Friendly and welcoming, New Zealand is a natural playground full of opportunities for unique experiences. When you choose to study in New Zealand you can be confident that any institution you are considering will meet the highest educational standards.

It is one of the world’s most beautiful countries, and is known as the “Land of the Long White Cloud”.

Why study in New Zealand?

We all know that a Visa is mandatory to migrate to another country. To help you understand more, Visa is the approval that a non-citizen needs to step into a country, live, travel, and establish his livelihood there. Each country offers several visa types based on the purpose, the duration of stay, and method of issue. It doesn’t matter what kind of a Visa you are opting for, you are always highly recommended to visit Yuranus Education.

The New Zealand government has strong quality assurance systems to ensure high-quality education at all levels of the education system, both public and private. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority, which ensures the qualifications offered by secondary schools and non-university tertiary institutions are regarded in New Zealand and around the world as credible and robust. All eight universities of New Zealand consistently rank high in QS World Rankings* and Times Higher Education Rankings.

New Zealand is the perfect study abroad destination for Indian Students due to its lower annual tuition fees and low cost of living for many courses. The living expenses in New Zealand are cheaper than other study abroad destination like Canada, UK, the U.S and Australia. Fresh Food, accommodation options and transport facilities are easily available at affordable costs in the country.

From certificates to doctoral degrees, all levels of education are available in New Zealand. Seeing its potential, the New Zealand Government has been investing heavily in the education sector.

New Zealand is considered to be one of the most stable economies in the OECD network. Like its bigger neighbour Australia, New Zealand has a multicultural society.

New Zealand Universities have minimal entry requirements for many programs. There is not much competition to get admission in a university whether it is bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or postgraduate diploma courses in New Zealand. Students with passing marks and moderate grades can study there easily. Also, there is no age bar to study in New Zealand.

The international students seeking admission in New Zealand Universities can pay the tuition fee after they get student visa approval for New Zealand.

New Zealand is a mysteriously fascinating country with extremely beautiful landscapes, mountains, lakes, and unique biodiversity.

For anyone who looks for adventure, New Zealand offers great adventure activities including white water rafting, skiing, mountain biking etc. There are always new things to do and enjoy while staying in New Zealand.

Ranking second on the Global Peace Index 2018*, New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the safest countries in the world. All universities and colleges in New Zealand pay extreme attention to the safety of their students on campus.

Foreign students can work up to 20 hours a week during the semester, and full time during vacations i.e. 40 hours. Many New Zealand institutions help students find work through the Student Job Search service.

Once you complete your course, you’re entitled to a 12-month work permit depend on the city and level of education you have completed.

Provided you find a job in your field of study, you could very well be eligible to apply for Permanent Residency.

Popular Cities


Auckland is rated the third most liveable city in the world in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. It consistently rank as one of the best places to live, for its cleanliness, infrastructure, people and climate, and huge variety of activities.

With 1.5 million people and counting, and home to a third of the country’s population, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and one of our fastest growing.

As New Zealand’s financial and economic powerhouse, it needs skilled people to help us grow and there are opportunities in many sectors. Education in Auckland is about first-class lessons, walks through picturesque parks, and unforgettable memories. Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand.


Christchurch is an attractive city where you can study, work and experience a lifestyle that is both stimulating and relaxing. In Christchurch, people’s lifestyle is extremely simple and peaceful. With a population of around 385,000, Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and the second largest in the country. Christchurch is the second major business centre in New Zealand and, as the national centre of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), it has quickly become known as New Zealand’s digital city. It is a leading centre for innovation, research and technology, and home to New Zealand’s largest ICT industry cluster. Key business sectors include engineering, biotechnology, avionics, electronics, software engineering, agriculture, education, forestry, nutraceuticals, Antarctic research and tourism.


Study in the Wellington region and you’ll be welcomed into a collaborative, highly-connected community of learners and achievers.

You’ll have access to world-class education providers, from schools to universities, and be able to choose from a huge range of study programmes and courses.

