Postgraduate study in New Zealand leads to one of the following degrees:
Postgraduate Diploma: This is usually a one year full-time study. It is taken up after bachelor’s degree to build on the subject studied at the graduate level.
Master’s Degree: This is usually a two year full-time study after a bachelor’s degree building upon the knowledge gained at the bachelor’s level. A master’s degree in New Zealand combines a mix of coursework and research.
Doctoral Degree: A doctoral degree usually takes three years of full-time study and research. Admission to a doctoral program requires a first class or good second class honours degree, a master’s degree or equivalent qualifications.
Academic Session: Being in the southern hemisphere, the university session begins at the end of February or beginning of March and ends in October.
Courses: Eight universities in New Zealand offer a wide range of postgraduate courses.
Click on the following universities to learn more about the postgraduate courses:
Application: Application to various universities for postgraduate studies should be made directly to the universities.
Eligibility: Most New Zealand universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into most postgraduate courses. An Indian bachelor degree like B.A., B.Com. or B.Sc. is equivalent to a New Zealand Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree.