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New Zealand | G4seven Immigration

Located in Southwest Pacific Ocean, New Zealand in recent years has become a popular Study Abroad destination among international students especially among Indian students because of its best ranked English-speaking education systems for delivering a focused learning education system and conducive learning environment. And isalso ranked highly on its policies, teaching techniques and socio- economic environment by THE INDEX.

With a High Quality Living Standards, Worldly Recognized Education System, Industry Academia- Collaboration, Advance Research Expertise and the most importantly- Introduction of Extended 3 year work visa for international students, New Zealand is not only providing a higher education experience but also preparing students for Globally Successful Career. With its extended post study visa policy, NZ has shown an intensive care among international students and this policy has also become one of the favorable visa policies among international students and it also has one of the highest employment rates in western world.


"New Zealand has been the first country in the world to implement a Code of Practices for Pastoral Care of International Students, which by law requires education providers to provide certain standards of care for students – such as providing accommodation advice and airport transport options for students".




New Zealand is known as one of the world's best place to live and study. New Zealand believes in new way of learning by offering practical & hands-on learning. This is due to which Students in New Zealand are supported to solve problems, process information, work with others, create and innovate. So, whichever level you're studying at, New Zealand can give you a high-quality education that will enable you to achieve your goals.By keeping these points in consideration, New Zealand was also ranked the top English-speaking country at preparing students for the future by The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2019.

While top universities and its scenic beauty are its trade mark to lure in international students, NZ offers many more top reasons to study in New Zealand.

Let's take a look…

    New Zealand universities rank among the best in the world. And all the 8 universities ranked amongst the world's best universities by QS World University Rankings. So, the qualification from any of the universities will give you an edge over the others. The universities enroll fewer students and its excellent student-teacher ratio (an average of 6.7) allows you to have a close interaction with the teachers. The institutions have a well-balanced curriculum with equal weightage on practical and theoretical knowledge.
  • Excellent Quality of Programs & Learning
    You will definitely get Excellent Quality of Programs & Learning while studying in New Zealand. Because all the universities of NZ are quality assured by Universities New Zealand which is responsible for monitoring and maintaining standards and approving the qualifications of each university. While all NZ Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics are also state-owned. These, along with private training providers such as English language schools must follow strict quality guidelines monitored by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
  • Easy entry requirements
    Unlike many other countries, New Zealand universities do not have a lot of competition to get admitted for a university degree. That is because the New Zealand government has invested heavily in higher education over the years. Because of that New Zealand universities have more capacity than the number of students. Students with moderate grades can get entry to most Bachelor degree programs easily. Hence the entry requirements are minimal compared to most of the top universities in the world.
  • Welcoming Society
    New Zealanders are known for being friendly and laidback. As multicultural NZ Society shares the spirit of Maori principle Manaakitanga which is all about caring for others with shared understanding and respect. Along with that, they are well travelled and are interested in people from other cultures, so international students feel more welcome in NZ.
  • Affordable Fees Structure
    The cost of studying in New Zealand is much less compared to countries offering same programs. The tuition fee &cost of living for New Zealand is way cheaper than popular study abroad destinations like the US, UK & Australia. An MBA program in New Zealand is much less compared to those offered by many institutions in the Northern Hemisphere.

    In fact, as an international student, if you study at NZ you need to pay the same fees as domestic students of NZ.
  • Welcomed by employers – a smart move in your career
    A New Zealand qualification can be a valuable asset, enhancing your career-prospects globally. Employers around the world respect New Zealand's education system for its ability to balance academic achievements with skills, producing creative, flexible thinkers who are competent at both practical and theoretical levels. And NZ is also part of the Lisbon Recognition Convention which means its certificates, diplomas and degrees have international recognition.
  • New Initiatives for International Student
    New Zealand understand the importance of international students and always shown care for them by creating new initiatives for them. Whether it is raising scholarships or extending Post Study Work visa for up to 3 years NZ has always come up with a great policies which makes it one of the best foreign study destination. And now NZ Universities has launched 18 months Postgraduate programs, which highlights NZ expertise in subjects like sustainability, animation, design, sports, innovation &entrepreneur. And core of this program is to enable international students to experience internships, practical career-ready education and research.
  • Gain Work Experience while you Study
    International students are allowed to work part-time up to 20 hours per week while studying in New Zealand and full time during holidays. This is a great opportunity for those who want to earn money to offset living expenses during their stay, and for students who want to gain work experience in their field of interest while they study.
  • Scholarship Opportunities
    Education NZ has launched a special scholarship scheme called the New Zealand Excellence Awards solely for Indian Students in 2016. In past years, these awards are only focusing on Post Graduate Students but in 2019, NZ has also launched first New Zealand Excellence Awards for Indian Students. So, this acts a great opportunity for aspirants looking forward to Study in New Zealand.


Education System of NZ is solely based New Zealand Qualification Framework (NZQF) administers by New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA), a definitive source for accurate information about all quality assured qualifications, covering senior secondary school and tertiary education qualifications, and including all qualifications open to international students. The sole purpose of NZQF is to provide information about what knowledge and experience holders of qualifications can be expected to have, and about what further education and/or employment opportunities the qualification leads to.

The NZQF is fundamental to an integrated tertiary education system. Government tertiary funding subsidies and student loans and allowances are only for qualifications that are quality assured and on the NZQF. Student and graduate visas for international students are also only granted on the basis of study towards and achievement of qualifications on the NZQF.

