Application Procedure for New Zealand
Step 1 – Research: The students should do their research on the universities or their colleges that they wish to apply to along with the programs that they are interested in applying for.
We at AM Consulting counsel you to understand your careers goals and aspirations and accordingly design a custom road-map for you. We will then help you in shortlisting of the courses and the universities that you should apply to, based on a number of factors such as academics, test scores, budget and other factors.
Step 2 – Taking the Required Tests: In order to study in New Zealand, students will only need to give the IELTS test and score well there. Bachelors and masters’ program only require the IELTS test to be given.
Step 3 – Preparing the Documents: Next the students need to put together the following documents for the application process:
Transcripts: Transcripts are mark sheets presented in a certain format. A student will need to apply at their respective schools or colleges for getting their transcripts issued. Each transcript will be stamped & signed, and then sealed in an envelope which also needs to be stamped and signed. A student will need to make sure that the transcript states the medium of instruction as English as this may sometimes waive off the IELTS or TOEFL requirement.
Statement of Purpose/Essays: Each university will need the student to submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP) as part of the application packet. The SOP is a life story of a student in around 800 words which allows the admission committee to separate the best applications from the average ones. An SOP will contain answers to questions such as what have you studied till now and why? Why are you interested in the particular course that you are applying for? What have you chosen that university? What are you short and long term goals? And so on. All the students applying for a Bachelor’s degree as well as a Master’s degree will need to submit their Statement of Purpose specific to each university. MBA applicants will have to answer 3-4 university specific essay questions. An SOP can make or break a student’s application and is one of the most important parts of the application process. A crisp and well-crafted SOP can make up for a low GRE or GMAT score or even low academics.
AM Consulting specializes in drafting solid SOP’s which have helped our students secure admits into some of the top universities in New Zealand. You can contact us here to know about our SOP packages.
Letters of Recommendation: Universities require you to submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation (LOR) as a part of your application. One is a professional one and the other is an academic one. You need to nominate your manager at your workplace and a professor at your college for writing these letters for you. These LORs are also one of the most important parts of your application wherein your referees make a case for your selection to that particular university. You need to nominate referees who know your well and under whom you have grown professionally or academically.
We at AM Consulting provide assistance in writing LOR’s for our students. You can contact us here to know more about our LOR packages.
Resume: The students need to prepare a professional looking resume which is no more than 2 pages, as part of their application. The resume should contain the student’s academic as well as professional information.
Proof of Work Experience/Internships/Social Work: In order to strengthen the application, a student can submit additional documents such as an offer letter, internship experience letter or a certificate for completion of social work done at a local non-governmental organization (NGO).
Other Documents: A student will also need to submit their passport copies, 2-3 photos and the university application form.
Step 4 – Application to the Universities: Application for a Bachelor’s degree is normally done through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), whereas the application for a Master’s degree is done through the university website. Each application contains the above mentioned documents. Most of the universities will ask for an application fee to be paid while submitting the application. The students will need a credit card for paying it.
Step 5 – Test Score Reporting: After applying to the universities, the students should also submit the IELTS scores to the various universities that they have applied to. The universities ask for the scores to be directly sent to them via the testing authorities. Reporting to each university will require a certain fee to be paid to the testing authorities.
Step 6 – Visa Guidance: We will also help you in your student visa application for study in New Zealand.
Step 7 – Loan: We also help our students in getting loans for studying abroad. Through our tie ups with various education loan providers, we make sure our students get loans to realize their dream of studying abroad
Step 8 – Help in finding accommodation and part time work: We also help you in looking for accommodation as well as help in finding part time work.
Admission Documents Checklist to STUDY IN NEW ZEALAND
- Passport Copies (The first and last pages)
- Degree Mark sheets & Transcripts
- Degree certificate or provisional degree certificate (if you are currently studying in your final year, then you can submit this later)
- Statement of Purpose (SOP)
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- Portfolio, if design related course
- IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) – you can submit this at a later date. We can try for a waiver for you for admissions but it is mandatory for the Australian visa application.
- Extra-curricular activity certificates