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New Zealand is regarded by foreign observers as a “social laboratory” due to its progressive policy initiatives, and Jacinda Ardern’s determination to measure national progress in wellbeing targets – raising income, improving environmental and social good – has been characterised as a return to that aspiration.

Why choose New Zealand? 

Progressive Country
Country for Phd Scholars
Quality of Life

Globally recognised universities

Top Universities in New Zealand

University

QS World University Ranking 2021 – Top Universities in New Zealand

Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 University Ranking – Best Universities in New Zealand

The University of Auckland

1

1

University of Otago

2

2

Victoria University of Wellington

3

5

University of Canterbury

 4

4

Massey University

 5

7

University of Waikato

6

5

Lincoln University

 7

 7

Auckland University of Technology

 8

3

Average Living Cost

The average monthly expense that an International student has to bear during his/her stay in New Zealand has been summarised below:

Accommodation

$800-$950

Groceries

$400-$600

Electricity

$160-$170

Internet

$60-$70

Mobile Bill

$16-$29

Entertainment

$200

Transportation (Taxi)

$10-$12 (5 km)

Food

$18-$20

Average Cost of Study in New Zealand
  • Undergraduate Courses- $22,000 to $32,000 per annum
  • Postgraduate Courses- $26,000 to $37,000 per annum
  • PhD courses- $6,500 to $9,000 per annum
  • Diploma/Certificate Courses- $13,500 to $16,000 per annum (Depending on the Institute)
Part Time Jobs in New Zealand
  • Retail Sales Assistant
  • Seasonal Worker
  • Supermarket Assistant
  • Waiter/ Waitress
  • Kitchenhand
  • Bartender
  • Call Centre Worker

Post Study Work  

On a New Zealand student visa you can work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours/week if your full-time course meets one of the following criteria:

  • Your course is at least two years
  • Your course supports your application for New Zealand Skilled Migrant Visa
  • Your course is at least one academic year and you are taking part in an approved Tertiary Exchange Scheme
  • Your course is taught at a private training institution or tertiary institution, and the main purpose is to develop English language skills. You must have an IELTS overall band score of 5.0 or above
  • Your course is full-time English language study lasting at least 14 weeks in duration at a university
New Zealand Average Salary by Industry: 2013 vs 2018

The table below shows the various sectors and the average income in NZ for the year 2013 vs 2018.

NZ Industry

2013

2018

Growth

Accounting

$74,562

$79,181

6.19%

Administration & Office Support

$46,286

$52,391

13.19%

Advertising, Arts & Media

$64,468

$69,260

7.43%

Banking & Financial Services

$80,728

$87,583

8.49%

Call Centre & Customer Service

$47,135

$50,014

6.11%

Community Services & Development

$56,093

$64,618

15.20%

Construction

$84,321

$101,633

20.53%

Consulting & Strategy

$96,508

$100,610

4.25%

Design & Architecture

$65,502

$84,213

28.56%

Education & Training

$63,048

$71,176

12.89%

Engineering

$91,751

$92,205

0.49%

Farming, Animals & Conservation

$61,925

$70,409

13.70%

Government & Defence

$78,384

$83,266

6.23%

Healthcare & Medical   

$71,821

$73,962

2.98%

Hospitality & Tourism

$47,943

$52,703

9.93%

Human Resources & Recruitment                     

$76,962

$82,342

6.99%

Information & Communication Technology

$88,228

$95,938

8.74%

Insurance & Superannuation             

$74,758

$74,466

-0.39%

Legal                    

$82,850

$86,016

3.82%

Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics

$62,302

$66,876

7.34%

Marketing & Communications

$76,785

$79,489

3.52%

Mining, Resources & Energy

$108,257

$92,362

-14.68%

Real Estate & Property

$78,890

$84,504

7.16%

Retail & Consumer Products

$48,211

$53,484

10.94%

Sales

$69,757

$75,242

7.86%

Science & Technology

$73,185

$75,909

3.72%

Sport & Recreation

$57,958

$61,267

5.71%

Trades & Services

$54,682

$61,091

11.72%

Average

$70,832

$75,794

7.01%

Data sourced from SEEK

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