ACADEMIC YEAR :
The academic year is from mid / late February to early November and most Universities have 2 semesters with a oliday of 4 weeks in June. Each University operates slightly different dates and some also offer summer school in the main holiday period in November to February. Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE :
New Zealand generally has 2 intakes. i.e. Feb. & July. It is suggested that you should start making applications in the month of August for the Feb intake. Universities generally take around 6 weeks to process an application and immigration services.a-
gain take around 6 weeks for the Visas. Documents needed for making an application are resume, statement of purpose, marksheets & certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases, Certificates of extra curricular activities and passport copy & 2 reference letters from colleges & employers.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS :
All students must be fluent in English language if they are to succeed at university in New Zealand. There are many courses available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and elsewhere to assist international students reach the required level of English language competence. All students should take up IELTS or TOFEL since it is required by the Immigration Services. A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.5 for postgraduate courses is desirable.
TUITION FEES :
New Zealand provides high quality courses with high standard of living at lower cost than Australia, UK and USA. The costs below will give you an idea of how much spending money you will need in New Zealand as it can vary from city to city. Tuition fees vary from programme to programme.
|Under Graduate Programmes||Tuition Fees (Per Year)|
|Arts/ Humanities/ Social Science/ Commerce/ Administration Management:||10,000 – 12,500 NZ$|
|Computing / Mathematical Science:||13,000 – 17,500 NZ$|
|Engineering & Technology:||14,000 – 18,000 NZ$|
|Post Graduate Programmes||Tuition Fees (Per Year)|
|Arts / Humanities / Social Science:||14,000 – 16,000 NZ$|
|MBA & other Management Programs:||16,000 – 33,000 NZ$|
|Engineering:||18,000 – 24,500 NZ$|