In past few years, New Zealand has emerged as one of the favorite destinations for higher studies among the Indian students not only because the country is beautiful but also, it has ample number of opportunities for the candidates and has of the best educational system in the world.
Another advantage of studying in New Zealand is that the cost of education is not high and is at par with many Indian Universities. International students also get the opportunity to work while pursuing their studies and also get one year job search visa after completing the studies. Another advantage that New Zealand offers is that all the courses are taught in English, which makes it easier for the students from India to study their as they don’t have to learn any additional language.
Besides all these advantages there are 5 universities in New Zealand, which have their place in the top 500 universities of the world according to the QS world ranking and they are:
- The University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- University of Canterbury
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Waikato
The eligibility requirements for the international students depend upon the course which they want to study and the university in which they want to study. However, minimum qualification required to apply for an undergraduate program is to have a secondary school examination certificate and for the post-graduation the requirement is to have Bachelor's degree from a recognized institute or university.
Apart from providing the proof of their education, Indian students are also required to present the proof of their knowledge about the English language. This is compulsory as all the courses are taught in English. Following are the English Language tests which are accepted in the universities of New Zealand:
- Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)
- Paper-based TOEFL
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE)
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
How to apply?
Since there is no central application system in the New Zealand, students are required to apply individually to each university they wish to study. Applying to each university is easy as they offer the facility of online application form. The application date for each course and for each university varies according to their schedule so students need to keep track of it.