Why Study in New Zealand?
Students who have decided to take the Kiwi route for their higher education aspirations have signed-up for an education experience that has the right blend of opportunities, culture, economy and climate to thrive for as an Indian student.
With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer. As international students, Indian students will have the same rights as their Kiwi counterparts.
Globally recognised qualifications
Students can be assured that the credentials that they gain from Kiwi universities are globally recognized and accredited which means opening doors to prospects everywhere across the world.
All eight universities of New Zealand consistently rank high in QS World Rankings* and Times Higher Education Rankings. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) also ensures that institutions are registered to enrol international students and comply with qualifications standards.
World-class teaching methodologies
Influenced by the UK education system, New Zealand emphasizes on research-based teaching, which means students will be taught to deal with different situations in a systematic and an organised manner. Students will be taught to work independently as well as in a team at various levels. Studying here will encourage students to think critically, question and benefit from student-teacher interactions. They’ll also be implementing the concepts learnt in the classroom and develop various approaches towards problem solving.
Innovation and research
Universities of New Zealand are not only centres of learning and excellence but also of research and development. New Zealand provide ample opportunities in research for students. The country boasts of highly experienced and dedicated faculty, well-equipped state-of-the-art laboratories and access to latest technology, equipments and opportunities. Known to have an innovative spirit, it has quickly become a hub of new technologies, research and development in various fields such as healthcare, physics, geology, engineering, astronomy, computer science and agriculture.
Benefits for PhD scholars
Besides having access to ample research opportunities, PhD students will be able to enjoy additional benefits and privileges. PhD candidates are eligible to pay the same tuition fee as locals and unlike other degree students, they are provided the added advantage of being able to work full-time during their studies.
Work while studying
As International students, Indian students in New Zealand can work for up to 20 hours a week during the semesters and full-time during the breaks. Students who have enrolled for research masters or a doctoral degree are also allowed to work full-time.
Scholarships to study in New Zealand
Indian students can avail a range of scholarships offered by Kiwi universities and colleges. Scholarships are based purely on merit and can be partial or fully paid, depending on the eligibility criteria, course and the institution. Scholarships are very competitive and only a few students make the cut every year. Students must apply in advance in order to obtain scholarships and financial aid.
Many scholarships and bursaries are offered by the government of New Zealand and various private and public establishments as well. Students must check the eligibility criteria along with the application closing date before applying to these scholarships.
What is the eligibility criterion for applying to a scholarship?
A scholarship is awarded based on various criteria that usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or the university. Excellence in academics is the primary criteria for obtaining a scholarship. Other factors include the chosen destination, subject and level for which the student is applying. Factors like extracurricular activities and volunteering can also be used to obtain financial aid.
Every scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. While some may require a mere application, others may require several conditions to be fulfilled. For instance, research centric programs may require the submission of written assignments as well. Students must contact the university admission centre if they have any queries regarding the same.
A scholarship is awarded based on various criteria that usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or the university. Excellence in academics is the primary criterion for obtaining a scholarship.
What amount of money is available through scholarships?
The amount of money provided and the type of award that is given varies from institution to institution. Certain research programs may provide up to 100% coverage of the tuition fee besides covering a part of the living expenses as well. Government scholarships are more competitive than university scholarships. We suggest that students begin the process of applying for a scholarship 8-12 months before the start of their preferred intake.
How can Hurray provide assistance with scholarships?
Our seasoned and well-experienced team of overseas education specialists at Hurray extend full support and guidance to our students and help them obtain scholarships and financial cover for their courses and programs. We also help our students obtain educational loans to fund their study-abroad aspirations.
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