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about New Zealand

 

ABOUT & CLIMATE
New Zealand has a multicultural population of around 4 million people from 145 different countries. It is a spectacularly beautiful country with vast mountains, rugged coastlines, scenic lakes, dense rainforests and steaming volcanoes. New Zealand is separated into the North and South islands and is of comparable size to the United Kingdom. The main cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch offer many different experiences for international students. The capital, Wellington is the most southerly capital city on the planet. One thing they all have in common is their beauty and access to stunning wilderness and outdoor pursuits.

The country experiences temperate climate though the North of New Zealand is sub-tropical. The average maximum temperature ranges from 20 – 30 C during summer (December – February). Winter months (June – August) bring down the mercury levels to 10 – 15 C. The temperature fluctuates around 14 C during spring and autumn.

EDUCATION SYSTEM
New Zealand's Higher education system includes universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and private training institutions.

The New Zealand education system is internationally recognized for its excellence and is renowned for producing high quality graduates with the practical skills and knowledge demanded by employers internationally.

Technical and Vocational Education: is mainly offered at institutes of technology, polytechnics, private training establishments and in the workplace. However, some programmes are also available in secondary schools, wananga, government training establishments, one college of education and several universities.

Higher, or Degree-level Education : is mainly offered at universities, but some degree programmes are also available at institutes of technology, polytechnics, wananga and colleges of education, and at some private training establishments.

Industry Training Organizations : are bodies that represent particular industry sectors. Industry Training Organizations develop and maintain national unit (skill) standards and qualifications for their sector. They also facilitate on-job training and contract training providers to offer off-job training and courses.

The degrees offered by NZ universities are recognized for enrolment in postgraduate programmes at universities throughout the world, subject to the normal grade and subject-specialization requirements.

The style of teaching and learning at New Zealand Colleges and Universities develop strong analytical and academic skills which encourage you to think independently and creatively. The fantastic experience will be rewarding both academically and personally preparing you for life's journey.

Admission Process & IELTS

To be eligible to study in New Zealand as a student your course must meet the New Zealand requirements for international students. Universities prefer applicants with very good academic background and decent scores in TOEFL or IELTS for admission Postgraduate and Masters Programs may vary between Faculties, Applicants may also be required to provide evidence of relevant work/research experience. For postgraduate applications where the student will be undertaking a thesis, a research proposal will be required.

Main intake every year commences in Jun-July, Dec-Jan.

New Zealand colleges and universities accept either TOEFL or IELTS scores as proof of English proficiency.

Pre-Degree-Diploma & Undergraduate Degree

IELTS (Academic) score - Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or overall 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

TOEFL score: Paper-based - total score of 550 with minimum of 4.0 in Test of Written English (TWE)or Computer-based - total score of 213 with minimum Essay rating of 4.0 or Internet-based - total score of 80

Postgraduate Degree IELTS (Academic) score - Overall band score of 6.5 & band score of 6.0 in all bands

TOEFL score: Paper-based - total score of 575 with minimum of 4.5 in Test of Written English (TWE)or Computer-based - total score of 233 with minimum Essay rating of 4.5 or Internet-based - total score of 90