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A guide to living in Wellington

World's southernmost capital city and home to some of the best educational institutions, Wellington makes a perfect choice to study in New Zealand. 

Nestled amid the spectacular hills and seas of the southern coast of North Island, Wellington is where you can find numerous breath-taking landscapes. A clean, safe and diverse city, with as many thrilling and adventurous activities to count on, it is indeed one of the best places to study.

Things to do

Witness the urban wilderness at Zealandia – Zealandia is the world’s first fully-fenced urban Ecosanctuary. It has a 500-year conservation plan to restore Wellington valley’s forest and freshwater ecosystems.

Shop at the Harbourside Markets –The oldest and most popular markets in Wellington- Harbourside Market is where you can find a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and all kinds of produce materials.

Explore the world's most exotic animals at Wellington Zoo – Established in 1906 Wellington Zoo is New Zealand's first Zoo and the first carboNZero certified zoo in the world. Home to many exotic animals including, giraffes, otters, kiwis and pandas. A trip to Wellington Zoo is worth a while for all animal enthusiasts.

Wellington’s popular events and festivals 

CubaDupa – Wellington's very own street festival, CupaDupa is a two-day festival that occurs in March. Celebrating the bohemian spirit with food, music and community.

Visa Wellington on a Plate –  Every year in August Wellington becomes a foodie paradise for a fortnight. It is a series of food, competitions and events and, you can enjoy a number of creative and delicious menus.

Summer City – Beginning New Year's Day till March, over a hundred adventurous and free events get cracking in Wellington with Summer City. 

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DP Study Abroad Insights - New Zealand Series 

Study abroad intakes in New Zealand

New Zealand universities offer two major intakes for students – July and February. Know all about it.

Cost of studying in New Zealand

Studying in New Zealand can be quite affordable if planned well. Look at our guide of estimates to help ease your financial budgeting whilst your stay as a student in New Zealand. Yes, we’ve covered expenses like accommodation, food, health coverage and travel too!


How many years of PSW can I get if I choose to study at UWA?
by prajun
University of Western Australia is located at Perth, which is now considered to be Regional sector, so you can get 3 years of PSW.
What IELTS score is needed to study in Australia?
by Neha
You required to have minimum 6.5 overall and no band less than 6.
Can I stay in Australia after graduation?
by Rutu
Once you complete a minimum 2-year program, you can apply for a post-study work visa for 2 years in cities (3-4 years for regional areas).

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