Cost of study and Living in New Zealand

Have you ever wondered why many people choose to study in New Zealand instead of other countries? Well, there are so many benefits associated with studying and living in this very beautiful country which explains why a lot of people want to study there. Apart from the fact that New Zealand is very beautiful, the educational standard there is one of the best in the world, with some of its universities ranking among top universities in the world. In today’s article we shall be looking at the cost associated with studying and living in New Zealand. But before we delve into that, let’s look at more of the benefits associated with studying in New Zealand.

New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum.

Benefits of studying in New Zealand

  • Universities in New Zealand are all recognized globally.
  • Tuition fees are not so expensive when compared to UK and US.
  • Universities offer qualitative learning.
  • Admission into their universities is not competitive.
  • The country is beautiful.
  • Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours/week during their study and full time on holidays.

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Cost of studying in New Zealand

Studying in New Zealand might not be as expensive as what you get in places like Australia, UK and US. Tuition fees in New Zealand usually falls in the range of NZ$10,000 to NZ$16,000 per year. As at when this post was created, 1 NZ dollars exchanged for 0.655 United States Dollars. Please find below the tuition fees for different study areas in New Zealand:

Arts / Humanities / Social Sciences…………………..             NZ $ 10,000 – $ 12,000 per year
Commerce / Administration / Management…………..      NZ $ 10,000 – $ 12,500 per year
Computing & Mathematical Sciences…………………..         NZ $ 13,000 – $ 15,000 per year
Engineering……………………………………………………………       NZ $ 16,000 – $ 17,500 per year
Science / Science Technology……………………………………..  NZ $ 14,000 – $ 16,000 per year
Technology …………………………………………………………………. NZ $ 14,000 – $ 18,000 per year

Cost of living in New Zealand for students

Cost of living in New Zealand is affordable. It is estimated at $600 to $800 per month and covers expenses like Feeding, accommodation, transportation, buying of books, recreation etc. However, the expenses would vary for different people depending on the lifestyles the individual chooses. Note that New Zealand has one of the lowest costs of living among developed countries of the world.

List of Universities in New Zealand

Auckland University of Technology
*Lincoln University
*Manukau Institute of Technology
*Massey University
*Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
*The University of Auckland

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