An Insiders Guide to Studying Abroad in New Zealand
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New Zealand
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While you are studying in New Zealand

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Why to study in New Zealand

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Sports in New Zealand

Studying in New Zealand

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    Why study in New Zealand

    New Zealand, although it is the same size as Japan or Great Britain, but there are a lot of reasons that you should consider going there for your studies abroad. Many people will call natives of the country “Kiwis,” after the bird that only resides there and nowhere else in the entire world. There are

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    Universities and Higher Education

    There are eight main tertiary schools that are in New Zealand and governed by the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. These tertiary schools vary depending on what programs that they offer, how much they cost, and where in the country they are located. But, one thing that does not vary is how good of an education

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    Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate studies in New Zealand are among some of the best in the world. Your degree will be recognized around the world as a degree that is on par with many British and Australian undergraduate degrees. Both employers and higher education institutions will recognize your degree as an important one. As with most schools, universities

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    Because Kiwis see education as incredibly important, the educational system in New Zealand is incredibly important to the overall development and stability of the country, and the government and other organizations put a lot of money into scholarships and other programs that you can utilize so that you are able to afford your education, no

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    Post Graduate Studies

    Post graduate studies in New Zealand are similar to those that you would see in Australia and other similar countries. They all fall under the British educational system of higher education, and they are recognized as equivalent to getting a Master’s or Doctorate degree in the United Kingdom. Many of the universities in New Zealand

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    English Courses

    New Zealand is one of the best places for you to go when it comes to studying. We’ve talked about that in several areas of the site, but what are you supposed to do when you are not completely comfortable with English? English is the national language of New Zealand, so isn’t that a problem?


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    Your final Checklist

    You only have a short while until you leave for New Zealand for your university education. What do you have to do? What needs to happen before you step on that plane and head down to New Zealand for your academic pursuits? This checklist should help you determine what you have done and what still

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    Visas and Immigration

    One of the most important things that you need to know before you go into New Zealand is how you can get your visa. Of course, you have to make sure that you are accepted to the university that you choose before you can even start applying for a student visa. But, here are some

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    How to Apply

    When you are looking to study in New Zealand, the first place that you have to start (even before you can get a visa) is by applying to the universities that you want to attend. You want to start applying early, because the academic year in New Zealand lasts from February straight through to November,

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    Evidence of Funds

    In order to obtain a student visa, you have to be able to show that you have funding available so that you can meet your living costs while you are there. There are a number of ways that you can do this, but here are some of the most common ways for you to prove

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Living in New Zealand

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    Working while Studying

    Many people will tell you that you shouldn’t work while you are studying abroad, because it “takes away from the experience” or it takes up too much time and makes it so you aren’t able to see the country. But, the good news is that most jobs will work with you so that you can

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    Student Life

    There are a number of different things that you can do while attending university in New Zealand. International students are encouraged to interact with others in the community and to enjoy their educational experience. There are a number of different things that you can do, both on your university campus and off of it. Here

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    Like Australia, sport is considered to be one of the most important parts of what is going on in New Zealand. Kiwis absolutely love sports, and they enjoy a number of sports that you only see in certain areas of the world. We explored sports briefly in our section on student life, but we wanted

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    Health and Medical Treatment

    New Zealand has a very efficient health care system that you need to understand as an international student. Much of your care will be covered at a lesser rate than you would have in other countries, but you will still have to obtain some sort of supplemental care in order to get the full benefits

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    Customs and Culture

    When you go to somewhere new, you want to make sure that you learn everything that you can about the culture before you get there, right? It’s the same way if you study abroad. The culture and the customers of New Zealand are incredibly unique, and you should take the time to learn more about

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    Cost of Living

    One of the things that you should always look at when you are looking to study overseas is the cost of living. Even though people will go to places that have higher costs of living (the United States, the United Kingdom) to study, going to somewhere that has a lower cost of living can really

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