New Zealand

Studies in New Zealand

University educations is divided into three levels: Lower education studies (bachelor's degree ), higher education studies (graduate / master's degree) and PhD degree that is taken after a master's degree.

It  usually takes three years to complete a bachelor's degree and 1.5 - 2 years more to complete a master's degree. Once you have completed a bachelor's degree, you have the chance to take a master's degree or an honors-year.  In New Zealand, most students start to work after studying a bachelor's degree, so if you take a bachelor's degree are there good chances for getting a good job, if you want to stay in New Zealand. You can also go to New Zealand for one or two semesters through KILROY and study some subjects as a part of your education at home, thus having your credit transferred to your home university after studying in New Zealand.

The studies are a combination of teaching, meetings in smaller groups and independent studying.  At the end of the semester will take a final exam in each subject.

Academic calendar

Most of the educations begin in February or July.  If you will be away for one semester, you can start in November (November-February).  Your application should be sent in late November if the studies will begin in February, or late April if the studies begin in July.  If the studies begin in November you should apply at the latest late August.

Language skills

Several universities in New Zealand recognize and accept the English grades from a high school certificate as their admission requirement for language. The requirements for this high school certificate is however that is is not more than five years old, and that the grades are at the higher end of the scale.

English test

If you have to take a language test, you can, among others, take a TOEFL test (Test of English as a Foreign Language), which is the most recognized international language tests. You can book TOEFL online through the TOEFL website. It is also possible to test yourself here, in order to be better prepared for the actual test.

Field of study

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