New Zealand

COST OF EDUCATION

There are is a three tier system of education in New Zealand – Primary, Secondary & Tertiary or Post-Secondary. Post-Secondary includes universities, private institutes, colleges, and polytechnics& PTE.

Tuition fees for varies for different courses and universities & institutions. A bachelor’s degree can cost anywhere between NZ$ 18,000 and NZ$ 25, 000 approximately per year. The cost of studying a Diploma or Post-Graduate Diploma in New Zealand may cost NZ$ 10,000 to NZ$ 20,000 approximately per year, while cost of studying for a Post Graduate Diploma may be anywhere between NZ$ 15,000 and NZ$ 30,000. The estimated living cost or living expenses in New Zealand can be NZ$1012,000 and NZ$ 1215,000 approximately per year.

Here are some details of course fees for studying for a Bachelor’s/ Under Graduate Degree in New Zealand:

Here are some details of course fees for studying for a Master’s/ Post Graduate Degree in New Zealand:

Cost of Living in New Zealand

New Zealand cost of living can vary anywhere between NZ$ 7,000 to NZ$ 12,000, depending upon the student’s lifestyle. International students need to explore the various options with regard to accommodation and food to bring down the living expenses in New Zealand. Student need to show NZ$ 15,000 for his living as per the Immigration Rules.

Some of the accommodation options for students studying in New Zealand include:

  • Student Hostels/ Halls of residence: NZ$ 200 approximately per week
  • Home Stay/ Private Board: NZ$ 180 approximately per wee
  • Flat Accommodation: NZ$ 120 approximately per week along with a bond.

Health Insurance for Studying Abroad in New Zealand

All foreign students are required to have a health insurance while studying in New Zealand. Students can avail the medical insurance from his/her native country or through the institution they are studying at. The approximate cost to get a student health insurance in New Zealand can be around NZ$ 399 400 to 500per year. or NZ$ 33.25 per month.

Since the cost of education can turn out be fairly expensive, students should aim to get scholarships in New Zealand for their education and bring down the cost of studying in New Zealand.

New Zealand with a cost effective education system and cheap accommodation offers a huge number of courses for international students. The cost for courses differs from institute to institute and subject to subject. To attract more international students and strengthening its educational partnership with other countries, New Zealand offers many international scholarships. A wide variety of scholarships offered to international students in New Zealand are provided by the government, educational institutes, private funding source or foreign governments.

 

NEW ZEALAND EDUCATION SYSTEM

New Zealand’s education system is one best and most dynamic in the world. It has one of the best publically funded education systems in the world. In fact it has the highest percentage of public funding in the world.

Education System in New Zealand is divided into levels.

What makes education in New Zealand so unique is based on several factors like the belief of the natives that everyone deserves to be education. This is reflected from the fact that even though there are many private schools in New Zealand, because of abundance of public funding many parents are happy sending their wards to use the public schools

The second factor is that the education system focuses both on practical and academic achievements. The education system is open to letting students explore their interests with an open mind. This helps get students get ready for workplace or finishing secondary education.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Almost all primary and secondary schools have a set schedule, usually from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. They go to school throughout the year, with four different terms spread out evenly. The terms are as follows:

  • Term 1: February to mid-April
  • Term 2: Late April to early July
  • Term 3: Mid July to late September
  • Term 4: Mid October to mid-December

There is a two-week break between terms one and two, two and three, and three and four. Between term four and the following term 1, there is a 6 week summer break, lasting part of December and all of January.

There are three types of primary and secondary schools that you will see.

  • State-funded, or public, schools. These schools are free, with minor costs for books, school supplies, and uniforms (if they are used; most New Zealand schools have them). The school that a child attends is based on where they live.
  • State-integrated religious schools. There are a number of schools that are religious in nature (Catholic) which have been integrated into the public school structure. These are, of course, options for those who wish for their children to have a religious education. These schools are free, with minor costs for books, school supplies, and uniforms.
  • Private schools cost anywhere from $4,000 to $28,000 a year. These may be religious, but they can also be more academically intense or provide options according to what a parent may want.

There are differences between primary and secondary school, but students must attend school from the age of 6 until they are 16. Here are some of the differences you will see.

  • Primary school. From ages 6 to 12, a child attends primary school. Most primary schools have 23 to 29 students per teacher, sometimes less if it is a private or state-integrated school. Primary schools may include preschool, but there are also preschools that work on their own. Preschool is not required.
  • Secondary school. Referred to as “high school” or “college,” secondary school has one teacher per 17 to 23 students; sometimes it is as low as 10 if it is a private or state-integrated school. Each secondary school uses a practical curriculum to help students get prepared for either the work world or higher education, and the curriculum is regulated by the Government’s Education Review Office. Some secondary schools will allow their senior students to take the Cambridge International Exam or the International Baccalaureate, which grant those credits and recognition in higher education programs worldwide..
  • Private schools cost anywhere from $4,000 to $28,000 a year. These may be religious, but they can also be more academically intense or provide options according to what a parent may want.

Higher Education

Higher education is incredibly important, and we will explore it more in our sections that focus on the higher education systems. Higher education system in New Zealand is governed by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority), which is a government body .There are eight universities throughout the country, along with 18 technology institutions and over 600 training schools which help with specialized skills. Five of the universities in New Zealand are considered to be in the top 50 of the world’s universities according to the QS World Top 500 rankings. New Zealand is known for its business, technology, engineering, medicine, and biological sciences, and the schools are world class. The higher education program is subsidized by the New Zealand government for permanent residents.

