Education in the age of globalization has become an international affair. Students travel all over the world to find best places for education and career development.
For many years, countries like USA, UK, Canada, or Australia were the preferred destination for higher studies. Due to recent financial crisis, increased expense and visa restrictions, aspirant students are looking for alternative options where they can get quality education and job security after graduation.
New Zealand has emerged as a prospective destination offering world class education at fraction of the cost of other developed countries. According to QS World Rankings, New Zealand is among the 10 top happiest countries where student can live and enjoy while studying and may end up getting a job there and settle permanently.
New Zealand's education system is renowned around the world for its designed structure and efficiency. This county offers very high standard of living and natural beauty in abundance. Minimum wage of workers in New Zealand is NZD $14.75 per hour which makes it an attractive location for full time as well as part time job seekers. They also have one the lowest unemployment rate (5.6%) among all the countries in the world meaning that there are lots of jobs available for skilled and non-skilled students and immigrants.
Universities normally offer Bachelors, PG Diploma, Master's and PhD level education. Main focus of the universities is theoretical research based education. Students can get world class research facilities in Applied Science, Medicine, Business and Engineering. Students interested in doing PhD can study paying local tuition fees only and bring their dependents into New Zealand.
On the other hand, ITPs and PTEs generally provide Diploma and Bachelors level education. These institutes offer practical education and training in numerous fields like engineering, IT, applied sciences, business, medicine, health care, tourism and hospitality etc.
Requirement for admission in New Zealand is very standard. Candidates with decent IELTS score and CGPA in SSC/O Level's and HSC/A Level's can apply for higher education. They do not accept study gap but students can still apply if they have relevant job experience. Living cost in Auckland is higher than rest of the country.
After completion of studies, international students get PSW (Post Study Work) Permit of where they can look for suitable jobs in their respective field. Students can apply for PR (Permanent Residentship) in New Zealand. Those who are interested in skilled migration can contact below address for more details and list of eligible occupations.
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S M Najmul Haque Emon is a freelance writer