New Zealand: Admission and visa guidelines
Updated on Mar 30, 2017 - 5:40 p.m. IST by Team Careers360 #New Zealand
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New Zealand remains an immensely accessible country for immigration purposes. Over the last three years, there has been a steady rise in the number of students applying to New Zealand for undergraduate courses.

Higher education here remains inexpensive as compared to the UK or the USA. Management and Commerce, Medicine, IT and Pure Sciences are the most sought after courses in the country. University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, Lincoln University andUniversity of Waikato are the most popular choices. The duration of student visa is initially for a year and later is extended for the duration of the course.

Students can avail of a year’s job search visa after completion of their course and get a two-year work permit if they manage to get a job in their area of study. Located in the southern hemisphere, the winter lasts from June to August while January and February are the warmest months. With various recreational options offered to students, the country is a haven for those who love adventure sports.



Session begins: September/October

Application deadlines: Submit your application at least four months before the start of the session

Visa Cycle: Best to begin 8 to 10 months prior to commencement of course

Visa guidelines
One does not need a student visa for one or more courses of study, up to a total of three months, which the New Zealand Qualifications Authority has approved or exempted. In such cases, one might need to apply for a visitor visa. If the study period is more than three months, students can apply for visas while they stay there.

  • Submit filled-up visa application form along with letter of acceptance from the university, a valid passport, evidence of payment of fees, accommodation and sufficient funds

  • You have to meet medical requirements and provide a temporary entry X-ray certificate.

  • Evidence of a return ticket to your country or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one is needed.

  • Once your visa application is approved, ensure your passport is valid for 3 months after your date of departure from New Zealand.

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why choose new Zealand for study?

dheeraj reddy 15th Feb, 2020
Well, Studying in NZ is cheaper than US and several European countries. Also a lot of scholarship opportunities are available to fund your study. University of Auckland is among the top 100 universities in the world.
NZ has some most livable cities in the world: Auckland, Wellington to name a few. Also one of the safest country to live.
Part-time job opportunities are plenty for international students through which you could recover the cost of your living expenses.
NZ is easier country to immigrate if your plan is to settle abroad. Add beautiful landscapes as another reason to ;)
As far as job opportunities are considered, NZ is a small country and offer limited work opportunities for internationals. Even though few employers might prefer locals ,as there is a lack of skilled professionals they are open to all, it would be upon you to sell yourself well.

Further research about work opportunities according to your field of interest and chose the best country accordingly. Goodluck !

Does GRE ,TOFEL &IELTS are mandatory for postgraduate courses or any one of the above?

Apoorva Student Expert 25th Sep, 2019

Hello dear student,

As it seems like you want to take admission in New Zealand. so dear student it depends in which university you want to take admission in , so different universities asks for the different exam .They all have  their own criteria to take students for MS in their university. So maximum universities asks for GRE marks while few asks for the other test scores.  GRE though not too popular, GRE is required for admission to masters courses in some of the universities in New Zealand.  GMAT: While NZ, just like Australia puts more emphasis on work experience, GMAT is still accepted for admission to management courses in its business schools.

i hope it was helpful.

Best wishes

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