned

o New Zealand ITPs offer courses that are equal in merit to those offered in New Zealand universities

o ITPs offer courses right from certificate levels with some institutes offering full degree and postgraduate level studies

o The academic year is from March to November – a July start date may be available for some courses

Private Training Providers (PTEs):

o There are many PTEs throughout New Zealand

o Some PTEs have courses only in a particular discipline, such as business or travel and tourism

o All PTEs need to be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority

o Most run on a timetable similar to state tertiary institutions

English language providers:

o Most tertiary and private English language providers have flexible start dates throughout the year

o Many international students enrol in English for Academic Study courses before commencing formal academic studies

o Special English language courses are available throughout the year ranging from 4 weeks to 12 months

o Students proficient in English often opt for short-term foundation studies or pre-university orientation studies

Foundation studies:

o Many universities and certain secondary schools offer foundation studies

o These are generally a preamble to the New Zealand education system and its various courses

o They are useful for students considering tertiary education

Source: www.newzealandeducated.com


Costs of studying abroad is an important factor in choosing your study destination. This section familiarises you with the cost of higher education in New Zealand. When you compare the education costs in New Zealand to the US or the UK, it is quite affordable. Take a look:

Tuition Fee (NZ$)

o Business & Arts & Sciences – $15,000

o Engineering & Technology – $25,000

o Dentistry & Medicine – $75,000


o Private Halls (Self Catered) – $14,400

o Private Halls (Fully Catered) – $15,000

o Apartment (Depending on location) – $14,600

Work while you study

Work Part time while you study:

Students enrolled in a full time course in New Zealand can work for a limited number of hours up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and full-time in all vacations.


The partners of postgraduate students can apply for a work permit valid for the same period of time as their partner’s student permit. Partners of some undergraduate students may also be eligible to apply for a work permit, if their partner has been granted a student visa or permit to study towards a qualification in an area of absolute skill shortage, as specified in the ‘Long Term Skill Shortage List’ available on the New Zealand Immigration

Website: www.immigration.govt.nz


NZ is always welcoming people with skills, qualification and experience.

Studying in New Zealand is a pathway to gaining permanent residence

Most students that complete a valid course in New Zealand will be eligible for a Graduate Job Search Visa / Permit for a period of 12 months. This visa allows the student to stay in New Zealand and work full time in a job relevant to the course they have completed. Once the students get a job they can either apply for extension of their work permit (generally for 2 years) or they will have enough points to apply for permanent residency.

Students will gain bonus points under the general skills category. Points are allocated for age, qualification, NZ qualifications, work experience, NZ offer of employment, spouse qualification, work experience under skill shortage list, sponsorship by blood relative who are citizens or permanent residence of New Zealand etc.

For more details see: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/

Please Note:

By NZ law, any person or organization that gives immigration advice must be licensed by Immigration Advisors Authority, this includes people giving NZ Immigration advice from India too. It is strongly recommended to use the services of the liceses immigration advisors. To find the list of licensed advisers please click on the link: http://iaa.govt.nz/


To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in New Zealand, students should register with The PATHE Study Abroad. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at The PATHE Study Abroad, work on the New Zealand admissions process.


You register with The PATHE study abraod and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.


We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.

Standardised Tests

We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.

University/Course Selection

Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.

Document Editing

We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.

Application Review and Submission

The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.

Interview Preparation

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.

Visa Counselling

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.

Pre-Departure Information

We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.

Contact us to know more about the the New Zealand admissions process.