When someone says ‘New Zealand’? You immediately think ‘serenity.’ After all, New Zealand has the cleanest lakes in the world! Now take the serenity and the immense opportunities in New Zealand and put them together. One great advantage to studying in New Zealand is the unique approach to education. Students are encouraged to think as an individual and find their own solutions, which is how many develop unique strengths and ideas whilst studying in the country.

You are able to study in New Zealand at all of the traditional levels; undergraduate (bachelor’s), postgraduate (master’s) and doctoral (PhD). There are options to gain specific qualifications, such as Graduate Diplomas and Honours. These types of study generally last one year.

These vary between study programs and levels. For each course, Indian students will need to meet a minimum English language requirement. Along with that a minimum academic record of 65% and above in Class XII will be required. Foundations and Diploma programmes are available for students who have secured below 60%. Students should have completed 18 years of age before joining a degree programme.

It is important to note that these numbers are just for reference purpose, the actual numbers may differ from university to university.

The following documents also need to be submitted:

  • Attested copies of mark sheets of Class X, XII, and Bachelors degree (if applicable)
  • At least, two academic reference letters from professors who have taught you most recently
  • If you have work experience then two letters of recommendation from the employer/manager who know you well and can comment on your professional abilities
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Photocopied score reports of GMAT / IELTS / TOEFL
  • Portfolio (in case of students applying for art and design courses and architecture programmes)
  • Others (Certificates / achievements at the state and national level and extracurricular activities)

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Among the many courses and degrees, New Zealand is prominent for providing an excellent range of study courses in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Animation.
Here’s a list of the top courses offered for Indian students in New Zealand:

  • Animation(
  • Engineering
  • Business Studies
  • Medicine
  • Hospitality
  • Engineering Forestry
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Art and design
  • Agriculture
  • Nursing
  • Sports Management
  • Healthcare
  • Business Management
  • Trades

If you are in need of assistance reach out to our team with the following documents:

  • Certified or notarized copies transcript/document of academic results
  • PTE or IELTS Language Scores
  • Class 10th Mark sheets
  • Class 12th Mark sheets
  • Bachelor’s Mark Sheets
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Graduation or Provisional Certificate
  • Diploma Certificates
  • GRE Results or GMAT Results
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Proof of co-curricular activities
  • Work-related documents (if applicable)
  • Work Experience Letter and Appointment letters
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Internship proofs

What Fees are Required for the NZ Study Programs?

For processing your New Zealand study visa from India, you have to pay an NZD 330 as your application cost. This cost includes the processing of your application, an immigration levy charge, international visitor conservation, and tourism levy charge.

The cost is pretty much the same in every visa office in India. 

Study Program

Average Tuition Fees in AUD$

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

$15,000 – $35,000 yearly

Postgraduate Master’s Degree

$20,000 – $40,000 yearly

Doctoral Degree

$14,000 – $37,000 yearly

Here we have given the the list of International Scholarships and fellowships that are offering an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development by studying in Newzealand. There are mainly two types of scholarships are available to the international students who wish to study in Newzealand, they are

  • Scholarships to the international students offered by Newzealand Government.
  • Scholarships to the international students offered by Newzealand Universities.

Newzealand Government Scholarships

The Newzealand Government Scholarships are the Scholarships awarded to the international students by the Government of Newzealand. These Scholarships are awarded to the international students from developing countries to study in New Zealand to gain knowledge and skills through post-graduate study in specific subject areas that will assist in the development of their home country. The Newzealand Government Scholarships cover the tuition fees, travel costs, living allowance, and insurance.

  • Newzealand Development Scholarships.
  • Newzealand ASEAN Scholar Awards.
  • Newzealand Pacific Scholarships.
  • Newzealand International Doctoral Scholarships.

Newzealand University Scholarships

The Universities in Newzealand also offers a large number of scholarship options to the international students. The Students are eligible to get the scholarships offered by the university only if they have applied to the particular university. To Award these Scholarships the universities invite applications from eligible candidates. This Usually covers tuition fees and living allowance for up to three years with a possibility of one semester’s extension for Ph.D. students.

