Why choose study in New Zealand
Kiwis are some of the most amazing, loving, and welcoming people that you will ever meet. If you are a stranger, a native New Zealander is going to treat you like you are a friend. They are used to meeting new people, first because they travel a lot themselves, and also because a lot of people come to visit New Zealand as well. The culture on the islands is quite laid back and easy going, as well. So you’re not going to feel tense like you would if you went to a large city like London or New York City to study. There are just over 4 million people who reside on the country, and it is one of the safest places to live in the world. Another cool thing about the people is that there are so many different kinds of people. For being such a small country, the diversity is greater than you see in many European countries.
Some people say that, because the country is in a small corner of the world that doesn’t really get bothered by anyone that New Zealand seems to be secluded from the rest of the world. This isn’t true at all. As mentioned above, the people are really welcoming to outsiders. But, it can also be a great thing! The economy is actually incredibly stable, the cost of living is low, and the government is more stable (and less argumentative) than the governments that you will see in other countries. This is probably the reason that immigration is embraced, which we will talk about more in some of our later points. The educational system
This is the number one reason to go anywhere for school, but New Zealand is amazing for their educational system. First, the tuition is some of the lowest in the world. You get a British-based education (due to their British influences) for a percentage of the cost. The degrees are recognized around the world as being up-to-date and practical. You will get a high quality, hands on education that you deserve. The New Zealand even goes so far as to checking each and every course, program, and certificate for quality so that they can be recognized around the world as high-quality education. Not only that, but the support services for international students are among the best in the world. They have a lot of expertise and experience in helping international students so that they can succeed in their programs.
There are plenty of work opportunities available for international students. On a student visa, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week through the semester; during vacations you can work up to 40 hours. So, instead of having to worry about finances, you get to supplement your education with income. You may even be able to nab internships and other practical work. The international studies office at your university can help you find a job to sustain you during your time in New Zealand. Another great thing is that you can get a permit at the end of your degree program and work for 12 months in the country under a special “work permit” that is alongside your student visa, which is what we’ll look at closer in the last point.
Ease of visa acquisition and residency
The visa acquisition process is incredibly simple, and unlike many other countries, you will not be rejected right away. You get to talk to people and tell them your side of the story if there is something that may prevent you from getting a visa to come into the country. If you can explain why you’ve decided to go down there and your international studies program helps you to create a Statement of Purpose (a statement you give to the visa officer to tell them why you are coming to New Zealand to study), you will usually get a visa. The country is welcome to immigration, more so than almost any other country in the world. The last advantage is that, after you graduate, as mentioned above, you can work in the country for up to a year. If the job you are working at is related to the degree that you received, you can actually apply to get permanent residency, which you will most likely get within 6 months of your application. We look at visa acquisition and residency more in our Visa and Passport section.
Now do you see why there are over 100,000 people who go and study in New Zealand every single year? Will you join them and become an honorary Kiwi while getting your education in a beautiful and unique country like New Zealand? Then keep looking around our site; we can help you determine how to move forward with the application process and how to choose the right school for you. We want to give you everything that you need in order to help you to make the best decision on this site.
Campus & facilities
Aspire2 International has campuses across the following NZ cities:
Auckland is rated the third most liveable city in the world in the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. It consistently ranks as one of the best places to live, for its cleanliness, infrastructure, people and climate, and its huge variety of activities.
London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranked Auckland 18th in the world in its 2015/16 Best Student Cities survey. It looks at education quality, student mix and quality of living.
Tauranga is New Zealand is fifth largest city with an estimated population of 125,000. Tauranga is also the economic hub of the Western Bay of Plenty. With fantastic weather, good quality of life, job opportunities and being more affordable than major New Zealand cities. Tauranga is a popular destination for work and study.
Aspire2 International is Christchurch Campus is home to around 400 students from all over the world, who pursue study in Business & Management, Marketing, Finance, IT, Software Engineers, Networking Administrators, Hospitality, Accounting, and Health Care Management.
For students who want a great study environment, an awesome lifestyle, and the buzz of city life, Aspire2 International Christchurch is the place to be.
Some of its campus facilities include:
High-quality and well-equipped classrooms
Comfortable lounge area
Student cafe and kitchen (microwaves, bread toaster, water dispensers)
Courtyard with barbecue grills
Student computers and printers
Business & Management
Whatever role students would like to take in business - from working in a large company to starting their own enterprise - Aspire2 International is programmes can give students a good grounding. They can also specialise in accounting, leadership, technology and more, to go on to postgraduate studies through its education partnerships.
Health services & Management
If students would like to move their professional health career into health services management, this is the best step to take. By studying management, promotion and training, they can qualify to step into any management role in the health sector or any similar field.
IT & Computing
The IT faculty maintains networks with the industry so students get both practical experience and the chance of employment. Students will also have the chance to gain industry certifications from a variety of leading companies.
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Students will learn to apply theory to practical applications and respond effectively to changing technology.
