The Chinese economy is booming and its citizens are always on the lookout for all things quality. The education and training of their youth is no exception. In 2017, almost 25,500 Chinese students were granted visas to study in New Zealand. This is more than half of the almost 50,000 student visas issued for the year. What makes NZ such an attractive education destination for the Chinese youth and how can you get competitive and comprehensive education like theirs? Read on and find out.
If you are looking for a great adventure along with a world-class education, then New Zealand is the perfect place to be. All of New Zealand’s eight universities are in the top 3% in the world rankings, making your NZ education a passport to great opportunities.
In New Zealand, the world is your playground. Whether you get inspiration from the sea, the mountains, or the forests, there will be an adventure waiting for you. You will experience all of what a first world country offers minus the overcrowding, thanks to the population of only 4.6 million people.
Ranked 2nd by the Global Peace Index in 2017, it is one of the safest places to study. It has also been tagged as the least corrupt country too. Who wouldn’t thrive in a laid-back environment, surrounded by warm and welcoming Kiwis?
Your journey to New Zealand starts at home. Determine what level and specific course you wish to pursue. This would help you zero in on the school you want to apply to. While different learning institutions have varying requirements, it is important to supply all of it. This can be conveniently done online. Once you have an unconditional Offer of Place in your school of choice, you should then proceed to secure a student visa.
There are three types of student visas specific for Chinese citizens. These are the general student visa, the Pathway Pilot, and the student visa for partners of work visa holders. Disparities in requirements are present for each student visa type. What’s common across the three is the requirement of offer of place and evidence of maintenance funds. Read more on student visa requirements here <https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/checklists/china >
How much you have to pay for school fees depend on the duration, level, and course you want to pursue. Students taking up English language courses tend to pay the least. They cash out $ 5,000 for a 12-week course. They are followed by PhD students who shell out $ 6,500 to $ 9,000 per year. Postgraduate degrees prove to be the most expensive. A student at this level can expect to pay $ 26,000 to $ 37,000. Those who are taking up medicine and veterinary science subjects should be ready to pay more.
Where do you plan to stay in New Zealand? How would you describe your lifestyle? Your answers to these two questions will determine how much you have to spend for your day to day expenses.
You would need $ 7,080 assuming that you are from Beijing and spend $ 4,300 in your current city, pay rent, and would rent when you stay in Auckland. This is $ 3,700 more than what you would spend in Beijing for the same standard of life. Consumer prices in Auckland are close to 80% higher than in Beijing. For more rates and to select another Chinese and New Zealand city, visit this <https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=China&city1=Beijing&country2=New+Zealand&city2=Auckland&displayCurrency=NZD >.
It can be isolating to be in a foreign land. Find support! Chinese youth is the biggest international student group in New Zealand so you should be in touch with a buddy in no time. Visit the New Zealand Chinese Students’ Association website and get started. You should also take advantage of student orientations and classroom interactions to find your tribe. All you have to do is be warm and friendly.
The Chinese economy is showing no signs of slowing down. Benefit from the economic boom by being globally competitive. Start preparing for your New Zealand education now and be poised for success.