New Zealand qualifications are recognized and highly valued by industry and community leaders all over the world. New Zealand has an excellent centrally-managed quality assurance system, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), which requires that all institutions enrolling international students be registered and ensures compliance with qualifications standards. A fresh outlook generates fresh ideas. A youthful nation, New Zealand has forged ahead in developing its own ‘kiwi’ identity and innovative ways of thinking. New Zealanders who embody this innovative spirit include Ernest Rutherford and Alan MacDiarmid, both Nobel Prize winners for Chemistry, and Richard Taylor whose Weta Workshop created the stunning visual effects in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
New Zealand has high professional standards, a supportive learning environment, and a focus on student welfare. The New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students sets out the minimum standards for the care and support of international students during their studies in New Zealand.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
New Zealand, with its volcanoes, high snow-covered mountains, spectacular lakes, and white sandy beaches, is a land of unparalleled beauty. New Zealand’s pristine landscape provides the backdrop for some extreme outdoor activities. From mountain climbing to the thrill of bungee jumping, skydiving and white-water rafting, New Zealand is the home for lovers of the great outdoors.
SAFE & PEACEFUL
The 2011 Global Peace Index* ranked New Zealand as the world’s second most peaceful nation, (Source: *Institute for Economics& Peace).New Zealand demonstrates political stability and social tolerance.
With a skill shortage across various sectors in the New Zealand labor market, fresh graduates are in high demand in New Zealand. Students with skills in demand and who wish to stay in New Zealand long-term may apply for a Skilled Migrant Visa which would allow them to live and work in New Zealand permanently.
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
Students enrolled in a course of 12 months duration or longer can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during semester and full-time during holidays. Working provides an excellent opportunity to get work experience and integrate into the community.
New Zealand offers a range of competitive programs for students when considering tuition fees. Costs like visas, health cover and additional living expenses offer good value students.