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New Zealand

About New Zealand

About New Zealand

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It comprises two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island. The country’s varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand’s capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

The current Regions of New Zealand and most of their councils came about in 1989: Northland, Auckland†, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay†, Taranaki†, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington†, Tasman, Nelson†, Marlborough†, West Coast†, Canterbury†, Otago† and Southland†.

A developed country, New Zealand ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, education, protection of civil liberties, government transparency, and economic freedom. New Zealand underwent major economic changes during the 1980s, which transformed it from a protectionist to a liberalized free-trade economy. The service sector dominates the national economy, followed by the industrial sector, and agriculture; international tourism is a significant source of revenue. Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently Jacinda Ardern. Queen Elizabeth II is the country’s monarch and is represented by a governor-general, currently Dame Patsy Reddy. In addition, New Zealand is organized into 11 regional councils and 67 territorial authorities for local government purposes. The Realm of New Zealand also includes Tokelau (a dependent territory); the Cook Islands and Niue (self-governing states in free association with New Zealand); and the Ross Dependency, which is New Zealand’s territorial claim in Antarctica.


  • Name: New Zealand, named after the Dutch province of Zeeland, or Aotearoa (in Maori, meaning: land of the long white cloud)
  • Population: 4.6 million (2019)
  • Urban Population: 90%
  • Capital: Wellington with 403,000 people (2019)
  • Official Languages: English, Maori and Sign Language
  • Unemployment: 4% (2019)
  • Currency: 1 New Zealand Dollar NZ$ = 100 Cents
  • Religion: 48.6% no religion, 37.3% Christians
  • Timezones: 2
  • National Symbols: Silver fern (plant), kiwi (bird), black, white and red (colours)
  • National Holidays: 6 February (Waitangi Day) and 25 April (Anzac Day)
  • National Flag: The stars represent the constellation of the Southern Cross
  • National Anthem: God Defend New Zealand
  • History: New Zealand was first settled by the Maori people as early as 1300 AD. Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer, was the first European to discover the country in 1642 but never set foot on the island. British explorer James Cook arrived on North Island in 1769 and claimed the land for the British crown. The Maori claimed independence from Britain in 1835. In 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori chiefs and Great Britain. This treaty is recognized as the founding document of New Zealand.
  • Prime Minister: Jacinda Ardern
Admission Process

Admission Process

Admission Checklist

  • Passport
  • Academic (S.S.C, H.S.C/Diploma, Bachelors Marksheet, Transcript, Degree, Backlog Summary)
  • Work Experience (If applicable) (Salary slips, Form 16/ITR, Salary Statement)*
  • IELTS/PTE/TOEFL Score Sheet
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Family Details (D.O.B, relationship, Occupation)
  • ID Proofs of Applicant


ATMC New Zealand



















ATMC NZ is committed to providing the most up-to-date and relevant courses to meet the demands of students and employers.

We are a New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) tertiary education provider and a signatory to the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

ATMC-NZ is owned by the Australian Technical and Management College (ATMC) and has been in operation since 2003.  Over these years ATMC has established a reputable name for the quality of our tuition and care of our students. We have always been concerned with developing courses to meet the changing needs of our students and the industries in which they would like to find employment.

They have a first rate academic program, a fully qualified and very well educated teaching staff, bright and comfortable classrooms, student counseling and advising, and a very effective and enthusiastic student support staff. All of these factors contribute to student enjoyment, motivation and adaption.

As ATMC NZ Limited is newly registered, it currently does not hold a NZQA Category rating. We expect our first EER will be undertaken in 2020 and then a full EER report will be published and available on NZQA website.

Campus in Auckland, New Zealand


85 Airedale St, Auckland CBD,

Auckland 1010

Our Auckland City Campus is in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD) located amongst the city’s universities. Giving students easy access to a spacious on-site café, library, computer labs and student common rooms. Classrooms are spacious and equipped with modern educational facilities ensuring captivating and efficient learning environment.

