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Study In New Zealand

We are delighted to welcome students from Kerala to study in New Zealand because it is one of the best destination in the world for international students. The education system of New Zealand is well reputed throughout the world so it’s not surprising so many people wish to study in New Zealand. If you're thinking about studying in New Zealand, consult My Smart Education today. We strive to provide any information on getting started on pursuing your career in New Zealand.

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About New Zealand
New Zealand is a very exciting and young country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, just south of Australia. The country comprises a number of smaller islands, with two main islands - the North Island and the South Island. An interesting thing about New Zealand is its biodiversity. The country has a unique array of vegetation and animal life. You can experience temperate climate with pleasant seasonal changes in New Zealand.

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and also the largest city which is home to most of New Zealand’s government departments. New Zealand's economy is considered as one of world's top safe-haven economies. It is the 53rd-largest national economy in the world measured by nominal gross domestic product (GDP). English the main language and 98% New Zealand's population speaks English. New Zealand dollar is the currency of the nation, informally known as the "Kiwi dollar". Overall, New Zealand is a very interesting country and one of the world’s best places to live and study. 

Why New Zealand

New Zealand is an attractive destination for international students and the country welcomes students from all around the globe to its education institutions. The schools, universities and other educational institutes provide high quality teaching faculties and are well regarded throughout the world so it’s not surprising so many students wish  to study in New Zealand. Apart from this, New Zealand also has a high quality of amenities and research facilities for the students.

For many international students, the cost of studying is a big concern. The cost of  studying in New Zealand is cheaper as compared to US/ Europe. In the recent years large number of students from India, especially from Kerala has moved to study in New Zealand and have been successful. There is a skill shortage across various sectors in New Zealand and due to this reason the concerned authority issues high student visas and also fresh graduates are in high demand here.

Education System

The Education system in New Zealand is a three-tier model which includes
  •  Primary and intermediate schools
  •  Secondary schools (high schools)
  •  Tertiary education at universities and polytechnics


Medium of Instruction
While English is the dominant language of education throughout New Zealand, this was not always the case, and in recent years there have been ongoing efforts to raise the availability of M?ori language education in New Zealand as one of New Zealand's three official languages.


Tertiary Education
Tertiary Education in New Zealand is provided by Universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, private training establishments, industry training organizations. It ranges from informal non-assessed community courses in schools through undergraduate degrees and research-based Post- graduate degrees. Post-compulsory education is regulated within the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, a unified system of national qualifications in schools, vocational education and training.


Higher Education
Undergraduate Degree: 3-4 years (depending on universities).

Graduate Diploma  level -7 :1 -2 years

Postgraduate Diploma -8 :1 -2 years


All New Zealand Universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings. New Zealand Universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 39 subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings. The OECD 2013 Better life index rates NZ as a “top performing Country” for the quality of its education system.




Cost of Education and Living

On average, an international student can expect to pay NZ$15,000 for an arts and social sciences undergraduate degree, $20,000 for science and engineering and $75,000 for dentistry and medicine degree.

You can expect to pay between NZD $25,000 and NZD $40,000 per year as an international student for a post graduate degree in New Zealand.


Cost of Living
  • Student – 15,000 NZ $
  • Other dependent –


Work Prospects

Your New Zealand student visa is mainly for study. But most of the international students will look for the part-time while studying in New Zealand. You may be allowed to work part-time but there are rules you need to know. The students are allowed to work part-time for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during all scheduled holidays or during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Visa Requirements

There are requirements you need to meet before applying for your student visa. You must be accepted into an approved course and show you have enough money to live on while you're in NZ. International students can only study programmes that New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has approved. If you wish to stay in New Zealand and work after you have finished your graduate, you will need the right visa to do so.

Apply with My Smart Education

Take your next step to study in New Zealand. One of our highly trained education counsellors will be in touch to discuss your study goals. Request an appoint now.

Our Vision

To be the leading education service provider by delivering personalised assistance to students and their mums & dads, to help with their studies overseas, by opening up their minds to the wide global opportunities

Our Mission

To reach out to students, parents and relatives, by delivering personalised and quality education counseling services and to assist students to make their most important career choices. To help each student find their inner passion and drive, and assist them to choose the right educational pathway, learn, develop and grow overseas.

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