NZQF has ten levels of qualification

  • Level 1, 2, 3, and 4- Certificates
  • Level 5 and 6 Diplomas
  • Level 7 Bachelor's Degree and graduate diploma
  • Level 8 Post Graduate Diploma& Certificates/ Bachelor's degree with Honours
  • Level 9 Master's Degree
  • Level 10 Doctorate/PhD

In every academic level, there are numerous options for students, who wish to study aboard in New Zealand.


mapAll those students considering to Study in New Zealand for than 3 months, must need to apply for Study Visa. Once you get approval in your study visa application, you can study in New Zealand for up to 4 years and can get permission to work part-time for up to 20 hours per week and full-time. While studying in New Zealand, you can enjoy its high- quality teaching standards and gain internationally recognized qualifications.


To get a visa to study in New Zealand students need to meet Immigration New Zealand's requirements which are as listed below –

  • You must have an offer letter from the provider registered under NZQA which states the minimum course duration and course fee. And if course is more than one year, details of all the course's scheduled holidays
  • Must have genuine intensions to study
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • If studying multiple courses, or a single course for more than one year, you must provide evidence that you have enough money to pay tuition fees and living expenses for your first course or year of study, and also how you will pay your tuition fees and living expenses for subsequent years.
  • If you are required to do a practical work experience as part of your course in NZ, you need to provide a letter from your education provider which states that is a course requirement.
  • Must have full medical & travel insurance for the length of your stay in NZ
  • Proof you have enough money to buy a ticket out of New Zealand, in addition to the funds you have to live on
  • Confirmation all requirements under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students are met (including accommodation for under 18-year-olds and program of study prerequisites).

Documents Required

Essential documents required for New Zealand study visa from Indian Students are as follows:

  • A valid passport
  • 4 recent passport-sized photographs
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency Results
  • Offer letter from an approved provider which states the minimum course duration and course fee. (Evidence of practical component, if course curriculum includes practical work experience)
  • Valid Medical & Travel Insurance Cover of entire duration
  • Police clearance certificate (showing no criminal records)
  • All academic documents (original & notarized copies) & work experience certificate (if any)
  • Proof of financial ability to meet the cost of living (tuition fees, travel, living expenses, and return air ticket).
  • Health/Medical Certificate by Panel Physician
  • Self- Affidavit & Identity Proofs
  • Confirmation letter which states that all requirements under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students are met (including accommodation for under 18-year-olds and program of study prerequisites)
  • Financial Undertaking Form
  • Relationship Proofs if funds are shown by intermediate family
  • Valid credit or debit card for Visa Application Payment

** Please note that these are the basic requirements, speak with your G4SEVEN counsellor for a detailed list of documents required for visa processing**

Processing Time & Cost of Visa

The Processing Time of NZ Study Visa Application is about 6-7 weeks. And the processing fees of student visa is as follows –

Application fees - $330
Passport Fees – INR 747

Visa Conditions

Once students have a student visa, they must abide by the certain conditions during their stay.

  • Must attend the place of the study noted on their visa
  • If they have to be accompanied by a guardian, they must live with that person
  • Students should be able to show that they are doing well in their particular course
  • Undertake only that work which is allowed by student visa
  • Obey New Zealand's laws
  • Only stay in New Zealand for the time allowed in their visa

NOTE : In case you breach any of the condition listed above, this may result in deportation.


  • All Academics/ Passport / Trf / Reg. fees (If any)
  • Select Relevant Course & Right Institute with our help
  • Get Offer Letter
  • Get Your PCC & Medical done
  • Collect Proof of Required Funds/ Income Sources/ SOP
  • Pay Application Fees & Apply for AIP
  • Clear Interview by Visa Officer (If required)
  • Receive AIP
  • Pay Required Tuition deposit & FTS
  • Get Visa Approval
  • Attend Pre- Departure Sessions Arranged by G4SEVEN TEAM

Post- Study Work Visa for International Students

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Can I work while I study?
Yes as an international student, you are allowed to work part-time in New Zealand for at least 20 hours per week while at the time of your vacation, you can work full time.
How much funds should I require to show for New Zealand Study visa?
As an International Student you need to 6 months old funds for New Zealand Study Visa which includes your cost of studies for first year, one year living expenses (NZ $15000), expenses of your return air ticket. And if applying for course whose duration is more than one year, you need to show the proper payment plan for the pending duration and this can be showed by proper income sources of your family.
Who can show my funds?
Funds can be shown in your account or it can be only show by your intermediate family which includes your parents, grandparents, siblings, partner or spouse, parents in laws. And you need to show their proper income sources and also need to provide proper proof of relationship with them.
What is Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students?
Code of Practices for Pastoral Care is specially implemented for international students, which by law requires education providers to provide certain standards of care for students – such as providing accommodation advice and airport transport options for students.
What are the accommodation options in New Zealand?
You'll have lots of accommodation options, from staying in a hall of residence (hostel) to going flatting (sharing an apartment). International school students usually stay in a homestay (private boarding), and are looked after by a friendly Kiwi family.
Can my spouse accompany me in New Zealand?
Your spouse can only accompany you in New Zealand if you are studying a Level 7 or 8 qualification listed on Long Term Skill Shortage List, or a Level 9 or 10 qualification. And you both must need to be have a genuine relationship for this.
How safe is to Study in New Zealand?
New Zealand is friendly, politically stable and multicultural. Here crime rates are very lower than in many countries. It is the also second most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index, and the least corrupt country in the world, according to Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index.
Can I work after graduation in New Zealand?
If as an international student, you are also considering to stay in New Zealand after your studies to get some practical work experience, you may be able to apply for a post-study work visa. A post-study work visa will allow you to work for up to three years in New Zealand after you graduate, depending on what you study and where you study. For complete details, check Post Study Work Visa for International Students of this page above.

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