New Zealand

New Zealand, an English speaking nation, is famous for its amazing scenery, its sporting achievements (including adventure sports) and its hospitable people. It is increasingly being recognised for its excellent study opportunities. Campuses are very international with students from all corners of the globe studying and socialising together. It has a progressive education system with many state of the art facilities. It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students.

Details of entry requirements

  • English Language Ability. The universities in New Zealand have specified minimum levels of competence (eg. 6.0 in IELTS or 550 in TOEFL for most undergraduate degrees)
  • Applications for admission to universities should include certified copies of the highest secondary school certificates received (e.g. GCE ‘A’ levels, STPM, IB) and official academic records of any tertiary study undertaken (e.g. university, polytechnic, technical college). The basic level of admission is the same across the New Zealand university system. However, individual universities may require higher standards for admission to courses, which are in high demand.


No scholarships are available. All courses for overseas students are on a full fee paying basis. Department of Education does not offer any scholarship to foreign students. Nor are there any fellowships, research associateship etc for higher studies in New Zealand. However the overseas students are permitted to work part-time for 15 hours per week providing they are doing a full-time undergraduate course of 2 years or more; or a postgraduate course of 12 months or more.

You can write directly to

Education New Zealand
Student Enquiry Officer,
Education New Zealand,
PO Box 10-500,Wellington,

New Zealand.

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