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New Zealand

Why New Zealand?
New Zealand, famous for its amazing scenery, is a great country - a fun place to visit and a superb study destination.
New Zealand is around the same size as Japan or Great Britain. The countryside is unique and quite spectacular, from rolling green hills to golden sand beaches then lush rainforests, all within a few hours’ drive. New Zealand has just over four million people, known affectionately as ‘Kiwis’, who are easy going, warm and welcoming to their neighbors and to those who travel to experience all that is New Zealand. New Zealanders travel overseas a lot and this means they are well used to a range of cultures. New Zealand itself is a multi-cultural nation, with a fusion of Maori (the indigenous people), Pacific Island, European and Asian people combining to make a vibrant and colorful society.
The climate in New Zealand is temperate with relatively mild, wet winters, with temperature between 10 and 15ºC, and warm, dry summers where temperatures range from 20 to 30ºC. The summer months are December, January, February, and the winter months are June, July and August. New Zealand also has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It offers a safe learning environment which provides excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies at universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, secondary schools and private training establishments. New Zealanders are well travelled, with a great interest in people from other cultures, so visitors and international students soon feel more than welcome. Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socialising together. Students come from Europe, South East Asia, the UK, North Asia, Japan, South America, India, and Australia, amongst many others. New Zealand offers a progressive education to help students take a leading place in the exciting global environment, with many New Zealanders working internationally or involved in collaborative research with many prestigious overseas universities.
There are many state-of-the-art facilities, and with many institutions spearheading several new technological developments, students have access to more advanced technology than they could wish for. As a result, New Zealand produces top graduates who can take their place in the international arena with confidence. New Zealand offers the best of both worlds: - the sophistication and excitement of a cosmopolitan country mixed with an easygoing lifestyle. Thousands of students are choosing to study here, to further their English, broaden their knowledge and improve their job prospects in the global marketplace.Educational institutions in New Zealand offer a wide variety of courses and New Zealand welcomes international students at all of its institutions. Students intending to study in New Zealand can be assured of achieving qualifications that are at a standard comparable to qualifications achieved in leading educational institutions in other parts of the world.
Advantages of studying in New Zealand
•    Globally recognized high quality education.
•    Friendly environment & an English speaking country.
•    New Zealand is a growing economy offering increasing job opportunities.
•    Low unemployment ratio compared to most countries.
•    Quick applications & visa processing.
•    20 Hours part time work allowed during studies & full time during summer holidays helping students to cover living cost.
•    Students on completion of most courses including 1 year Diploma course are eligible for 1 year job search visa when they can work full time
•    Students with full time job offers in relevant area of study may extend their visa by converting it to work permit / permanent residency depending on their eligibility
•    Student partners (spouses) can accompany on work permit or visitors category.
NZ Education System
New Zealand education system is closer to the British System and is as follow
Universities
There are 8 State Funded Universities in New Zealand offering Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees ranging from 3 to 4 years. All Universities offer a broad range of subjects in Arts, Commerce and Science and each University has its own fields of specialization.
Colleges of Education
There are 6 state funded collegesz of education. They train teachers for primary and secondary schools, early childhood education centers and special education institutions and offer three years Diploma of Education and a three to four year Bachelor of Education degree.
Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology
There are 21 state funded polytechnics and institutes in New Zealand providing tertiary studies at all levels and offering courses in different disciplines.
Private education
The private tertiary institutes offer an alternative to state funded education in New Zealand with all of the benefits of private enterprise
Document Checklist
Applicants should show funds and (income that support these funds) enough to cover course fee, airfares, living costs in New Zealand (living costs approximately NZD 15,000 per year).
The funds should have been held
Bank
Medicals & Character Certificate
     Completed New Zealand Immigration service medical and chest X-ray certificates from a panel doctor in your city (Form 1007)
For a list of Panel Doctors in India click here
     Character clearances, which must be two original character references (if under 17 years of age), or a local police clearance (If you are 17 and over). You can apply this in the passport office, Ministry of External Affairs in your city