All students have access to a wealth of resources in our library with books and periodicals, non-book material such as DVDs, e-books, and various electronic databases. Computers with internet access are available in both the self-directed learning centre and the library.

Programmes offered at ATMC

  • Business and Management
  • Information Technology
  • Film and Digital Media Production

Programmes delivered by ATMC NZ on behalf of NMIT (Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology) at Auckland Campus

  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Business
  • Postgraduate Diploma in IT Security Management

Our Vision

ATMC-NZ constantly works towards building the ideal environment for students and staff. Our vision is to provide all with state-of-the-art facilities within an inspiring setting.

Education System in New Zealand

Education System in New Zealand

New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) which have been unified into the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST), and about 550 Private Training Establishments (PTEs), which include English language schools.

Choose the type of institution that’s best for your career path:

  • Universities offer higher degree-level education. Programs are research-led and generally academic rather than vocational. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings, seven of New Zealand’s universities were in the top 100 in at least one subject.
  • ITPs and a few larger PTEs offer vocational degree-level education.
  • PTEs tend to offer specific vocational programs, mainly at certificate and diploma level.


Language Test accepted.

  • IELTS (the International English Language Testing System) OR
  • TOEFL (the Test of English as a Foreign Language) OR
  • PTE Academic (the Pearson Test of English Academic) OR
  • Cambridge Academic English (advanced).

Generally, to study for a postgraduate qualification, you must have at least:

  • an overall IELTS score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0
  • a TOEFL score of 90 on the internet-based test with a writing score of 21
  • an overall PTE Academic score of 58 with no communicative skills score less than 50
  • a Cambridge Academic English (advanced) overall score of 176 with no bands less than 169.

Generally, to study for an undergraduate qualification, you must have at least:

  • an overall IELTS score of 6.0 and no band less than 5.5 
  • a TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based test with a writing score of 21
  • an overall PTE Academic score of 50, with no communication skills score less than 42
  • a Cambridge Academic English (advanced) overall score of 169 with no bands less than 162.


Diploma leading to Bachelors & Bachelor Degree –

In best four subjects – CBSE/ICSE – 55%, State Board – 60%, PSEB /HSEB – 65%

Master Degree –

Minimum 65% from Section 1 and Section 2 University

Minimum 70% from Section 3 University

Backlog Accepted – depends on University and Institution

Financial Requirements

Estimated Funds for New Zealand Student Visa





18000 – 37000 9,00,000 – 18,50,000


140 7000


4 LIVING EXPENSE 15,000 to 18,000 7,50,000 to 9,00,000
5 VISA FEES + PASSPORT SUBMISSION FEES 330 + 15 16,500 + 750


2000 1,00,000

Fees Ranges of different Course 


Choose a course to suit your budget. For example, study for a two-year New Zealand Diploma in Engineering for $18,500 or a one-term Certificate in Computing for $12,425.

Bachelor’s degree

Fees range from about $22,000 to $32,000, with higher fees for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science. Many bachelor’s degrees can be completed in three years.

Postgraduate degree

Fees range from about $26,000 to $37,000, with higher fees for subjects such as medicine and veterinary science.


International PhD students pay the same as New Zealand PhD students, which is about $6,500 to $9,000 per year for most subjects.

English language courses

Choose a course to suit your budget. For example, study a general English course for $350 per week, or a Cambridge English exam course for $5,100 for 12 weeks.

Living Expense

If you will be studying in New Zealand for more than one year, you‘ll need to prove that you have at least $15,000 to support yourself for the first year. If you’re studying for less than a year, you must have at least $1250 for each month of study to contribute to your living expenses.

