Other than the popular Engineering, Sciences and Management courses which are an essential part of Education in New Zealand , students who come to study in New Zealand can also find a variety of English language, Aviation Flight Training, Air Traffic Control, Business Computing, Dance, Design and Arts, Religious Studies, Travel and Tourism and Hospitality courses to choose from. Pursuing one’s education in New Zealand provides options for taking up both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. A student, who plans to study in New Zealand, can choose from a degree or diploma based on their qualification and interest. Both of them are recognized for jobs within New Zealand and immigration purposes.

Entry Criterion

Academic requirement –Candidates who wish to study in New Zealand for their undergraduate programs require 10+2 or equivalent educational qualification. Candidates intending to study in New Zealand for their post-graduation will require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Past academic record in the same field is required except for admission into management fields which is open to all students who study in New Zealand. However, some institutions, providing education in New Zealand require past work experience for management courses.

Academic programs are divided into levels and students with a strong academic profile can get admission into higher level courses compared to average students. However, most students can find programs that fit their profile. Doctoral programs are also available for some streams.


  • Main Intakes – February and September
  • Other Intakes – May, July, November

Application Process

Admission process is very easy. A Student needs to submit application form, relevant fees and past academic documents along with English Proficiency certificate. For a detailed list of documents please contact our offices. Admission in New Zealand takes about 1 to 2 weeks for private institutions, 3 to 4 weeks for polytechnics and 8 to 12 weeks for universities. It is desirable to apply 2 to 4 months before the start of the program. The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February.

Work Options

International students enrolled in a study program are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students can work full time (40 hrs) only during the summer holidays. The average wage for part time jobs is between NZ$10 – NZ$12 per hour. Spouse of the students going for Post graduate courses or for courses listed in immediate or long term skill shortage can accompany the student on a work permit.

After completion of studies students can apply for a 1 year graduate job search visa if they do not have an immediate job in hand or a 2 to 3 year work visa if they have a employment relevant to the field of study provided they have completed either advanced diploma or PG diploma in 1 year or diploma for 2 years. International students who have graduated from a course in New Zealand would gain points under the Skilled Migrant Category if their course covers any area mentioned in the list. They are also eligible (on a case to case basis) for waiver of 2 years past work experience for longer term work visas.

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