Like you would expect from the Kiwis, New Zealand’s higher education system is also quite laid-back. Even though you have to meet vigorous requirements and have to do particular tasks in order to stay on a student visa, it is nowhere near as intense as going into an Ivy League school in New England or the Group of Eight in Australia. You will get a great education without the cost of your mental health in the process, which is a great advantage no matter who you are.

As you can see, the educational system, from primary school all the way to college, is a big focus for Kiwis. This is why many people decide to allow their children to do exchange programs and why college students will spend their entire academic career in New England. The focus on education plays a very large role in the overall attitudes about education. It is considered to be important, and that attitude rubs off in every aspect of Kiwi life. You can achieve your goals, no matter what education you happen to pursue.

You can learn more about education in New Zealand in two places, first at The Ministry of Education’s website, where you can find more information about the way that the educational system is laid out and what laws and such are in place. The other place is Education New Zealand’s Study in New Zealand website, which can give you more information about those laws and about the schools around the entire country.

NEW ZEALAND EDUCATION SYSTEM

New Zealand’s education system is one best and most dynamic in the world. It has one of the best publically funded education systems in the world. In fact it has the highest percentage of public funding in the world.

Education System in New Zealand is divided into levels.

What makes education in New Zealand so unique is based on several factors like the belief of the natives that everyone deserves to be education. This is reflected from the fact that even though there are many private schools in New Zealand, because of abundance of public funding many parents are happy sending their wards to use the public schools

The second factor is that the education system focuses both on practical and academic achievements. The education system is open to letting students explore their interests with an open mind. This helps get students get ready for workplace or finishing secondary education.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Almost all primary and secondary schools have a set schedule, usually from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. They go to school throughout the year, with four different terms spread out evenly. The terms are as follows:

  • Term 1: February to mid-April
  • Term 2: Late April to early July
  • Term 3: Mid July to late September
  • Term 4: Mid October to mid-December

There is a two-week break between terms one and two, two and three, and three and four. Between term four and the following term 1, there is a 6 week summer break, lasting part of December and all of January.

There are three types of primary and secondary schools that you will see.

  • State-funded, or public, schools. These schools are free, with minor costs for books, school supplies, and uniforms (if they are used; most New Zealand schools have them). The school that a child attends is based on where they live.
  • State-integrated religious schools. There are a number of schools that are religious in nature (Catholic) which have been integrated into the public school structure. These are, of course, options for those who wish for their children to have a religious education. These schools are free, with minor costs for books, school supplies, and uniforms.
  • Private schools cost anywhere from $4,000 to $28,000 a year. These may be religious, but they can also be more academically intense or provide options according to what a parent may want.

There are differences between primary and secondary school, but students must attend school from the age of 6 until they are 16. Here are some of the differences you will see.

  • Primary school. From ages 6 to 12, a child attends primary school. Most primary schools have 23 to 29 students per teacher, sometimes less if it is a private or state-integrated school. Primary schools may include preschool, but there are also preschools that work on their own. Preschool is not required.
  • Secondary school. Referred to as “high school” or “college,” secondary school has one teacher per 17 to 23 students; sometimes it is as low as 10 if it is a private or state-integrated school. Each secondary school uses a practical curriculum to help students get prepared for either the work world or higher education, and the curriculum is regulated by the Government’s Education Review Office. Some secondary schools will allow their senior students to take the Cambridge International Exam or the International Baccalaureate, which grant those credits and recognition in higher education programs worldwide..
  • Private schools cost anywhere from $4,000 to $28,000 a year. These may be religious, but they can also be more academically intense or provide options according to what a parent may want.

Higher Education

Higher education is incredibly important, and we will explore it more in our sections that focus on the higher education systems. Higher education system in New Zealand is governed by NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority), which is a government body .There are eight universities throughout the country, along with 18 technology institutions and over 600 training schools which help with specialized skills. Five of the universities in New Zealand are considered to be in the top 50 of the world’s universities according to the QS World Top 500 rankings. New Zealand is known for its business, technology, engineering, medicine, and biological sciences, and the schools are world class. The higher education program is subsidized by the New Zealand government for permanent residents.

Like you would expect from the Kiwis, New Zealand’s higher education system is also quite laid-back. Even though you have to meet vigorous requirements and have to do particular tasks in order to stay on a student visa, it is nowhere near as intense as going into an Ivy League school in New England or the Group of Eight in Australia. You will get a great education without the cost of your mental health in the process, which is a great advantage no matter who you are.

As you can see, the educational system, from primary school all the way to college, is a big focus for Kiwis. This is why many people decide to allow their children to do exchange programs and why college students will spend their entire academic career in New England. The focus on education plays a very large role in the overall attitudes about education. It is considered to be important, and that attitude rubs off in every aspect of Kiwi life. You can achieve your goals, no matter what education you happen to pursue.

You can learn more about education in New Zealand in two places, first at The Ministry of Education’s website, where you can find more information about the way that the educational system is laid out and what laws and such are in place. The other place is Education New Zealand’s Study in New Zealand website, which can give you more information about those laws and about the schools around the entire country.

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