New Zealand is one of the fastest growing countries for higher education worldwide. It has having lower living and tuition fees compare to other countries and their respective universities. What attracts the students more is that it has a British-based education system and it provides a easy migration to its international students. New Zealand is a clean, green, friendly and unique country making it a high quality, cost effective study abroad destination. The people here are very warm and friendly. The climate here is almost moderate round the year. There are limitless sports, recreation and leisure opportunities.
New Zealand's tertiary tuition fees at a Bachelors level are markedly less than UK and USA and generously less than Australia and Canada. While doctorate study are significantly less due to its international fees policies at this level. Most important is that cost of English language in New Zealand is very competitive with other major countries. It is only Canada which has the most competitive price structures along with New Zealand.
There are 03 major intakes in New Zealand and these are February, July and November. Diplomas are considered as 05 & 06 level courses: Bachelors degree, Graduation Certificates and diplomas are 07 level courses; Postgraduate certificates and diplomas and Bachelor's degrees with honors are level 08 courses while Master's degrees are level 09 courses. IELTS is not mandatory in few institutes and minimum requirement to be eligible for an application is 5.5 bands with NO bands less than 5.0 bands.
New Zealand offers a Funds Transfer Scheme (FTS) that allows students to transfer money from banks and financial institutions overseas to an ANZ bank account in New Zealand. These funds are released periodically to support students while they are in New Zealand. Student has to fulfill minimum fund requirement to cover living cost and then applying for a visa. FTS is to help facilitate the processing student visa application from Indian students who want to go to New Zealand to study more than 12 months. The amount is available once student reaches New Zealand.