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NEW ZEALAND LIFESTYLE
The New Zealand unique lifestyle is possibly one of the biggest draw card for a lot of overseas professionals thinking of migrating. Measured in terms of education and employment, equality and opportunity, health and personal safety, housing and the physical environment, leisure satisfaction, quality of working life and social welfare provisions, New Zealand’s standard of living is relatively high.
By such yardsticks as education, health, infant mortality, life expectancy and price stability, New Zealand’s situation is comparable to that of Australia, Canada, Japan, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, so there is a climate reversal. January and February are the warmest months, autumn is from March to May, winter from June to August, and spring from September to November.
The climate is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The weather differs a lot between different geographical regions.
New Zealand's high quality living conditions are well known universally, and accommodation is one aspect of this. In many cases, accommodation will be only minutes away from your place of study. Most educational institutions will assist you to find accommodation.
New Zealand has dollars and cents. The denominations are $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 notes, $2 and $1 gold-coloured coins, and 50, 20, 10 and 5-cent silver-coloured coins.
All cities and towns have banks. There is a bank branch, or at least an ATM, on nearly every tertiary institution campus. Trading banks are open 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Banking is very advanced in New Zealand, with a huge network of ATMs, and EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer at point of sale) in most shops. Telephone and Internet banking are available.
In sync with New Zealand's relaxed lifestyle, dress is mostly informal. Clothing and hairstyles are similar to those in any other western country. People from the Pacific Islands, Asia and the Middle East sometimes wear traditional clothing. Most families wear shoes inside their house, but people from some ethnic groups leave their shoes at the door.
EDUCATION IN NEW ZEALAND
New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. The country offers a safe learning environment, which provides excellent study opportunities, and support services for international students. Courses are available in academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics and institutes of technology, colleges of education (teacher training), private education providers and secondary schools. With a well-educated population New Zealanders excel in many areas - arts, science, technology and manufacturing.
LIST OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN NEW ZEALAND
- Professional Bar and Restaurant School
- Unitec university
- Auckland University
- Massey University
- MIT – Manakau Institute of Technology
- Crown Institute of Studies
- Whitteria Polytechnic
- AGI – Auckland And Goldstar Institute
- AWI – Auckland Wise Institute
- AIS (St.Helens)
- Cornell Institute
- NZSTT – New Zealand School of Travel And Tourism
- ITC – International Travel College
- Tasman Institute
- Royal Business College
- Victoria University
- Wintech – Wellington Institute of Technology
- Wellington College
- Victoria International College of Business & Technology
- Canterbury University
- Lincoln University
- Canterbury Business College
- Christchurch School of Business
- Royal Business College
MINIMUM IELTS REQUIREMENT
- Minimum IELTS requirement for admission in colleges - 5.5 band.
- Minimum IELTS requirement for admission in universities - 6.0 band
$10000 per annum includes accommodation, food, travel & other miscellaneous expenses.
$2000 per person
DOCUMENT CHECKLIST – STUDENT VISA NEW ZEALAND
- Student Visa Application Form
- Two recent passport size photographs
- Visa Fee payable by Demand Draft favoring "New Zealand Immigration Service" payable at New Delhi
- Covering Letter
- Statement of Purpose
- Offer Letter from the Institution
- Guarantee of Accommodation or arrangements made
- Financial Undertaking Form
- Affidavit of Support from Sponsor
- Authorization Letter from Sponsor
- Evidence of Funds and Income in the form of:
» Loan Sanction letter
» Bank Statements / Bank Passbooks for past 6 months, not more than one week old
» Other movable and immovable Assets
» Chartered Accountant Statement / Summary Statement
» Last 3 years income tax papers of all family members
- If Tuition fee is paid in advance, then attach copy of fee receipt
- Educational Certificates, Mark sheets, Degrees and Diplomas
- IELTS / TOEFL score
- Supplementary Information Form
- Work Experience Certificate, if employed
- Police Clearance Certificate from Regional Passport Office
- Medical & T.B. X-ray Certificates from Panel Doctor
Upon receiving the Approval-in-Principle, the student has to pay the 1st year's tuition fee to the institution. Thereafter, the institution will send the fee receipt by email to NZIS, to enable them to issue the Visa Stamp.