To study in New Zealand, you first need to know admission intakes, application requirements, and visa application process.
Each university has slightly different dates for admission cycles. Most universities in New Zealand have two semesters, with a four-week break in June. Some additionally offer summer school during the main holiday season, which runs from November to February. Intakes occur semester-wise as shown below:
Semester I begins in February.
The application forms for this intake are made available in September of the preceding year.
Semester II begins in September.
The application forms for this intake are available in May of the current year.
The basic requirements are, of course, your marksheets and transcripts of 10th, 12th, till graduation, or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases. In addition, extracurricular activities certificates, a passport, and a birth certificate are also required. Apart from that, you need to fulfill English language requirements.
English language requirements:
Aspiring international students who want to pursue a Diploma, Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate in New Zealand must be fluent in English to succeed at a New Zealand university. Many courses are available at public and private institutions in New Zealand and worldwide to help international students achieve the required English language proficiency level. We recommend a waiver of IELTS/TOEFL/PTE wherever possible as New Zealand education experts. However, a band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate courses and 6.5/7.5 for postgraduate courses is preferred.
To complete the application, you’ll also need a Resume, Statement of Purpose (at some institutes), and sometimes two reference letters from your past education institutes or employers. At iOverseas, we suggest students submit their applications at least four months before commencement. Applicants should apply well ahead of the deadlines set by New Zealand universities to ensure that they have enough time to secure a student visa. Contact iOverseas to select the best possible courses and ensure your landing in New Zealand through a smooth visa process.
A student visa is required if you plan to stay in New Zealand for more than three months to study. Before this, you must be able to demonstrate that you are:
- A sincere and genuine student.
- Going to enroll in a recognized full-time program.
- Able to pay for your course as well as support yourself.
- Able to plan to follow your chosen path.
- Intend to leave the nation at the end of the period you have been granted permission to stay.
Then comes the visa process. You need to gather your documents, submit your application, and wait for a visa decision in the visa process.