Study in New Zealand

Newzealand is an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.The country geographically comprises two main landmasses the North Island,and the South Island and around 600 smaller islands.New Zealand is situated some 1,500 km east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 km south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia,Fiji,and Tonga. New Zealand is a developed country and ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance, such as health, education, economic freedom and quality of life. New Zealand is a member of the United nations,commonwealth of nations,ANZUS,organisation for economic co-operation and development,pacific Islands forum,and asia-pacific economic cooperation.

The economy of New Zealand is the 53rd largest national economy in the world measured by nominal gross domestic product (GDP) and 68th largest in the world measured by purchasing power parity(PPP). It is one of the most globalised economies and depends greatly on international trade, mainly with the European Union,the United States,China,South Korea,Japan and Canada.In 2009, the programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ranked New Zealand 7th best at science and reading in the world, and 13th in maths. The Education Index, published as part of the UN’s Human Development Index consistently ranks New Zealand among the highest in the world.

The cost of education can be expensive depending on universities and colleges you have choosen.An undergraduate degree generally costs between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 25,000 per year. Postgraduate studies can cost between NZ$ 10,000 and NZ$ 30,000. Costs largely depend on your chosen subject. For example, most undergraduate studies, such as arts, humanities, social sciences, management or engineering cost between NZ$ 10, 000 and NZ$ 12, 000 per year whilst science and technology studies generally cost between NZ$ 14,000 and NZ$ 18,000 per year.There are private accommodations (approximately NZ$ 180 per week), flat accommodation (approximately NZ$ 120 per week along with a bond) or student hostels and halls of residence (approximately NZ$ 200 per week).For abroad students scholarships are provided by New Zealand government, educational institutions, private sources and foreign governments.