If you want to study higher education overseas and diverse study opportunity, New Zealand is the best destination dream for your higher education.
One question is your Mind Why? Because expert teaching staff to world class facilities with strong international ranking, secure study environment and outdoor life style. Costs of studying and living expense are comparatively affordable.


Multicultural New Zealand is a safe, friendly, sophisticated and harmonious society in which students can learn and travel in an English speaking country. New Zealand offers a unique experience for students. Apart from a world-class education system, it also offers excellent value for money and a standard of living which is among the highest in the world. Living expenses and tuition costs in New Zealand are considerably less expensive than the Australia, UK and USA.


As of 2015, the resident population of New Zealand is over 4.4 million. With 89% of its population living in urban areas, New Zealand is one of the world's most urbanised countries. 1.2% from the total population is of Indian currently resident of New Zealand.

New Zealand has a mild and temperate maritime climate
Seasons in New Zealand
Season Months
Summer December – February
Autumn March – May
Winter June – August
Spring September – November

Main Cities
Wellington (Capital), Auckland (Largest City), Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin.

Regional Cities
Nelson, Palmerston North, Napier, Tauranga, Rotoura, New Plymouth, Whangarei.

Culture & Multiculturism

More recently American, Australian, Asian and other European cultures have exerted influence on New Zealand. Non-Maori Polynesian cultures are also apparent, with Pasifika, the world's largest Polynesian festival, now an annual event in Auckland.


New Zealand has a modern, prosperous and developed market economy with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of roughly US$28,250. The currency is the New Zealand dollar, informally known as the "Kiwi dollar"; it also circulates in the Cook Islands (see Cook Islands dollar), Niue, Tokelau, and the Pitcairn Islands. New Zealand was ranked 5th in the 2011 Human Development Index, 4th in the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom in the world.

Why Study in New Zealand?
  • It is clean, green, friendly and unique
  • It is a high quality, cost-effective study abroad destination
  • The people are warm and friendly
  • Its climate is moderate all year around
  • There are limitless sports, recreation and leisure opportunities
  • NZ has a British-based education system
  • Student can work up to 20 hrs for week and Full time during Summer Vacation.
  • Study 1 Year and get 1 Year Graduate Job Search Visa for Level 7 and above courses.
  • Study 2 Years and get 1 year Graduate Job Search Visa for Level 5 & Level 6 Courses.
  • Student who studied in the courses listed LTSST are also eligible for work permit up to 2 years under SMC.
  • Student who studies in P.G or LTSST courses their spouse are eligible for Work Visa and their child can study as local student in New Zealand School.
  • New Zealand is an extraordinarily beautiful country to visit and to study in.
  • It is renowned as one of the most scenic countries in the world with students from over 50 countries choosing NZ for their University, Vocational and English language studies.
  • Study abroad students are able to combine study and travel, exploring the great outdoors of New Zealand.
  • There are literally hundreds of different activities that can be undertaken throughout the seasons of the year. Students can also combine study and working if you have a Working Holiday Visa.
  • Alternatively students can enrol in a long-term study abroad course and get a world-class degree at one of New Zealand’s highly reputable polytechnics or universities.
  • New Zealand has had an international reputation as a provider of quality education for quite some time now.
  • NZ offers a safe learning environment that provides excellent study abroad opportunities with high quality support services for overseas students.

Quality Assurance

To ensure that both the Government and individuals are investing in quality education, training and assessment, the Government has set up nationally recognized processes of quality assurance. There are a number of government appointed bodies responsible for approving qualifications in New Zealand and for the quality that determines the delivery of qualifications. These bodies are:
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
responsible for approving and registering all courses and national qualifications offered at polytechnics and private training establishments.
New Zealand Vice-Chancellor's Committee (NZVCC)
responsible for approving all diplomas, undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by New Zealand universities.

