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How to Make Applications at Universities in New Zealand in 2021

January 2021

Revered as one of the most beautiful and safe countries across the globe, New Zealand is also a popular study abroad destination. The social and academic milieu is conducive to the overall growth of the student’s acumen. Universities in New Zealand conduct their programs in English thus international students seamlessly assimilate into the system.

If you are looking to study in New Zealand in 2021 here are the steps you need to follow:

Select a Program

Before you commence your application process, you first need to decide which program you are going to study. Few of the most popular courses in New Zealand include,

  • MBA
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Masters of Engineering Studies in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Hotel Management
  • Professional Cooking
  • Masters of Disaster Management
  • Masters of Engineering Management
  • Masters in Food Processing
  • Masters of Applied Finance

Select a University

Universities in New Zealand are revered across the globe and offer a range of programs. 8 universities in New Zealand are amongst the 3% of the QS World University Rankings. Few of the top universities include

  • University of Auckland
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • Massey University
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago

Gearing to make an application

  • There are a range of Bachelor’s and Master's programs that you can consider. Understand the requirements, which include English language proficiency skills and costs. Moreover, to study in New Zealand students are also required to possess a student visa and thus, understand the requirements for the same.
  • Scholarships are also offered by these universities and thus always strive to attain one.
  • Once you attain your university acceptance, promptly apply for the student visa since it takes a while to process the same.

English Language Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters in New Zealand for international students requires them to be fluent in the English language if they are to succeed at a university in New Zealand.
  • A band of 6.0/6.5 for undergraduate & 6.5 / 7.5 for postgraduate courses is desirable.

Application Documents Required

Documents needed for making an application are:
Resume, Statement of Purpose, Mark sheets & Certificates of X, XII, till Graduation or relevant degree transcripts in specific cases. Certificates of extracurricular activities and passport copy, birth certificate & 2 reference letters from colleges & employers are also required.


  • The academic year is from mid / late February to early November. Most Universities have 2 semesters with a holiday of 4 weeks in June.
  • Intakes are in February, July and sometimes in September.

Making the application

  • Before you commence your application, ensure you have all your documents ready. Universities tend to have an online application process that Edwise helps with.
  • Post having received an acceptance you have to pat the fees, make the application for a visa and get your finances in order. Edwise offers assistance through it all.

With the uncertain time in hand, it is important that you have a trusted hand through it all. Thus, let study in New Zealand consultants, Edwise help you through the same.


Also read: A Complete Guide to Studying in the UK 2021 for International Student

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