All these documents are essential before a student visa is issued.
After the application is submitted
Interviews and/or further information
The visa office will conduct a detailed check on the documents submitted, students may also be required to attend a telephonic interview or in very rare cases students may be asked to attend an interview in person at New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi.
Processing time for visa is about 8 to 12 weeks.
Applications Approved in Principal
Once the visa office is satisfied with all the requirements then the student will be advised in writing that their application is “Approved in Principal” , the students then need to pay their tuition fee and submit the receipt to the office within 28 days.
Validity of Student Visa: Please note that the course duration in New Zealand is more than 1 year, and then the student visa will only be issued for the 1st year of study. Student will have to apply and meet the requirement for further permits in New Zealand. In cases where the duration of the course is less than one year or one year, then student will be issued for the duration of the course Students will gain bonus points under the general skills category. Points are allocated for age, qualification, NZ qualifications, work experience, NZ offer of employment, ) Work while you study: - All students on a student visa can work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full time during vacations i.e. 40 hours. Many New Zealand institutions offer a student employment service called ‘Student Job Search’ to help you find work.
9) Opportunity to settle permanently in New Zealand: - If you complete your course successfully, you automatically get a 12 months 'Work Permit' under the student visa policy. In most instances this permit will be done at your institution itself. This allows you to work full time in any job of your choice. However if you want to get a New Zealand Permanent Residency (PR), then you have to find a job that is relevant to the course that you have completed. Eg: If you have completed a course in IT, then you have to find a job as a programmer, analyst, etc. This will immediately give you a 2 years work permit with all rights like free medical, etc. Upon receiving this 2 years work permit then you can apply for PR and normally will get it within 5-6 months. If you do not find a job that is relevant to your course, you can continue to work in any job for 12 months and try and recover some of the investment you have made towards your study in NZ. You will that way end up by recovering a bulk of the fees you have paid and also end up with an international experience which will come in handy if you have to return to India. There are plenty of jobs in NZ, and while it may not be easy to get one, if you are good enough, you will easily get one. For more information please visit www.immigration.govt.nz.
spouse qualification, work experience under skill shortage list, sponsorship by blood relative who are citizens or permanent residence of New Zealand etc
For more details see: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/
Visa Information
Document Checklist
Documentation check list  [Présentation Order]
    Student Visa Application form (download Application to study in New Zealand)
    Supplementary Information Form (Download)
    Application fee  (demand draft in favor of “Immigration New Zealand' .
    Covering letter from student (Statement of Purpose) giving background of the applicant, why they would like to study in New Zealand and who is sponsoring them while they study in New Zealand.
    Offer Letter from Institute - stating the course fee, course name and duration.
    Two passport photographs
    Passport photocopies (all pages) + original passport


Academic Documents
    IELTS or TOEFL results (photocopies attested)
Note: Immigration New Zealand recommends IELTS over all other tests
    Education Qualifications (color photocopies attested), should be arranged according to the highest qualification to the class X results. All certificates and mark sheets should be submitted.

Work experience documents (Original)
     Reference Letter from present employer, pay slips
     Reference letters from any previous employer

Financial Documents
     Affidavit of support from parents/sponsor
     Evidence of sponsor's occupation along with the annual income - a letter from sponsor's employer (if employed), Income Tax returns for last two years.
     Evidence of funds (Liquid funds in form of bank balance, fixed deposits, education loans and post office accounts)
     Financial undertaking form signed by guarantor sponsor and bank
     Authorization letter from sponsor authorizing 'New Zealand Immigration Service' to verify their financial documents on their behalf.
     Any other financial investments or details of accessible funds

Applicants should show funds and (income that support these funds) enough to cover course fee, airfares, living costs in New Zealand (living costs approximately NZD 15,000 per year).
The funds should have been held
Bank
Medicals & Character Certificate
     Completed New Zealand Immigration service medical and chest X-ray certificates from a panel doctor in your city (Form 1007)
     Character clearances, which must be two original character references (if under 17 years of age), or a local police clearance (If you are 17 and over). You can apply this in the passport office, Ministry of External Affairs in your city

All these documents are essential before a student visa is issued.
After the application is submitted
Interviews and/or further information
The visa office will conduct a detailed check on the documents submitted, students may also be required to attend a telephonic interview or in very rare cases students may be asked to attend an interview in person at New Zealand High Commission .
Applications Approved in Principal
Once the visa office is satisfied with all the requirements then the student will be advised in writing that their application is “Approved in Principal” , the students then need to pay their tuition fee and submit the receipt to the office within 28 days.
Validity of Student Visa: Please note that the course duration in New Zealand is more than 1 year, then the student visa will only be issued for the 1st year of study. Student will have to apply and meet the requirement for further permits in New Zealand. In cases where the duration of the course is less than one year or one year, then student will be issued for the duration of the course