Universities in New Zealand

University education was established in New Zealand in 1870 and has a similar tradition to the British university system. There are eight state-funded universities in New Zealand, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance: In addition to a centrally co-ordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and programme level, each university undertakes internal quality checks. All New Zealand universities offer a broad range of subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science. Each has developed its own specialist subjects such as Medicine, Engineering and Veterinary Science. Computer Studies, Agriculture and Environmental Studies, Sports-Science, Biotechnology, Architecture etc. Bachelor's Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered by all New Zealand universities. A range of under graduate and postgraduate diplomas is also available, along with honours programmes (usually requiring an additional year of study).

Polytechnics In New Zealand

New Zealand Polytechnics, and Institutes of Technology, are state funded and provide education and training at all levels ranging from introductory studies through to full degree programmes. A few of them offer PG programmes as well. Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology are efficient tertiary providers offering programmes which can be both academically and vocationally focused. Due to their active engagement with industry, employers and government agencies they provide programmes which are of a high academic standard and are relevant to the rapidly changing workforce on a global basis. Polytechnics offer diverse courses like Arts and Design, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality etc.

Private Training Providers (PTES)

Private training establishments are registered and their courses approved by NZQA. Institutions and schools in this sector provide a range of courses including English language, aviation flight training, air traffic control, English, business computing, dance, design and arts, religious studies, travel and tourism and training for the hospitality industry


New Zealand offers excellent value for money, with living expenses and tuition costs in New Zealand considerably less expensive than the Australia (AUS), United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).
The average range of Tuition Fees is as below...

Level and Course NZ$/Year INR /Year (approx)
University Foundation Studies
such as University Entrance, Preparatory and Bridging Courses 9,000 - 14,000 3.85 – 6.5
Bachelor Degree such as courses in Arts, Business, Economics and Law 18,000-23,000 7.40 – 9.90
Laboratory-based Bachelor Degree such as Science and Engineering Courses 23,000-27,000 9.90 – 11.60
Graduate Certificates / Graduate Diplomas/P.G.Diploma 16,000-25,000 6.80 – 10.75
Masters / Doctoral Degree 22,000 - 25,000 9.50 – 10.75

The average international student in New Zealand spends about a $ 250 per week on accommodation, food, clothing, entertainment, transport, international and domestic travel, and telephone and incidental costs. While these are a realistic guide, it is important to remember that individual circumstances will vary by location, course and lifestyle.

Average Costs of Living per Week
Item NZ$ (approx)
Rent 100-220
Food 70-100
Bills & Transport 25-80
Social Activities 40-100
TOTAL 250-500

Scholarships are available for international students however the competition is intense and the majority of international students in New Zealand are full-fee paying students.
The Immigration New Zealand will continue to accept test results from the following examination body.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Occupational English Test (OET) taken in any country (Only for Nursing)
  • Pearson English Test (PTE)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
Below are the test score equivalencies:
English Language Tests for Student Visas
Test Test Score Band
IELTS 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0
PTE Academic 29 30 36 42 50 58 65 73 79 83 86
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 32 36 41 47 52 58 67 74 80 87 93
OET Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass

New Zealand Education Providers will have their own English language requirements for an offer of place depending on the course selected. The following guidelines have been suggested to us by a number of Education Providers in New Zealand and reflect their experience with students from this market.
English scores in CBSE, ICSE, Maharashtra, Kolkata and Chennai boards can also be presented in lieu of IELTS reports. A 60% score in English from one of the aforementioned boards is considered equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.5; 65% is considered equivalent to 6.0.

