Choosing An Institute In New Zealand

When a student plans to study in NZ, it is important for him/her to do some background study. In the education system here, it is important to choose the right institute as per the course one wishes to study. Attention must be given to the institution’s reputation in that particular field or subject as well as the faculty qualification, internships if available and employment history.

Entry Requirements

Entry into Undergraduate courses require very good grades at the 12th standard level and an IELTS of  a minimum overall 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

Entry into professional courses, where available to International students, would be even more competitive, asking for even better grades and higher English proficiency.

Admission requirements at the post graduate level are possible if:

  • A student is able to demonstrate a high understanding of the subject at the degree level through very good grades
  • Have an IELTS score of a minimum of 6.5 overall with no band less than 6.0. Some professional or specialized courses may even ask for 7.0.

An MBA applicant would in addition to the above requirements also require having a minimum of two to three years of work experience, part of it being in a leadership position of executive or supervisory cadre.

Tuition Fees

International tuition fees vary from institute to institute. However an average listing is given below

Undergraduate: may vary from NZD 18,000 to 24,500 per year of study.

Postgraduate: approximate range NZD 18,000 to 27,000 per year

MBA: approx NZD 35,000 to 41,000 per year

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Loans upto Rs. 4 Lakhs no collateral security is required. Loans above Rs. 4 Lakhs – collateral security is required.

Type of Institution

New Zealand’s education system calls for an elaborate system of Intuitions offering courses at various levels. Institutions may of the University, Polytechnics, Institutes of Technology and Private Institutions- each has its own value, set of course levels and standard of education. Hence, it is important for the student to make a thorough study of which institute to apply to for his or her programme of study.


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