Application Process

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Application Process

The student intake or admission cycle of New Zealand is between February and September. Practically, the admission cycle of universities are different from each other. Therefore, admission drive is conducted all around the year.

Before the application process begins, students must decide upon the universities of New Zealand according to their choice.

Factors affecting the choice of university in New Zealand by the students:

  • Level of education
  • High school performance
  • People around the students (family and friends)
  • Cost of education and location
  • Campus visit recruitment

It is not surprising, that the number of international students are growing considerably each year. It has increased from 86,596 in 2010 to a whopping 104,418 in 2018.


Admission Requirements

Based on Level of Education

For Undergraduates

  • Elementary and secondary school education proofs
  • Mathematics for some sciences is necessary
  • English language proficiency test score

Note: Most universities demand 75% aggregate and 60% in English language

For Graduates

  • Bachelor’s degree proof
  • English language proficiency test score
  • Relevant work experience (if applicable)

Based on Degree and Diploma Courses

Common requirements

  • Minimum age required – 18 years
  • English language proficiency test
  • Interview

Degree Courses

Completion of University Entrance qualification

Diploma Courses

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)  level 2 or adult entry if 20 years or older

Documents Required

  1. Proof of identity
  2. Statement of Intent – Why New Zealand?
  3. Letter of Recommendation (LOR) from Professors / Managers
  4. Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  5. Transcripts from secondary school or university courses in case the students attend one.
  6. Relevant Test scores such as GREGMAT, IELTS or TOEFL.
  7. If the students who have earned 30 credits and are getting transferred to New Zealand, no need to submit secondary school details.
  8. Application Fee (16 USD to 32 USD)
  9. Valid Passport
  10. Offer letter of the university
  11. Medical insurance is mandatory

Financial Documents

  1. Proof for sufficient funds
    1. Tuition fee (self/sponsor)
    2. Living expenses
    3. Scholarship proof (if applicable)
    4. Students need to show that they have 9,862 USD to support for a year
    5. Air tickets to return to the home country
  2. Fee receipt

How to Apply?

Mentioned are the steps to apply in New Zealand and become applicable for university, polytechnic, vocational training institutions and institute of technology to study in New Zealand.

  • Select the university and program
  • Find out the entry requirements
  • Know about the fee structure
  • Be ready with the documents
  • Submit the online application form
  • Pay the application fee
Contractual Relationship with Institutes
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
Nursing / Engineering
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Whitireia Community Polytechnic
Music / Performing Art
Porirua, New Zealand
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Students are encouraged to think as an individual and find their own solutions, which is how many develop unique strengths and ideas whilst studying in the country.

Why New Zealand?

New Zealand is known for its low tuition and high-quality competitive education. It comes under top 20 nations offering quality education to its students.


International students aspiring to study in New Zealand have to attempt and pass two types of tests – English proficiency and academic entrance requirements test.


Scholarships play a very important role for funding New Zealand. By scholarships, students may not need to worry about part-time jobs.


The visa process of New Zealand is quite simple and fast.

Work In New Zealand

In New Zealand, international students have an advantage of working immediately after completing their studies through special visa.

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