/ Dec 31, 2019
New Zealand is accredited as one of the renowned countries for providing a quality education offering excellent study opportunities and support facilities with a provision of a safe learning environment. Over the years, the country has become popular choice of destination for international students who seek high quality education abroad.
The universities at New Zealand offer Academic, profession and vocation studies which is also prior in polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments. Moreover, many English Language Institutes and private English Language Schools are located throughout the country.
New Zealand’s national education system is based on the British system. The institutions that provide education service for international students are required to be signatories to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. The code is a document introduced in 2002 designed to ensure all signatories provide a high standard of pastoral care to meet the needs of international students who pursue education in New Zealand. International students in New Zealand are taught in an English speaking environment, where they are facilitated to actively participate in class discussions and activities, aiming to the practice and usage of English on a daily basis for language adaptability.
Although New Zealand is one of the fairly popular destinations to pursue higher education as an international student, the education expenses are fairly expensive. The schemes for the education cost are briefed below:
The living expenses in New Zealand is cheaper as compared to other countries like Australia, UK and USA. It roughly comes around NZ$15,000 per year which is NZ$ 1,250 per month if we talk about the living expenses. Although, the country offers adult minimum wage as NZ$16.50 per hour which is quite a help for the international students to cover their education cost and living expenses. The full time students are allowed to work part time up to 20 hours a week according to the VISA condition. On a weekly basis, the cost for accommodation/rent, food expenses, transportation expenses, and other requisites is $380-$480 per week which is about $20,000-$25000NZ per annum.
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