New Zealand colleges and universities accept either TOEFL or IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.
Pre-Degree-Diploma & Undergraduate Degree
IELTS (Academic) score – Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or overall 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Paper-based – total score of 550 with minimum of 4.0 in Test of Written English (TWE)or
Computer-based – total score of 213 with minimum Essay rating of 4.0 or
Internet-based – total score of 80
IELTS (Academic) score – Overall band score of 6.5 & band score of 6.0 in all bands
Paper-based – total score of 575 with minimum of 4.5 in Test of Written English (TWE) or
Computer-based – total score of 233 with minimum Essay rating of 4.5 or
Internet-based – total score of 90
Cost of Education & Duration of programs
The fees at the universities are calculated on per course/paper or per point basis and may vary according to selection.
- Polytechnic Courses these range from NZ$10,000 – NZ$15,000 per year depending on the course or degree
- University Degrees from NZ$18,000 – NZ$25,000 per year for most under-graduate degrees
- Post-graduate Degrees NZ$ 40,000
- Courses in Medicine & Engineering may be more depending on the university & City.
Duration of programs:
Masters 2 Years except for programs
Postgraduate Diploma 1 Year
Graduate Diploma 1 Year
Bachelors – 3 Years/ 4 Years
Diplomas 1 Year /2 Years
MBA 18 months but can be completed in 1 year as well.
Programs for 4 Years: BHSc. (Physiotherapy), Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science and Bachelor of Engineering Honors.
Conjoint degrees are an estimate. Students will be charged on the basis of their paper enrolment rather than by program.
Accommodation and living expenses
The total cost depends on each student spending habits. However a student should be able to live in New Zealand for a total cost of living of between NZ$8,000 and NZ$10,000 a year including accommodation, transport and entertainment
Applying for a visa
After scoring admission into the University one must start with the visa formalities.
Foreignlink provides wide range of services for studying in New Zealand
All International students are allowed to work for 20 hours part-time per week, during college days and full-time during vacations, for the permitted duration of stay in New Zealand.
New Zealand is the only country that provides a one-year job search visa, regardless of the course pursued by a student.
“Once you get a job, you can apply for two years of work permit, following which you can apply for permanent residency.”