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International students most of the time find it difficult to make a choice between New Zealand and Australia. Australia is one of the most promising countries in the whole world to live in and do business. Thousands of people are moving through Australian immigration every year to work, Study in Australia , tour or to live there permanently.

New Zealand is a very beautiful continent and provides you with career options for a promising future. Study in New Zealand, as all eight universities of New Zealand consistently rank high in QS World Rankings (Times Higher Education Rankings). There are other factors like – rankings, courses offered, course fee variation, admission selectivity, scholarships, etc. Which can be taken into consideration by international students before making their decision. Zodiac is the best consultant in Australia which will help you to apply for  Study Visa Australia and New Zealand to achieve your dreams.

Popular Courses

Following are the popular courses for international students in Australia as well as New Zealand.

New Zealand


Business Studies


Tourism & Hotel Management

Visual Communications




Health Care

Information Technology


Hotel Management

Requirements for Admission

New Zealand

Easier to get into diploma courses than degree courses in New Zealand. It is because the level of competitiveness is different for both these qualifications. Higher education system in New Zealand has 1 to 10 levels of study. Level 1 stands for certificate courses and level 10 is for a PhD student.

Here are the levels vise qualifications follow in New Zealand –

Certificates (Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Diplomas (Levels 5 and 6)

Bachelor’s / Graduate OR Diplomas Certificates ( Level 7)

PG Diploma OR Certificate / Bachelors Honors Degree ( Level 8)

Masters Degree ( Level 9)

Research / Doctoral Degree ( Level 10)

For each course, Indian students have to meet a minimum English language requirement as per their level of study. Getting admission is easy in diplomas as compared to degrees. Foundations and Diploma programs are available to students who have scores below 60% in higher secondary education. Class XII students can opt for either bachelor’s degree or a 2 year diploma course. A diploma of 2 years is a necessity for all undergraduate students. Admissions would depend upon requirements of the course.


For UG courses in Australia, almost all the universities require 12 years of pre-university education. It makes that a little easier for Indian students to get admission directly to the course/degree of their choice.

In PG courses, After finishing a three-year UG degree you can get admission. If you opt for engineering, you will need a four-year UG degree in engineering. To get admission in it is not mandatory to submit GMAT or GRE exam scores. Admissions for international students is based on NOOSR guidelines(country-wise eligibility of students).

No work experience is required in the case of management courses at some colleges. For the same you need to enrol in a graduate certificate or graduate diploma program. TOEFL or IELTS may or may not be waived by the university depending upon the course.

Cost of Studying 

Undergraduate courses

ParticularsUndergraduate courses in New ZealandUndergraduate courses in Australia
Average Tuition FeeBSc: INR 19.82 LakhBTech: INR 22.08 LakhBBA: INR 16.37 LakhBSc : INR 15.05 LakhBTech: INR 20.74 LakhBBA: INR 16.80 Lakh
Average Living ExpenseINR 5.90 LakhINR 6.37 Lakh
Duration3-4  Years3-4  Years

Postgraduate courses

ParticularsPostgraduate courses in New ZealandPostgraduate courses in Australia
Average Tuition FeeMA: INR 9.50 LakhMS: INR  25.12 LakhMBA: INR 25.89 LakhMA: INR 19.89 LakhMS: INR 26.18 LakhMBA: INR 90 Lakh
Average Living ExpenseINR 5.90 LakhINR 6.37 Lakh
Duration1-2 Years1-2  Years


New ZealandAustralia
New Zealand Development ScholarshipsUniversity of Adelaide Ashok Khurana Scholarship 
New Zealand ASEAN Scholar AwardsUniversity of Queensland Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships
UC International First-Year ScholarshipsUniversity of Queensland India-Australia BEL Excellence Scholarship
ADB Scholarships at the University of AucklandAustralian Leadership Awards (ALA)
University of Otago International Research Masters ScholarshipsEndeavour Awards
Victoria Masters Scholarships—–