Acceptable Financial Checklist

(Note: 6 months old funds with no recent transactions, Nationalized Bank only, please provide Gujarati to English translated documents (if applicable))*

  • Bank Saving Statements (last 3 months)
  • Fixed Deposit (1 year old)
  • Education Loan (Mortgaged property valuation, Disbursement Letter, Loan Account Statement)*
  • Provident Funds (with debited amount confirmation letter from employer)
  • LIC (Surrender Value accepted)
  • ITR (Last 3 years)
  • Land Documents (7,12,8A)
  • Valuation
  • Business Registration (GHUMASTA DHARA) (if applicable)
  • ID Proofs of all sponsors (Pan Card & Aadhar Card)
  • Sponsor Affidavits (Format will be provided)

Fund Transfer Scheme (FTS)

The New Zealand Embassy can ask you to pay FTS before granting your visa.

Amount may be asked:

  • NZD 15,000
  • NZD 18,000

How much you can withdraw from account each month:

  • NZD $15,000 (the minimum amount ), you can withdraw up to $1,250 each month for 12 months
  • NZD $18,000, you can withdraw up to $1,500 each month for 12 months.

Tips for Pre-Departure for Study Abroad in New Zealand

Congratulations – you’ve been accepted to study in New Zealand! Here’s what you need to do before you leave.

You’re about to start on an incredible adventure. Keep these top tips in mind when you’re preparing for your New Zealand study experience.

Organise accommodation

If you are under the age of 18 you must have accommodation arranged in order to get your student visa. Even if you’re older, it’s still a good idea to organise accommodation before you arrive in New Zealand.

  • Homestay: If you stay in a homestay, you will live with a host family. You will usually have a room of your own and all meals provided. Talk to your education provider about homestay opportunities.
  • Hall of residence:  All universities and many institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) provide student accommodation in halls of residence. You will get your own room with shared bathroom facilities, and at least two meals a day.
  • Flatting: Many New Zealand students live together in a rented house or apartment (flat). You will have to cook your own meals and share expenses such as power and internet with your flatmates. A good place to look for a room in a flat is on Trade Me.

Get insurance

International students need full health and travel insurance as part of their visa requirements. Most education providers recommend getting insurance through Student Safe.

Pack your essentials

You should be able to fit everything you need for your time in New Zealand into one suitcase (unless you’re a serious snowboarder or a fanatical cyclist!). It’s worth bringing:

  • at least NZ$100 in cash for when you first arrive, with another $300 easily available through a credit or travel card
  • three month’s supply of any prescription medicines you need (plus a note from your doctor if you will need to get more while you’re here)
  • an adaptor plug for your laptop and mobile phone chargers.

Packing List

Below is a list of items to buy when you arrive and are settled in New Zealand, and the items to bring with you.

Buy in New Zealand:

Laptop/laptop bag Winter jacket
Winter boots Winter clothes
Sweaters Thermal wear

Bring these items with you:

Clothing & Shoes:

T-shirts (round neck): 3-6 Undergarments: 15 pairs minimum (very important)
T-shirts (collard): 3-4 Shorts/three fourths: 1-3
Sweater: 1-2 good warm ones Swimming trunks: 1
Jeans (blue/black): 6-7 Track pants: 2-3
Formal shirts: 3 Socks: 6-7 pairs
Formal trousers: 2 Belt for jeans: 1
Formal suit: 1 complete set (blazer) Leather belts: 1-2
Ties: 2-3 Sports shoes: 1 pair
Formal leather shoes: 1 pair Sneakers (optional): 1 pair
One traditional dress for festivals Woodland all-weather shoes: 1 pair
A light jacket Flip-flops: 1 pair for summer and spring


Towels: 3 Sunglasses: 1 pair
Hand towels: 3-4 A good umbrella
Pillow covers: 3 A wallet for passport
Bed sheets: 2 A good wallet (leather): 1
Blanket: 1 (optional) Handkerchiefs: 12 nos.
A small table clock with alarm functionality Monkey cap: 1
India pin to Canadian pin converters: 2-3 Decent wrist watch
Shoe polish: 1 (don’t get liquid) An extra battery for your wrist watch
Shoe polishing brush: 1 A scientific calculator (very important): 1
Hawaii slippers: 1 pair for wearing inside Blank DVD’s: 4-5

