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Students aspiring to study abroad often find it hard to select the country and the university matching their interests and budget. However, if a student is willing to experience quality education with affordable tuition fees, then New Zealand is a fast emerging and an ideal study destination for them. Besides, New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world – ranked second in the Global Peace Index for 2018 and growing enormously in terms of research and development. Moreover, The New Zealand Education system is progressive as well as much cheaper with state of art facilities. New Zealand universities and their qualifications are highly recognized and regarded by employers across the globe.
As a country, New Zealand is known for its beautiful scenic beauty and adventure sports. The country comprises two main islands—the North and South Islands—and a number of small islands, some of them hundreds of miles from the main group. The capital of New Zealand is Wellington and the largest urban area is Auckland; both are located on the North Island. Moreover, Auckland is considered one of the world’s most liveable cities, ranking third in the 2019 Quality of Living survey conducted annually by the global HR consultants Mercer. English, Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages, with English being predominant.
Thereby, due to its low cost of living and exclusive facilities, a large number of international students choose to study in New Zealand every year.
New Zealand has the world's 53rd-largest national economy by nominal GDP and experiencing promising economic growth across a number of industries. Hospitality & Tourism are an essential part of the GDP and amongst freshers, the employment level has been stable at around 90%.
The emerging sectors in New Zealand are as follows
The Long Term Skill Shortage List
The regional skill shortage list
Avg Living costs / per year
$15,000 - $20,000
Avg Tuition Fee/Year
Undergraduate programs-$22,000 - $32,000
incomes / Year
$40,000 - $50,000
Major intake in February and July
Rolling intakes for some of the courses
|Clinical Psychologists||NZ Psychologists Board|
|Dentist||Dental Council of New Zealand|
|Physiotherapist||The Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand|
|Teacher||Education Council New Zealand|
|Medical Practitioner||Medical Council of New Zealand|
New Zealand offers a number of government-funded scholarships both for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Few of the New Zealand scholarships are listed here:
The climate of New Zealand
New Zealand, as a country is known for its beautiful scenic beauty and adventure sports. New Zealand comprises two main islands—the North and South Islands—and a number of small islands, some of them hundreds of miles from the main group. New Zealand mostly has a largely temperate climate. The far north of the country has an average temperature of about 15°C, while the deep south has a cooler average temperature of 9°C. January and February are the warmest months of the year, and July is the coldest month. In addition, New Zealand does not have a large temperature range, lacking the extremes one finds in most continental climates. However, the weather can change unexpectedly – as cold fronts or tropical cyclones quickly blow in. So the people living here are always prepared for sudden changes in weather and temperature more likely when they are going hiking or doing other outdoor activities. On one hand, Most areas of New Zealand have between 600 and 1600 mm of rainfall, spread throughout the year with a dry period during the summer. On the other hand, most places in New Zealand receive over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, with the sunniest areas - Bay of Plenty, Hawke's Bay and Nelson/Marlborough - receiving over 2,350 hours. In addition, winter temperatures are much milder in New Zealand compared to other areas of similar latitude, with the exception of the Central Otago and Mackenzie Basin regions
The technological landscape of New Zealand
New Zealand’s information and communications technologies (ICT) sector is diverse, covering wireless infrastructure, health IT, digital content, payments, geospatial, telecommunications, agricultural technology and more. Several global industries like the global IT services provider Fujitsu have chosen New Zealand as a base for their ICT operations.
Emerging Sectors of New Zealand
New Zealand has the world's 53rd-largest national economy by nominal GDP and experiencing promising economic growth across a number of industries. The primary sectors of New Zealand are agricultural-based with Petroleum and Minerals also amongst the biggest by market capitalization. Moreover, the agricultural sector is the largest industry in New Zealand Pastoral farming and horticulture make up most of the agricultural sector. Beef cattle rearing is practiced in Northland while dairy farming is the main activity in the wetlands of Taranaki, Northland, Southland, Manawatu, and Waikato areas. In fact, New Zealand produces 2.2% of the global milk output ranking it the 8th among the world’s largest milk producers.
In terms of technology and Information Communications, New Zealand is one of the fastest-growing sectors as its impact is extensive and exhaustive in nature. Research and Development expenditure is substantial with high tech companies spending an average of 8% of their revenues on R & D Projects. According to IBIS World, online retail, IT security, and sports administration are among some of the growth industries tipped to boom over the next five years. New Zealand is also known for its Hospitality and Tourism industries. The tourism and hospitality sector is big business in New Zealand and currently the second-largest export earner, providing nearly 17.1% of total export revenues. Overall, the emerging industries that can be found in New Zealand are biotechnology, food and beverage, creative industries, information and communication technology, manufacturing, wood building and interiors, education and consultancy services, tourism, healthcare, and sustainability.
Skill Shortages in New Zealand
New Zealand's Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment recognize areas where demand for skilled occupations is more than the supply. The skill shortage list helps to provide certainty for employers and potential migrants and let potential migrants easily find what skills are in demand in New Zealand. Overall, the skill shortage lists recognize the need for overseas professionals in different areas of the economy and cover regional skill shortages, long term skill shortages, and construction and infrastructure shortages. The Long Term Skill Shortage List basically (LTSSL) identifies occupations where there is a sustained shortage of highly skilled workers throughout New Zealand. Also, employees working in long term skill shortage areas can avail residence permits of 2 years in New Zealand. This list includes Civil engineering technician, electrical engineering technician, procurement management to name a few. The regional skill shortage list (RSSL) identifies the regions with occupations that have an immediate shortage of skilled workers. The regional skill-shortage list mostly includes jobs in agriculture and forestry and finance and business fields as well. Lastly, the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL) contains occupations in critical shortage in the Construction industry across New Zealand. It includes jobs like construction project manager, structural engineer, building associate and many more.
One of the fundamental issues facing the developed world is their skill shortage as a result of regional mismatch, cyclical shifts, inadequate training levels, and labor market restructuring. Overall, six industries have been identified by the Government of New Zealand for having major gaps in terms of long term skilled employees namely Construction, Engineering, Finance / Business, ICT, Electronics & Telecommunications, Health and Social Services, Recreation, Hospitality, and Tourism.
Eligibility criteria for universities in New Zealand
In New Zealand, the eligibility criteria for international students vary from university to university and course to course. The eligibility requirements for bachelors include a minimum percentage of 60-65% in class 12th. Gap year not more than 1 year and IELTS overall band 6 with no individual band less than 5.5 is acceptable in most of the universities. If the percentage in the 12th is less than 60 % then pathways are recommended. The eligibility requirements for masters include a minimum required percentage which is Subject to Noosr recognition. If students don’t meet the criteria then the pathways would be recommended. Overall band of 6-6.5 and no individual band less than 6.0 for IELTS is generally accepted by most universities in New Zealand.
Overall the following documents are required for Undergraduate and postgraduate admissions:
The application Management process for New Zealand
New Zealand Universities have major intake in February and July and a minor intake in May, June, September, October, and November.
The applications are done either Online through university and TC Global, or through Pen and Paper submissions.
You can reach out to our Relationships team for more information.
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