New Zealand is a welcoming, diverse country with a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island, and Asian immigration. This rich blend of cultures, combined with geologically fascinating landscapes and unique flora and fauna, make New Zealand an exciting country to explore. Most importantly, New Zealand is a wealthy Pacific nation dominated by two cultural groups - New Zealanders of European descent, and the Maori, who are descendants of Polynesian settlers. It is made up of two main islands and numerous smaller ones.
Around three-quarters of the population lives on the North Island, this is also home to the capital, Wellington. Agriculture is the economic mainstay, but manufacturing and tourism are important.Visitors are drawn to the glacier-carved mountains, lakes, beaches and thermal springs. Because of the islands &; geographical isolation, much of the flora and fauna is unique tothe country. New Zealand plays an active role in Pacific affairs, and has special constitutional ties with the Pacific territories of Niue, the Cook Islands and Tokelau.
Why Study in New Zealand?
New Zealand has an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and inimitable quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer. While studying here in New Zealand, you can be assured of a welcoming and friendly society with an excellent support system for international students. Here are some of the top reasons why you should study in New Zealand for your further education:
You will gain a world-class education and better career prospects: All New Zealand universities are in the top 3% of universities worldwide by QS World University Rankings.
You will gain leadership skills and practical skills to share with your country: Your study programme will relate to your country’s human resource and development needs. After your study, you will return home to make a positive difference in your home country.
You will feel welcome in New Zealand’s multi-cultural society that proudly celebrates its bicultural heritage: In New Zealand, around 15% of Kiwis are indigenous Māori, 12% are Asian and 7.5% are Pacific Islanders.
You will make friends and strong connections for life: New Zealanders are known for their friendly, honest and open nature. During your study period, you will get to know lots of Kiwis and become part of our global community of talented scholars.
You will enjoy a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle in an English speaking country: New Zealand is one of the most peaceful and least corrupt countries in the world. Learning and living abroad in an English-speaking country will reinforce your English language skills. English is the most commonly spoken language and Te Reo Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages of New Zealand.
You will enjoy a good work-life balance: New Zealanders value work-life balance. You will have time for fun and relaxation, as well as conscientious study. You can travel around our country with relative ease to experience New Zealand’s diverse landscapes from beautiful coastlines, snowy mountains, green native bush, and quiet countryside to dynamic cosmopolitan cities.
You can learn from innovative experts in high demand subjects: New Zealand has experts in climate change and adaptation, environmental management, renewable energy, disaster risk management, food security, agribusiness, public sector management, indigenous development and innovative business.
You will get good pastoral care: New Zealand educators have a duty of care to international students under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. This Code sets minimum standards to ensure international students are well-informed, safe and properly cared for by their education institution.
Documents Checklist for New Zealand
• Academic Documents
• Passport/MRP Copy
• IELTS Score Sheet
1. Minimum 5.5 IELTS Score for Diploma (L5 & 6) Programmes
2. Minimum 6.0 IELTS Score For Bachelors or (L7) Programmes
3. Minimum 7.0 for Bachelor of Nursing and 6.5 for Masters (L8 & Above) Programmes
• Consultancy Registration Fee for Documentation and Offer Letter
Forms and Other Supporting Documents:
• Apply for your Student Visa online: www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa or Paper Based Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012)
• Refer to the Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013) for help preparing student’s visa application
• Acceptable offer of place from a New Zealand education provider
• Statement of Purpose (SOP)
• University/College Application Form for Admission
• A Financial Undertaking for a Student (INZ 1014) form completed by an acceptable financial guarantor.
• A Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry (INZ 1025) completed by an acceptable sponsor.
• Chest X-ray Report and Medical Report prepared by the INZ panel doctors of Nepal
• Education Loan or Bank Balance Certificate and Statement from Nepal SBI Bank/ Nabil Bank (Bank Balance and Bank Certificate must be six months old)
• Evidence of income of parents and sponsor (salary, house rent and business income)
• Business Registration Certificate and Audit Report (applicable for any Business income)
• Property Valuation
• Tax Clearance Certificate
• CA report/Certificate or Annual Income Verification Report
• Police Report
Other Essential Documents:
• Relationship Certificate with Sponsor
• Birth Certificate/Citizenship certificate and Marriage Certificate (If applicable)
• Land Revenue/Land Ownership Certificates
• Affidavit of Support from Sponsors & Affidavit of Understanding by Student
• Employment History if any Gap more than One Year
Visa Application Fee:
• Visa fee amount of INR. (check with INZ website or us) should be payable to MBIE
• INR. (Check us) by Demand Draft Made Payable to VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PVT LTD.
