Study and Settle in New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the preferred destinations for Indian students to study and settle. Over years Lakhs of Indians has settled in New Zealand. New Zealand is a developed country with plenty of job opportunities. Main Cities in New Zealand where Indians go are Auckland, Wellington and Hamilton. One can study and settle in New Zealand for ~5-15 Lakhs INR.
Courses and Exams
Indian student go to New Zealand for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, science and engineering. The students need to clear class 12th (with 50% marks) for UG admission and bachelors (with 50% marks) for PG admission. English test IELTS (International English Language Testing System) needs to be given by every student looking to study in New Zealand. For UG one needs to score 6 in IELTS and for PG 6 in IELTS
Education and Living cost
Education cost for UG is around 20 lakhs INR for 3 years while for PG is around 10 lakhs INR for 1 year. Accommodation and Food is the main living cost incurred by students. All universities and colleges provide accommodation to the students. Most of the students don’t take them as they prefer to take off campus accommodation which is lesser than the price of On Campus. Many students prefer to live outside campus to share the lower cost of living with friends. There are options of Food for Indians and most New Zealand cities have Indian restaurants and shops. Per year living cost is around 5 lakhs INR. Hence total cost for UG would be around 35 lakhs INR and PG would be around 15 lakhs INR.
New Zealand treats students as adults and provides them ample opportunities to learn and earn. Many part-time jobs are available for students within the campus and also around the campus. In New Zealand these part-time jobs are considered very respectful and also give a student a real life experience at work. This also enables student to earn their living cost and also understand the value of money. These jobs are like being accountants / cashier, managers at stores, sales people for different companies etc. Money is earned on hourly basis and minimum amount is pre decided. To make sure that student focus on study the government has restricted the part time job to only 20 hours per week. Typically a student can earn more than ~6 lakh INR per year.
Availability of Finances
Finances – for college admission a student needs to keep 1 year of living cost ~5 Lakh INR. Apart from this 1st year tuition cost – around ~10 Lakh INR need to be transferred on confirmation of admission. Hence funds with around 15 Lakh INR. Funds can be fresh in your bank account and shouldn’t be old unlike other countries like US and UK.
Job and Post study work-permit & Permanent Residency
After completing 2 years of full time Diploma or Degree in New Zealand a student get up to 3 years of work permit. During this work permit the day student completes 12 month of Full Time work experience he is eligible to apply for Permanent residency. It takes ~12 months to have it. After one year of course, student can get 1 year of work permit.
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