The magnificent peaks and valleys of Middle Earth brought this now out-of-the-box secret to the world with a good reason. But these views are no Hollywood-crafted mirage - they are for real, and certain to take your breath away. Besides the natural beauty; the nation’s rich culture, its passion for rugby, exquisite wine, high quality food and the relaxed lifestyle creates a country that deﬁes even the most imaginative adventurer’s expectations. In New Zealand, adventure sports rule. Whether you are climbing the Fox Glacier or Skiing through the snow rich peaks or skydiving over the stunning Lake Taupo, New Zealand is certain to get adrenaline rush running through your veins.
The country’s welcoming nature and multicultural society has surely got something for everyone. Once you have had a taste of the country, you will always want to come back for more. With two cities listed among the world’s top 10 cities to live in, New Zealand proudly enjoys its place among the top 5 reputed countries of the world. This is because of the nation’s welcoming aura, breath-taking natural beauty, adventure sports and most importantly for its safe yet peaceful environment.
In addition to be being one of the safest countries in the world, New Zealand has an education system based on the world’s most accredited system i.e. the British education system. The holistic and hands on learning makes New Zealand #1 English speaking country in the world to prepare students for the future (Economic Intelligence Unit, 2020). The entire mix of New Zealand being a diverse country with excellent career opportunities makes it highly desirable for the students to pursue their education here.
Otago is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand’s South Island. It is the original home for commercial bungee jumping and is very famous for its outdoor activities. Choose Otago and you’ll gain a world-class education in a staggeringly beautiful landscape. Study at one of Otago’s outstanding tertiary institutions, secondary schools or English language providers and spend your free time enjoying the vibrant student city of Dunedin or exploring the region’s uncrowded lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches. Otago is home to university of Otago, Otago Polytechnic and the Wanaka campus of Tai Poutini Polytechnic.
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand with a population of 1.6 million people and ranks as world’s 3rd most liveable city (as per the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey). It is the centre of the country’s retail and commercial activities. Auckland is also known as the “City of Sails” as it is a harbourside location with great number of yachts that sail in harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf. Auckland is widely known as Financial capital of New Zealand. Ranked one of the top global student cities, Auckland has it all - world-class institutions, a huge choice of programmes and places to study, and a diverse community to welcome you. Auckland has a lot to offer ranging from its cosmopolitan city centre to beaches, forests, islands and volcanoes.
Energetic and creative, the world’s coolest little capital is the political, cultural and creative heart of New Zealand. It is famous for its cafes, bars, restaurants and great coffee. It’s the study destination of choice for smart, ambitious students who want to become part of the region’s strong education, research and employment networks. The Wellington region hosts the main campus of a world-ranked university, with branch campuses for another two, and has three highly regarded institutes of technology. Massey, Otago and Victoria are the top three universities of Wellington.
Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury region. It has one of the world’s most unique destinations where urban regeneration and heritage innovation come in combination. Canterbury is a region of opportunity and home to the dynamic, revitalised city of Christchurch. An area of extraordinary natural beauty and awesome outdoor adventures, Canterbury has a booming economy and leading education providers at every level of study. Canterbury’s many education providers include the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, Ara Institute of Canterbury, specialised training institutions.
Safe, central and well-connected, the Waikato region prides itself on giving international students a warm welcome and the support they need to succeed. It has a wide range of high-achieving education institutions, and is a hub for agriculture, business and scientific research. The Waikato region is home to the University of Waikato, the Taupo and Tokoroa campuses of Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, and the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec). It has a strong network of English language schools, private training establishments.
International students in New Zealand have the same legal minimum rights and entitlements as anyone else working in the country. These include the right to be paid at least the minimum wage, paid annual and public holidays, and rest breaks. The minimum wage rate of New Zealand is NZD 18.90 per hour, which is one of the highest in the world. A student holding a Student Visa is allowed to work for 20 hours a week during term time and full-time during scheduled holidays. Masters by research and PhD students are allowed to work full-time all through.