Study in New Zealand

MakinGrad Overseas Education Consultants caters to various countries over the world including USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, U.K, Ireland and the Philippines.


When you study in New Zealand, you’ll discover a unique country – the ultimate outdoor playground with excellent study opportunities. It’s a safe and welcoming community with a world-class reputation for cutting-edge research and creative energy.

New Zealand is an attractive destination for international students and the country’s educational institutions are well regarded throughout the world so it’s not surprising so many people wish to study in New Zealand.

The whole of New Zealand’s educational system is based upon the prestigious British system, which is similar to Singapore. New Zealand’s universities offer numerous opportunities for research and internships, where students can build practical skills needed in their future career and academic life.New Zealand has several types of post-secondary educational institutions: universities, colleges, private institutions and polytechnics.

Eight of New Zealand’s universities feature in the 2016/17 QS World University rankings – the best ranking universities in New Zealand are University of Auckland (81) and University of Otago (169). Other listed universities include University of Canterbury (214), Victoria University of Wellington (228), the University of Waikato (292), Massey University (340), Lincoln University (343) and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (441-450).

New Zealand universities offer plenty of opportunities to study at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD, with a wide range of quality postgraduate programs at the Masters and PhD levels. In New Zealand, Masters courses last for two years and PhD courses generally last 3 years.

Specific qualifications are also on offer, such as Graduate Diplomas and Honours. Graduate Diplomas are one year long courses, often used as transition courses for students who wish to study at a Masters level for a subject they don’t have an undergraduate degree in. Honours are specific degrees offered in New Zealand and Australia. These are one year long programs taken after a Bachelor’s degree, often open only to high-achieving students. In some cases, honours can be the first year of a Masters qualification while in others it’s the pathway to a PhD.

Why study in New Zealand?

New Zealand is home to internationally prestigious, research-led universities, many of which are ranked among the best in the world. Universities undertake pioneering research in many fields, and their discoveries and academics are in demand by organisations ranging from NATO to NASA. Research excellence is key to ensuring quality undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities, as discoveries and knowledge filter down to inform all levels of university teaching.


  • If you are looking for a study abroad locale that will give you academic excellence and value for money, New Zealand is your destination. International students are able to get financial help and support in the form of grants and scholarships.

  • It is great fun to study with people from all parts of the world. The natives of New Zealand always give a warm welcome to international students so that they can easily integrate and become a part of their culture.

  • International students get the chance to choose from a wide range of scholarships available for their studies. Students of Levels 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are entitled to a one year post study work permit in New Zealand After completion of their studies, students can get employment in diverse sectors in New Zealand like social work, health, technology etc.


Under graduate Programmes Tuition fees (per year)
Arts/Humanities/Social Science/Commerce/
Administration Management
20,000 - 24,000 NZ$
Computing / Mathematical Science 20,000 - 24,000 NZ$
Engineering & Technology 24,000 - 28,000 NZ$

Post Graduate Programmes Tuition fees (per year)
Arts / Humanities / Social Science 24,000 - 28,000 NZ$
MBA & other Management programs 35,000 - 45,000 NZ$ Onwards
Engineering 24,000 - 28,000 NZ$

Living Expenses

Students can choose from Halls of Residence, Students Hostels, Dormitories, Homestay private apartments and flats. NZ$ 10,000 - 12,000 Per annum.



  • A good academic record in High School Certificate a minimum of 12 years of schooling with a score of about 70% and higher.
  • Some courses such as Computing and Engineering will require Mathematics and /or Science as pre-requisites.
  • A 6.0 overall band in IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in each.


  • A good academic record in Bachelor's Degree is necessary Some universities may even accept student at 60% and above in the 1st degree
  • GRE/GMAT scores are not needed.
  • Any work experience in the field will be helpful For MBA programs at some universities students need to have work experience along with their Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A 6.5 overall band in IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in each.