New Zealand

To be eligible to study in New Zealand as a student your course must meet the New Zealand requirements for international students. Universities prefer applicants with very good academic background and decent scores in TOEFL or IELTS for admission Postgraduate and Masters Programmers may vary between Faculties, Applicants may also be required to provide evidence of relevant work / research experience. For postgraduate applications where the student will be undertaking a thesis, a research proposal will be required.

Main intake every year commences in Jun-July, Dec, Jan.

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics have two semesters- February to June and July to November with holidays similar to secondary schools. Some half-year courses start injury.

Each universities has its own timetable but generally the year is split into 2 semesters of about 12 weeks each, with a 2 week break during the semester and a 6 week break in the middle of the year. The breaks are not necessarily holidays you may need the time for research and study.

Some universities offer summer school courses from November to February which reduces the number of years it takes to complete a degree.

The fees at the universities are calculated on a per course/paper or per point basis and may vary according to selection.

  1. Polytechnic courses these range from NZ$ 10000 to NZ$ 15000 per year depending on the course or degree.
  2. University degrees from NZ$ 18000 to NZ$ 25000 per year for most under graduate degrees.
  3. Post graduate degrees NZ$ 40000.
  4. Courses in Medicine & Engineering may be more costly depending on the university & city.


  1. Masters – 2 years except for programs
  2. Postgraduate Diploma – 1 year
  3. Graduate Diploma – 1 year
  4. Bachelors – 3 years / 4 years
  5. Diploma 1 year/2year
  6. MBA 18 months but can be completed in 1 year as well


Programs for 4 years :BHSc. (Physiotherapy). Bachelor of Medical Laboratory /science and Bachelor of Engineering Honors.

Conjoint degrees are an estimate, Students will be charged on the basis of their paper enrollment rather than by programs.

The total cost depends on each students spending habits. However a student should be able to live in New Zealand for a total cost of living of between NZ$8000 and NZ$10000 a year including accommodation, transport and entertainment.

After scoring admission into the University one must with the visa formalities. Career Impact provides wide range of services for studying in New Zealand. For information on our visa service and other services.

All international students are allowed to work for 20 hours part-time pew eel during college days and full-time during vacations. For the permitted duration of stay in New Zealand.

New Zealand is the only country that provide a one-year job search visa, regardless of the course pursued by a student .once you get a job you can apply for two years of work permit. Following which you can apply for permanent residency.