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The Kiwi Land

Located to the southeast of Australia, the Kiwi land looks as if it is truly towards the end of the earth, but an end that looks like paradise! It is separated from the Australian continent by a 2,000-mile stretch of the Tasman Sea. The country geographically comprises of two main landmasses, that of the North and South Islands as well as numerous smaller islands. Originally inhabited by the Maoris, New Zealand is one of the last lands to be inhabited by humans owing to its remote location. Nevertheless, today this thriving nation attracts tourists, students, immigrants and business from all over the planet. It has a population of about 4.5 million consisting of people of European, Maori, Asian and Pacific Islander heritage. The country’s capital is Wellington while Auckland, being the commercial capital is the largest city with an estimated population of 1.3 million which is almost one third of the country. The country is famous for its beautiful harbor, excellent cafes and nightlife, and many professional opportunities.

Climate and Culture

New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary form of democracy in the line of most commonwealth states. The queen of England is the monarch and head of the state for New Zealand even though the law making and executive power is based in the parliament. New Zealand has one of the most pleasant climates to live in; it has a mild and temperate maritime climate. The level of rainfall however varies from region to region making the geographical landscape diverse. The country’s isolation for millions of years has enabled presence of many exotic species making the country very rich in flora and fauna. This attracts both travelers and biology researcher from across the globe.

New Zealand’s major cultural identity is shaped primarily by Maori and the European heritage. Even though the cities enjoy cosmopolitan culture and way of life, the tribal circles would show distinctive differences between the Maori and NZ European societies. However, with globalization, influence of immigrants of other origin such as Asia, North America and the Pacific is increasingly becoming visible making New Zealand multicultural. In general, New Zealand has a friendly, polite and outgoing population though may be somewhat reserved initially towards outsiders. The country is known for the ubiquitous environmental consciousness and sense of social equality. The country doesn’t have a formal class structure and people take pride in individual achievements and contributions rather than social status. With a low population density, all New Zealanders and visitors have great access to a wide range of sporting facilities, such as golf courses and other cultural and recreation centers. Adventurous spirit is contagious in Kiwi culture and people love outdoor activities including picnics and beach based leisure activities.

Education in NZ

New Zealand has an internationally reputed education system. The Education Index, published with the UN’s Human Development Index in 2008, ranks New Zealand amongst the highest in the world. Based on the British education system, academic and vocational programs offered by universities and colleges in New Zealand are highly valued and are transferable globally. Students studying in NZ enjoy an amicable learning environment in small class sizes getting personalized attention from world class faculty. NZ Education system comprises of different type of education providers which include government recognized Universities, Institute(s) of Technology, Private Colleges and Polytechnics.

Programs offered include courses from Certificate / Foundation level to PhD qualification. Due to a relatively low unemployment ratio and student friendly policy towards work permit & permanent residence, the country is a preferred choice for international students.

Advantage NZ

  • New Zealand offers distinctive advantages to Indian students looking for studying abroad. A few silent features of studying in New Zealand for Indian students are:
  • New Zealand’s education system is globally recognized.
  • Universities offer a friendly environment with an English speaking campus life.
  • All programs approved by NZQA.
  • Multiple intakes for several programs are available.
  • Part time work is allowed 20 hrs. Per week, full time of 40 hrs. Per week is allowed during summer break.
  • Recent funds acceptable for student visa under Funds Transfer Scheme.
  • 1 year job search visa on course completion of 2 year UG programs or 1 yr. or above on completion of PG programs.
  • Low density of population and demand for skilled labors make NZ an attractive destination for settlement after completion of your education.

