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Universities in New Zealand and study in New Zealand - International Student Country Guide



  • How can you study a degree in New Zealand?
  • Tuition fees
  • Immigration and visas
  • Accommodation and living costs
  • For Parents
  • What to do next

Find universities in New Zealand and study in New Zealand, our guide for international students to study abroad. New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with awe-inspiring peaks, hidden valleys and bubbling volcanoes. New Zealand’s beauty isn’t just in its scenery however – this is a country with an excellent education system with academically recognized universities and low tuition fees. Study in New Zealand

Studying a degree in New Zealand will allow you to broaden your academic, research and career skills, while living in a student-friendly country which just happens to one of the most beautiful in the world.

How can you study a degree in New Zealand?

New Zealand is home to eight universities offering undergraduate degrees spread across the north and south islands, as well as several colleges offering courses and degrees in different subjects. If you want to study a degree in New Zealand you can choose from:

  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington

An undergraduate degree in New Zealand typically takes three years to complete, with semesters running between February and June and July and November.

Tuition fees

Undergraduate tuition fees in New Zealand are relatively expensive when it comes to most countries. You should expect to pay around (NZD)$3,600 a year for tuition fees - £1,950 a year.

Immigration and visas

International students planning to study full time for more than three months will need a student visa and a student permit, unless your home country has a special agreement with New Zealand.

Contact the New Zealand embassy in the country you live in for details of how to obtain your visa and permit. You will have to meet certain health requirements and pay a fee to apply.

Full-time students can work up to 20 hours a week in New Zealand during the academic year and the Christmas break.

It is normally also necessary to demonstrate that you have adequate study abroad travel insurance, which you must buy before you travel.

Accommodation and living costs

The three main types of accommodation open to international students who want to study a degree in New Zealand are:

  • University halls of residence
  • Private student housing
  • Home stay accommodation

On-campus accommodation is the most requested type of accommodation for new undergraduate students, with rooms generally priced at around NZ$200-$300 per week, including room, board and utilities.

Private accommodation can be cheaper, but you will need to factor in bills, food and how you will find it before you enter New Zealand. As a guide, you can expect to pay between $70 and $150 a week (bills not included).

Living costs/rent: New Zealand’s cost of living is generally cheaper than that of countries like the UK and USA, but more expensive than India or China. In general, the North Island is a more expensive place to live and study than the South Island.

New Zealand has a more seasonal approach to food, so the price of certain vegetables or products can fluctuate heavily between summer and winter.

For Parents

How safe is New Zealand?

  • New Zealand is a very safe place for students to come and study. New Zealand topped the 2010 and 2011 Global Peace index as issued by the Institute for Economics and Peace. New Zealand was ranked number one out of 149 countries on issues such as violence, crime rates and corruption, beating countries such as Iceland, Japan and Austria.
  • The rate of crime in New Zealand in 2012 was at its lowest since 1989, according to government statistics.
  • Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid becoming victims of crime. They can do this by:
  • Avoiding carrying around large amounts of money
  • Staying in groups, especially at night, and never walking alone
  • Not making valuables obvious
  • Always having a route home planned and never getting into unlicensed taxis
  • Being wary of strangers
  • Being careful of traffic

Staying in touch

Staying in touch when your child is studying on the other side of the world might seem daunting – but there are ways you can talk regularly that don’t have to involve long distance phone calls and a nasty bill at the end of the month. Here are a few tips if your child opts to study an undergraduate degree in New Zealand:

Skype – the free video calling service can be downloaded within seconds, and will allow you to talk face to face anywhere you have an internet connection

Blogging – maybe encourage your child to keep a blog of their adventures overseas, so that other family’s members (such as grandparents) can keep up to date

Local sim cards – it is also a good idea for your child to buy a phone with a local pay as you go sim card when they arrive so that they can text and call home without running up a bill

What to do next

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