Study in New Zealand for Sri Lankan Students

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New Zealand AT A GLANCE

Capital: Wellington

Capital: Wellington

National Language: Maori, New Zealand Sign Language

National Language: Maori, New Zealand Sign Language

Largest City: Queenstown

Largest City: Queenstown

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ $)

Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZ $)

GDP: $213 Billion

GDP: $213 Billion

Population: 4.9 Million

Population: 4.9 Million

Top Universities: 8

Top Universities: 8

Students: 0.39 Million

Students: 0.39 Million

Guide to Study In New Zealand From Sri Lanka

“Aotearoa” or the “Land of the Long White Cloud” is the proud nickname for the New Zealand country which enthrals with majestic landscapes and artistic natural wonders. The country is also one of the few homes to the striking Southern Lights besides Australia and Antarctica. The land is a blessing for those who want to explore the adventurous activities and enjoy the adrenaline-fueled sports. White-water rafting, luging, jet-boating, heli-skiing, skydiving, hiking, and mountain-biking are some of the adventure sports, students can embark on in New Zealand. In addition, the highest bungee-jumping spot is also in the country. Geographically, the country is divided into two parts as Northern Island and Southern Island. Both have equally stunning natural wonders like snow-capped peaks, sparkling coves, coastal glaciers, rain forests, fjords and fish-filled rivers. Since, strategically, New Zealand is a small country, it is easy to travel around.

On the educational front, New Zealand is no lesser than other developed countries on the educational front. It equally has the best education system in place. The country’s education system is more future-focused to help students gain the practical and realistic skills needed to be qualified. The country provides many ways for students to access its world-class education. There are global pathway programs and online programs, both of which allow students to experience one of the best education systems in place.

If you are looking for help with your application, you can contact aecc. You will find helpful information on everything you need to know about studying in New Zealand from Sri Lanka.

Why Study in New Zealand from Sri Lanka?

  1. Best Learning Environment - To the students’ advantage, all the universities in New Zealand rank in the QS Top Ranking Universities. Each one of them. The eight universities excel in providing quality education to students moulding them into competent and efficient individuals. These universities provide the best learning environment to students with qualified teachers, equipped classrooms and laboratories and aesthetic campuses.
  1. Affordable fees - The country’s universities’ fee structure is stipulated to be affordable for international students. The fee starts around as low as NZ$10,000 or $20,000. Compared to Western or English-speaking countries, studying at New Zealand’s universities is way more cost-effective and budget-friendly.
  1. Generous Scholarships - Being a small country, New Zealand provides a generous amount as scholarships for international students. Scholarships are offered for all degree programs like UG, PG, Doctorate, MBA and more. So if a student has an exceptional academic record, he/she can be sure of receiving a scholarship from the New Zealand government or from any one of its universities.
  1. Post-study Work Permit - International students have the benefit of finding a job in New Zealand after they successfully complete the course. Students can stay back for one year after their study period to find a job. If they successfully find a job, they are allowed to apply for a post-study work permit which in turn allows them to stay in New Zealand for two more years. Moreover, if students want to apply for a Permanent Residency permit, they are allowed to do so.
  1. Multicultural - Since New Zealand is an international education destination, students from all over the world come to the country to pursue their higher education. The country is a good platform to witness all the diversity of the student population, their culture, heritage, etc. Also, it is a good opportunity for students to expand their network by mingling with others and share their ideas and interests.

Higher Education System in New Zealand

Higher or Tertiary education in New Zealand is provided by three educational establishments. One is the Universities, the second is the Institutes of  Skills and Technology, and the third is the Private Training Establishments (PTEs).

Universities
There are eight universities in New Zealand. Universities in New Zealand are higher educational institutions which provide study courses that lead to earning degrees. All eight universities are high-quality education providers allowing students to study Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate and even MBA courses. These universities provide a comprehensive education in both academic and practical sections.
  • Bachelor’s (UG) in New Zealand takes 3 years to complete.
  • Master’s (PG) in New Zealand takes 1 year, 1 ½ years or 2 years to complete.
  • Doctorate (PhD) in New Zealand takes 3 or 4 years to complete.
  • MBA in New Zealand takes around 1 or 1 ½ years to complete.