Utensils and Food Items:

plate: 1 Serving spoons (of various sizes): 3-4
Knives: 3-4 Vegetable chopping board: 1
glasses/tumblers: 3 spoons: 3-4
Butter knives: 2 forks: 2
Water bottle (preferably Tupperware): 1

Specialized food items from your home country, see example below:

Ready to eat paste: 5-6 bottles minimum Rice 3-4kg for initial use
Maggi: 10-12 (minimum) Pickles: 3-4 bottles
All dals that you use in cooking: 2 kg each Some snacks – how much ever you want, for the initial days
All powders: chili, garam masala, rasam, sambard, asafetida, other powders you use –

0.5 to 1kg each

Some homemade sweets for yourself as well for seniors you need favors from.
Salt and sugar: 0.5 kg each Papads: 2-3 packs
Tamarind – 1kg Ginger-garlic paste: 2 bottles

Stationary Items:

Pens: 3-4 Notebooks: 2-3
Pencils: 3-4 Erasers: 3
Sharpeners: 3 Key chains: 2
Staple machine: 1 Pins: 2 boxes
Glue sticks: 2 Markers: 2
Highlighters: 1 A4 sheets: 1 quire
Small ruler: 1 Cellophane tape: 1 roll
Phone book: 1 (keep all your friends and relative’s phone numbers written inside before you leave)

Personal Hygiene Products:

Most of the brands available at home are available in New Zealand too. However, you might need to bring the following items for your first few days of use.

Tooth paste: 1 large tube Tooth brushes: 2-3
Soap: 1-2 bars Shampoo: 1 bottle
Shaving razor – a couple of disposable ones Shaving foam (don’t buy cream) – small can
Cold cream: 1 bottle Vaseline: 1 bottle
Good clean combs: 2-3 Soap cases: 2
Hair oil: 2 bottles Deodorant: 1 can
Nail cutters: 2 Earbuds: 1 small pack
Sunscreen: 1 bottle Lip balm: 2 tubes

These are the most important things you need to carry from home. If you have already decided your roommate(s), then you will have the benefit of sharing/dividing items equally. All vessels should be flat bottomed since in New Zealand most apartments use electric stoves. These may be the utensils you will need to carry with you.

University and Colleges

University and Colleges

Top New Zealand Universities in 2020
University THE 2020 QS 2020 ARWU 2019
University of Auckland =179 =83 201-300
University of Otago 201-250 176 301-400
Auckland University of Technology 251-300 =442 701-800
University of Canterbury 301-350 =227 401-500
Lincoln University 501-600 =356 801-900
Massey University 501-600 =287 601-700
Victoria University of Wellington 501-600 =215 301-400
University of Waikito 501-600 =266 701-800


S.NO ITP Institutes of Technology & Polyutechnics Campuses
1 Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Rotorua and Tauranga
2 Wellington Institute of Technology Wellington
3 Southern Institute of Technology Invercargill
4 Manukau Institute of Technology Auckland
5 UNITEC College Auckland
6 UCOL Palmerston North
7 Whitireia Community Polytechnic Auckland , Porirua
8 WITT Taranaki
9 Eastern Institute of Technology Napier
10 ARA Christchurch
11 Taratahi ‐ For Agriculture and Diary Farming Whangarei


S.NO PTE ‐ Private Tertiary Instituions Campuses
1 UUNZ Auckland
2 Newton College of Business and Technology Auckland
3 Imperial College of New Zealand Auckland
4 AHCTS (Auckland Hotel and Chefs Training School) Auckland
5 ACG Auckland
6 New Zealand Academic & Learning Institutes Auckland
7 NTEC Auckland, Christchurch and Tauranga
8 Cornell Auckland
9 Queens Academic Group Auckland
10 EDENZ College Auckland
11 NSIA (North Shore International Academy) Auckland
12 Avonmore Christchurch
13 AGI Auckland
14 RBMC Christchurch
15 AIS St. Helens Auckland
16 International College of Auckland Auckland
17 Abacus Institute of Studies Christchurch
18 NZNC Auckland
19 NZIBT Auckland
20 Kauri Academy Auckland
Visa Procedure

