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About New Zealand

Students come to New Zealand to enjoy the affordable, high quality tuition in a safe country that offers vibrant cities and cultural diversity. Natural lakes, forests, beaches and mountains are easily accessible and allow students to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities. New Zealanders are also well known for their easy going approach to life and their friendliness.

It is recommended that you budget for NZ$1250 or NZ$15,000 a year for living expenses. To get an idea of current, updated living cost, please visit: http://www.studyinnewzealand.com/live

There are a number of useful websites with good information on entertainment and facilities in New Zealand and its cities.

For information on living and studying in New Zealand, see:

New Zealand’s Ministry of Education also has a guide for international students coming to New Zealand. Although this guide is targeted at Chinese students, it still contains a lot of useful and relevant information for anyone coming to New Zealand for the first time. To see the guide, please go to: http://www.minedu.govt.nz/

To find out more about studying, working and living in New Zealand, and the pre-arrival support information, please use this Immigration New Zealand's   NZReady online planning tooI.

Your guide to working while studying in New Zealand as an international student can be viewed at:  http://nzstudywork.immigration.govt.nz/

For information on Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, see: