Student life in New Zealand
While studying in New Zealand, you will definitely expand your horizons: country has a unique culture with extraordinary mix of European and local traditions combined with wonderful nature, rich history and world-class education. You will certainly have a beach not far from you in almost any university and city in the country which could make your studies in New Zealand even more attractive. International students will find beautiful mountains, beaches and fantastic wildlife in the country.
Many universities in New Zealand have their own campuses. Students will probably find everything they need on this territory. Various clubs and student organizations available for those who do not want to spend all the time studying. You will definitely find a club according to your hobbies or interests or could create your own. In New Zealand you could be a part of chess club, student government or religious group.
There are also many opportunities for those who love sport. Campuses in New Zealand are usually well equipped and universities sponsor various sport team, including soccer, football, basketball any many others.
Student could also participate in various activities outside the university campus, including music festivals, concerts and sport competitions which take place in the cities of New Zealand. International students usually travel a lot, because New Zealand's nature is very diverse and unique.
The cost of living in New Zealand is about $1,000 per month. However, the amount of money needed depends on individual lifestyle of every students as well as on exact city he is planning to live in. International students may also work part-time (20 hours per week) in New Zealand while staying in the country with student visa. They also have a right to work full-time during all holidays. Part-time work on-campus or somewhere else also helps students to cover their costs of living. PhD and research Master students have no restrictions on the number of working hours.