You can opt to study in New Zealand for a variety of reasons like good education, low population, and peaceful environment. However, there are some requirements that have to be fulfilled in order for you to come here for studies. One of them is the financial proof.
The semester in a university here lasts for 9 months. For that amount of time, you should be able to prove that you have an educational funding of 1250 dollars every month. But if you plan on staying longer then an educational funding of 15,000 New Zealand dollars per year needs to be proved. A student can prove that he has money in his bank account or that of a representative’s to meet his study cost in New Zealand. He can also show that he has received the money through some scholarships.
The students can also opt to work-study in New Zealand to cover up the study cost. If a job is able to provide you with sufficient living expenses for the educational funding, then the address of the employer needs to be provided along with the study visa application. A student visa in New Zealand allows a lot of freedom to the student to pursue a job along with his studies. He can actually work for 20 hours in a week during the duration of his semester and more during any break from his studies including his vacations.
A student can also get sponsorship to meet his study cost in New Zealand. This sponsorship could be from his parents, legal guardians or from his relatives also.
Loans are also available from government agencies to cover up educational costs. A student just needs to prove his worth for getting these kinds of loans.
The New Zealand government does not want anyone who is coming to this country for studies to be a burden on the resources of this country. This is very important for the government of the country to ensure that the people who come to this country feel very relaxed and face no stress regarding financial Issues.
There are many benefits of pursuing studies in New Zealand. The tuition fees are quite low. Apart from that, the degrees have also received recognition throughout the world. The support for students in New Zealand universities is one of the best across the entire globe. Furthermore, all the degrees are recognized by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) due to which they are worth pursuing.
Nancy Damon is a freelance visa author and consultant on issues like immigration to New Zealand.