  • UC International First Year Scholarships.
  • ADB Scholarships at the University of Auckland.
  • University of Otago International Research Masters Scholarships.
  • Victoria Masters Scholarships.
  • University of Waikato International scholarships.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a New Zealand Student Visa?

For English Language Proficiency (Either of the 3):

IELTS: A minimum language score of 5.5 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for the graduation and 6.0 for Master’s courses *

TOEFL:  A minimum language score of 80 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for the graduation and 90 for Master’s courses*

PTE: In PTE Academic, most of the universities prefer to have a minimum score of 50 for under-graduation and a score of 64 for Masters Courses*

*The score requirements can vary as per the standards needed by the universities.

For UG Degree:

Should have completed 12 years education, i.e., with elementary and secondary education

At Least 60% in English through higher elementary education

Most of the universities in New Zealand accept applications with an overall percentage of 75 marks

For some Technology and Science courses, mandatory subject requirement in Class 12

Should qualify the IELTS or PTE or TOEFL with the minimum language requirement(i.e. IELTS: 5.5, PTE: 50, TOEFL: 80)

For PG Degree

Mandatory  Bachelor's degree

A minimum IELTS or PTE or TOEFL requirement. ( i.e. IELTS: 5.5, PTE: 50, TOEFL: 80)

Should have relevant work experience if opting for MBA and IT-related programming

What are the Documents Required for a New Zealand Student Visa?


The foremost requirement in getting your Student Visa for New Zealand is having your documents ready for verification.

Here’s a list of documents that you’ll need mandatorily: 

Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement

Your English Proficiency test results

Proof of visa fees payment

Health insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC))

Verification of your criminal records

Financial Requirements proving a sum of up to AU$18,610 per year


Your valid passport

Offer Letter from New Zealand University

Proof for sufficient funds

Proof of Funds for Tuition Fee

Financial Status Proof

Scholarship Letter (If applicable)

Medical Insurance

Medical Certificate 

Police Verification

Fee Receipts

Certified or notarized copies transcript/document of academic results

PTE or IELTS Language Scores

Class 10th Mark sheets

Class 12th Mark sheets

Bachelor’s Mark Sheets

Bachelor's Degree 

Graduation or Provisional Certificate

Diploma Certificates

GRE Results or GMAT Results

Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Proof of co-curricular activities 

Work-related documents (if applicable) 

Work Experience Letter and Appointment letters

Letter of recommendation


Internship proofs


  • Book airline tickets
  • Arrange accommodation in New Zealand
  • Arrange transportation to/from the airport to home in New Zealand
  • Arrange your banking requirements – consider buying traveler’s cheques
  • Check baggage and customs limitations
  • Clear all paperwork with your home educational institution

Get your documents in order and make photocopies to store in your baggage and keep at home, including:

  • Passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance certificate
  • Letter of Acceptance (LOR) by the educational institution
  • Important addresses and phone numbers
  • A bank statement showing proof of funds
  • Prescriptions for any medication you are carrying
  • Traveler’s cheques—if applicable
  • Medical and immunization records
  • Academic history and university transcripts


Stay on Student Visa: When you enter New Zealand, you may remain there as long as you are enrolled in the school to complete your academic programme. After the programme ends you may apply for the temporary Post-study work visa (open) for a maximum of 12 months. If you are a student with an offer of employment, you may be eligible for a Post-study work visa (employer assisted) for a maximum period of two years.



Indian students are used to the concept of campus placements and on-campus recruitment for getting jobs. There is no concept of placements in New Zealand, like most other foreign countries. Most New Zealand universities have a cell called a Career Services Center, which helps you get jobs and helps you prepare for interviews.  The on-campus recruitment is always driven by student interest. Companies that recruit through the university do not offer a job directly. What they offer is an internship. Companies like to see your work for few months before they hire you full time.


Work Visa

If you are a student with an offer of employment relevant to your qualification, you may be eligible for a work visa for a maximum period of two years. You will need to provide evidence of the relevance of your job offer to your qualification, and the proof of successful completion of a qualification in New Zealand that meets the Study to Work qualification requirements.