Why New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the leading education providers worldwide. It provides a world-class education in a safe, peaceful, multi-cultural and English speaking environment.
New Zealand also offers cost-effective education and living when compared to most countries in Europe, North America and neighbouring Australia.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registration provides a high level of quality assurance by providing monitoring and auditing of the content of the classes and the assessments, There is also peace of mind for international students as their student fees are lodged in the Public Trust which legally protects their money.
Studying in New Zealand provides an education that has global appeal is job focussed and prepares students for introductory and middle-level and upper-level roles in the work place.
People sometimes call New Zealanders “Kiwis,” after the bird which is native to New Zealand and lives nowhere else in the world.
New Zealanders are also famous for their welcoming and friendly attitude. “Kiwis” are used to meeting new people and welcome them as individuals. They are quite laid back and easy going, although the big cities such as Auckland have such a mix of cultures it is hard to tell who is local and who is like your self – from somewhere else. New Zealanders are great travellers and know what it is like to be alone in a new place.
While New Zealand is known internationally as a safe place to live, it is important that you do make sure you look after the safety of yourselves and your belongings. But if there is a problem the police are wonderful, and our Government officials, such as Police, Immigration etc are rated as amongst the least corruptible in the world.
The economy of New Zealand is stable, the cost of living is less than in many other countries and the government is extremely stable.
The weather in New Zealand is comparatively mild, although it is colder in the South. It rarely gets over 30 degrees in summer and less than 10 degrees in winter. New Zealand is in the southern hemisphere, and summer is from December to February and winter lasts from June to August. However the weather is variable, even in places quite close to each other and if you are going walking in the countryside it is very important to take warm clothes with you as it can change from hot to cold in minutes if the wind changes. The North Island is much warmer than the South Island but you can be assured that our two campuses are in the warm places.
New Zealand is not only famous for the high-class education but also the opportunities for sport and recreation. For example, both Auckland and Tauranga have wonderful beaches for swimming and Tauranga is well known for its excellent surf beaches and fishing. We also encourage students to join the local sporting clubs such as cricket or football.
There are plenty of work opportunities available to international students. On a student visa, students can work up to twenty hours a week through the semester and during vacations students are allowed to work up to forty hours a week. This helps you supplement your income to support yourself during your stay in New Zealand. At the end of a programme, it can be possible to get a 12-month “work permit” what allows international students to gain necessary work experience in their field of study.