Study In New Zealand

Higher Study in New Zealand

Study in New Zealand

Universal offers varieties of study and course options for study in New Zealand.  New Zealand is an island country situated in the Pacific Ocean. The country mainly comprises of two islands, the North Island and South Island, although there are also numerous smaller islands. The closest countries to New Zealand are Australia and the Pacific island nations: Fiji, New Caledonia and Tonga.


New Zealand has a progressive education system with state of art facilities. The qualitative education of New Zealand is internationally recognized. When you study in New Zealand, you’ll find a unique country – the ultimate outdoor playground with excellent study opportunities. It’s a always pleasure and community with a high-class reputation for cutting-edge research and creative energy.


Why New Zealand Study is better than other countries?

New Zealand is an alluring destination for international students and the country’s educational institutions are well regarded throughout the world so it’s not surprising so many people wish to study in New Zealand. The whole of New Zealand’s academics system is based upon the prestigious UK study system, which is identical to Singapore. New Zealand’s universities offers end numbers of opportunities for research and practical exposure, where students can develop their skills required in their future career and academic life.


There are wide ranges of study opportunities, including state administered primary, secondary schools, universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training venture. The NZQA assures the quality of program offered by state institutions and a private establishment, which in turn assures that programs offered in New Zealand, maintains international recognition, that’s why New Zealand study has so much importance globally.


New Zealand generally has two intakes i.e. January and July, with few universities offering multiple intakes in September and November. You are advice to start your process of admission around six months before the deadline of the application. Typically, most of the universities are limited to but not more than three deadlines during one intake. It is up to the preparation of the students which deadline to aim for in particular intake. You should be ready with your English language and aptitude tests by three months before the deadline. This three months before the admission procedure should be dedicated to filling out the application form properly. It is essential to ensure that the ‘complete application process’ along with appearing for interviews and visa application process should be complete by Oct-Nov for the February intake. You will also encounter some additional costs when studying in NZ, such as Overseas Student Health Cover charges and various fees, Moreover, these costs shouldn’t take much of your overall expense.


If you are looking to get admission into vocational courses, then few courses may have admissions open even in March, April, May or July. All people who wish to study abroad in New Zealand for more than 3 months will need a student visa. The only exceptions are to Australian citizens. Australian citizens can study in New Zealand without a visa. All other international students across the globe will have to get a student visa in order to be able to study in New Zealand. Those who wish to study courses that last for 3 months or less won’t need to get student visa. Your student visa will state how long you can stay in the New Zealand, whether you are allowed to work during studies, also rules in regards to you dependent, and more. If you are willing to get your student visa, you need to apply in the embassy and pay a student visa application fee.


If you are already in New Zealand when applying for your student visa, you will need to pass through the regular student visa application process. In few cases you might be able to process your student visa directly on campus. For courses more than 12 months, you’ll require to provide medical and x-ray certificates. If you’re over 17 and intending to be in New Zealand for over two years, a police verification certificate will be required to show that you are of good character. In some circumstances, you will be able to change the conditions of your visa in New Zealand. For example, if you are on another visa type and you want to study part time or if you are on a student visa but you want to change courses or course providers. You will require to change visa conditions if you wish to work while studying.


Universal will provide you best option according to your qualification and interest, which makes it stand apart from other abroad consultant .

The Degrees are

  1. Diploma Degree
  2. Bachelors/Graduate Diploma Degree
  3. Postgraduate certificate/Honors Bachelor Degree
  4. Masters Degree
  5. Doctoral Degree


Semester Offer

  1. Semester 1: early or mid February-late June.
  2. Semester 2: early July – late November.
  3. Most University offer a mid-year intake.


Requirements for Bachelor’s Program

  1. Academic
  2. At least 12 years of education (HSC equivalent).
  3. Language Proficiency
  4. Most University require minimum TOEFL CBT score over 213 or TOEFL iBT score over 79-80 or IELTS (academic) score of 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5.
  5. Course Length
  6. Diploma Degree: Approx. 2 years of full time study
  7. Bachelor Degree: Approx. 3 years of full time study
  8. Bachelor Degree (Honors): Approx. 4 years of full time study


Requirements for Master’s Program

  1. Academic
  2. At least 16 years of education.
  3. Language Proficiency
  4. Most University require minimum TOEFL CBT score over 240 or TOEFL iBT score over 94-95 or IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 with no band score less than 6.0.
  5. Course Length
  6. Master Degree: 2 years of full time study.
  7. Doctoral Degree: 3 years of full time study (4 to 5 years for Medical Science).

