Whatever higher education you’re looking for, you’ll find it in New Zealand. We have eight universities, 18 polytechnics and institutes of technology, around 600 private training institutions and around 20 industry training organisations.
You can study for either academic or more practically focused qualifications, gaining everything from entry-level certificates to diplomas, degrees and doctorates. What’s more, these institutes are located nationwide, so you can study just about anywhere you like.
The skills and qualifications you gain in New Zeland can take you anywhere in the world. Your future employers will value your ability to think analytically and creatively. If you want to continue your studies, your qualification will be recognised and highly regarded by academic institutions all over the world.
If your course is less than 12 weeks long, you’ll only need a visitor visa to come to New Zealand. However, if you plan to study for more than 12 weeks, you will need to apply for a student visa online. When applying for a visa, you will need to scan and send the following documents:
- The offer of a place from your educational institution. Please note that the institution must be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
- If you are under 18 years old, a written guarantee from the institution or authorised person that accommodation is available to you in New Zealand.
- Proof that you have enough money for living costs while studying and living in New Zealand.
- A return airline ticket to your home country, or enough money to prove that you can purchase one.
For more information, please visit the official government agency for visas, http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/study/
When you’ve finished your studies, you may be able to work in New Zealand for up to four years. After those four years, you may apply to work or live there for a longer period. Your chances of getting further work in New Zealand are greatly improved if you have the skills that the country urgently needs.
For more information, visit the government website: http://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/