New Zealand

Study in New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria and the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” films.

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Why New Zealand?

Educational institutions in New Zealand offer a wide variety of courses and New Zealand welcomes international students at all of its institutions. Students intending to study in New Zealand can be assured of achieving qualifications that are at a standard comparable to qualifications achieved in leading educational institutions in other parts of the world.

Advantages of studying in New Zealand

• Globally recognized high quality education
• Affordable Tuition & Living, NZ$ rate in INR is much lower than AUD/ USD & other dollars.
• Friendly environment & an English speaking country.
• New Zealand is a growing economy offering increasing job opportunities.
• Low unemployment ratio compared to most countries.
• Quick applications & visa processing.
• 20 Hours part time work allowed during studies & full time during summer holidays helping students to cover living cost.
• Students on completion of most courses including 1 year Diploma course are eligible for 1 year job search visa when they can work full time
• Students with full time job offers in relevant area of study may extend their visa by converting it to work permit / permanent residency depending on their eligibility
• Student partners (spouses) can accompany on work permit or visitors category.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is different for different universities and colleges and varies with courses. We have listed a few courses with the approximate range of annual tuition fees.
For more specific details, please contact our office.

Tuition Fee (In NZD per year)



$ (NZ Dollars)

Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences NZD  16,000 – NZD 21,000
Commerce/Administration/Management NZD 16,000 to NZD  21,000
Computing and Mathematical Sciences NZD 16,000 to NZD  21,000
Engineering NZD 16,000 to NZD  21,000
Science/Science Technology NZD 16,000 to NZD  21,000
Technology NZD 16,000 to NZD  21,000

Post Graduate


$ (NZ Dollars)

Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences NZD  19,000 – NZD 23,000
Master of Business Administration (MBA) NZD 19,000 to NZD  24,000
Engineering NZD 19,000 to NZD  23,500

Living Expenses

The approximate annual living expenses are about NZD 15000/-, which includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses. However, the expenses are different for different people depending on the lifestyles and this is just a rough idea. Do note the fact that New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.

English Language Requirements

All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at a university in New Zealand. There are many courses available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and elsewhere to assist international students reach the required level of English language competence. We can recommend a waiver of IELTS / TOEFL wherever possible. A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.5 for postgraduate courses is desirable.

Postgraduate – Masters

• Resume
• Statement of purpose
• Marksheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases,
• Certificates of extra-curricular activities
• Passport copy, birth certificate
• 2 reference letters from colleges & employers.

Documentation check list {Presentation Order}

• Student Visa Application form (download Application to study in New Zealand)
• Supplementary Information Form
• Application fee of Rs 11,100.00 (demand draft in favor of “Immigration New Zealand” payable in Mumbai)
• Covering letter from student (Statement of Purpose)giving background of the applicant, why they would like to study in New Zealand and who is sponsoring them while they study in New Zealand.
• Offer Letter from Institute – stating the course fee ,course name and duration.
• Two passport photographs
• Passport photocopies (all pages) +original passport

Academic Documents

Every applicant must demonstrate that they have sufficient financial resources available to them to pay tuition fees, maintain him/herself and dependents in Canada. Living expenses are around CDN 10,500 per year

Canada VISA Checklist

• IELTS or TOEFL results (photocopies attested) Note: Immigration New Zealand recommends IELTS over all other tests
• Education Qualifications (color photocopies attested), should be arranged according to the highest qualification to the class X results. All certificates and mark sheets should be submitted.
• Letters or Testimonials from teachers (optional) Note: Applications should not submit any fraud education documents as Immigration New Zealand will verify all documents and if any documents are found to be misleading or fraud then it may result in the decline of the visa application

Work experience documents (Original)

• Reference Letter from present employer, pay slips
• Reference letters from any previous employer
* All work experience certificates get verified by the Visa Officer and we recommend that students only submit

Financial Documents

• Affidavit of support from parents/sponsor
• Evidence of sponsor’s occupation along with the annual income – a letter from sponsor’s employer (if employed), Income Tax returns for last two years.
• Evidence of funds (Liquid funds in form of bank balance, fixed deposits, education loans and post office accounts) Financial undertaking form signed by guarantor sponsor and bank
• Authorization letter from sponsor authorizing ‘New Zealand Immigration Service’ to verify their financial documents on their behalf.
Any other financial investments or details of accessible funds
Applicants should show funds and (income that support these funds) enough to cover course fee, airfares, living costs in New Zealand (living costs approximately NZD 10,000 per year). The funds should have been held Bank