Wellington’s universities are highly ranked in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

Victoria University of Wellington is ranked 215th in the world, the University of Otago is rated 176th, and Massey University is 287th.

Education System

The whole of New Zealand’s educational system is based upon the prestigious British system, which is similar to Singapore. New Zealand has several types of post-secondary educational institutions: 8 universities, 18 Institutes of Technology & polytechnics and around 600 private institutions.

In New Zealand, there are 8 government-recognized Universities which have earned international prestige in terms of academics and research. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) holds eligible any applicant who fulfills the criteria laid out by it for admission into any university.

The universities encompass a plethora of courses, another one being Polytechnics. there are 20 Polytechnics, many of which are named as Institutes of Technology. Semester duration is roughly equivalent across universities but the short courses kick start anytime during the year.

There are over 800 private education providers in New Zealand who exclusively assist their foreign students in the English language with their efficient courses on the English Language. Some private institutes also invite learning to courses such as business, computing, and design.

There are many cities besides these wherein you can easily get yourself educated with the world-class facilities, infrastructure, and resources while getting to know The Multi-culture that New Zealand promises. The universities and the institutes the aforementioned cities have are recognized by the government and have a universally renowned education system which can help unfurl a better future, job or a university for your education further ahead.

  • Diploma Course (Level 5 & Level 6)

If you do not immediately meet the academic or English language requirements set by the university that you are interested in, then a pathways course can help you improve your English skills and give you the confidence to start an undergraduate study New Zealand.

Requirements: 50% & Above in Year-12, IELTS- 5.5 & Above

  • Undergraduate Programs (Level 7)

A bachelor’s degree usually takes 3 years to complete in New Zealand.

Requirements: 60% & Above in Year-12, IELTS- 6.0 & Above

  • Postgraduate Programs (Level 8)

New Zealand offers 1 year post graduate courses widely known as PG Diploma.

Requirements: 55% & Above in Bachelors, IELTS- 6.5 & Above

  • Master Program (Level 9)

New Zealand offer master degree with ½ years duration.

Requirements: 55% & Above in Bachelors, IELTS- 6.5 & Above

New Zealand generally has two intakes i.e. February and July, with few universities offering multiple intakes in September and November.

New Zealand offers a limited number of scholarships, with the amount depending upon the institution. Generally, for undergraduate programs, the average scholarship can be NZD2000 to 2500. For masters and doctorate degrees, scholarships can range from NZD6000 to 13,000 annually.

Process (Application + Visa)

Application Procedure

Book a Free Counselling Session with our Educational Experts at Yuranus Education.

  • Step 1 – Register with Yuranus Education and we will build your profile on the basis of your academic qualifications, work experience and interests.
  • Step 2 – Once assessment is initiated, we will shortlist the desired university and relevant course as per your profile and interest.
  • Step 3 – Complete application will be submitted to the respective university finalized by you.
  • Step 4 – We will assist you for visa documentation and acceptance of offer letter.

Students applying for New Zealand are recommended to begin the application procedure at least 6-8 months prior to the intake.

Documents required

The visa application process require expertise knowledge, following are the documents you’ll need before visa file lodgement.

  • Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012) (Student’s details must be exactly same as in passport)
  • All Academic Documents
  • Supporting documents for gap (if gap is longer than a year)
  • English Proficiency Document
  • Financial Documents to meet study & living expanse
  • Statement of Purpose/ Covering Letter
  • Syllabus (if applying for credit exemption)
  • Work Experience letter and salary statement (if applicable)
  • Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Spouse academics (if applicable)
  • Spouse current activity proof (if applicable)
  • Medical certificate and chest x-ray certificate
  • PCC (Police Clearance Certificate)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Application fees (if applicable)
  • Name Change Affidavit (if applicable)

Yuranus team of expert will guide you in each and every step of your Admission and Visa Application. Leave the paper work to us.

Post-study work visa

You can get a Post-study work visa for 1, 2 or 3 years depending on your qualifications, where you studied and if you are working towards occupational registration.

