Studying and working in another country increases your chances of getting residency and, later, citizenship. Still not convinced? Check out other excellent reasons to choose New Zealand as the path to your professional, student and personal advancement. Check it out.
- You don’t need a visa in some cases
Brazilians with a Brazilian passport do not need a visa to study or work in New Zealand, as long as their program is not longer than three months. You just need to prove that you have the financial conditions to support yourself during your study. In addition, it is necessary to present a return ticket within the three months allowed and to book a hotel or accommodation address. It is worth noting that international students cannot obtain a student visa to take courses 100% online.
- Quality education
New Zealand has very favorable policies and always directs investments to the education system. The country values dynamic programs in which the student can develop and improve skills, abilities and qualifications that are in line with the reality and needs of the market.
Concern for international students also follows the same quality standard, as only universities, polytechnics and schools approved by the quality control of New Zealand government agencies can receive foreign students.
- Stable currency and economy
New Zealand’s economy is one of the most stable and open in the world, in addition to being considered, by Forbes magazine, the best country to do and do business. This extremely favorable scenario is the result of innovation, low corruption and the individual freedom of the population, and the country values transparency in all its processes and policies.
As a result, the quality of education is cost-effective, and the favorable currency makes courses in the country quite accessible. To add to this, we also highlight the low crime rate, because with the positive and stabilized economy there is a great demand for work in the most varied sectors of the market.
- Technological progress
Important institutions, researches and researchers in the scientific area are housed in New Zealand, or country of the Kiwis. Mainly in biotechnology, diagnostic medicine, biopharmaceutical, genome and agriculture approaches, there are great incentives for investments and technological resources.
How to choose a university in New Zealand?
Despite the numerous benefits of studying higher education in New Zealand, it takes a lot of planning and research. First of all, you need to have an international certification of English proficiency, which must be presented during the admission process.
This criterion is mandatory for New Zealand institutions to be sure of their mastery of the language, so that they can make good use of the classes and be able to perform all their day-to-day activities, in addition to the relationship with other students, teachers and staff.
For this proof, among the accepted certificates is the Advanced level C1. Other accepted proofs of proficiency are the Cambridge Assessment English (mainly for undergraduate, extension and specialization admission) and the C2 level Proficiency exam. After that, it is important to consider other points and requirements to help with your choice. Next, we highlight what they are.
- Don’t limit yourself to the capital
New Zealand’s capital is the city of Wellington, but Auckland is the preferred study destination for Brazilian students. This preference is not for nothing, as this is the country’s great financial center and concentrates a large part of the opportunities for commerce, leisure and culture. In addition, it is a territory rich in multiculturalism and home to excellent universities.
- Define your area of interest
The best way to choose the best institution for your studies is to keep in mind the area in which you want to work. Make a list of the courses you are interested in and your skills in each one. With that in mind, you can list the universities that offer such an approach and eliminate those that don’t offer the course you want.
New Zealand is a world leader in science, health and technology, but there are excellent qualifications in all areas, including business, engineering, gastronomy, hospitality, tourism and many other categories.
- Choose the institution category
Higher education is regulated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), or the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, and categorized into four groups, which are:
- public universities;
- category 1 private universities;
- category 2 and 3 private universities;
- polytechnic institutes.
Public universities are the most renowned in the country and the campuses are similar to cities in that they are extremely structured and even have medical services and residences for students.
Private colleges in NZQA Category 1 are more cost-effective for students and have fewer courses. However, the quality of education is still excellent, as it undergoes periodic quality control.
Category 2 and 3 private schools have lower costs and typically focus their courses on business, hospitality and IT. Polytechnic institutes, or Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs), offer from preparatory courses to postgraduate courses, with the difference being the focus on research.