New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, all of which are internationally acknowledged for their academic and research performance. All universities offer internationally-recognized Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral degrees in a broad range of subjects including in popular streams like arts, commerce and science as well as in specialties like engineering, computer studies, biotechnology and architecture, hospitality & tourism, culinary arts, teaching, physiotherapy , nursing etc. Eligible students can now apply for a work permit entitling them to work part-time for 20 hours, during the academic year, and full-time during vacations.
Farnaaz Mohammed Senior Manager, International Marketing & Recruitment , Massey University says “New Zealand universities perform well in international rankings - New Zealand had a higher ratio of universities in the top 500 of the 2011 THE/QS World Ranking of Universities than most other country systems. New Zealand universities are trusted for offering high quality teaching based on the British model and delivered at a very affordable cost. New Zealand university degrees are highly transferable - our graduates gain employment in career positions world-wide and gain entry to top universities around the world for postgraduate study.”
The good news is, both quality education as well as accommodation, is far cheaper compared to other countries. Coupled with the lesser costs & international recognition of its qualification New Zealand offers “Best of the both worlds qualification.”
New Zealand Government has a Code of Practice, signed by over 1200 institutions in the country, to ensure that a consistent, high standard of care is provided to all international students studying there.
Manpreet Kaur, International Marketing Manager, University of Waikato says "New Zealand has a worldwide reputation for being a welcoming and safe destination. New Zealanders are renowned for their honesty, friendliness and openness. While New Zealand is a relatively young country it has a rich and fascinating history reflecting both our Maori and European heritage. Also New Zealand is one of the world's affordable English speaking destinations and is one of the most racially tolerant.”
Besides this, international students who have graduated from a course in New Zealand can apply for 1 year work permit to obtain practical work experience relevant to their qualification, thus gaining not just the degree but professional experience as well in the field of their choice. After getting job student can apply for Permanent Residence (PR) under skilled migrant category. With the best of New Zealand education qualification & New Zealand work experience the likelihood of qualifying for a residence permit is high.
Shonali Thakur pursuing Masters in Business from University of Waikato says “University campus is beautiful and has wonderful amenities. The courses are practical and provide an in-depth view of the subject.”
What's more, if you intend to apply for the intakes in July/Sep, now would be a good time to approach our counsellors who can be readily accessed by students under one roof at the fair, courtesy a simple registration process with us.