NZQA is responsible for approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and private training establishments. NZVCC is responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by New Zealand universities. These bodies ensure the quality of education and determine the delivery of qualifications. As a former British colony, NZ’s education system is based on the prestigious British system.
Course: You name a course from business (incl. top rated MBAs), architecture, agriculture to tourism, communication studies, IT, engineering, digital media, fashion design, film, health sciences, hospitality, law, shipping and more – you have it on the tables in NZ, quality uncompromised.
No personal interview is required, unless there are some really unusual circumstances. Mostly, this is also done over the phone. And if you receive a call, you can always get back to them.
Part-time Work (while you study): You can work up to 20 hrs/week (like most other countries) during study period and full-time (generally 40 hrs/week) during vacations (and it’s visibly mentioned on your student visa too). You can take care of your living expenses this way (min. wage is NZ $12 per hour).
Job Search Visa (Guaranteed): After successful course completion, you will automatically get a 12 months 'Work Permit' (in most cases, this will be done at your Institution). You can work full-time in any job of your choice. But remember, if you are aiming a NZ Permanent Residency, then you have to find a job relevant to your course (that you have completed in NZ).
IELTS &/or TOEFL are not mandatory requirements however its highly recommended for clear and timely processing of admission and visa application. Students cannot go to NZ to study an English course. Student must have required language capability from their country before enrolling in a NZ institute.
For each 1 year period: Living costs
Primary Applicant- NZ$10,000
Spouse - NZ$5,000
Children - NZ$5,000