Essential Facts

Capital City
Main Cities
Distance from India
Aotearoa/New Zealand
Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton
English, Maori
NZ$ (1 NZ$ = Rs. 45) approx
12 to 14 hours flight

  • New Zealand is a budding country and less populated
  • Three major destinations where students prefer to go : - Auckland, Wellington and Christ Church.
  • Wellington (Capital of NZ) as a place is quite and shuts down at 5:30 pm, difficult to get part time jobs (to compare like Canberra of Australia)
  • Auckland is an active place with good night light life (to compare like Sydney of Australia)
  • Students don't prefer to go to Chirst Church due to recent major earth quakes. Most of the buildings have been crashed down.
  • Queenstown (in Southern NZ) is the richest tourist place.
  • NZ's has total population of around 43 lacs. Auckland has a population of 12.3 lacs, Wellington -3.2 lacs and Christ Church - 3.2 lacs
  • Wage Rate per hour = NZ $ 12
  • Official Language - English and Maori
  • NZ follows 13 years of education pattern. However, they will be happy to accept Indian 12years education for their Bachelor courses or equivalent.
  • All Education bodies in NZ are affiliated with TAS - Tuition Assurance Scheme - this means the education body gives a part of their income to TAS. So whenever the college shuts down the student would get his fees back.
  • Easy employment opportunities and Permanent Residency.
  • New Zealand has one of the lowest unemployment rate in the world of 6.6% (Indian unemployment rate is 9.8%)
  • 20 Hours part time work allowed during studies & full time during summer holidays helping students to cover living cost.


LOCATION: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia.
LANGUAGE: English (official), Maori (official)


Institutes in NZ can be classified into following 3 categories:
1.   Universities: Total 8 Univ in NZ offering Diploma, Bachelors and Masters
2.   ITP’s (Institute of Technology & Polytechnics):Are government owned tertiary education organisations mainly offering Certificate, Diploma & Bachelors. Total no of ITP’s – 20
3.   PTE’s (Pvt Training Establishments): They are several private colleges across NZ, mainly offering certificate & diploma courses.


  • Approximate Cost of the Course at ITP’s : NZ $ 16,000 – NZ $ 25,000
  • Approximate Cost of the Course at Universities:
    Undergraduate - $18000 - $25000
    Post Graduate - $25,000 - $40000
  • Approximate Cost of Living: NZ $ 12,000 – NZ $ 16,000 per annum Duration:
  • Under Graduate Degree : 3 years
  • Post Graduate Degree : 18 months
  • Diploma Course: 12 months – 24 months
  • Graduate Diploma- 12 months and Post graduate Diploma – 12 months.

Part Time:
You are legally allowed to work upto 20 hours per week during teaching periods and you can expect to earn approximately NZ $ 12.5 per hour

Full Time:
40 hrs per week (only during vacations in studying period)

  • Study for Level 5 or Above Course.
  • Apply12 Months Job Search Work Visa.
  • Find a Job Relevant to Course.
  • Apply for Work Permit (upto 2 years).
  • Apply PR under points based system
  • (100 points required to qualify and 140 points required for PR)

Factors Points
20-29 30
30-39 25
40-44 20
45-49 10
Funds Transfer Scheme

The aim of the Funds Transfer Scheme is to help facilitate the processing of student visa applications from Indian people who want to go to New Zealand to study. The Funds Transfer Scheme is another option for Indian students to prove their financial ability. The benefits of this scheme are that it:
  • allows students’ parents to have control over the amount of money that their child has access to in New Zealand;
  • is a lot easier than the current alternatives available – where a range of documentation is required and/or a bank loan must be taken out; and
  • helps the visa officer more easily determine the ability of parents to fund their child’s tuition and living costs in New Zealand. Usually this is done by the parents having to provide a range of documentation to show their financial ability, which the visa officer then has to scrutinise and verify.

Why Rising Careers
Universities our students have been admitted to