If You’re planning to study towards the following qualifications:

Inside Auckland

Outside Auckland

Level 7 Bachelor’s degree qualification or higher (PG & Master)

3 year open post study work permit

3 year open post study work permit

Level 7 Graduate Diploma

1 year open post study work visa & one additional year, if working towards registration with a professional or trade body

2 year open post study work visa

Other non- degree Level 7 qualification

1 year open post study work visa

2 year open post study work visa

One qualification at Level-4-6 of a two- year qualification

1 year open post study work visa

2 year open post study work visa

Two qualifications at Level 4-6

1 year open post study work visa

2 year open post study work visa

PR Point Calculator
Factors Points (Diploma/Advanced Diploma Level) Points (Bachelors/Grad. Dip./PG Dip Level) Points (Masters and above Level)
Age (20-29 Years) 30 30 30
Education 40 50 60
Bonus Points for Education in NZ 0 10 15
Work Experience (2 years) – Foreign NA 10 10
Job offer in NZ / Skilled job in NZ for >12 months 50/60 50/60 50/60
Bonus Points Bonus Points (10 Points for work Experience in Absolute shortage Area or Identified Future Growth Area) + (10 points for Qualification in Absolute Shortage Area or Identified future growth Area) + (10 points for Partner/spouse holds a level 4-6 Qualification) + (20 Points for Partner /Spouse holds a level 7 Qualification or higher) + (20 Points for Partner /Spouse has a skilled job or job offer)
Bonus points (Work in a region outside Auckland) – 30 points
Bonus Points (Close Family in New Zealand ) – 10 Points
Total 130/140 160/170 175/185
Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

Student Work Rights

Students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week when the course is in session and unlimited hours during holidays. In the case of Dependent family members, there is no limit on the number of hours you may work if the student is enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma or higher level course. Students can expect a wage rate of $15 to $17 per hour during part-time work depending on job profile and industry. So a student can expect to earn an average of $1200 to $1360 Per Month.

Since New Zealand has a shortage of skilled labor across various sectors, graduates are in high demand. You could also live and work in the country permanently if you qualify for a Skilled Migrant visa.


Dependent Visa:

If your partner has a student visa, you will get a full-time work visa in New Zealand and can also study there for 3 months. Your spouse is allowed to work and stay there till the course duration is given to the student.

Cost of Edu. & Living

Studying in New Zealand is very affordable when compared to other developed countries. The cost of living is quite low and tuition fees tend to be competitive. Tuition costs depend on the institution and the level of study you choose. The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.

  • Diploma and Advanced Diploma – $12,000 to $18,000
  • Bachelors Degree – $18,000 to $25,000
  • Graduate Diploma – $16000 to $22000
  • Masters Degree – $21,000 to $30,000
  • Doctoral Degree – $8000

You should have sufficient funds to pay your tuition fees and living expenses of NZ $15,000 for each year of study.

According to the New Zealand government, an international student spends an average of $1250 per month towards living expenses. But from the research, it is seen that Indian students spend around $600 to $800 per month as living expenses which include accommodation, food, entertainment, transportation, etc.

Funds requirements:

  • Your family is considered as a natural sponsor for your student visa application. Apart from family, you are entitled to have two immediate blood relatives as sponsors.
  • Source of Funds can include Savings balance, Deposits, Provident Funds, Postal Savings, Education Loan, etc.
  • Properties, Share market investments, Gold, etc cannot be counted as source of funds.
  • Funds Transfer Scheme (FTS): An FTS is a scheme where student has to make $15000 secure investment deposit with ANZ Bank in New Zealand. This scheme can be used by students who do not have maintained funds for 6 months. This is an optional scheme.
  • Students can withdraw $1250 plus interest every month for a 12 month period. You can use these funds to help pay for living expenses while you’re studying in New Zealand. You will have received your full investment of $15,000 at the end of 12 months

If you are moving to New Zealand with your partner or spouse, You must have at least NZ $4,200 for your stay.

Evidence can include:

  • Bank statements
  • Credit card statements
  • Bank drafts
  • Travellers’ cheques
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