New Zealand is made up of two main islands The main North and South Islands are separated by the Cook Strait The country is situated some 1,500 kilometers East of Australia. New Zealand boasts a diverse natural landscape. People from all over the world, travel to NZ to experience the stunning scenery and enjoy the vast range of outdoor activities.

There are just over four million New Zealanders, and every single one is either an immigrant or descended from one. In fact, people from over 145 countries now call New Zealand home. It was the Mâori who first arrived here over 600 years ago, followed in the 19th century by large numbers of migrants from the United Kingdom. The end of World War II saw an influx of European migrants from war-weary countries looking to rebuild shattered lives.

Being in the Southern Hemisphere, seasons in NZ are completely opposite to countries north of the equator.

Winter lasts from June until August and summer is between December and February.

Because NZ is surrounded by sea, the climate doesn’t get uncomfortably hot or unbearably cold in the areas where the majority of us live, although extremes will be found, particularly in our mountain ranges in winter. Overall, temperate climate ranges from 20–30°C (68–86°F) in summer and from 5–15 ° C (41-59 ° F) in winter.

Most Indian students know New Zealand as the most sought after education destination. Before you became determined about study in New Zealand, it is better to get familiarized with climate, culture, people and language of nation in connection to study purpose. Let’s read all about the country that every overseas student needs to know before applying to get study visa for New Zealand.

Nature has blessed New Zealand to touch sun rays and start the everyday first. This is one of the most vibrant places in the world where you will enjoy archaic forests, min-blowing landscapes and stunning coastline all at one place. In this way, every student, who wants to look beyond classroom walls while studying, may enjoy enduring experiences living and studying in NZ.

The tertiary education system in New Zealand comprises universities, polytechnics and Wānanga.

Universities: There are 600 private universities and 8 state-funded universities in New Zealand. Public universities offer undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes to its students.

ITPs: These are institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) that offer foundation courses and undergraduate and postgraduate vocational courses for students. Currently, there are 23 polytechnics in New Zealand.

Wānanga: If you are keen about learning the traditional values of Maori cultures, then Wānanga institutes are right for you. These institutes teach you everything about the culture of the Maori people.

The tuition costs could be quite expensive at times, for some international students. An exception is if an international student is enrolled into a PhD programme in a recognised institution in New Zealand, then he/she pays the domestic tuition fees.

Arts and science courses could cost anywhere between NZD 20,000 and 25,000 per year. An undergraduate programme can cost between NZD 18,000 and 25,000 and a postgraduate programme can cost between NZD 10,000 and 30,000. You should also factor in your living expenses and transport cost. The student health cover is a must and it may cost you more if not taken from a recognised provider.


    • Auckland University of Technology, CBD, Auckland
    • Lincoln University, Lincoln
    • University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney
    • Australian Catholic University, New South Wales
    • Charles Sturt University, Melbourne
    • University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney
    • Australian Catholic University, New South Wales
    • Charles Sturt University, Melbourne
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    List of Institutes in New Zealand :

    Government Institutes
    • Aoraki Polytechnic
    • Unitec
    • Northland Polytechnic
    • Otago Polytechnic Dunedin
    • Manukau institute of technology
    • Whitireia community polytechnic
    • Bay of plenty polytechnic Tauranga
    • Christchurch polytechnic institute of technology
    • Eastern institute of technology (EIT)
    • Nelson Marlborough institute of technology, Nelson
    • Southern institute of technology (Sit)
    • Universal college of learning (UCOL)
    • Waikari institute of technology
    • Waikato institute of technology (WINTEC)
    • Wellington institute of technology (WELTEC)
    • Western institute of technology at Taranaki (WITT)
    Private Institutes
    • As Helens Auckland New Zealand
    • Avonmore tertiary institute
    • Aronui technical institute Auckland
    • Abacus institute of studies
    • Computer power institute
    • Cornell institute of business and technology
    • Edens Auckland
    • School of audio engineering
    • ICL business school
    • Institute of applied learning
    • Making future happens international institute
    • Natcoll design technology
    • National tertiary education consortium (NTEC)
    • Newton college of business & technology (NCBT)
    • New Zealand career college (NZCC)
    • New Zealand management academies
    • New Zealand school of education
    • New Zealand tertiary college
    • National institutes of studies
    • North shore international academy
    • North tech
    • New Zealand institute of education (NZIE)
    • Professional bar & restaurant school
    • Pacific international hotel management school (PIHMS)
    • Queens academic group Auckland