Study in New Zealand
When you talk about New Zealand, you will eventually picture its beautiful landscapes, mountains, lakes, and unique biodiversity. For anyone who looks for adventure, New Zealand offers great adventure activities including white water rafting, skiing, mountain biking etc. However, New Zealand has got more to offer!
New Zealand has 8 state-funded universities, 18 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPS) [that offer vocational degree level courses] and 550+ Private Training Establishments (PTEs)/ English language schools that again provide vocational courses but at certificate and diploma level. The quality of education at each of these institutions is maintained on a regular basis.
Reasons to study in New Zealand
#1 British-based education system
One of the main reasons for New Zealand being a preferred destination among Malaysians is that the education programs and degrees are based upon the British education system. Being a colony of the British Empire, it follows the tested and the most recognized system of British education which is very similar to what is followed in Malaysia
#2 Internationally Recognised World Class Institutions
New Zealand universities rank among the best in the world. In fact, all the 8 universities rank among the top 3% globally and have found a place in the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings as well. A qualification from any of the universities will give you an edge over the others. The universities enrol fewer students and its excellent student-teacher ratio (an average of 6.7) allows you to have a close interaction with the teachers. The institutions have a well balanced curriculum with equal weightage on practical and theoretical knowledge.
#3 Employment opportunities
While studying in New Zealand, you are permitted to work up to 20 hours part time every week during semester and full time during breaks. Once you have graduated, you may be eligible to apply for a 1-3 years post study work visa depends on your qualification. According to Chris Whelan, the executive director of Universities New Zealand, after graduation 97% of the students get employed and 90% of them get into job profiles that are relevant to the course they've pursued.
#4 Safe community
New Zealand is a safe and stable country with a very nice lifestyle. According to Global Peace Index 2017, New Zealand is the second safest peaceful and safe country out of 163 countries in the world. New Zealand has political stability and low crime rate. The people in New Zealand accept and respect other cultures and welcome international students warmly in the country irrespective of religion, caste and gender.
Study Options in New Zealand