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Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 11:30pm On Jul 27, 2014
@cconcept...what exactly would you wana know? Politics, sports, education, social life or economy..specify pls..
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by oknee: 6:46am On Jul 28, 2014
dinlin: @cconcept...what exactly would you wana know? Politics, sports, education, social life or economy..specify pls..

availability of jobs, social life, ...............
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by oknee: 7:02am On Jul 28, 2014
how can one adapt easily to the new environment?
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 10:54am On Jul 28, 2014
@oknee, u will find people to b generally acceptin and very friendly but not to say some dont have som hidden resentment towrds black 9ja. most jobs are not advertised so best to network wit mates,friends,church, teachers and wuteva 1 cud fink of..social life is great depending on what u lyk...drinkin, partying, niteclub, religion, camping, lots of barbecue picnics and festivals cos its very multicultural...but cud get very borin very quick..tv chanels r borin..people hav fun togeda but tend to be timid & slow t mak long term profitable friendship. we got th 9ja assosiatn that have meetings,picnics, & independence..ther som 9ja stores sellin importd food stuffs notably in South auckland.buy cheapchat callin card to dial 9ja..40mins for $5 frm landline..health & enginerin are stable and got good wages but given to citizens and PR b4 odas.student flatmatin is cheaper in rent...rugby is the main sport.."All blacks" is the rugby national team. Pirate of the carribean was shot in here.

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Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by cconcept: 11:03am On Jul 28, 2014
dinlin: @oknee, u will find people to b generally acceptin and very friendly but not to say some dont have som hidden resentment towrds black 9ja. most jobs are not advertised so best to network wit mates,friends,church, teachers and wuteva 1 cud fink of..social life is great depending on what u lyk...drinkin, partying, niteclub, religion, camping, lots of barbecue picnics and festivals cos its very multicultural...but cud get very borin very quick..tv chanels r borin..people hav fun togeda but tend to be timid & slow t mak long term profitable friendship. we got th 9ja assosiatn that have meetings,picnics, & independence..ther som 9ja stores sellin importd food stuffs notably in South auckland.buy cheapchat callin card to dial 9ja..40mins for $5 frm landline..health & enginerin are stable and got good wages but given to citizens and PR b4 odas.student flatmatin is cheaper in rent...rugby is the main sport.."All blacks" is the rugby national team. Pirate of the carribean was shot in here.

these are interesting points worth discussing more, dinlin.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 11:26am On Jul 28, 2014
When you live in Rome you live like a Roman...mingle with d different cultures..visit a Maori Marae..as a foreign student ur mates wud usually be koreans, chinese, indians, japanese, british among others...they all got accents in class so not t worry..ur 9ja accent wud only sell u out when u meet kiwis but ul get ova it and blend wit time..u hear alot of phrases like..mate, no worries, sweet as, crack a woody etc..keep to weather charts cos d weather changes weneva..cook ur own food ul sav alot..heaps of fast food here & one can b temptd to eat out often..y u fink dey got obesity problem..u can get a student bus pass to get on buses for cheap..bring enough money cos it might take awhile to find a parttime job dat suits ur course timetable..ur money flys when u live near d city. even cost of living in many American cities are cheaper than here from rent to food. food is cheaper in the UK than here as well. study hard, play hard, focus, careful wit ladies(NZ women are researchd to be promiscus) and stay safe

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Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by cconcept: 11:29am On Jul 28, 2014
dinlin: When you live in Rome you live like a Roman...mingle with d different cultures..visit a Maori Marae..as a foreign student ur mates wud usually be koreans, chinese, indians, japanese, british among others...they all got accents in class so not t worry..ur 9ja accent wud only sell u out when u meet kiwis but ul get ova it and blend wit time..u hear alot of phrases like..mate, no worries, sweet as, crack a woody etc..keep to weather charts cos d weather changes weneva..cook ur own food ul sav alot..heaps of fast food here & one can b temptd to eat out often..y u fink dey got obesity problem..u can get a student bus pass to get on buses for cheap..bring enough money cos it might take awhile to find a parttime job dat suits ur course timetable..ur money flys when u live near d city. even cost of living in many American cities are cheaper than here from rent to food. food is cheaper in the UK than here as well. study hard, play hard, focus, careful wit ladies(NZ women are researchd to be promiscus) and stay safe