 
Student Visa Application Requirement
Before sending/lodging your visa applications please ensure that you have included all the documentation as mentioned on the checklist below.
INZ will require clear certified copies of all documents provided including – the offer letter, educational qualification certificates and work experience certificates.  Immigration New Zealand will keep the original affidavits and bank letters and bank statements for their reference.
The following documents are required to lodge student visa application.  Please note that the order of the documents should be the same as mentioned below.
Student Visa application forms
*INZ 1012 (Download)
*Supplementary Information Form
Passport or travel document:
Students will need to submit the original passport along with photocopy of all pages at the time of lodging the application. Passports must be valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure from New Zealand.
Photograph:
2 Recent passport sized photograph (must be less than 6 months old)
Application Fee:
The current student visa fee is Indian Rupees INR 6700.  The fee must be paid by bank draft drawn at any bank in “New Delhi”and drawn in the name of “Immigration New Zealand”..
The application fee is not refundable in case your application is not successful. Due to currency fluctuations, fees are subject to change without notice.
Statement of Purpose
Students will need to  provide a statement of purpose which is the background to why the student is applying, what he/she wishes to do and how the course would help him/her in the future plans and goals. They must also include details of financial ability and how they can afford this course in New Zealand.
Offer of a place and accommodation guarantee from Institute
The offer of a place at an educational institution should provide the following details:
•    the name of the course and the minimum time required for completion; and
•    evidence that the course meets foreign student policy requirements; and
•    notification of the amount of the fee for the complete course or, where the course is longer than one year, the annual fee; and
•    whether the student does or does not have to pay course fees
Guarantee of accommodation from either the institution or from a person prepared to provide accommodation in New Zealand has to be attached.
Financial Documents
Students must submit evidence of sufficient funds for maintenance during their stay in New Zealand including:
•    Financial Undertaking Form/s (If more than one guarantor).
•    Affidavit/s of Support from Guarantors (also stating the exact relationship of the guarantor with the applicant).
•    Authorisation letter/s from guarantors authorising New Zealand Immigration Service to verify their financial documents on their behalf. If guarantors are outside India the contact name and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of officials in the Bank who can be contacted for verification.
•    The students should provide funds upfront for the first 12 months of his study inclusive of living expenses (NZ$15000 p.a) in New Zealand. If the duration of course is longer, students should provide a plan of payment to show that they have access to funds and have the ability to meet the rest of the course cost and living expenses. INZ accepts the following evidence of funds:
o    Education loan sanction letter
o    Latest bank statements for the past 6 months. It should not be more than 1 week old at the time of lodgement of the application.  Please ensure that statements and not balance certificates are provided.
o    Fixed Deposits. In case of providing fixed deposits as evidence of funds please ensure that a copy/counterfoil of the deposit along with a letter from the bank giving the details of the deposit is provided.
o    Public Provident Fund Accounts/Employers Provident Fund Accounts.
o    Post Office Accounts.
o    National Saving Certificates.
* Please note that the telephone numbers along with the STD codes of the place/institution where the funds shown can be verified should be provided with the financial documents.
The following evidence of funds are NOT acceptable:
o    Education loan from non banking financial institutions
o    LIC or ULIP
o    Mutual funds or infrastructure bonds
o    Shares and equities
o    Evaluation of jewellery
o    Funds held with commission agents
o    J Forms
Educational certificates (with translations if required)
All educational certificates should be provided which includes:
•    Class 10
•    Class 12
•    Graduation Certificate
•    Post Graduate Certificate
•    Other courses and Diplomas done
•    All the above should have transcripts also attached.
* Please note that if you intend to pursue aviation or marine courses in New Zealand, then evidence of your related qualification and / or work experience should be provided, if applicable.
English language requirement
Immigration New Zealand will take account of the evidence and all the circumstances of the application (which includes nature of student’s employment history, qualification) to assess if student meet the minimum standard of English language to be able to cope well with the study requirement in New Zealand. Students  may also provide any other additional information in support of your English language ability.
INZ strongly recommend that IELTS certificate should be provided with student visa application.
Evidence of Employment
If student is working and/or have worked in past please provide all work references from the employers on company letterhead.  The company addresses and phone number must be included on the letter.
X-ray report for TB screening
This is a mandatory lodgment requirement.
•    Applicants, who intend to be in New Zealand for more than 6 months but less than 12 months, must undergo a TB screening X-ray unless:
i. They are pregnant; or
ii. They are under 11 years of age
•    The certificate should be no longer than 3 months old at the date of submission and the applicants must provide the following:
