Future Aotearoa - Welcome to Aotearoa-New Zealand
The Benefits of Doctoral Study in New Zealand
  • The New Zealand PhD is VERY attractive, due to a number of important benefits to international students
  • No International Tuition Fees. You will pay the same fees as New Zealanders. Annual supervision fees of approximately NZ$4500 per year (for three years)
  • Unlimited work rights for PhD and Masters by research
  • No school tuition fees for children of PhD student to study at public Primary or High School
  • An unrestricted work visa for husband / wife of PhD student
  • A 1 year work visa after completion of PhD. Immigration points if you are considering applying for NZ  Residence 
International Students
Everyone who comes to study in New Zealand from overseas must meet certain rules and requirements. If you are coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months, you will need a student visa or permit. If the course you want to study is a single short course of less than three calendar months duration, and is approved or exempted by NZQA, you do not need a student visa, and can apply for a visitor visa. If you want to study two or more short courses of study or training (whether at the same time, or one after the other), you need a student visa or permit. 
To qualify you will need to establish that you have the following:
You have an offer of a place at a New Zealand educational institution;
You are exempted from or have paid course fees; and
You have a guarantee of accommodation.
Wintec - Waikato Institute of Technology - Te Kuratini o Waikato
Wintec was established in 1924 and is one of New Zealand's most respected tertiary education providers. The institution is fully backed by the New Zealand government and has a long history of providing top quality education.
Wintec has 20,000 full-time and part-time students, including a growing number of international students. At Wintec, all students enjoy a safe and vibrant environment in which to develop and learn.
Students studying on most diplomas, all degrees or postgraduate studies are entitled to work for 20 hours per week during the academic year and all students studying on programmes longer than one year are entitled to work full time during the summer break. Students graduating from 2-3 year diploma, undergraduate degrees and post-graduate studies are eligible for a one year graduate job search permit (open work permit). Students who are graduating from a course that could gain points under the skilled migrant category are also eligible for a one year graduate job search permit (open work permit). This applies to most of Wintec's diplomas. The graduate job search permit (open work permit) allows students to look for work in the field of their expertise and, on obtaining a permanent job offer, international students with New Zealand qualifications are encouraged to apply for permanent residency.
Wintec's English language entry requirements are:
Concurrent programmes:
Academic IELTS 5.0 or 5.5 with 5.0 in writing or equivalent*
Certificate programmes (Level 1-3):
Academic IELTS 5.5 with 5.0 in writing or equivalent*
Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees (Level 4 or above):
Academic IELTS 6.0, with 5.5 in writing or equivalent*
Postgraduate programmes (Levels 8 and 9)
Academic IELTS 6.5 to 7.0 with 6.0 in the written band or across all four bands, or equivalent
*Some exceptions apply, please check programme regulations for more information.
Please feel free to enquiry about application procedure.
Primary and Secondary Schools
Primary and secondary schools in New Zealand are funded mainly through student fees. Provided they are accredited by the Ministry of Education, these schools can offer places equally to international students and New Zealand students.

Integrated primary and secondary schools in New Zealand are funded by the New Zealand government. Schools accredited by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education can place full fee-paying international students after all New Zealand domestic students are placed.
  St Johns College - Hamilton
Why choose St John's College?
  • Small size (660 students) - a College with a family spirit where you will be well looked after.
  • Excellent record of academic, sporting and cultural achievements.
  • Each student is encouraged to make the best use of his talents.
  • Strong tradition - founded by Marist Brothers in 1960.
  • Instils strong Christian values such as honesty, integrity, respect and compassion for others.
  • College Emblem is the Eagle (symbol of St John )
  • Student body is Boys only
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