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New Zealand

New Zealand

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

  • language

    English, Maori & New Zealand Sign Language
  • currency

    New Zealand Dollar
  • government

    Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary System
  • religion

    Top 3: Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Presbyterian
  • weather

    Temperate Climate
  • timezone

    UTC +12:00
  • internet domain


World-famous for its friendly people, spectacular landscape and relaxed lifestyle, New Zealand is an unbeatable place to live and study. New Zealand’s higher education system is internationally ranked. All eight of New Zealand’s universities feature in the top three percent in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings. We’re the only country in the world to have all of our universities in the global top 500.

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Studying in New Zealand

Whom can I speak to in the Philippines about studying in New Zealand?
To speak to an Education New Zealand Recognised Agency in the Philippines, go to https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/agent/search-results?country=Philippines
Why New Zealand?
New Zealand’s education system is ranked first among English-speaking countries and third in the world for delivering a future-focused education (out of 50 economies). New Zealand scores highly for its policy environment, teaching environment and socio-economic environment.
Source: The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index 2018, by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
How much will it cost to study in New Zealand?
Tuition fees for international students vary depending on the type of course, where you study and how long you study at University. Fees range from about NZD$22,000 to NZD$32,000, with higher fees for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science. Many bachelor’s degrees can be completed in three years.
No, seriously. WHY study in New Zealand?
New Zealand offers a truly future-focussed education. Globalisation and disruptive trends such as artificial intelligence and automation are reshaping the world of work. A New Zealand education provides students with the skills required to excel in their future careers and create a positive impact in the world.
All eight universities are ranked among the top 3 percent in the world. New Zealand is the only country in the world to have all its universities ranked within the top 500. Source: Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2018.
What about scholarships?
To find out more, go to https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/?utm_source=edukasyon_ph&utm_medium=referral_partnership&utm_content=sinz_homepage&utm_campaign=in_market_team_sinz&nogeo=1&mkt_tok=1
What makes studying in New Zealand different from everywhere else in the world?
New Zealand excels at education programmes that combine technology and creativity such as the sciences, building and architecture, engineering, film-making, animation and design. Our education providers are equipped with world-class and industry-leading facilities. New Zealand excels at education programmes that combine technology and creativity such as the sciences, building and architecture, engineering, film-making, animation and design. Our education providers are equipped with world-class and industry-leading facilities.

New Zealand’s ‘inquiry model of learning’ includes lots of project-based learning, where students work in groups on an assignment of their own design. These projects take students outside the classroom, from art galleries and museums to forests and beaches, where they can see how their studies have real-world implications.
Are there postgraduate study opportunities in New Zealand?
Absolutely. Find out more on https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/

Living in New Zealand

Where can I live while studying in New Zealand?
The cost of accommodation will vary depending on how you want to live.

Halls of residence (or hostels)
Usually just a walk away from campus, halls of residence offer fully furnished single or twin-share rooms with a shared dining hall, lounge and laundry. Meals are often included and you’ll find a lively programme of social activities. A number of the larger institutions also provide private hostels that run in a similar way, and some have self-contained apartments (which we call ‘flats’).

Flatting/Independent Accommodation
Flats range from one-bedroom apartments to four or five bedroom homes, and can be found just about anywhere – close to cities and campuses or further out in the surrounding suburbs, where you’re more likely to find gardens and car-parking space.

Most flats include basic equipment such as an oven, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer. You and your flatmates will share the cost of rent and usually the phone and energy bills. The national median rent for a three bedroom house is NZ$555 per week in 2018, or NZ$215 a room per week.
What is it like living in New Zealand?
Studying abroad is an opportunity to have a world-class education, enjoy an unbeatable lifestyle and develop important life skills. Meet some of the students having the experience of a lifetime in New Zealand https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/why-nz/student-stories/#/

Working in New Zealand

Can I work while I’m studying in New Zealand?
International students have the same legal minimum rights and entitlements as anyone else working in New Zealand.
These include your right to be paid at least the minimum wage, paid annual and public holidays, and rest breaks.

If you have a Student Visa you may be able to work:
- Up to 20 hours a week during term time
- Full-time during scheduled holidays

If you are a Masters by research or PhD student, you may work full-time.