Subjects for Bachelor’s & Master’s Program

Agriculture; Horticulture; Architecture; Quantity Surveying; Arts; Advanced Studies for Teachers; Health Therapies; Humanities; Languages; Social Sciences; Business; Accountancy; Office Systems/Secretarial; Management; Community Education; Non-formal Education; General Education; Computer Science; Dentistry; Engineering; Technology; Fine Arts; Design; Health Sciences; Law; Medicine; Music and Performing Arts; Health Related Professions; Science; Teaching; Trades ; Veterinary; Nursing; Medical Imaging; Midwifery; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Medical Radiation Therapy; Pharmacy; Medical Laboratory Science ; Clinical Psychology; Medical Undergraduate ; Foreign-Going Nautical; Specialist Large Animal Science.



  1. Tuition Fees in NZ$
  2. New Zealand University

Bachelors degree: NZ$15,000

Masters degree: NZ$19,000

PhD: NZ$25,000-NZ$40,000

  1. New Zealand Polytechnic or Institute of Technology

Bachelors degree: NZ$15,000

Diploma: NZ$14,800

Certificate: NZ$14,200

  1. Living & Other Expense in NZ$
  2. Accommodation, Food, cloth, transport, travel, telephone & incidental cost approximately NZ$12,000 – NZ$14,000 per year.
  3. Accommodation Expense in NZ$
  4. Halls of residence or student hostels:

Cost: around $200 per week.

  1. Home stay or private board:

Cost: around $180 per week.

  1. Flatting:

Cost: bond, plus around $120 per bedroom per week.

  1. Health Insurance in NZ$
  2. International students must have adequate arrangements for health & travel insurance.
  3. Insurance cost is:

NZ$399 per year or NZ$33.25 per month.

  1. It is a good idea to take out travel insurance before leaving Bangladesh.


How to Apply to The University

  1. Check with the departments to see if there is a closing date for your application.
  2. You should write directly to the Institution’s Admission Office for detailed application information and forms.
  3. You can also download application form from university website.
  4. Some universities have an on-line application facility.
  5. Admission Office will inform you about the documentation, translation, and visa requirements.
  6. You should start at least one year in advance to compile the necessary information and documentation.
  7. The decision of the institution is usually announced within approximately six to eight months of the application deadline.


Supporting Documents

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. English version of your all educational documents including mark sheet.
  3. School/College leaving certificate.
  4. Application fee payment document.
  5. English language (TOEFL or IELTS) tests result.
  6. Photocopy of your passport.
  7. Medical and Chest X-ray Certificate (NZIS 1007).


  1. Working in New Zealand
  2. Students can apply for permission to work once they start their course on a full time above one year student visa.
  3. With permission you can work up to 20 hours per week during course time. During vacation, you are allowed to work full time.
  4. On-campus jobs do not provide enough funds to cover your tuition or living expenses.
  5. Details information about work permit
  6. Jobs in New Zealand
  7. The job areas are: Fast food catering, Wait Bar Staff, Childcare or Nanny, convenient store sales clerk, Translation, Computer work, tutor.
  8. Average wages (per hour-casual time):
  9. Childcare/Nanny: $2.5 – $3.0 per hour.
  10. Customer Services: $15-$19 per hour depending on experience.
  11. Restaurant Service Staff: $11-$13 per hour, plus tips.
  12. Accountant: $30-40 dependent on experience.
  13. CAD technicians: 18-25 per hour dep. on experience.
  14. Office staff: $16 to $24 per hour.
  15. Food Demonstrator: $12 per hour.
  16. Credit Transfer Facility
  17. Students may apply for credit transfer program at undergraduate or postgraduate level in New Zealand.
  18. The maximum amount of credit that may be granted normally is not greater than 50% of the course.
  19. Most of the New Zealand universities consider minimum “B” grade for acceptance.
  20. You have to submit the following documents to your target university:
  21. Your application form for the Undergraduate or Postgraduate coursework program.
  22. Official copies of your academic transcript.
  23. Also include an official letter from head of the school/department of your university, from where you have already completed the courses.
  24. Detailed course outlines (Official Copy) including subject descriptions, methods of teaching and assessment, reading lists, number of hours of teaching etc.
  25. The academic level you are studying (e.g. First Year, Second Year etc.).
  26. How many credits you have completed.
  27. An explanation of the grading system used at your institution.
  28. Information on the total units of study requirement (i.e. how many credits are required) for the completion of the degree.
  29. Scholarships
  30. There is a huge number of scholarship available on the International Scholarship Database of VarsityAdmission.COM site.
  31. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship plan (CSFP’s website).
  32. New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) Postgraduate Scholarships.
  33. New Zealand Agency for International Development (NZAID) Study Awards.