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|Malaysian Students Department New Zealand
High Commission of Malaysia
10 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, P.O Box 9422
Telephone No: 00 64 4 385 2439 Fax No: 00 64 4 384 7339
Web : http://msdnz.weebly.com/
International students who
undertake long term courses of study are able to apply to be able to work
up to twenty hours per week during term lime, or during the Christmas -
New Year holiday period.
Shops in major cities and towns usually open from Monday lo Friday (9
am - 5.30 pm), with late night shopping on Thursday or Friday (until
8-9pm). Many shops are open all day on Saturdays and often on Sundays too.
Supermarkets and convenience stores are open seven days a week
|New Zealand institutions offering courses to international students must provide accommodation options to students while they study. There are various types of accommodation available, the most common being accommodation in Home stay, Hostels, or Private Flats.|
|Home stay||Hostels||Private Flats|
|Staying in Home stay style accommodation involves living with a New Zealand family, in a house, with your own room. The host family will welcome you and treat you as a member of their family. Host families are carefully selected and. in accordance with the Code of Practice, they must be vetted by the institution to ensure the environment is safe and caring. Breakfast and dinner are provided. The cost of home stay accommodation starts at approximately NZS180 (RM 473 40). plus a one lime administration fee.||Many institutions have boarding hostels on campus or nearby. Rooms are single, or dormitories, with all meals provided in cafeterias. Hostels are normally closed during the holidays and students who do not travel home can stay in home stay accommodation. Hostels are a good way for international students to meet people with the same interests. Costs of boarding hotels vary with each institution but may be around NZS180 (RM473.40) and will include all meals.||Students who are eighteen years and older may be able to rent their own flat, or rent a room in a flat with other people. Students are required to pay for power, telephone and food in addition to the cost of renting the room. Flatting provides students much more independence but. of course, the institution is available for support. The cost to rent a room or flat varies significantly between cities and towns, usually it is more expensive to rent inner city flats as opposed to renting in the suburbs, or m smaller towns. In the cities, a well located flat would cost around NZ$150 (RM 394.50). with food and utilities costing around NZ$100 (RM 263.00).|
|The New Zealand Experience
|Studying in New Zealand
As a study destination. New Zealand offers an education that focuses on equipping students with the skills and knowledge essential for both a career and life on a global scale.
New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. If offers a safe learning environment for international students
Most educational institutions in New Zealand have a devoted international student office with start available to help students during their time in New Zealand. They arrange accommodation for the student, and offer support and advice while they are studying.
|Secondary Education Study
|National Certificate of Educational Achievement -The National
• The National Certificate of Educational Achievement
programme (NCEA) is New Zealand's main national qualification for
secondary students in Years 11 -13.
The New Zealand secondary education system fits well within other secondary educalicn programmes throughout the world.
|Tertiary Education Study
There is a range of educational
opportunities at tertiary level. All are of a very high standard and are
closely monitored by their governing body, which ensures their good
To gain admission to most tertiary education institutions in New
Zealand, students must have an adequate level of English language
proficiency and meet all other academic requirements English
language proficiency is usually tested using an English language
proficiency test. such as IELTS or TOEFL. Always check the requirements
with the institution al which you want to study.
New Zealand has eight slate owned universities offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in academic and professional studies.
Generally, universities offer in depth theory of the students chosen course and are able to provide high levels of academic teachings in a huge variety of disciplines, with courses ranging from short courses through to Doctoral level degrees as well as postgraduate Diplomas and Honors programmes.
The New Zealand universities are governed by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee (NZVCC) who also oversee accreditation of the course content.
|Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
ITPs maintain close links with New Zealand industry, employers and government agencies ensure ITP courses cover both academic and applied skills. The aim of the ITPs is for students to be ready for work as soon as they graduate
ITPs are governed by institutes of Technology and Polytechnics of New
Zealand (ITPNZ) and their courses are accredited by NZQA. All courses
offered by ITPs are of a good standard and their degree programmes are
equivalent in merit to those offered through New Zealand
|Colleges of Education
|Private Tertiary Providers
There are a number of private providers
who offer academic and vocational tertiary education programmes, often in
a single discipline For example. a provider might focus on tourism
and hospitality training, and business courses
|English Language Study
International students often enroll in English language courses either to improve their English language skills prior to commencing secondary or ternary study, to develop English language skills for business, lo advance their career, or simply for their own personal development. Most English language institutions offer courses that start as the student arrives, some even every Monday!
There are over 100 private English language providers around New Zealand and 27 English language providers attached to New Zealand secondary and tertiary institutions that students, who are undertaking other study at the institution, find convenient and useful.
English Language providers in New Zealand must be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). This ensures that the standards of tuition are high, that courses are well maintained and meet international standards.
International students who enroll m an English language course are tested and placed m the right programme to suit their ability. Classes are small so that the individual student receives as much support as they require. New Zealand uses modern teaching methods, including conversation classes and language laboratory work.
Some English language providers are registered as testing centers for international English language proficiency testing, such as IELTS and TOEFL. The institution provides courses leading up to the test and then students can sit their proficiency test This is useful for those students who wish to study at tertiary educational institutions in New Zealand, most of which have a minimum English language proficiency level that must be met to gain admission.
Most English language providers have access to modern technologies, such as computers, and videos and DVD's to make learning English more enjoyable.
Each institution sets its own entry criteria (academic and English language ability) for international students. For example, 'while some institutions require a reasonable standard of English ability prior to entering courses, others will accept international students with a lower level of English if they have the ability to provide the student with intensive ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) assistance.
When applying to study at a New Zealand institutions you will be required to send supporting documentation. This may include your education records, transcripts, testimonials, and evidence of English language ability (TOEFL. IELTS, or others). Applications must be accompanied by the original or certified, true copies of academic records (translated into English where necessary and with translations certified).
|Pastoral Care of International Students Studying in New Zealand
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