Studying abroad in New Zealand from Nepal is the right choice for you.

There is no denying that New Zealand is a stunningly beautiful country. However, this country has so much more than just its picturesque landscapes.

New Zealand has become an ideal study destination for international students wanting to study abroad in recent years. And it is easy to see why – the education system in New Zealand is excellent, the qualifications are highly respected worldwide, and the cost of living and studying is relatively affordable.

The country is home to world-class universities/colleges, which provide a fantastic opportunity for studying abroad from Nepal.

The education system in New Zealand

There are three levels in the New Zealand education system: early childhood, school, and university. New Zealand has many modern universities that are world leaders in their research and innovations.

New Zealand has a university system comparable to the British-style education system. It was established in 1870 and had a similar tradition to the British system.
There are eight state-funded universities in New Zealand, all internationally respected for their academic and research performance.

The New Zealand Qualifications Framework is a system for identifying and recognizing the level and quality of qualifications that education providers offer in New Zealand.

All qualifications listed on the NZQF have an international standard of quality and are recognized and trusted worldwide.

Qualification types on the NZQF:

Level Certificate Diploma Degree
10 Doctoral Degree
9 Master’s Degree
8 Post Graduate Certificate Post Graduate Diploma Bachelor Honours Degree
7 Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma Bachelor’s Degree
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    Cost of studying in New Zealand

    Studying abroad is expensive, taking into account the currency conversion of New Zealand and Nepal. Therefore, to study in New Zealand from Nepal, your finances should cover the living expenses and tuition fees.

    Apart from the costs mentioned earlier, you should set some funds aside for health coverage as an international student.

    Tuition fees at a top-ranked university are between NZ$ 22,000 and NZ$ 35,000 per year. However, the expenditure on tuition varies depending on the type of degree course and the university. Similarly, the cost of living varies too based on your lifestyle and the residence area.

    We have added a tentative expense required based on the degree for international students :

    Degree Indicative Expense (in NZ$)
    Undergraduate Degree $20,000 – $25,000 per annum
    Masters Degree $19,000 – $30,000 per annum
    Doctoral Degree $6,000 – $10,000 per annum

    The country offers employment opportunities to international students while they study. Nepalese students can work 20 hours per week and full time during holidays to keep up with the living costs. However, the earnings you make as an International student is taxable earning.

    To start working during your student life, you need to acquire Inland Revenue Department number, also called the IRD number.

    Admission Requirements to Study in New Zealand

    Undergraduate students need Proof of English Language Proficiency to enroll in the respective course. The same is applied to Postgraduate Studies too.

    Many international students take English for Academic Study courses before starting formal academic studies. In addition, there are special English language courses available throughout the year, ranging from four weeks to 12 months.

    Students who are competent in English are more likely to do short-term foundation studies or pre-university orientation studies.
    Besides academic excellence and proof of documents, financial support is also essential. Students must produce proof of finances that allows them to cover their expenses during their stay in New Zealand.

    Visa requirements to Study in New Zealand

    You will need to apply for a student visa for any course that lasts longer than three months. To apply for a student visa application you need:

    • an offer of place from an educational institution approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
    • a written guarantee from an institution or person that suitable accommodation is available to you in New Zealand (if you’re under 18 years)
    • evidence of sufficient funds to live on while you are studying
    • A return air ticket to your country, or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one.
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