New Zealand


Study in New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands, most notably Stewart Island/Rakiura and the Chatham Islands.

  • Country New Zealand
  • Capital Having an approximate population of 179,446, Wellington is the capital of New Zealand
  • Surface The total land area covered by New Zealand is 268,021 sq km.
  • Language English, Maori.
  • System of government New Zealand is a parliamentary democracy.
  • Population The population of the country is about 4,115,771 (July 2007), comprising Europeans, Maori, Asians, Pacific Islanders and others.
  • Time Difference 6 hrs 30 mins ahead of IST
  • Education Students visitors who want to enjoy their stay feel safe, and be able to make progress in their education. They make friends easily. Most places have information centers where people can easily get information about the institutions.
  • Geography & Climate The climate is temperate, moderated by the oceans that surround it. It has one of the best climates in the World for plant growth. It has a reputation for being clean and green. It has one of the best scenery and beautiful locations, lakes, flora and fauna. A good highway system makes the country easily accessible.
  • Currency The official currency of New Zealand is dollar. (NZ $). 1 NZ $ = 52.66 INR/- (Approx. as on June 2022).
  • Cost of Education & Living The cost of education in New Zealand is between NZ$ 7,000-15,000 for Undergraduate Courses and between NZ$ 18,000-30,000 for Post-Graduate Courses. The cost of living is approximately NZ$15000 per year, this covers all the living expenses; including accommodation, food, travel, books, clothes and entertainment.
  • Major Cities The capital of New Zealand is Wellington. The major cities of New Zealand are Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, and Christchurch.

New Zealand at a Glance

  • An agricultural wonderland, New Zealand offers pristine farmland and World leading agricultural research and development programs.
  • It has one of the highest literacy rates in World.
  • It offers one of the best education systems in the World as school education is free and Universities and training facilities are available to all and are subsidized by cheap government loans to residents.
  • Excellent health care is available to all New Zealanders as fully subsidized doctors visit for children under five.
  • The public health care system provides World-class care.
  • It has a diverse multi-cultural population of around 3.8 million people.
  • Limited choice of Universities and Colleges with some interesting courses to apply.
  • Flexible education system and high quality of education.
  • Affordable education.