Institutes of Skills and Technology
Institutes of Skills and Technology is an initiative by the New Zealand government. In Total, there are 16 institutes of skills and technology in New Zealand. These institutes prepare students to be qualified professionals by exposing them to real-world training. Same as universities, these institutes’ education is future-focused so that students can also learn about the future prospects of a particular technology or course. Students completing the course will be awarded diploma degrees or certificates.

Private Training Establishments (PTEs)
Contrary to Universities and Institutes of Skills and Technology, PTEs are private educational institutions providing extensive training for occupational courses. For example, Nursing, Flight Attendants, Makeup and Skincare, Horticulture Production, Tourism Management, 3D Animation and VFX are some of the occupational courses taught in PTEs.
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Popular Courses to Study in New Zealand

  • Information Technology - IT is the trending field in New Zealand. Studying this course opens the door to a lot many job opportunities for international students in New Zealand.
  • Business - After IT, Business is the most desired course that paves the way for students to become entrepreneurs at such a young age. There are a lot more startups and businesses thriving in New Zealand. So if students choose this course, they can shine well in the future.
  • Engineering - Another thriving field in New Zealand is Engineering and Technology. Studying courses related to engineering ensures students a promising career in New Zealand.
  • Medicine - Studying Medicine or medicinal courses never goes out of trend. The field of Medicine always has value, and in New Zealand, too, it is the most desired course, and there are many opportunities for Medicine graduates in the country.
  • Animation - Students interested in 3D Sketching, Illustrating, Designing and Motion Capture can opt for an Animation course in New Zealand. It is one of the lucrative fields that promises career growth and a prolific income.
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management - By default, studying this course paves the way for many executive jobs like Hospitality Manager, Guest Experience Manager, Guest Service Coordinator, Business Development Director and more.

Top Universities in New Zealand

New Zealand is home to some of the top universities in the world. All of its eight universities rank in the QS top universities. Their modern education system and pedagogy attract international students from all over the world.

Given below are the top universities of New Zealand with their world ranks

S.No

University Name

Global Rank

Degrees Offered

IELTS Requirement

Tuition Fees/ Per Year in NZ$

1.

University of Auckland

83

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

6.0

$13,200

2.

University of Otago

176

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

6.0

$33,000

3.

Victoria University of Wellington

215

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

6.5

$13,435

4.

University of Canterbury

227

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

7.0

$28,000

5.

University of Waikato

266

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

6.0

$27,300

6.

Massey University

287

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

6.5

$21,000

7.

Lincoln University

356

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

6.0

$17,060

8.

Auckland University of Technology

442

UG, PG, PhD, MBA

6.0

$35,000

Admission Requirements to Study in New Zealand from Sri Lanka

  • Educational Documents in English
  • Valid Passport
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Score Certificates of English Language Proficiency Exam.
  • Certificates of Work experience, if any.
  • Certification of Appreciation for skills, talents, etc.

Cost of Studying in New Zealand

The cost of studying in New Zealand highly varies according to the degrees students choose. We have given the average tuition cost for each degree along with Sri Lankan cost.

S.No

Course Level

Average Cost/Year in NZ$

Average Cost/Year in LKR

1.

Undergraduate Courses

$22,000 to $32,000

49,89,700 to 72,57,745

2.

Postgraduate Courses

$26,000 to $37,000

58,96,918 to 83,91,768

3.

Doctorate Courses

$7000 to $10,000

15,87,631 to 22,68,045

4.

MBA Courses

$31,000 to $50,000

70,30,941 to 1,13,40,228

Cost of Living in New Zealand

Compared to other European countries, New Zealand is affordable for international students. The cost of accommodation, travel, food and entertainment is tabulated below for students’ reference.

S.No

Type of Expense

Average Cost in NZ$ (Weekly Cost)

Average Cost in LKR

1. 

Accommodation

$140

31,158

2.

Travel

$37

8,234

3.

