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About New Zealand

New Zealand is considered to be one of the fastest-emerging and ideal study destinations for students aspiring for a quality education, with affordable tuition fees. Also, New Zealand is one of the safest countries in the world – ranked second in the Global Peace Index for 2021 and growing enormously in terms of research and development.

The New Zealand Education system is progressive, as well as much more affordable offering state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, New Zealand universities and their qualifications are highly recognized and regarded by employers across the globe.

New Zealand is also known for its beautiful scenic beauty and adventure sports. The country majorly includes two main islands – the North and South Islands, and a number of tiny islands, some of which are hundreds of miles away 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 first in the 2021 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 and thus majorly spoken throughout the country.

It is recommended that students aspiring to study abroad take a deep dive into the entire journey, from the preparation, the courses and the admission process, to the paperwork and the visas.

Here you’ll find out more about top universities, top courses and reasons to study in New Zealand.

Why study in New Zealand?

  • Globally Recognized Universities
  • Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, and hundreds of private training establishments.
  • Excellent Quality of Education
  • Top-Notch Campuses
  • Globally Recognized Courses
  • Post-Study Work Opportunities
  • Safe and Friendly Country
  • Politically Stable
  • Student-Friendly Campuses
Check out also reasons to study abroad, not only in New Zeland.

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Top Courses in New Zealand

    Top Courses Price Range(NZD)
    Hospitality and Tourism 18,000 - 35,500
    Business studies 22,500 - 45,000
    IT and Computer Science 24,000 - 51,000
    Cyber Security 17,852 -50,000
    Health Sciences 22,600 - 45,000
    Animation 19,800 - 39,000
    Arts and Humanities 23,000 - 45,000

New Zealand : Industry and Economic Outlook


Established sectors: New Zealand has the world's 50th-largest national economy by nominal GDP and is experiencing promising economic growth across a number of industries.

In Demand Job Sectors

The emerging sectors in New Zealand are as follows
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Biotechnology
  • Food and Beverage
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Education

Skill Shortages

The Long Term Skill Shortage List
  • Civil engineering technician
  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Procurement management
  • Construction
  • Finance/Business
  • Hospitality
  • Developers and Programmers
The Regional Skill Shortage List
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Construction Industry
  • Structural engineer
  • Building associate
  • Nursing

Quick facts


Avg Living costs / per year

16,000 - 20,000


Avg Tuition Fee/Year

Undergraduate programs-22,000 - 32,000
Postgraduate programs:26,000-40,000


Indian students



International students



Avg graduate
incomes / Year

49,000 - 73,000


Migration possibility




Feb, July (with few universities offering multiple intakes in September and November)


Scholarships Available


Global Ed Process

New Zealand FAQ

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. Also, New Zealand is growing enormously in terms of research and development. Moreover, the universities of New Zealand are globally recognized and they cater to the personal needs of the student in the class.

Overall, the benefits of studying in New Zealand are as follows:

  • Educational degrees and courses in New Zealand have global recognition.
  • Globally recognized universities with state of art facilities.
  • Quality higher education system: New Zealand’s higher education programs are well known for their quality of teaching and advanced facilities
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Lower tuition fees and living expenses compared to other western countries.
  • Part-time employment opportunities: Students can work part-time up to 20 hours per week while studying.
  • Post-study work permit: International students can apply for the post-study work visa for up to 3 years depending upon the level of qualifications as per NZQF.

The Visa management process starts as soon as the student receives the unconditional offer letter from the university along with a valid English Language Proficiency Test score (IELTS, PTE, TOEFL).TC Global follows a well-documented method for Visa Applications. You can start the Visa process for New Zealand a maximum of 120 days before the course/program start date. The student needs to undergo Medical and Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) before applying for the New Zealand visa.

Moreover, preparing for a New Zealand visa application varies in complexity. For the visas, you'll need to get all the evidence together before you submit your application. Mostly, visas can be applied online. Others can be sent through us along with the application forms, passport, and other supporting documents. We will then assess the documents, prepare the visa file, put a covering letter/summary, and forward it to New Zealand High Commission through TT Services New Delhi along with the DD of visa fees.

The visa interview is the final stage of the application process, where one of the Consular Officers will be responsible for asking questions to assess the applications. The New Zealand High Commission will then assess your application and enclosed documents and give decisions like AIP (Approval In Principle) in approx 2 to 4 weeks.

Our Visa team is fully equipped and experienced to guide you through the process. Please connect with our Relationships team and our Visa team, should you need any assistance with your student Visa.

FUND TRANSFER SCHEME The student needs to transfer the living expense of one year to a bank account (ANZ Bank) in New Zealand, in addition to paying the tuition fee. A student needs $18,000 to pay the living costs for each year of study in New Zealand. This is the minimum amount the student needs to transfer to the FTS account. The tuition fee should be deposited to the university after receipt of AIP, from the funds shown in the Visa file. The amount deposited as FTS will be locked for twelve months and is then drip-fed to the student on a pre-arranged basis.
A student can apply for a visa to New Zealand even after a gap of 10 long years if he/she can show credible information about what he/she has been doing in the 10 years in terms of work experience, studies, and skill set.

New Zealand is considered as an ideal study abroad destination for Indian students due to its lower annual tuition fees and low cost of living for many courses.The living expenses in New Zealand are cheaper than any other study abroad destinations like Canada, the UK, the U.S, and Australia. Approximate Cost of the Course at Universities:

  • Undergraduate - NZ$22,000 - NZ$32,000
  • Postgraduate - NZ$26,000 - NZ$40,000

Approximate Cost of Living: NZ$16,000 - NZ$20,000 per annum

Some of the courses which are in demand in New Zealand are:

  • Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management.
  • Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology.
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (Manufacturing Management)
  • Graduate Diploma in Health and Rehabilitation Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science /MSc Computer Science.
  • Master of Computing
  • Masters of Business and commerce
  • MBA
  • Masters of Engineering and Engineering Management

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