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Reasons to Study in New Zealand

Regardless of the reason for studying abroad, there are several reasons why you should consider studying in New Zealand. New Zealand, with its magnificent scenery and laid-back lifestyle of its citizens, continues to be a popular destination for international students. 

Jennifer Aranda, Maximino Soliman Aquino

Reasons to Study in New Zealand

New Zealand has consistently ranked high based on the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Index. The factors of UNDP considered include years of schooling, healthcare, life expectancy, and other economic indices.

For the more pragmatic among us, New Zealand is also an option for many would-be students because:

  1. “Global Citizenship” seems to be the catchphrase of this generation. Credentials earned from a New Zealand tertiary provider will be your entrée to skilled immigration in many countries. For example, neighboring Australia and far-off Ireland both recognize many credentials. Consider enrolling in niche programs such as biotechnology, forensic science, marine engineering, food science and technology as New Zealand universities have a reputation for being one of the best in the world.
  2. As of this writing, the New Zealand Dollar-Philippine Peso exchange rate is lower than for Canada or Australia. However, the lower living cost of New Zealand will also lower the overall cost of education. Education is less expensive than comparable studies in the United Kingdom, giving you excellent value for your money.
  3. New Zealand citizens, also called Kiwis, speak English. If you are already conversant in English, you will not have to learn a new language to understand lessons and get by at the workplace.
  4. Who hasn’t seen idyllic and beautiful-beyond-description landscape images with rolling green hills, fjords, glaciers, beaches, and mountains? Ask anyone who’s ever lived in New Zealand, and they’ll tell you that New Zealand legislature dictates that industries and people keep the environment clean.
  5. If you can run, jump, swim, walk, sail, then you’ll enjoy studying in New Zealand, which is home to many thrilling sports. Did you know that Kiwis invented Bungee jumping? You can also try to hang gliding and jet boating even in Auckland Harbor.
  6. You know that the New Zealand government protects your rights even if you are on a temporary visa. The “Code for the Pastoral Care of International Students” implements its protocols strictly and woe to the college or institution that does not explain the document to their students!
  7. We cannot say enough about the advantages of living in a multicultural society. Kiwis, in general, welcome visitors, and international students and are readily accepting of other cultures. Small wonder that people from around the world travel all the way to study and socialize freely in New Zealand.
  8. Unlike Europe and Asia, New Zealand has never seen a war on its shores. With a little over 4.5 million people spread over a country the size of Japan, New Zealand is one of the safest places to live. The government’s stability makes for a safe political climate, ideal for families with young children.
  9. In 2018, the prestigious Legatum Institute in London ranked New Zealand ranked second based on the Institute’s Prosperity Index. You get to enjoy not only an excellent education system but also fresh food in clean markets, art galleries, world-class study facilities, and modern transport systems and affordable cars.
  10. Finally, eligible international students can work up to twenty hours a week during a regular semester. If you have an acceptable qualification, you may apply for a visa to work in New Zealand for up to three years after graduation. 

Take advantage of a British-based, research-oriented educational system at a much-reduced cost!  

Are you eyeing New Zealand as your next study destination? Before committing yourself, get to know more about New Zealand’s education system and how to apply for a student visa. Share your migration concern with us!

Authors & Contributors

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.

Maximino Soliman Aquino

Maximino Soliman Aquino

Maximino Soliman S. Aquino IVC's Human Resources officer and part of the AMSG.

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