Living Cost in New Zealand


Single home stay room NZ$ 250
Food NZ$ 150
Telephone NZ$ 45
Transport NZ$ 100
Stationery NZ$ 50
Clothing, entertainment NZ$ 150
Total monthly costs NZ$600

Fees Structure for New Zealand

Undergraduate - Graduate Courses Fees:

Arts - 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
Engineering NZ $ 16,000 - $ 17,500 per year
Technology NZ $ 14,000 - $ 18,000 per year

Postgraduate Courses Fees

Arts - Social Sciences NZ $ 14,000 - $ 16,000 per year
Master of Business Administration (MBA) NZ $ 18,000 - $ 24,000 per year
Engineering NZ $ 18,000 - $ 24,500 per year

Duration of Program by Courses

Diploma 12 Months to 18 Months
Bachelor Degree 36 Months
Master Degree 24 Months
PhD Degree 36 months to 48 Months

Document Require For Application

  • A valid passport of the student
  • A proof from the educational institution in New Zealand that the student is selected for a study program
  • A Receipt of fees that you have paid for First Year Tuition Fees.
  • A non refundable student visa application fees.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to live on while you are studying. (Bank Statement, Bank Loan Letter, F.D)
  • Bank document/s showing that funds of the required amount will be available to the student in New Zealand for the entire period of study.
  • A complete and signed 'Application for Student Visa form.
  • Two passport-size photographs.
  • A police clearance certificate

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Ireland / Education system

Irish universities offer program right from the Certificate level to the Doctoral level, and in almost all fields of study. Engineering and Technology are two areas which are quite popular among international students. One surprising fact is that Ireland is touted to be the largest exporter of IT software, worldwide!

There are seven universities, 14 technical institutes and 24 recognised independent institutions in Ireland. There is a close association between universities and industries in Ireland, which translates into internships and employment for students after completion of their education in Irealand.

The education system in Ireland costs of primary education upto class 8 and secondary education costs of classes 9 to 12. After a 'Senior Cycle' period of one to two years, students take up further education in universities, Institutes of Technology or colleges.

Bachelor's degrees are of three to four years duration. A subsequent Graduate diploma is of one year duration. Further, a master's level degree is from one to two years duration.

Doctoral programs usually takes between 3-5 years or original research.

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Ireland / Admission

Admission for Indian students is possible if they have their complete education in English medium, but with higher scores. You could apply through Ed Guru Consultants for admission into most Irish universities, since we are official agents for them. This makes your work smoother and simpler.

Academic year starts every year in September and ends by June. Deadlines for most programs fall between 1st February and 1st May. The academic year is divided into two or three semesters.

Ireland / Required Tests

Admission is preferred either into the Bachelor's or Master's level by most Indian students to study in irealand. For both levels, a good academic background - minimum first class - and English medium instruction are required. If proficiency in English is not good, some universities do insist on having scores either from TOEFL or IELTS.

GRE is not required for admission into Irish universities.

Ireland / Cost of Education

At the Bachelor's level, the average cost of engineering education in Canada is between 9,500-13,000 Euros. Business education in canada costs aprox. 10,000-14,000. Medical education is the costliest, which will setback a student by at least 23,000 Euros per year.

Master's level cost approx. 6,000-12,000 Euros per year.

Additionally accommodation, living expenses, books and other miscellaneous expenditure would come to approx. 6,000-8,000 Euros, depending upon the location.

A small number of scholarships for international students are available from the universities and colleges themselves. These are awarded solely at the discretion of the individual institutions who set down their own criteria for eligibility. Students are advised to contact the institution of their choice directly, to obtain further information.

The Department of Education and Science also has a limited number of scholarships. For details contact:

Address: International Section Department of Education and Science Marlborough Street Dublin1

Telphone : +353-1-8896400

Fax : +353-1-8741933

Website :


Ireland / Accreditation

Aspects like Education policy, curriculum, national exams etc. are administered by the Department of Education and Science in Ireland.

Universities award the degrees/diploms in their own colleges. Whereas, non-university colleges award the degrees/diplomas issued by the Higher Education Training Awards Council (HETAC), which administers standards at all levels of higher education, upto Ph.D level.

Irelan / Applying for a visa

After scoring admission into the University one must start with the visa formalities.

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All non-European students are allowed to work for 20 hours part-time per week, during college days and full-time during vacations, for the permitted duration of stay in Ireland.

However, this is applicable only for Full-time students and not for foundation-level program students. This new regulation has come into effect from 18th April 2005.