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What to choose between Australia and New Zealand for international education?

posted on: November 04, 2022

Both Australia and New Zealand offer top quality education to international students. But a lot of time students are not able to differentiate between these two countries as they seem similar from the outer look. Although both these countries bear geographical proximity they are extremely different from each other especially in the kind of education they offer to international students. The cost of education and cost of accommodation are also different. The number of scholarships that they provide to international students are also not the same. This is why it is important to do research before coming down to a decision. Here are some common differences between both of these countries-

  • Cost of education

In terms of tuition fees New Zealand is more expensive than Australia. The average cost of doing a program from university New Zealand will cost you around 20,000 to 75,000 New Zealand dollars. In Australia you can expect to pay around AU$20,000 for an undergraduate degree.

  • Scholarships 

If you're somebody who is considering money and cost as a big factor while deciding to study abroad then Australia is the better option for you. Australia also has a lot of scholarships for international students, probably more than what New Zealand offers.

  • Accommodation 

Australia is cheaper than New Zealand in terms of accommodation. The average cost of staying in Australia can be AU$21,000 annually. In New Zealand you can expect to pay somewhere between NZ$20,000 to NZ$27,000.

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