New Zealand, may be far from the UK, but the quality education you get is worth enduring the long hours you will spend flying. New Zealand universities offer plenty of opportunities to study at all levels, from undergraduate programs to PhDcourses, with a wide range of quality postgraduate programmes at the Master’s and PhD levels. In New Zealand, Master’s courses last for two years and PhD courses generally last 3 years.
The degrees are recognized around the world as being up-to-date and practical.
Tuition Fees, may not be the lowest of all,but it certainly, is not the highest. Course fees in New Zealand universities varies, depending on the program. Therefore, it’s important to do a proper research about fees and costs in your chosen location.
Specific qualifications are also on offer, such as Graduate Diplomas and Honours. Graduate Diplomas are one year long courses, often used as transition courses for students who wish to study at the Master’s level for a subject they don’t have an undergraduate degree in.
Check out the tuition fees for some programs. Please note, it is subject to change.
Fees for arts or social sciences range from NZ$20,000 (£9,680) a year.
- Courses in science and engineering can cost from NZ$25,000 (£12,000) per year.
- Dentistry and medicine tend to be the most expensive degrees – NZ$75,000 (£36,300) per year.
- Unfortunately, there are few scholarships available for international students studying in New Zealand, and those that are on offer are for PhD students.
Cost of Studying & Living in New Zealand
The cost of education can be expensive, so it’s worthwhile to look into the various scholarship options available. Each university in New Zealand sets its own tuition fees, therefore the fees you will need to pay will depend on your chosen institution, subject and your level of study.
The cost of living in New Zealand will mostly depend on your location and can vary between NZ$ 7,000 and NZ$ 12,000 per year. A lot will depend on a student’s lifestyle and chosen accommodation options. You can choose between various housing/accommodation options while studying in New Zealand. There are private accommodations (approximately NZ$ 180 per week), flat accommodation (approximately NZ$ 120 per week along with a bond) or student hostels and halls of residence (approximately NZ$ 200 per week).
Study and Work:
There are work opportunities available for international students. On a student visa, you are allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week through the semester; during vacations you can work for up to 40 hours.
There are possibilities of clinching internships and other practical work. The international studies office at your university can help you find a job to sustain you during your time in New Zealand.
Another great thing is that you can get a permit at the end of your degree program and work for 12 months in the country under a special “work permit”.
- New Zealand’s adult minimum wage is NZ$13 (£6.30) per hour
University Rankings 2017–18
|University of Canterbury||211||401-500|
|University of Otago||173||201-250|