Study In New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the world’s best places to live and study. New Zealand is Friendly and welcoming country. New Zealand is a natural playground full of opportunities for unique experiences. Many students choose to stay in New Zealand after their study; either to work or live permanently. You may be able to apply for a post-study work visa which will allow you to work for up to three years in New Zealand after you graduate, depending on what you study and where you study.

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Why study in New Zealand?

Caring of International Students

If you study in New Zealand as an international student, education providers are responsible for making sure you are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

The New Zealand government’s Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students sets out the fair and ethical practices and support systems our education providers must have before enrolling international students.

The code covers international students at all ages and levels of education. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) ensures all education providers are meeting the code’s requirements. Learn more on the NZQA website.

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New Zealand universities are ranked in the top 3% in the world. All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings. New Zealand universities also rank in the world’s top 100 in 65 subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

New Zealand was ranked the top English-speaking country at preparing students for the future by The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2019.

Over 20,000 international students choose New Zealand universities from some 160 countries. New Zealand education focuses on real-world skills, giving you the skills, you’ll need to succeed in the global workforce. New Zealand bachelor degrees listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework are widely recognised in the international job market and for postgraduate study.

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Work Rights

International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during the course and full-time during scheduled breaks.

Post-study work visa:

If you completed acceptable qualifications(s) in New Zealand, you can apply for a visa to work here. Depending on your qualification and where you studied, you can work for any employer for between 1 and 3 years and do almost any work.

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Education System

Students in New Zealand are supported to solve problems, process information, work with others, create and innovate. Whichever level you’re studying at, New Zealand can give you a high-quality education that will enable you to achieve your goals.

The education system in New Zealand is divided into 5 stage, which includes Early childhood (ages 0-5), primary schools (ages 5-10), Intermediates School (ages 11-12), followed by secondary schools (high schools) (ages 13-18), and tertiary education at universities and/or polytechnic (ages 18+).

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Qualification Types

Students in New Zealand are supported to solve problems, process information, work with others, create and innovate. Whichever level you’re studying at, New Zealand can give you a high-quality education that will enable you to achieve your goals.

New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) which have been unified into the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST), and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools.

The New Zealand government has strong quality assurance systems to ensure high-quality education at all levels of the education system, both public and private. New Zealand government agencies monitor the quality of all areas of the education system. This ensures students gain the skills they need and obtain qualifications that are relevant and good value for money.

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) has 10 levels and covers a range of qualifications, from certificates to doctoral degrees. Any programme you’re considering studying in New Zealand should tell you which level of the NZQF you’d achieve when you graduated, as well as which qualification you’d obtain.

The NZQF levels are:

  • levels 1-4, which cover the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) - the main qualification in secondary schools - and basic trades training
  • levels 5-6, which cover advanced trades, technical and business qualifications
  • levels 7-10, which cover degrees, graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Choose the type of institution that’s best for your career path:

  • Universities offer higher degree-level education. Programmes are research-led and generally academic rather than vocational. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings, seven of New Zealand’s universities were in the top 100 in at least one subject.
  • ITPs and a few larger PTEs offer vocational degree-level education.
  • PTEs tend to offer specific vocational programmes, mainly at certificate and diploma level.

How we can help

Vista Migration and Education Services can provide professional assistance to enrol you in New Zealand. We can enrol you in Elementary school, High school and Universities or other higher education provider according to your eligibility.

We can help you to enrol schools and universities all over New Zealand except PhD students. We also can assist you to change your provider, course of study if needed.

Vista Migration and Education Services can provide professional support for your enrolment and student visa processing. Our New Zealand Immigration Consultants can advise and support you with your student visa application.

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