Study in Newzealand

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 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 enroll 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. NZ offers a safe learning environment that provides excellent study abroad opportunities with high quality support services for overseas students.

New Zealand higher education has 10 levels of study with level 1 being a certificate and level 10 a doctoral degree. Each level is progressive in terms of complexity and difficulty.

Qualification Levels: Below is the New Zealand Qualification Level Profiles

  • Certificates - Levels 1-4
  • Diplomas - Levels 5 & 6
  • Bachelors degrees/graduate diplomas - Level 7
  • Postgraduate certificates/diplomas. Honors Bachelors degree - Level 8
  • Masters degree - Level 9
  • Doctoral degree - Level 10

Academic entry requirements:

  • Senior School Certificate or the Higher Secondary School Certificate.
  • 5.5 for Diploma
  • 6.0 for Degree
  • Above 6.0 for masters & Post graduate diplomas.

New Zealand - Tuition Fee, Living Cost & Expenses:

The tuition fees is different for different universities and colleges and varies with courses. We have listed a few courses with the approximate range of annual tuition fees.
Undergraduate Courses

  Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences  

  NZ $ 10,000 - $ 12,000  per year  

  Commerce / Administration / Management

  NZ $ 10,000 - $ 12,500  per year

  Computing & Mathematical Sciences  

  NZ $ 13,000 - $ 15,000 per year


  NZ $ 16,000 - $ 17,500  per year

  Science / Science Technology

  NZ $ 14,000 - $ 16,000 per year  


  NZ $ 14,000 - $ 18,000  per year  

Postgraduate Courses

  Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences

  NZ $ 14,000 - $ 16,000  per year

  Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  NZ $ 18,000 - $ 24,000  per year


  NZ $ 18,000 - $ 24,500 per year

 Living Expenses
The approximate annual living expenses are about NZ $ 10,000.  Which includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses. However, the expenses are different for different people depending on the lifestyles and this is just a rough idea.
New Zealand has the lowest cost of living among most developed countries.