Once you have made the decision to study abroad, you face another dreaded question – which country? There are so many options available for international students, selecting one requires a lot of research and information. And after all that research if you decide to study in New Zealand, know that you’re going on the right track. New Zealand education system is based on the world’s highly recognized and accredited British education system. All the eight universities of the country have consistently found place in the QS world university rankings. Their courses and training programmes are designed in a way that the students are welcomed by employers all across the globe. And to add more, the hospitality of the country is unrivalled. In this article, we help you decide which university is best suited for you.
Universities And Their QS World University Rankings for 2019
All eight universities are state funded and year after year, they feature in the QS world university rankings and Times Higher Education’s world university rankings.
University of Auckland – 85
University of Otago – 175
Victoria University of Wellington – 221
University of Canterbury – 231
University of Waikato – 274
Universities And Their Popular Courses
All the eight New Zealand universities give students the opportunity to select their study programme from a range of courses in important areas like business, medicine, engineering, nursing, veterinary science, social work and more. Few courses popular among the students of different universities are as below.
University of Auckland – Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, Architecture, Education and teaching, Medicine and biomedical sciences and mathematics.
University of Otago – Commerce, Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences.
Victoria University of Wellington – Law, Architecture, Environmental Studies, Business, English Literature, Philosophy and History.
University of Canterbury – Arts, Business and Law, Education, Health and Human Development, Engineering, Science.
University of Waikato – Accounting and Finance, Business Management Studies, Economics, Computer Science and Information Systems, Communication and Media Studies, Geography.
Universities And Their Average Tuition Fees
One of the most important factors to take into consideration while selecting the college is its fees. Since the expenditure list of studying abroad is huge, making informed decisions and cutting down all possible costs becomes top priority. Find below the average fees of different universities. Also, in New Zealand, tuition fees are calculated on a per point basis and each course has certain points related to it.
University of Auckland – The tuition fees here for bachelor’s degree programmes range from NZD 30,000 to NZD 55,150 per annum and for post graduate programmes, it ranges from NZD 33,000 to NZD 52,630 per annum.
University of Otago: International students pursuing undergraduate courses here generally pay fees that ranges between NZD 27,154 to NZD 39,858 per annum. And those pursuing post graduate courses pay between a range of NZD 22,889 to 64,896 per annum.
Victoria University of Wellington: The cost of studying undergraduate courses ranges from NZD 24,650 to NZD 33,360. And for postgraduate studies, it ranges from NZD 27,966 to NZD 36,445.
University of Canterbury: The tuition fees here for undergraduate courses range from NZD 27,000 to NZD 44,000. And for postgraduate studies it ranges anywhere between NZD 12,000 to NZD 77,000.
University of Waikato: The cost of studying undergraduate courses falls in the range of NZD 24,425 to NZD 35,700 and master’s degree courses in the range of NZD 29,370 to NZD 53,550 at University of Waikato.
Universities And Their Scholarships Available For International Students
Most kiwi universities offer different scholarships to attract Indian and other international students. Open to meritorious students to help them fund their studies, these can be partial or fully paid, depending on the criteria, course and the institution. Also, when applying for these scholarships, make sure to check for the eligibility criteria and application closing dates. Here are some popular scholarships of different universities.
AUT Doctoral Scholarships, Auckland University of Technology – Up to NZD 25,000 annual stipend and full tuition fees.
University of Otago Coursework Master’s Scholarship – up to NZD 10,000 towards fees in the first instance.
Victoria Masters by Thesis Scholarship – NZD 15,000 tax free stipend.
UC International First Year Scholarship – between NZD 10,000 to NZD 20,000 for intending first year international students.
University of Waikato International Excellence Scholarship – covers up to NZD 10,000 towards tuition fees.