NB: Please do translate documents in English language if they are in Nepali Language and notarize all the visa documents. We also request you to check authentic NZ government website for updated information about abroad study visa regulations.
As the name says, “Statement of Purpose (SOP) is a statement or essay about your main purpose of applying to a university or a college abroad.” When applying to study at a university or a college abroad, one of the most important pieces of a strong application is your Statement of Purpose. A Statement of Purpose is a short essay that highlights your educational background, achievements, and goals.
Most importantly, a good well-crafted SOP brings your chance to impress the admission committee by presenting your profile through an essay. The committee wants to see whether you take an interest in letting them know how much you want to study at their university or college. Below are the important guidelines for drafting a SOP for overseas universities in the USA, UK, Australia, NZ and Canada:
1. Start your SOP with a brief introduction stating your full name, date of birth, nationality and where you are currently living. You must also include the name of the course and institution where you intend to study and identify who will sponsor or finance your studies in Australia or other chosen destination.
2. Provide brief details of your education history – from Year 10 and 12 equivalent qualifications to your highest qualification.
3. If applicable, describe your employment history including the name of the company, job title and the duration of each job you have held.
4. State how your selected course is linked to your previous study and/or work experience. If there is no link, explain why you are seeking a change of discipline and therefore a career change.
5. Describe the specific research you conducted which led you to decide on your selected course (Compare your University with other Universities). You must state the reasons on why you have chosen the selected course of study and why you have chosen to study at your University. You must include the full title and duration of the course and the specific location or campus at where this course is being offered. You should also be able to identify the career opportunities or professional recognition aligned with the course that you are intending to study.
6. If there are similar courses of the same international standing available in your home country, provide reasons on why you choose to study in Australia or USA or UK instead.
7. Provide reasons why you chose Australia or your chosen study destination rather than other countries like USA, Canada, New Zealand and European.
8. If you have dependents (spouse and children), please provide their names and age. Also indicate if they plan to accompany you or join you later or remain in your home country whilst you study in abroad
9. Explain how this course will benefit you in your future career prospects back in your home country or in other international settings where employment opportunities may be available for you. (It would be better if you mention name of companies or organizations, positions, and salary ranges).
10. Provide clear and compelling reasons for returning to your home country once you successfully complete your selected course in your study destination. In this section, you must be able to show your genuine intention to temporarily stay in that country as a student and how you implement knowledge, skills and experience that you gained from the respective country and university after studies in your future career path.
11. Concluding paragraph must be the summary of your essay or SOP.
Sample Interview Questions
Below are the sample common questions for all countries and education providers. Every country, university and college has their own specific interview criteria. Interview questions may vary according to the profile of students. Please consult with us for specific country, university and college interview guidelines.
1. What is your passport no.?
2. What is your date of birth?
3. When did you complete your SLC or SEE or 10+2 or Bachelors or Masters?
4. What did you study in your SEE or 10+2 or Bachelors or Masters?
5. What is the definition of Physics or Chemistry or Accountancy?
6. Why do you want to go to abroad?
7. Why don’t you want to continue your education in Nepal or home country?
8. Which university or college are you going to apply?
9. Why do you want to study in the particular college/university?
10. Does the university/college provide any internship facility?
11. How did you know about the college/university?
12. Why not other universities or colleges available in your chosen city or state?
13. Which course are you going to study and why this particular course?
14. What is the course start date and course end date?
15. What is the tuition fee of the course, length of the course, credit hours and intakes?
16. Have you visited the website of your college/university?
17. What information can you find in the website?
18. What will be your course outcome?
19. What will you learn during your study period?
20. How can you convert whatever you have learnt in terms of your future career?
21. How can you justify your time and money which you are going to invest for your higher education in abroad?
22. What will you do after you return back to your home country?
23. Which companies/organizations can you join?
24. How can you contribute to your own country?
25. Do you have your relatives or close family members in aborad?
About your finance:
26. Who will be your sponsors?
27. What do they do? How much do they earn?
28. If you have an educational loan then how will your parents pay EMI or repay education loan amount?
• Please research as much possible as you can and do not forget that your interview is the gateway of your admission as well as positive visa outcome
• Visit the college or university website carefully and get to know each and every details minutely
• Visit the immigration website of respective country and know the visa application process, rules and regulations, and laws for international students
Important Resources for Research