New Zealand Visa Checklist 

  • An offer to study at a New Zealand education provider
  • Full Passport (colour print and notarized)
  • Photo (35 mm wide and 45 mm high)
  • Academic qualifications
  • Work Experience (if applicable)
  • English Language Ability (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE)
  • ID Proof (Aadhar Card or Pan Card)
  • Financial Documents
  • PCC and Health Ceritificate

Visa Fees

Immigration costs – NZD ($) Application cost $ 330

Receiving centre fees – INR (RS) Passport Fee RS 747

Payment methods


Demand Draft

Demand Drafts must: 

  • be in Indian Rupees
  • be payable at PAR or at the local branch where the application is to be lodged

If you are submitting a paper visa application, you must submit two demand drafts: one payable to ‘MBIE’ for the visa application cost and the other payable to ‘VFS Global Services PVT Ltd’ for the VAC Service Fee.

If you are submitting an online visa application, and will submit your passport and pay a Passport Fee, make the demand draft payable to ‘VFS Global Services PVT Ltd’.

Credit Card

You can pay with Visa or MasterCard. We take payment when we receive your application. You must have enough funds available on the day we receive your application or it may be returned to you.


Demand Draft

Demand Drafts must:

  • be in Indian Rupees
  • be payable at PAR or at the local branch where the application is to be lodged

If you are submitting a paper visa application, you must submit two demand drafts: one payable to ‘MBIE’ for the visa application cost and the other payable to ‘VFS Global Services PVT Ltd’ for the VAC Service Fee.

If you are submitting an online visa application, and will submit your passport and pay a Passport Fee, make the demand draft payable to ‘VFS Global Services PVT Ltd’.

Postal address

New Zealand Visa Application Centre, Ground Floor, Gujarat Chambers of Commerce Building, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380009, India.

Physical address

New Zealand Visa Application Centre, Ground Floor, Gujarat Chambers of Commerce Building, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380009, India




Lodgement for Travel Agents

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 13:00

Lodgement for general applicants

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 15:00

Phone enquiries

Monday to Friday

09:00 to 17:00

Other notes

The VAC will email you or your representative confirmation once your application has been successfully submitted.

Once your application has been submitted, status updates will be available showing the movement of your application between the VAC and Immigration New Zealand.

Why study in Newzealand

Why Study in New Zealand?

  • Ranked in World – All New Zealand universities are ranked amongst the world’s best by QS World University Rankings.
  • University Rankings – Universities rank in the world’s top 100 in 65 subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
  • English Speaking country – New Zealand was ranked the top English-speaking country at preparing students for the future by The Economist Intelligence Unit in 2019.
  • Highly sought-after qualifications – The qualifications you’ll gain in New Zealand are highly regarded and sought-after by employers and other educational institutions around the world.
  • Gain the skills that will open doors – When you study in New Zealand, you learn beyond your subject. You’ll become a confident, critical and creative thinker. These skills are highly prized by employers worldwide.
  • Global recognition – As a member of the Lisbon Qualification Recognition Convention, New Zealand qualifications are recognised in over 50 countries.
  • Get ahead of the competition – New Zealand bachelor degrees listed on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework are widely recognised in the international job market and for postgraduate study.
  • When you graduate, you’ll be very employable – New Zealand education focuses on real-world skills, giving you the skills, you’ll need to succeed in the global workforce. You can also further your research in New Zealand.
  • Your skills will be valued – Employers value New Zealand graduates’ ability to think independently, find solutions and solve problems. Many New Zealand employers are actively seeking skilled professionals in specific areas of demand. If you complete a qualification in one of these areas, you may be able to apply for a Post-study work or skilled migrant visa.

What People Say’s

Student Testimonial of Shrit

Shrit Shah

ESPI team is really supportive, keeps you updated and gives individual attention to your profile. After inquiring in numerous consultancies, I found the ESPI to be very transparent & honest with the process. Thanks to the team, I received my PPR in just 10 days.

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