i. a fully completed Temporary Entry X-ray Certificate form, NZIS 1096; and
ii. any associated medical reports required for the X-ray.
All student applicants who intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than 12 months must undergo a full medical and x-ray examination.
The certificate should be no longer than 3 months old at the date of submission and the applicants must provide the following:
i) a fully completed Medical and Temporary Entry X-ray Certificate form, NZIS 1007; and
ii)   any associated medical and laboratory reports
Note:  Pregnant women and children under the age of 11 are not required to have an X-ray examination.
The New Delhi Branch has appointed Panel Doctors. The medical certificates must be completed by one of the panel doctors and x-ray reports should be completed by a Radiologist referred by a panel doctor.
(For a list of panel doctor’s in your city please click here)
Police Clearance Certificate
All applicants who are above the age of 17 years and intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than 12 months must provide their Police Clearance Certificate.  Certificates must be less than 6 months old at the time it is submitted to us.  For applicants in India, only Police Clearance Certificates from the Regional Passport Office (The passport office which has issued your passport) of the Ministry of External Affairs or from the Office of Commissioner of Police are acceptable.
After the application is submitted
Interviews and/or further information
The visa officer will conduct a through check of all the documents submitted like education certificates, financial documents and work experience documents. We Please note that students may be required to attend a telephonic interview or an interview at New Zealand High Commission, New Delhi or provide further information to enable the visa officer to make a decision.
Applications Approved in Principle
Once the visa officer is convinced and all the requirements have been met, students will be advised in writing that their application has been approved in principle.  Students will be given a month to submit the following:
•    Only fee receipts (normally for 1 year) issued by the New Zealand Education Institute will be accepted. This fee receipt could be directly faxed or e-mailed to Immigration New Zealand office.
•    Any other requirement which needs to be fulfilled at that stage for the visa to be issued.
Please note : The visa would not be issued any earlier than 14 working days prior to course commencement
Validity of Student Visa
Please note that if the course duration in New Zealand is more than 1 year, the student visas will only be issued for 1st year of study. You will have to apply for and meet the requirements for a further student permit in New Zealand. However, if the course duration is less than 1 year or 1 year, then the student visas will be issued for the duration of the course.
Working after studies and settlement options
NZ is always welcoming people with skills, qualification and experience.
Studying in New Zealand is a pathway to gaining permanent residence
Most students that complete a valid course in New Zealand will be eligible for a Graduate Job Search Visa / Permit for a period of 12 months.  This visa allows the student to stay in New Zealand and work full time in a job relevant to the course they have completed. Once the students get a job they can either apply for extension of their work permit (generally for 2 years) or they will have enough points to apply for permanent residency.
Students will gain bonus points under the general skills category. Points are allocated for age, qualification, NZ qualifications, work experience, NZ offer of employment, spouse qualification, work experience under skill shortage list, sponsorship by blood relative who are citizens or permanent residence of New Zealand etc
For more details see: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/
Work while you study
Work Part time while you study
Students enrolled in a full time course in New Zealand can work for a limited number of hours up to 20 hours  per week during the academic year and full-time in all vacations.
Work Permits for Partners of International Students
The partners of postgraduate students can apply for a work permit valid for the same period of time as their partner’s student permit.
Partners of some undergraduate students may also be eligible to apply for a work permit, if their partner has been granted a student visa or permit to study towards a qualification in an area of absolute skill shortage, as specified in the ‘Long Term Skill Shortage List’ available on the New Zealand Immigration
Website: www.immigration.govt.nz
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Australia enjoys an international reputation for excellence in all areas of education and training. Australian universities are widely recognized for excellence in many disciplines. Institutions deliver practical and career-orientated training so graduates can be confident they have the skills demanded by employers.
Australia has a reputation for adopting new technologies at a faster rate than in most other countries and enters the new millennium with one of the highest rates of internet access in the world. Facilities for teaching, training and research are world-class in terms of state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, outstanding libraries and modern technology.
Australia’s scientists and researchers have been responsible for major breakthroughs and technological advances around the world. Many of them are well known and have won international awards, including eight Nobel Prizes.
Study in Australia at an Australian university or college and students will be opening the door to a world of study that will fill their life with knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm. International Students can choose from a vast range of courses including traditional academic areas of learning and research, as more practical course with a vocational orientation.