Why Study in New Zealand?
Situated in the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is an island nation renowned for its tourist locales. Made more popular in the recent times thanks to the movies like Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which captured the imagination of billions around the globe. And brought New Zealand right at the top of the must-visit list of every popular tourism and lifestyle magazines.
Not just for its natural environs, what makes it even more popular is its early adoption of technology. An urbane and technologically savvy nation, it has emerged as the world’s most affordable English speaking destinations. With a law that offers zero-tolerance to racial discrimination in place, it welcomes people from all ethnicity and religion. Small it may be but it has a huge confluence of people from diverse cultures mainly Europe, Asia and Pacific Islands.
New Zealand is also famous for its rich sporting tradition. Rugby being the most popular among the locals followed by cricket, tennis, soccer, golf and netball. Kiwis as they are popularly referred to love outdoor and adventure sports. No wonder that the country has been ranked at the top in medal-to-population ratio in the recent Olympic Games. For the visitors, apart from providing access to a wide range of sporting facilities, such as golf courses, cricket grounds, New Zealand also offers a huge package of adventure sports like bungee jumping, snorkelling, zorbing and skydiving.
Education in New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world - absolutely famous for its inspiring mountainous terrains, greenish farmlands, as well as stunning coastlines. It has therefore become a favourable destination for students who are looking for a global education.
Being a cosmopolitan country, New Zealand is home to students from across the globe. New Zealand offers a wide variety of educational programmes for overseas students. From under graduate to doctorate programmes, the choices are in plenty.
There are eight government-funded universities providing undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degree courses and each university has its own set of specialized courses. All these universities are famous for its international education standards and offer a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for their students.
The best of all these world-class education and training programmes comes at a very affordable cost. A reason why many parents who are looking for a high quality English-oriented global education for their wards find New Zealand as the best destination. New Zealand provides ample opportunities for international students to do part-time jobs and earn money while studying. But there are restrictions on how many hours you can work on a student visa.
New Zealand is primarily an urban country with 72% of its population living in the cities. With government policies focused on providing high quality of life to its residents, it has been ranked highly on international liveability measures on a regular basis. The entire regions of New Zealand are well connected by a network of domestic airlines, buses and trains. Walking and cycling too are popular among students who look forward to a healthy and meaningful life.
Area - 268,021 sq. km
Population – 4.5 million.
Capital – Wellington.
Language - English
Official Currency - New Zealand dollar
People - 67% Europeans, 15% Maori, 11% New Zealanders, 10% Asians, 7% Pacific Islanders.
Major cities - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin