New Zealand has become a popular choice for international students seeking high quality education overseas.
New Zealand education system ranks highly among the OECD’s 2012 top world higher education systems report. In 2011, four of New Zealand’s eight universities took their places in the QS World Ranking top 300, with two in the top 200.
International students enjoy quality education at a competitive price when choosing to study in New Zealand. According to 2009 Deloitte’s Comparative Costs for International Students reports, tuition fees for undergraduate degrees in New Zealand are generally less expensive than similar courses in many other countries.
Studying in New Zealand can be a great chance for international students to gain work experience and integrate in the community while studying in a recognized institution. Students enrolled in a course of 12 months’ duration or longer can work part-time for up to 20 hours a week during semester and full time during holiday periods. Moreover, international students may apply for Skilled Migrant Visa, which gives them the opportunity to work and live permanently in New Zealand. Today over 20% of international students choose to stay on ad live in New Zealand.