  • 20 hours per week.
  • Full time during the summer Vacation.
  1. University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
  2. Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury.
  3. UNITEC Institute of Technology, Auckland.
  4. Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland.
  5. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Christchurch.
  6. Whitireia New Zealand, Wellington, Auckland.
  7. Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC), Hamilton.
  8. Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), Wellington.
  9. Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill.
  10. Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin & Auckland.
  11. Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT), New Plymouth.
  12. Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT), Nelson & Marlborough campuses.
  13. Waiariki Institute of Technology, Rotorua.
  14. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga
  15. North Tech, Auckland.
  16. Taylors College, Auckland.
  17. UUNZ Institute of Business, Auckland.
  18. Auckland Institute of Studies, Auckland.
  19. New Zealand School of Education (NZSE), Auckland.
  20. North Shore International Academy, Auckland.
  21. Pacific International Hotel Management School, (New Plymouth).
  22. Lifeway College, Warkworth.
  23. Royal Business School, Auckland & Christchurch.
  24. Auckland Wise Institute. AWI International Education Group, Auckland.
  25. Queens Academic Group (QAC), Auckland.
  26. National Tertiary Education Consortium (NTEC), Auckland & Christchurch.
  27. Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington.
  28. Computer Power Plus, Auckland.
  29. Cornell Institute of Business & Technology, Auckland.
  30. International Academy of New Zealand, Auckland.
  31. International College of New Zealand, Auckland.
  32. EDENZ College
  • The New Zealand tertiary academic year runs from February to November.
  • Semester holidays are taken from June and July.
  • There is a short break in Easter and again in September.
  • Summer holidays are from December through February.
  • Some institution offers a short summer semester during these holidays.
  • Some colleges have an intake every two months.
Application Fees

Each university has different application fees which could be waived during events like Spot Admissions organized by Ample Abroad. At Spot Admissions events, students also g
Though each University specifies its application procedure / requirements, generally one can apply for admissions through us at Ample Abroad, where by all application, admission and correspondence services will be provided by us. You can give us all necessary supporting documents and we will assist you with the entire admission procedure.

Spot Interviews

Spot Interviews are also conducted by several visiting Universities at our offices: In this case, one is required to attend an interview conducted by university staff/ faculty, who will offer the student an on the spot decision, about whether or not he is eligible for admission. Also, further relevant inquiries can be made and are usually answered by the representative.
The following checklist will be helpful while applying to a university in New Zealand.

  • Application Form
  • Graduation Degree Certificate / Provisional Certificate (if applying for PG)
  • Graduation Mark sheets - all years
  • Std 12 mark sheet
  • Std 10 mark sheet
  • Work experience letters (if applicable)
  • IELTS/TOEfL iBT/PTE Score sheet
  • Any other relevant certificates
  • Portfolio of work must also be included, in case of application for courses in art / design etc.

T.T Services has been appointed to collect visa applications on behalf of the New Zealand Immigration, New Delhi. For Applicant in Gujarat they have to submit the application at Ahmedabad T.T Services, For, Maharashtra applicant, at Mumbai T.T Services and for Tamil Nadu Applicants, at Chennai T.T Services.

Pre-Visa Assessment
Positive Profile Applications

To improve streamline processing of applications in order to provide excellent service, INZ New Delhi identify positive profile applications and these applications are processed to an approval in principal in 30 days.
The factors which determine a “Positive Profile” application are:

  • Good academic record;
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0, or evidence of having met English language entry requirements for the course of study in NZ, whichever is higher;
  • Student’s immediate family’s verifiable evidence of funds to meet the educational and living expenses in NZ – including paper trail to explain any recent high value deposits in accounts;
  • No more than two immediate family members as financial guarantors
  • Verifiable Evidence of regular source of sufficient income of financial guarantors;
  • Intended course of study relevant to qualifications and/or work experience or clearly explained in the statement of purpose
  • Demonstrated career progression opportunities
  • A gap year after study of no more than 12 months
  • Clear health & character requirements.

Living and Travel costs are assessed as follows:-
Living Costs (Amount per year in NZD)
Living Cost for applicant 15000
Living Cost for spouse 5000
Living Cost for child 1 5000
School cost (if 5-17 years of age) 8000

Exchange Rate used to calculate financial capacity for a student visa
The exchange rates are reviewed every 6 months unless there are significant changes in exchange rates which warrant an earlier review. A review was recently undertaken and it has resulted in no change being made to the current exchange rates. Current Exchange rate for Indian students is INR 39 = 1 NZD

Student Policy
  • 20 hrs. Part time work permit during academic session and full time during vacation.
  • On Successful completion of 1 year of study, students are eligible for graduate Job search visa of 1 year.
  • Certain courses like Engg, Architecture, Accounting, Animation, Childcare, Social Worker, & Trade Qualification graduates are eligible to apply for 2 years open work permit under SMC.
  • Student who study in Long Term Skills Shortage Area or Post graduate program can take their spouse who is eligible for work permit for the duration of their study, their children can study at domestic student fees.

