New Zealand is the ideal country for anyone who wants to study and travel.
The country has a population of approximately 4.5 million people. According to the UN Human Development ranking NZ is the sixth best country in terms of quality of life and structure offered to the population. The GNP is over $160 billion and the national income per capita is about $39,300.
Beside Denmark NZ is the country with the lowest level of corruption in the world. It is the third most peaceful country in the world (according to the Global Peace Index) and is among the 15 happiest. The concern and investments of the New Zealand government in education are intense. The country now has the longest schooling for its people, 19.7 years. Currently 7 out of 8 New Zealand universities rank among the top 500 in the world (QS World University Ranking). In High School, New Zealand ranks among the top 5 countries in the world in language and science. New Zealand receives more than 90,000 international students per year.
In addition to the high quality of life, New Zealand offers breathtaking scenery. Joining paradisiacal beaches, many forests, volcanic regions like geysers, amazing landscaping cutting the coast with snowy mountains and breathtaking scenario for international cinema. It is no wonder that the country was used for the recordings of the trilogies of the films Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
This diversity of landscapes has also transformed New Zealand into the World Capital of Adventure and Extreme Sports. From the South Lakes region, through the Queenstown mountain range, hosting “The Remarkables” to the Lake Wanaka, home to the Cardrona and Treble Cone ski slopes. NZ is pure adrenaline for extreme sports enthusiasts. The options include bungee jumping, rappelling, rappelling, rafting, rafting, parachuting, among other activities that leave the heart at a thousand per hour.
Learn more reasons to study in New Zealand:
- Quality education guaranteed by the government: The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is responsible for registering and accredit public and private schools throughout the country helping establishments maintain the high standards of education with recognized certification on a global scale.
- Support for International Students: New Zealand is keen to assist foreign students by supporting them through the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students – New Zealand Code of Procedure for Student Well-Being and Support International level – which guarantees greater security and transparency for the exchange students.
- School calendar of lessons: Academic calendar in New Zealand is divided into two semesters – beginning in February and the end of July, allowing the student to pathway their academics studies in another countries with similar academic calendar.
- Permission to work during the exchange: International students who are enrolled in a full-time English course of at least 14 weeks and hold a study visa have the right to work up to 20 hours a week during their classes and full time during the holidays of their program.
- Job Search Assistance: Student Job Search is a national organization that helps students find a job. It has offices on the campuses of higher education institutions. For student jobs such as restaurant or bar work, or labor work, you can receive between NZ $ 9 and NZ $ 15 per hour, with taxes not yet deducted. See www.sjs.co.nz.
- Currency and living cost: The New Zealand dollar is one of the lowest cost currencies among English-speaking countries. The cost of living in New Zealand is also lower than other education destinations. This makes the country offer a great cost benefit for those who think about studying abroad.
- Flights: You can arrive in New Zealand flying Qantas, Air NZ, and many other cias.
Courses in New Zealand
There are options for General English courses ranging from basic to advanced level, also preparatory courses for proficiency exams – IELTS, Cambridge and TOEFL -, as well as English for professionals, for teachers preparation and for academic purposes.
In general, English courses have start dates every week and students can set the number of weeks they want to study. (* For some types of English courses there are fixed start dates and duration).
Equivalent to our High School, this program can last for a semester or a year. Start dates with classes starting in February and July.
Technical Courses (VET)
With options in many areas of activity these courses last between 6 months and 2 years. Start dates with classes starting in February and July. (*Some private institutions offer other start dates for their courses in the year).
Graduation, Post-graduation, Specialization, Master’s and Doctorate are available in diverses fields. Classes at New Zealand universities begin in the months of February and July.