New Zealand Education is well-known in the Asia-Pacific region, and has been attracting worldwide attention. Due to New Zealand’s unique cultural background, it encourages students to think independently and promotes growth of individual personality. In recent years, the New Zealand government has continued to increase investment in education. The annual investment in education has exceeded 2 billion New Zealand dollars.
In the last few years, there is an increase in international student numbers. New Zealanders are very friendly, many international students find it easy to make friends and become integrated with the local community. The simple, active and laid back lifestyle creates a suitable learning environment. At the same time, all qualifications issued in New Zealand tertiary institutes have international reputation, providing international students the level of knowledge and communications skills that can open gateways to other overseas institutions and the international job market. Many students who attend high school in New Zealand go onto study well-known Universities in the United States, Europe and Australia.
You can study for the following qualification to gain entry to Universities:
CIE – Cambridge International Examination
- Widely recognized by English-speaking countries.
- A three levels of high school, year 11 year 12 year 13 (IG, AS & A LEVEL)
- Based on the final exam, similar to China’s College Entrance Examination (Gaokao), students can obtain corresponding credits every year
- Apply enough credits to apply for dream university in any English-speaking countries
NCEA – National Certificate if Educational Achievement
- A three-year study including LEVEL 1, 2 & 3
- Students can obtain credits on normal tests and final exams, which is relatively easy in study and less stressful than CIE system
- To graduate, students still need to accumulate enough credits. If they meet the standard or above, you will be given a full score for the subject.
IB – International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- A two-year pre-university course including six compulsory courses, each course is divided into general and advanced category
- The IB program is challenging and enjoys a higher degree of recognition – it has been recognized by more than a thousand universities in countries such as United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, etc. Across the world today, there are approximately students in 138 countries following the IB Diploma program.
- Students also need to complete 150 hours of social practice within the two-year study
The Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) issued by Immigration New Zealand lists the skilled occupations that have been always in great demand in the long-term, and it shows New Zealand’s nice gesture for these talents to be introduced. The list can be regarded as a beacon for professional students who wish to emigrate; it is also a very valuable immigration opportunity for professionals who have stepped into society!
Note: Every study major has opportunities for immigration