Acceptable Evidence of Funds
INZ accept the following evidence of funds:
  • Education loan sanction letter from nationalised or multinational banks only
  • Bank statements for the past 6 months immediately preceding the date of application
  • Fixed Deposits
  • Balance in Public Provident Fund Accounts/Employers Provident Fund Accounts.
  • Post Office Accounts
  • National Saving Certificates & Kisan Vikas Patra

** Evidence of source of income should be provided for the student’s financial guarantors and parents; ** Documentary evidence in support of every instance of recent deposits should be provided.

Funds Transfer Scheme

The student can indicate when the visa application is lodged that they will remit the funds to the ANZ bank account. If they do this they will not be required to show INZ evidence of funds for cost of living in NZ. If all other aspects of the application are positive the application will go Positive Profile. The student will then receive an Approval in Principal (AIP) Letter requesting them to pay the course fee, deposit the cost of living funds in to the ANZ account and provide INZ evidence of this within 15 days. Visa then issued.
The funds transfer option is to facilitate student visa applications from those students who genuinely intend to study in New Zealand but may not have access to funds older than six months. Students who opt for this process will not be required to provide verifiable documentary evidence to demonstrate the source of recent funds. This option does not preclude the applicant from submitting satisfactory evidence of funds and source of income for their financial guarantors.
The funds held in New Zealand under the Funds Transfer Scheme will accrue interest during the locked in period and the student will receive the monthly accrued interest in the transaction account.
Every month you can withdraw only 1/12th of NZD 15,000 to cover your living costs from your remittance account in NZ. This however does not preclude you from having other personal bank accounts in NZ. You should withdraw the stipulated amount monthly as it becomes due. If you do not do so, the banks will advice INZ of non activity of account.
The following evidence of funds is NOT acceptable:

  • Education loan from non banking financial institutions
  • LIC or ULIP
  • Mutual funds or infrastructure bonds
  • Shares and equities
  • Evaluation of jewellery
  • Funds held with commission agents
Note: Applicant can take Overdraft or Personal load against any of the above NOT acceptable funds.

Photo Specification
  • Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 6-months old) of yourself. The photograph must be in colour and taken against a light background (white/off-white/cream/light grey etc) so that the features are distinguishable against the background.
  • The photo should be clear and of good quality.
  • It should be of high resolution and printed on high quality paper.
  • Please do not mount the photo.
  • Size of the photo should be 45 mm x 35 mm.
  • Full face (without sunglasses and normally without a hat or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background) should be visible.
Photocopies of Documents

INZ will only consider originals or certified true copies of original documents when processing applications.
All photocopies must be Certified True Copies only. Certified True Copies must be stamped or endorsed as being true copies of the originals by a person authorised by law to take statutory declarations in the applicant’s country or in New Zealand. Examples: a lawyer, notary public, Justice of the Peace, or court official. Where photocopies cannot be certified as a true copy of the original, the documents should be submitted in original along with the copy.

Translation of Documents

INZ can only consider documents in English or certified translations of documents that are not written in English.
Applicants must provide a certified translation for any documents not written in English excluding bank statements and it must be clear who has undertaken the translation. Translations may be prepared by:

  • language departments of secondary schools or universities, or
  • reputable people within the community who are known to translate documents accurately
  • embassies (if the translation is endorsed with the appropriate embassy seal), or
  • any other recognized private or official translation service, or
  • The Translation Service of the NZ Department of Internal Affairs.
Bank statements were the header is not in English are not required to be translated.
Please contact us at Ample Abroad. personally for further assistance on the above and Visa Procedure

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