Medicals & Character Certificate

• Completed New Zealand Immigration service medical and chest X-ray certificates from a panel doctor in your city (Form 1007) For a list of Panel Doctors in India click here
• Character clearances, which must be two original character references (if under 17 years of age), or a local police clearance (If you are 17 and over). You can apply this in the passport office, Ministry of External Affairs in your city
All these documents are essential before a student visa is issued. After the application is submitted

Interviews and/or further information

The visa office will conduct a detailed check on the documents submitted, students may also be required to attend a telephonic interview or in very rare cases students may be asked to attend an interview in person at New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi.
Processing time for visa is about 8 to 12 weeks.

Applications Approved in Principal

Once the visa office is satisfied with all the requirements then the student will be advised in writing that their application is “Approved in Principal” , the students then need to pay their tuition fee and submit the receipt to the office with in 28 days.
Validity of Student Visa: Please note that the course duration in New Zealand is more than 1 year, then the student visa will only be issued for the 1st year of study. Student will have to apply and meet the requirement for further permits in New Zealand. In cases where the duration of the course is less than one year or one year, then student will be issued for the duration of the course
For more details: See Student Visa Application Requirement section on this site

Student Visa Application Requirement

Before sending/lodging your visa applications please ensure that you have included all the documentation as mentioned on the checklist below.
INZ will require clear certified copies of all documents provided including – the offer letter, educational qualification certificates and work experience certificates. Immigration New Zealand will keep the original affidavits and bank letters and bank statements for their reference.
The following documents are required to lodge student visa application. Please note that the order of the documents should be the same as mentioned below.
Student Visa application forms
*INZ 1012 (Download)
*Supplementary Information Form
Passport or travel document:
Students will need to submit the original passport along with photocopy of all pages at the time of lodging the application. Passports must be valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure from New Zealand.
2 Recent passport sized photograph (must be less than 6 months old)
Application Fee:
The current student visa fee is Indian Rupees INR 6700. The fee must be paid by bank draft drawn at any bank in “New Delhi” and drawn in the name of “Immigration New Zealand”.
The application fee is not refundable in case your application is not successful. Due to currency fluctuations, fees are subject to change without notice.

Statement of Purpose

Students will need to provide a statement of purpose which is the background to why the student is applying, what he/she wishes to do and how the course would help him/her in the future plans and goals. They must also include details of financial ability and how they can afford this course in New Zealand.

Offer of a place and accommodation guarantee from Institute
The offer of a place at an educational institution should provide the following details:
• the name of the course and the minimum time required for completion; and
• evidence that the course meets foreign student policy requirements; and
• notification of the amount of the fee for the complete course or, where the course is longer than one year, the annual fee; and
• whether the student does or does not have to pay course fees

Guarantee of accommodation from either the institution or from a person prepared to provide accommodation in New Zealand has to be attached.

Acceptable financial institutions in India

• ABN Amro Bank Ltd
• Andhra Bank
• Allahabad Bank
• AXIS Bank Ltd
• Bank of Baroda
• Bank of India
• Bank of Maharashtra
• Bank of Punjab Ltd
• BNP Paribas
• Canara Bank
• Central Bank of India
• Centurion Bank of Punjab Ltd
• Citibank
• Corporation Bank
• Dena Bank
• Federal Bank Ltd
• HDFC Bank Ltd
• Hongkong and Shanghai Banking
• Corporation
• IDBI Bank Ltd
• Indian Overseas Bank
• Indian Bank
• Ing Vysya Bank Ltd
• Indusind Bank Ltd ICICI Banking
• Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd
• Karnataka Bank Ltd
• Kotak Mahindra Bank
• NOVA Scotia Bank
• Oriental Bank of Commerce
• Punjab National Bank
• Punjab and Sind Bank
• South Indian Bank Ltd
• Standard Chartered Bank
• State Bank of India
• State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
• State Bank of Hyderabad
• State Bank of Indore
• State Bank of Mysore
• State Bank of Patiala
• State Bank of Saurashtra
• State Bank of Travancore
• Syndicate Bank
• UCO Bank
• Union Bank of India
• United Bank of India
• Vijaya Bank