New Zealand is one of the top countries in education quality index. In additional to academic programs, international students are allowed to have part-time jobs at maximum of 20 hours per week so that they can experience the cultures and working environment of the nation. Moreover, New Zealand has been providing plenty of job opportunities upon graduation.



There are 3 things you need to prepare before study in New Zealand. These are: the educational requirements, tuition and student visa.

The educational requirements include: education level and English proficiency. Specific requirements for each educational level are as follows:

Programs General requirement
High school Completed 9th grade, from 14 years old
Pre-University→ Completion of the program students will transition into Year 1 of the Bachelor program Completion of grade 11, IELTS 5.0 – 5.5
College→ Completion of the program students will transition into year 2 of the Bachelor program Completion of grade 12, IELTS 5.5 – 6.0
Bachelor program Graduated from high school, IELTS 6.0
Postgraduate Graduate from college, IELTS 6.0 – 6.5


Cost of studying is very important, both to improve your professional knowledge and to broaden your career path. The cost of studying in New Zealand is divided into two main categories: tuition fees and living expenses. Tuition fee is the amount set by the school for the entire course with the main purpose of ensuring costs for training activities. Living expenses is the amount you need to prepare to pay for housing, meals, travel … during your study abroad in New Zealand. Depending on your the industry you choose to study as well as the place to live, the cost you need to prepare is as follows:

Expenses Average Cost
Tuition 11.000 – 37.000 NZD/year (Depend on the major)
Cost of living 1.000 – 1.200 NZD/month (depending on the region or city you choose to study)
English courses Basic English: 300 NZD/week; English in advance: 5.100 NZD/course/ 12 weeks


Famous as one of the countries with the most attractive student remuneration policies in the world. the Kiwi Bird Country allows international students to study in New Zealand while working 20 hours per week, and full times during the holidays. Depending on the job position, experience requirements and location, the hourly wage you receive varies from 14 – 15 NZD. This is an ideal opportunity for you to improve your communication skills, develop English, accumulate useful life experiences as well as make more wonderful relationships to enrich your life.

Student Visa

To be eligible for the New Zealand student visa you must have a minimum English proficiency of IELTS 4.5. Documents to apply for a visa include resume, passport, transcript, letter of admission, letter of acceptance of accommodation in New Zealand, proof of financial … Proof of financial study in New Zealand is requirements for most international students. Proof of financial will help the Embassy see your ability to pay for your study and living expenses during your stay and research here. On the other hand, it also shows serious learning purpose, helping the application review process more smoothly. Accordingly, you must:

  • Proof of minimum income of 1,250 NZD / month if the course is less than 36 weeks
  • Proof of minimum income of 15,000 NZD / year if the course lasts more than 36 weeks

Contact Thanh Xuan Edu – New Zealand student recruitment representative in Vietnam for guidance on financial proof, preparation of documents as well as advice on choosing a school, choosing the appropriate field.


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