Why Study in New Zealand?
New Zealand may be best known for its stunning countryside, a population of 4.4 million who enjoy classy wine and herds of sheep. However, with study costs, financial aid and post-graduation employment prospects emerging as highly important factors in choosing a destination, New Zealand is gradually drawing itself towards the centre stage of international education. The education model adopted by New Zealand has fundamental principles taken from the UK institutions and hence is research and practical oriented.
The New Zealand Government is investing heavily in its education sector with projections of international enrolments increasing by 2025 to more than double of what they are today. The broad range of study and research opportunities is also boosting their presence in the global marketplace. Moreover, 7 of the 8 Universities in New Zealand have consistently featured in the top 500 Universities across the globe. This is why more and more students are choosing to study in New Zealand. If you too are considering to study in New Zealand, you must contact us and we will guide you step by step.
Top Universities in New Zealand
New Zealand offers a high quality learning experience through its 8 internationally well-recognised universities. The New Zealand Vice Chancellor Committee is committed to building the country’s education system on strong values of research and practical orientation with high quality control on the modules offered at Universities.
Universities possess highly experienced faculty members many of whom come from industry and other very interesting backgrounds especially in the fields of Business, Sciences, Arts and Environmental Studies. The country also has an immense knowledge in sophisticated environmental and sustainable engineering and applied technology, and has made a series of innovations especially in outdoor activities including Commercial Bungee Jumping, The Jetpack and High Speed Amphibious Vehicles.
New Zealand University and colleges are growing in the following areas of study: Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine, Applied & Pure Sciences, Architecture & Construction, Engineering, Creative Arts & Design, Education & Training, Health & Medicine, Fitness & Personal Care and Travel & Hospitality.
List of Universities in the New Zealand
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Overview of the institution
Auckland University of Technology (AUT), is the third largest university and one of the newest in New Zealand. Its roots go back to 1895 when it use to be a technical school. Over the years it has become a globally competitive institution with a world class research culture.
The university is also known for its student welfare initiatives. The GirlTechprogramme is to encourage female students to enter streams of Science and Technology. The Perfect Prefect’s Programme is a one day programme held where students from the different schools come together to discuss pros and cons, achievements of their respective schools with one another.
Location and facilities
Located in Auckland, the university has three vibrant campuses. Auckland (City) Manukau (South Auckland) and North Shore (across the Auckland Harbour Bridge)
AUT’s Millennium Institute is located on the North shore. The institute is a sports training facility that does research as well as helps students and the community stay healthy as well as for the university’s athletes. The Athletic student advisor guides students to condition their body and mind in an effective way for top results.
The campuses also have student lounges and game rooms to help students unwind. The student centre has advisors for students of all nationalities to help them in their academics as well as to settle them into the university life.
Faculty of Culture and Society
School of Education
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Departments: Tourism and Event Management; Hospitality; and Culinary Arts
School of Social Sciences and Public Policy
School of Language and Culture
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
School of Art and Design
Departments: Digital Design; Fashion; Communication Design; Product Design; Spatial Design and Visual Arts
School of Communication Studies
School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
School of Engineering
Departments: Electrical and Electronic Engineering; and Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
School of Applied Sciences
School of Health Care Practice
Departments: Midwifery; Nursing; and Paramedic and Emergency Management
School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies
Departments: Community Health Development; Oral Health, Psychology; and Psychotherapy
School of Rehabilitation and Occupation Studies
Departments: Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; and Podiatry
School of Sport and Recreation
School of Inter-professional Health Studies
TeAraPoutama (Faculty of M?ori Development)
Most institutions have certain core competencies that form the foundation for their research, education delivery and reputation. Hence, in order to enhance their ideologies and knowledge systems, universities introduce programmes and study abroad scholarships that are unique to their identity. These study international scholarships opportunities are highly competitive and are awarded on the basis of various factors including academic, personal achievements, extra-curricular activities, overall profiles, etc. They often award in the form of a reduced tuition fees. Cambridge Institute of Technology Overseas Consultants match you to the right university based on your merit.
2014 QS World University Rankings: 501 – 550
Careers: Unique student support
The university has an online Career Hub that helps students become aware of both full-time vacancies and internships. Students can also apply for internship while continuing with their courses.
The university’s links and partnerships with industry facilitate students with finding jobs. The graduate employability rate at AUT is the highest in New Zealand.
Admission Process to Study in New Zealand
To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in New Zealand, students should register with Cambridge Institute of Technology. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at Cambridge Institute of Technology, work on the New Zealand admissions process.
You register withCambridge Institute of Technology and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.
We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.
We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.
Together, we shortlist potential countries, universities and courses that match a your profile.
We edit essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.
Application Review and Submission
The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.
We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.
Pre Departure Information
We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.
Contact us to know more about the New Zealand admissions process.
Student Visa for New Zealand
Here is a list of documents required for New Zealand:
Attested copies of X, XII & Graduate Degree (if applicable), Mark Sheets including Backlogs (Re-sits)
Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
Two academic references
Two references from employers (where applicable)
Passport sized photographs
Statement of Purpose (SOP)
Draft for application fees, if applicable
Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities
Note: Documents required for individual universities and individual courses may vary in New Zealand.
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