About New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses ‒ that of the North and South Islands ‒ and numerous smaller islands. The country has 99% literacy and 95% of people live in cities. According to a United Nations 2011 survey it is among the top 5 in the world on quality of life.
As English is the day-to-day language in NZ, Indian students find it very easy to study, live and interact in NZ. Moreover the NZ accent is easy to understand. Nature has blessed New Zealand to touch sun rays and start the everyday first. This is one of the most vibrant places in the world where you will enjoy archaic forests, min-blowing landscapes and stunning coastline all at one place.
Why New Zealand?
NZ Education system is broadly divided into three categories of educational institutions public universities, polytechnics and Private Training Providers. The qualifications of New Zealand are issued and admistinered by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). The most important part about New Zealand Education is, it is British-based education system with proper qualification framework.
It offers a wide range of courses for academic, vocation and professional interests at top-ranked universities, polytechnics, colleges and secondary schools. It also offers world-class facilities, resources and teaching staff.
Geography & Climate
The climate is temperate, moderated by the oceans that surround it. It has one of the best climates in the World for plant growth. It has a reputation for being clean and green. It has one of the best scenery and beautiful locations, lakes, flora and fauna. A good highway system makes the country easily accessible.
The official currency of New Zealand is dollar.
(NZ $). 1 NZ $ = Rs 45.06 /- (Approx. as in 2015).
Cost of Education & Living:
The cost of education in New Zealand is between NZ$ 7,000-15,000 for Undergraduate Courses and between NZ$ 18,000-30,000 for Post-Graduate Courses. The cost of living is approximately NZ$15000 per year, this covers all the living expenses; including accommodation, food, travel, books, clothes and entertainment.
The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. The major cities of New Zealand are Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, and Christchurch.