New Zealand is a beautiful country that is emerging as one of the topmost study destinations among Indian students wanting to study abroad. But the country has a lot more to offer in terms of excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life. Anyone who comes to New Zealand to study can look forward to a convivial and hospitable society with an excellent support system for international students. Here are more reasons for choosing New Zealand to study, work and settle abroad.
Qualifications Recognized Worldwide
New Zealand’s Institutions and Universities are accepted and recognized internationally. New Zealand’s degrees are highly regarded by employers across the world. All the eight universities of New Zealand (as listed below) have ranked high in the QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings consistently.
- University of Auckland
- University of Otago
- University of Canterbury
- Victoria University of Wellington
- University of Waikato
- Massey University
- Lincoln University
- Auckland University of Technology
The qualifications from any of these universities are accredited across the world. Thus, it offers students a great and secure future, opening the doors to excellent careers anywhere in the world. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) also makes certain that institutions are registered to enrol international students and comply with qualifications standards.
Exceptional Teaching Methodology
New Zealand concentrates on research-based teaching, and this means you will learn dealing with situations in a systematic and organized manner. It is greatly influenced by the UK education system so students will be trained on how to work independently and work in a team at various levels. This system of study encourages students to think critically, question facts and benefit from student-teacher interaction. Students also get to learn how to implement concepts learned in the classroom and develop different approaches towards solving a problem.
Research and Innovation
New Zealand is an excellent place for students who are interested in research for it offers excellent opportunities in research for students to explore. New Zealand has well-equipped laboratories, highly experienced faculty, state-of-the-art equipment, access to latest technology and a myriad of opportunities. Its pioneering environment has elevated New Zealand as the centre of innovative technologies, research and development in various fields such as, computer science, healthcare, geology, physics, engineering, agriculture and astronomy among others.
Cost-effective Tuition Fees & Expenses
New Zealand is the perfect study abroad destination for students due to its low annual tuition fees for most of the courses and low cost of living. The living expenses in New Zealand are cheaper than other study abroad destinations such as the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia. Food, accommodation and transport facilities are easily available at affordable costs in the country.
Diverse Culture and Natural Beauty
New Zealand offers a multi-cultural environment that exists in perfect harmony with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle. New Zealand beats out the likes of any other country in terms of beauty with its majestic mountains, rolling green hills, breath-taking fjords and amazing diversity of landscape from one island to the next. None can deny that these deep lochs, golden sandy beaches and craggy castles are some of the most amazing and beautiful sights in the world. Replete with all kinds of natural landscapes ranging from snow-capped mountains and steaming volcanoes to lush rainforests, New Zealand screams wanderlust. Living in New Zealand gives each student a chance to blend in and thrive with its diverse culture and natural beauty all at once.
Safe and Peaceful Country
According to the 2019 Global Peace Index, New Zealand is the second most peaceful country in the world, in terms of social tolerance and political stability of the Kiwi democracy. International students too, enjoy the same rights as their Kiwi counterparts.
The Maori people – indigenous people of New Zealand – call it ‘The Land of the Long White Cloud’ since the climate here is of paramount importance to the people of New Zealand, most of whom make their living from the land. Due to the country’s diverse landscape the climate of New
Zealand is varied. It has moderately high rainfall, mild temperatures and many hours of sunshine throughout most of the country. The weather is dominated by two main geographical features: the mountains and the sea.
Study and Work Simultaneously
An international student in New Zealand work for up to 20 hours every week during semesters and full-time during breaks. If you are pursuing research masters or a doctoral degree, you will be allowed to work full-time. There are several part-time opportunities available in sectors such as banking, finance, retail, hospitality and so forth. All that you need to do is make the right connection.
Incredible Adventure Activities
University education does not have to be all work and no play. New Zealand has such a wonderful range of adventure activities that one can find it irresistible! Hiking, skiing, white water rafting, ziplining, caving, tubing, trekking, surfing, snowboarding and the list goes on. Discover your inner explorer for an exhilarating revision break or weekend trip with your new-found friends.