Food

$120

26,707

4.

Entertainment

$55

12,240

Educational Requirements to Study in New Zealand

Students can choose any one of the entrance exams below to prove their English language skills like Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. We have tabulated the average scores needed for each degree.

Degree Program

IELTS

TOEFL

PTE

High School Percentage

Bachelor’s

6.0

80

50

75% and above

Master’s

6.5

80

64

75% and above

PhD or Doctorate

7.5

102

64

75% and above

MBA

6.5

90

58

75% and above

Entry Tests to Study in New Zealand for Sri Lankan Students

It is mandatory to sit for one of the English language proficiency exams as it is part of the immigration and admission processes. Below we have given briefly about each exam with their average score marks and time durations.

Exams

Full-Form 

Sections

Average Score

Time Duration

IELTS

International English Language Test System

Listening,

Speaking,

Reading,

Writing.

6.5

2 hours 45 minutes

TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language

Listening,

Speaking,

Reading,

Writing.

80

3 hours

PTE

Pearson Test of English Academic

Listening,

Speaking,

Reading,

Writing.

64

2 hours 15 minutes

GMAT

Graduate Management Admission Test

Analytical Writing,

Integrated Reasoning,

Quantitative Reasoning,

Verbal Reasoning

550

3 hours 7 minutes

Scholarships to Study in New Zealand

Find the popular scholarships given by New Zealand universities below.

S.No

University Name

Scholarship Name

Description

1.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

AUT International Excellence Scholarship

The Value of the Scholarship is $7000. The total number of scholarships provided for International students is 10. The university offers scholarships to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD.

2.

Lincoln University

Lincoln University International Taught Merit Scholarships

The scholarship awards both NZ$7000 and NZ$10,000 for a Master’s studies.

3.

Massey University

Massey University Doctorate Scholarships

The scholarship awards $90,000 to international students to do their Postdoctoral study.

4.

University of Auckland

Top Achiever Scholarships

The value of the scholarship is NZ$20,000. The scholarship is given to outstanding sports and arts students.

5.

University of Waikato

University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship

The scholarship is worth the amount of $20,000 given to international students to study Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs.

Student Health Cover in New Zealand

New Zealand Health Cover is a must for international students wishing to study in the country. As part of the admission process, students need to buy their insurance from private organisations in their home country or New Zealand.

Jobs after Studying in New Zealand

  • Information Technology Manager -  NZ$107,000-$150,000 per year
  • Building and Construction Manager - NZ$95,000-$170,000 per year
  • Information Technology Architect - NZ$112,000-$155,000 per year
  • Marketing Manager - NZ$80,000-$200,000 per year
  • Procurement Manager - NZ$85,000-$200,000 per year
  • Ship’s Master - NZ$42,000-$250,000 per year
  • Ophthalmologist - NZ$58,000-$240,000 per year
  • Mine Manager - NZ$100,000-210,000 per year
  • Senior Communications Specialist - NZ$70,000-$250,000 per year
  • Financial Advisor - NZ$72,000-$250,000 per year

New Zealand Student Visa Requirements

There are specific requirements international students have, and they should document them beforehand when planning to apply for the New Zealand student visa.
  • Confirmation letter from the education provider
  • Proof of funds to show that you can support yourself
  • Passport-size photographs.
  • Valid Passport
  • Medical Certificate
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Medical and travel insurance.
  • Score certificate of English Language proficiency exam.
  • Proof of Onward travel or fund to buy a ticket home.

Best Cities to Study in New Zealand

New Zealand is a beautiful country with modern cities. Listed cities are chosen as the best student-friendly cities for international students. These cities have all the possible facilities for students to conveniently complete their higher education.
  • Wellington
  • Auckland
  • Hamilton
  • Christchurch
  • Dunedin

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FAQs To Study In New Zealand

How much does it cost to study in New Zealand?
International undergraduate students may expect to pay roughly NZ$22,000-32,000 (US$14,900-21,700) each year, according to the official Study in Zealand website, with additional costs for areas such as medicine and veterinary science. Most bachelor's degrees are completed in three years.
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