New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island and the South Island and numerous smaller islands. The climate in New Zealand is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters, with temperature between 10 and 15ºC, and warm, dry summers where temperatures range from 20 to 30ºC. The summer months are December, January, February, and the winter months are June, July and August. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.
New Zealand itself is a multi-cultural nation, with a fusion of Maori (the indigenous people), Pacific Island, European and Asian people combining to make a vibrant and colorful society. Today, the majority of New Zealand's population of 4.5 million is of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and Pacific Islanders. The country's economy was historically dominated by the export of wool, but exports of dairy products, meat, and wine, along with tourism, are more significant today.
Primary and secondary schooling is compulsory for children aged 6 to 16, with the majority attending from the age of 5. There are 13 school years and attending state (public) schools is free to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents from a person's 5th birthday to the end of the calendar year following their 19th birthday. New Zealand has an adult literacy rate of 99 percent.
Why Study in New Zealand?
New Zealand, famous for its amazing scenery, is a great country - a fun place to visit and a superb study destination. It offers a safe learning environment which provides excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics, colleges, secondary schools and private training establishments. There are many state-of-the-art facilities, and with many institutions spearheading several new technological developments, students have access to more advanced technology than they could wish for. As a result, New Zealand produces top graduates who can take their place in the international arena with confidence. A student can apply without IELTS.
High Quality Education:
There are plenty of reasons to consider New Zealand as your study destination. But first and foremost - you can be confident about the quality of education. Be reassured. New Zealand schools, universities and institutes are known worldwide for their high standards. New Zealand is a young country where resourcefulness and independence are highly regarded. Students can look forward to a very supportive learning environment where they are encouraged to raise questions and perform creatively.
Safest Place to Live:
This country of just over 4.5 million people is an easy going and one of the safest places on this earth with high quality living conditions and a modern lifestyle. New Zealand has never seen war on its own shores and crime here is extremely low compared to America and Europe. The New Zealand government is also very stable and the New Zealanders are very outward looking and welcoming of new cultures.
New Zealand qualifications are of a high quality and have a reputation around the world for being practical, modern and desired. All courses, programs and qualifications offered by New Zealand institutions are quality assured by the New Zealand government. Major employers around the world recognize New Zealand qualifications and employ New Zealand graduates.
New Zealand offers very affordable tuition fee compared with many other countries around the world. Competitive tuition fees coupled with a low cost of living represents a good value for your money.
New Zealand has a dynamic and harmonious multicultural society. Kiwis are friendly and pleasant and are opening their doors to offer you warm and welcoming environments. International students are highly respected in New Zealand and you will feel most welcome here.
Work while you Study:
All students on a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full time during vacations i.e. 40 hours.
Opportunity to Settle Permanently:
If you complete your course successfully, you will get 12 months “Post Study Work Visa” under the student visa policy. In most instances this permit will be done at your institution itself. This allows you to work full time in any job of your choice. However if you want to get a New Zealand Permanent Residency (PR), then you have to find a job that is relevant to the course that you have completed.
No personal Visa Interview and No outright Visa Rejection:
The Immigration Department of New Zealand Never rejects a visa application outright without giving you a chance to explain. Compare this with other countries who do not give you an opportunity to mention your side of the story. As long as you are able to explain clearly why you have chosen a particular course, there is no danger of not getting the visa. We will help you with the course selection that will enable you to create a good 'Statement of Purpose' (SOP) that will help the visa officer understand clearly and give a favorable decision.
NZ Universities have following intakes:
Each University operates slightly different dates. Some institutes have round the year intakes.
Tuition Fees & Living Cost:
The tuition fee is different from Universities to Universities and varies widely with courses. It can vary from as low as 14,000NZ$ to 35,000NZ$ per annum. Visit Institutions website for exact fees structure.
The approximate annual living expenses are 10,000 – 15,000NZ$, which includes food, accommodation, transportation as well as other daily expenses. However, the expenses may vary depending on the lifestyles.
Steps/Process for Student Visa:
Step 1: Attend a Counseling Session @ Unicorn Tourism & Tours Services Pvt. Ltd.
Step 2: Collecting Documents
Step 3: Apply for Admission
Step 4: Issuance of Offer Letter
Step 5: Application for Student Visa (FTS)
Step 6: Telephonic Interview (Optional)
Step 7: Visa Outcome / AIP
Step 8: Tuition Fees & FTS Payment
Step 9: Visa Stamping
Step 10: Fly to New Zealand