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New Zealand- Universal Bhutan

Why study in New Zealand?


New Zealand offers a world-class education in a postcard-perfect environment. New Zealand has an excellent, centrally managed quality assurance system. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) requires that institutions are registered to enrol international students and ensures compliance with qualifications standards.

Five New Zealand universities were ranked in the top 400 universities in the world by the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

New Zealand has always been internationally recognized for its excellent education standards and for training high quality teachers, which makes it rather a given fact that the institutions in New Zealand provide one of the best world class teaching faculties. Apart from this, New Zealand also has a high quality of amenities and research facilities for its students.

But that is not all the country has to offer. It also provides a perfect mix of a modern cosmopolitan society that exists in perfect harmony with the country’s outdoorsy lifestyle. Replete with all kinds of natural landscaped ranging from snowcapped mountains and steaming volcanoes to rolling green hills, golden sandy beaches and lush rainforests. Living in New Zealand provides every student a chance to grow with its multi-cultural society and natural wonders all at once. Education in New Zealand is truly an all-encompassing experience.



Cost of Education and Living?

While New Zealand is a great place to study as an international student, below is the rough estimation of the fees on should consider before applying for New Zealand

  • Fees for arts or social sciences range from NZ$20,000 (£9,680) a year.

  • Courses in science and engineering can cost from NZ$25,000 (£12,000) per year.

  • Dentistry and medicine tend to be the most expensive degrees – NZ$75,000 (£36,300) per year.

  • Unfortunately, there are few scholarships available for international students studying in New Zealand, and those that are on offer are for PhD students.


Here are some approximate costs of those all important student services in New Zealand (GBP, March 2015):

  • Apartment rent, 1 bedroom: $550 - $800 per month

  • Meal, inexpensive restaurant: $12



Visa Process


All Bhutanese citizens will need a student visa to study overseas in New Zealand if the programme of study is longer than three months.

  • To study as a full-time student in New Zealand an offer from an education institution must be included in the visa application.

  • You must also show that you have enough money to cover your living and accommodation costs while studying abroad.

  • A medical examination may be demanded to ensure health requirements and for stays of longer than two years a police check may also be carried out.

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