To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in New Zealand, students should register with Acads Visa. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at Acads Visa, work on the New Zealand admissions process.


We make an assessment of academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.

Standardised Tests

We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.

University/Course Selection

Together, we shortlist potential countries, universities and courses that match your profile.

Document Editing

We edit essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.

Application Review and Submission

The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.

Interview Preparation

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.

Visa Counselling

We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.

Contact us to know more about the New Zealand admissions process.

Costs of studying abroad is an important factor in choosing your study destination. This section familiarises you with the cost of higher education in New Zealand. When you compare the education costs in New Zealand to the US or the UK, it is quite affordable. Take a look:


The official currency of New Zealand is dollar.
(NZ $). 1 NZ $ = Rs 45.06 /- (Approx. as in 2015).

Cost of Education & Living:

Tuition Fee (NZ $)

  • Arts & Sciences – $20,000
  • Engineering & Technology – $25,000
  • Dentistry & Medicine – $75,000

Accommodation (NZ $)

  • Private Halls (Self Catered) – $14,400
  • Private Halls (Fully Catered) – $15,000
  • Apartment (Depending on location) – $14,600

Undergraduate Courses

Admission to a University in New Zealand requires a completion of twelve years of elementary and secondary education. In the Indian context, this implies qualifying in class 12th examination or junior college as applicable. The acceptable degrees include: Indian School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Higher School Certificate, Higher Secondary Certificate, All India Senior School Certificate.

Most universities ask for a minimum of 75% aggregate marks and a minimum of 60% in English.

Postgraduate Courses

Most New Zealand universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into most postgraduate courses. An Indian bachelor degree like B.A., B.Com. or B.Sc. is equivalent to a New Zealand Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree. However, some courses and universities may require a qualification equivalent to New Zealand Bachelor (Honors) Degree, which requires 16 years of formal education, which would mean another year after graduation or a four year degree course like B.E., B.Tech or other such courses.

For most Universities, a good first degree from a leading university in India or its equivalent is essential.

Language Requirments

If the student is not proficient in English, he/she may be required to take the IELTS (International English Testing System). Every institute has its own minimum scores with respect to this test.

International students are required to take IELTS (International English Language Test), which is regularly administered by the British Council. A minimum score of 6.5 is usually required by most institutes.

If the student does not obtain the minimum score required by the institute, he/she will have to go in for a 3 to 9 month bridging course in English at the institute before the start of the chosen program of study.

Some universities may accept TOEFL scores instead of IELTS score.

Acads Visa is the one stop solution for all your Overseas Education needs. We are Overseas Studies/Education Consultants for Study in New Zealand.

We provide complete guidance regarding study in New Zealand. We assist our students for Coaching, Admissions,Visas and in short the entire process from start to end for study in New Zealand.

You will find a wide range of options when you consider New Zealand as your study destination.

In New Zealand students can choose from thousands of courses and experience a unique learning environment that focuses on independent learning, critical thinking and faculty-student interaction. New Zealanders are technologically savvy, with some of the highest mobile phone and internet usage in the world and with 63% of the population logging in on a regular basis.

Studying in New Zealand will gives students a competitive edge. Employers, governments and universities around the world recognize the academic excellence of New Zealand higher education.

New Zealand is the place for the thrill-seeker. Zorbing, sledging, jet boating and bungee jumping are only a few of the Kiwi innovations that will get your adrenaline pumping.

When applying for New Zealand Student Visa, you will need to include:

  • Complete ‘Application for Student Visa’ Forms – Application forms can be obtained from Acads Visa office or from:
  • A recent passport-size photograph
  • Payment of a non-refundable visa application fee
  • An ‘Offer of Place’ from a New Zealand education school or institution which states that you have been accepted by the school, the name of the course, the minimum time to complete the course and the course fee.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover the tuition fee and living and other expenses
  • Academic certificates and Marksheets

For courses longer than 24 months, you will also have to provide medical and x-ray certificates that are less than three months old (for students intending to be in New Zealand over 9 months, see the paragraph below regarding Screening for Tuberculosis). If you are over 17, a police clearance certificate is required.