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Things to know before going to New Zealand

Recently, New Zealand has been referred to as the happiest and safest country in the world. Associated with the land are white herds of snow-capped mountains, endless green fields with calm rivers. Many people dream of coming to this country to experience its peace.

New Zealand is located in the south of the Pacific, which is an independent state of the Commonwealth. It is a multi-racial country with a population of about 4 million. English-speaking population is predominant in New Zealand. English is the language of everyday use in New Zealand. New Zealand's living standards are relatively high, comparable to living standards in other developed countries.


New Zealand has a leading education system with special incentives for international students. This destination is attracting more than 40,000 international students. More and more Vietnamese students want to study in New Zealand. Here are some notes for you before "backpack and shoulder bag".

1. Conditions for studying in New Zealand

Like many other countries, you need two conditions: academic and financial. The condition of English is not too high. If you do not meet the required English language requirements, you can go to New Zealand to take a language course.

2. New Zealand Visa Application Procedure

You need to have the following papers:

- Learning outcomes
- Letter of Acceptance of Study and Letter of Acceptance of Student Accommodation in New Zealand by New Zealand School
- File of financial proof
- Birth certificate, curriculum vitae, identity card, judicial record, ...


3. Procedures for financial proof

The proof of financial support for studying in New Zealand is based on the following documents: valid housing, bank account, business license (for business owners), tax receipts In the last 12 months, the monthly income certificate, labor contract ... Depending on the financial situation of your family that use the above mentioned documents to prove.

4. Pre-college

New Zealand has 8 colleges and 21 state-run institutes of technology. The Foundation Program is offered at many schools. All high school students (grades 11-12) or graduates can participate.

5. Doctorate Degree

International students study for a PhD in New Zealand only with tuition fees equivalent to native students, with tuition fees ranging from $ 1,800 / year to $ 2,500 / year (except for Engineering or Medical). This is a very good opportunity for you to study and work in the international education environment at very favorable cost.

You also have the opportunity to receive scholarships in New Zealand while studying.

There are many types of scholarships:

Scholarships are offered directly by the Universities of New Zealand.
- New Zealand Government Scholarships, granted through the New Zealand Education Organization.
In addition, the New Zealand Government also offers postgraduate scholarships under the NZAID program, a program of support to developing countries (including Vietnam).


6. Housing and eating

There are many forms of food, accommodation for students in New Zealand such as homestay homestay, in the campus dormitory, hostel ...

Sample cost of living in downtown Auckland



Rent / week

NZ$150 to NZ$300

Have lunch or coffee at school

NZ$5 to  NZ$10

Main meal at the restaurant (off-campus)

NZ$15 to  NZ$40

1 cup of cappuccino or latte

NZ$3.50 to  NZ$4.50

McDonald’s Big Mac Burger


Bus ticket 1 time (Student discount)


Send a letter in inland New Zealand


Make local calls with your home phone



Make local calls with your mobile phone

NZ$0.24 to  NZ$1.39/minute

Make international calls


Attend great sporting events from Eden Park


Attend major international music events

NZ$45 to  NZ$150

Gasoline (lead free) / liter


Consult a doctor

NZ$25 to  NZ$40

Jeans Levi


Parking / hour

NZ$2 to  NZ$5

Parking / day

NZ$5 to  NZ$22

7. Working overtime

Current students can apply for 20 hours per week. Students enrolled in courses of 12 months or more may apply for full-time employment during summer vacations. Students in Year 12, Year 13 or English language courses are also allowed to work up to 20 hours per week.

8. Other services

Health and Travel Insurance

All international students in New Zealand need comprehensive health insurance and travel insurance.

Insurance programs will protect students during their arrival and departure from New Zealand and during their stay in New Zealand. You can claim damages, trip delays, lost baggage, deposits, documents, personal belongings and other incidents.

Currently the annual fee for international students is NZ $ 456.

Bank and Currency

Money used in New Zealand is dollars and cents. All banks provide banking information via telephone and internet.

Open a bank account:

- Registering a bank account in New Zealand is important, a bank account is a place to store your money safely, pay for your living expenses and let the company transfer your salary if you are a student. have job.

- Some banks allow you to open an account before you arrive in New Zealand.

- Most banks offer special programs for students.

- You can use international credit cards like Visa and Mastercard for purchases.

9. Stay at work after graduation

International students who successfully complete their courses that qualify for the Skill migrant category can apply for a 12-month residency permit. The student's wife or wives, if accompanied, are allowed to apply for work while studying in New Zealand.

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