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Why study in New Zealand?

New Zealand is an emerging top destination for studying abroad. Here’s why!

We all know New Zealand is a beautiful country, but there’s a lot beyond its picturesque landscapes. It is emerging as one of the topmost preferences among Indian students wanting to study abroad. With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer. While studying here, you can be assured of a welcoming and friendly society with an excellent support system for international students. Here are some of the top reasons why you should New Zealand for your further education.

Globally recognised qualifications

All eight universities of New Zealand consistently rank high in QS World Rankings* and Times Higher Education Rankings, and qualifications from any of these are accredited across the globe, opening doors to prospects everywhere. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) also ensures that institutions are registered to enrol international students and comply with qualifications standards.

Excellent pedagogy

Influenced by the UK education system, New Zealand focuses on research-based teaching, which means you will learn dealing with situations in a systematic and an organised manner. You’ll be taught how to work independently as well as in a team at various levels. Studying here will encourage you to think critically, question and benefit from student-teacher interaction. You’ll also be implementing the concepts learnt in the classroom and develop different approaches towards solving a problem.

Innovation and research

New Zealand provides abundant opportunities in research for students. The country boasts of highly experienced faculty, well-equipped laboratories, access to latest technology, equipments, and opportunities. Its innovative spirit has made it a hub of new technologies, research and development in various fields such as healthcare, physics, geology, engineering, astronomy, computer science, agriculture, etc. Add to it, the Nobel prizes that the country has in its kitty simply reinstate the significance and vast scope of research in New Zealand.

Great scope for PhD scholars

Along with the vast research opportunities, as a PhD student you would enjoy additional privileges. You’ll be eligible to pay the same tuition fee as locals and unlike other degree students, you can work full-time during your studies. Need we say more?

Safe and peaceful

New Zealand ranks second on the Global Peace Index 2018*, which speaks about the social tolerance and political stability of the Kiwi democracy. As an international student, you’ll have the same rights as your Kiwi counterparts.

Quality of life

New Zealand offers a wonderful multi-cultural environment that exists in perfect harmony with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Replete with all kinds of natural landscapes ranging from snowcapped mountains and steaming volcanoes to rolling green hills, golden sandy beaches and lush rainforests, New Zealand screams wanderlust. Living here provides every student a chance to grow with its diverse culture and natural beauty all at once.

You can work to support your studies

As an international student in New Zealand, you can work for up to 20 hours every week during your semesters and full-time during breaks. In fact, if you’re pursuing research masters or a doctoral degree, you will be allowed to work full-time.

Student speak

Fun facts about New Zealand

1

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu – wondering what’s this? This is the name of a place in New Zealand and yes, it’s the longest one in the world.

2

If you love cheese, you’re in luck. Dairy farmers in New Zealand produce 65 kg cheese each year for each person.

3

Scared of snakes? New Zealand doesn’t have any!

4

New Zealand has the highest car ownership in the world – 2.5 million cars for a country with a population of just 4 million people.

5

Apart from English and Mãori, New Zealand has a sign language which is also its third official language.

6

Do you know that New Zealand has two national anthems?

7

From all over the globe, the sun rises in New Zealand the first.

8

New Zealand has no nuclear power stations.

9

Women in New Zealand were the first to get the right to vote.

10

Harold Gillies, the father of modern plastic surgery, was a Kiwi.


Sources:
*https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2019
*https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2019/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats
*https://countryeconomy.com/demography/global-peace-index/new-zealand

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