New Zealand is a sovereign Country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses- the North Islam & south Island – and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand’s capital city is wellington, while its most populous city in Auckland. The official languages are English, Maori, and NZ Sign Language, with English Being very dominant.
Why Study in New Zealand??
If you are wondering whether New Zealand is the right destination to study for you to pursue further studies, doubt no more. Here are a few reasons why you should consider New Zealand as your study destination.
Broad opportunities for study and research
The eight institutions that make up the university system in New Zealand are located across the two main islands, the North and the South. This distribution gives students a chance to pursue opportunities in study and culture. Although all the universities offer degrees in the arts, business, science, each college also has its own niche and distinct courses to offer.
Quality learning experience
New Zealand university system is research-based as it is based on the British education model. This means there are a lot of similarities between the two systems, such as the teaching methods. The fact India also follows British education system makes it easier for Indian students to adjust. The academic staff is expected to be researchers as well as teachers. This ensures a high quality learning experience. New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee, the universities' representative body, has legal responsibility for course approval and moderation.
Easy entry requirements
Unlike many other countries, New Zealand Universities do not have a lot of competition to get admitted for a university degree. That is because the New Zealand government has invested heavily in higher education over the years. Because of that New Zealand universities have more capacity than the number of students. Students with moderate grades can get entry to most Bachelor degree programs easily. Hence the entry requirements are minimal compared to most of the top universities in the world.
A great destination
International students are welcomed warmly in New Zealand society for the cultural diversity they bring and their contribution to the economy. New Zealander citizens are well travelled and are interested in people from other cultures, so international students feel more welcome. Campuses have students from all across the globe studying together. Students come from Europe, South East Asia, UK, Asia, among many others.
New Zealand has comparatively low cost of living, food easily available at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options. Public transport is also moderately priced, offering easy access to rivers, lakes, forests and beaches for the recreational opportunities they provide.
A beautiful country
New Zealand is renowned for its naturally beautiful landscapes and the adventure activities they offer. The best thing is that all this is easily accessible from all eight universities of the country. Even though you will be there as a student, if you ever want to spend weekends and holidays exploring the country, you will have endless options to do so in however way you want. New Zealand offers great options for adventure sports and hiking etc.
Education quality worldwide permissive
Quality Education system in New Zealand is internationally recognized. There are wide range of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training establishments. The NZQA assures the quality of programmes offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn ensures that programmes offered in New Zealand, maintains international recognition.
Value of Money
The cost of study in New Zealand is generally less expensive than other English speaking countries. The chance to combine studying with travel makes New Zealand even more interesting to choose as an opportunity to study and work in and is known for its very high standards of education. The country has a comparatively low cost of living, abundant fresh food at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options. Transport is also moderately priced, affording easy access to rivers, mountains, lakes, forests and beaches and the recreational opportunities they provide.
Improve your English
As English is the day-to-day language in New Zealand, Bangladeshi students find it very easy to study, live and interact in New Zealand. Moreover the New Zealand accent is easy to understand.
Work while you study
All students on a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full time during vacations i.e. 40 hours. Many New Zealand institutions offer a student employment service called ‘Student Job Search’ to help you find work.
· Scanned copy of your valid passport
· Scanned copies (original) of all educational Certificate & Mark sheet
· Latest cv & four copies passport size photo
· Scanned copies (original) of Two Academic Reference Letter (For PG)
· Statement of Purpose (SOP)
· Scanned copy of IELTS Certificate
· Job experience letter (if required)
· Other supporting documents (if available, e.g. extracurricular activities)
The main intake offered for undergraduate and postgraduate in a university is February/ July.
English Language Requirements
IELTS minimum score of 6.0 for Postgraduate and 6.0 for Undergraduate Programs.