Cookery & Culinary Arts
Students will gain the skills to launch a career in cookery or combine with the Hospitality qualification to get on the path to running their own restaurant.
With this programme - designed by and for the hospitality industry - students will gain the best skills and qualifications for a management career in any hospitality area, whether that be hotels, restaurants, venues or supply.
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Students can choose from four locations, with schools in Auckland (2) Tauranga and Christchurch. Whether students are looking for a full study package or something more streamlined, Aspire2 International has it all available for students.
Its General English course is great for helping students make their way with confidence in an English speaking country. Lessons include a mix of skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking), as well as language practice.
IELTS Examination Preparation
Aspire2 International offers classes at foundation and advanced levels, and its teachers will help students learn strategies and develop the skills needed to perform well in the IELTS exam.
Teaching - English as a second language
The TESOL Programme is an introductory course for people who have little or no previous English language teaching experience. It will help them improve their language awareness and develop their language-teaching skills. The programme is delivered by a range of qualified and experienced English language teachers and trainers.
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How to apply
Students can complete their application in four steps:
They must choose their study programme and check if they meet the required academic entry requirements and English entry requirements.
Students must prepare supporting documentation:
Certified copy of academic result (translated into English if applicable).
Certified copy of English test results (Academic IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) if applicable.
Certified copy of passport identification page.
Students must apply online or through a representative.
Students must accept their offer to progress their application. Once their application is approved, students will receive an offer letter which includes instructions on how to:
Accept the offer
Pay the deposit
Provide outstanding documents if required
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Aspire2 International is one of the largest private education providers in New Zealand and is made up of two specialist international institutions - Ntec Tertiary Group and Queens Academic Group. Students study at one of the four campuses in Auckland (2), Tauranga or Christchurch, which are all equipped with modern facilities, including computer areas and a student lounge. Subjects available to study are Hospitality Management, IT and Computing, Business, Accounting, English, Cookery and Culinary Arts, Engineering and Health Services Management.
International students are made to feel at home as soon as they arrive in New Zealand and have the option of a transport service to pick them up from the airport on arrival. During the first week, they take part in Orientation, which is designed to teach them everything from opening a bank account to introducing them to fellow students.
Aspire2 International aims to help students stand out to future employers, by teaching practical skills in the classroom as well as ensuring that they undertake work experience by the end of their course. Once they leave the institution, graduates are supported by the Aspire2 Work team, who help them source relevant jobs, with the help of their extensive links with employers.
Over 3,600 international students from different countries choose to study at Aspire2 International. They are guided by experienced faculty to make life-changing decisions.
Students benefit from a wide range of support services during their time studying with Aspire2 International, including a dedicated Pastoral Care team to ensure that they feel at ease and cared for during their time in New Zealand. There is also a team to help with IT services, academic support and the Student Experience & Support Team - who cover everything from advice on accommodation to letting students know about the latest events and activities on campus.
Aspire2 International delivers the very best qualifications, taught by innovative and empathic tutors and provides its students and graduates with excellent work opportunities during and post study.
It offers students high quality, internationally-recognised qualifications that set up both their present and their future.
Aspire2 International delivers a reliable, high quality education experience - and group institutions are ranked Category 1 by NZQA, the New Zealand government regulator.
Its dedicated employment service, Aspire2 Work, works closely with its ever-expanding employer network to ensure students have the best possible opportunity to find relevant work. Read more…
"My goal was to gain in-depth knowledge and experience and become an IT specialist in my field, so I chose to study at Aspire2 International. Their combination of theoretical and practical training means students gain not just knowledge, but also hands-on experience." - Eric Wang/Air New Zealand
Graduate Diploma in Applied Management in Christchurch Campus
Aspire2 International now offers its Graduate Diploma in Applied Management program in Christchurch Campus alongside the existing programmes offered at Christchurch - including Business Management, Health Services Management, IT and Computing, Hospitality Management, and many more.
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Aspire2 International 2018 Pathways
Clare Bradley, Chief Executive, Aspire2 International is delighted that New Zealand universities increasingly want to attract Aspire2 International graduates into their postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. Aspire2 International have the pathway to the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, Lincoln University and the University of Waikato for various programs offered across different faculties.
"Universities recognise that it is not just the quality of Aspire2 International is teaching programmes that make a difference but the wrap around services and support that Aspire2 International provides for our international students that helps ensure their success in their further study."
Its most recent update is from Massey Business School which has agreed to staircase students who have completed one of the following full-time one-year, 120-credit, Level 7 Programmes from Aspire2 institutions (Concordia Institute of Business); into the Master of Management (MMgt) and the Master of Business Studies (MBS).
Diploma in Accounting Level 7
Diploma in Business Accounting Level 7
Diploma in Business Level 7
Diploma in Business Management (with Specialisations) Level 7
Diploma in Health Services Management Level 7
Diploma in Technology Management (with Specialisations) Level 7
Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (with Specialisations) Level 7