grin,would you say all these apply to higher degree students(masters by research and doctoral)?
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by wahabcoal(m): 1:32pm On Jul 28, 2014
Why do ALL of their Universities or Colleges make compulsory first year FULL Tuition payment before Confirmation of enrollent is given?
Unlike Austraia where you make a Semester deposit to get CoE.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by oknee: 2:26pm On Jul 28, 2014
dinlin: @oknee, u will find people to b generally acceptin and very friendly but not to say some dont have som hidden resentment towrds black 9ja. most jobs are not advertised so best to network wit mates,friends,church, teachers and wuteva 1 cud fink of..social life is great depending on what u lyk...drinkin, partying, niteclub, religion, camping, lots of barbecue picnics and festivals cos its very multicultural...but cud get very borin very quick..tv chanels r borin..people hav fun togeda but tend to be timid & slow t mak long term profitable friendship. we got th 9ja assosiatn that have meetings,picnics, & independence..ther som 9ja stores sellin importd food stuffs notably in South auckland.buy cheapchat callin card to dial 9ja..40mins for $5 frm landline..health & enginerin are stable and got good wages but given to citizens and PR b4 odas.student flatmatin is cheaper in rent...rugby is the main sport.."All blacks" is the rugby national team. Pirate of the carribean was shot in here.

thanks for the info. you have really made new zealand sound more interesting.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 7:55pm On Jul 28, 2014
@cconcept, Doctorate degree students pay domestic tuition of abt 6k or thereabout plus u can bring ur wife if you have one..she may get a work visa under ur student visa(visit NZ immigration)...the domestic tuition scheme is to market NZ skools and increase its value in the world of research..also to attract the best brains frm all over the world..most doctorates complete their studies compared to the number of dropouts frm bachelors or lesser programs..
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by cconcept: 7:57pm On Jul 28, 2014
dinlin: @cconcept, Doctorate degree students pay domestic tuition of abt 6k or thereabout plus u can bring ur wife if you have one..she may get a work visa under ur student visa(visit NZ immigration)...the domestic tuition scheme is to market NZ skools and increase its value in the world of research..also to attract the best brains frm all over the world..most doctorate complete their studies compare to the number of dropouts frm bachelors or lesser programs..

the fees are quite fair.
what is the essence of attracting the best brains when they will leave after their studies?
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 8:04pm On Jul 28, 2014
wahabcoal: Why do ALL of their Universities or Colleges make compulsory first year FULL Tuition payment before Confirmation of enrollent is given?
Unlike Austraia where you make a Semester deposit to get CoE.
@wahabcoal, Australia and NZ are good neighbours with similar systems but their laws are not the same...nz charge fees up front, autralia charge half fees up front, most US skools wudnt charge u up front, finland doesnt even have fees...so different law 4 diff folks
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 8:12pm On Jul 28, 2014
cconcept:

the fees are quite fair.
what is the essence of attracting the best brains when they will leave after their studies?
Some do stay permanently and those that leave become good alumni of the university. universities sell themselves on the world stage by the quality of their Alumni especially the PH.D research fellows..Auck uni is on the top 100 in the world. most Nz unis are in the top 500.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by cconcept: 8:34pm On Jul 28, 2014
that's quite nice and interesting.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by cconcept: 9:16pm On Jul 29, 2014
@dinlin,can you tell us more about accommodation in the different cities-how easy to get,rent and bills etc?
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 10:04pm On Jul 29, 2014
cconcept: @dinlin,can you tell us more about accommodation in the different cities-how easy to get,rent and bills etc?
Accomodation is a national political issue in the country..its not easy to get accommodation as demand is more than supply..many kiwis r returning frm Australia cos of austerity measures there..so ther is a pressure on the housing...visit trademe.co.nz to see the diff. cities...a 1 bedroom in aukland central is abt 250 a wk...3 bed room in suburbs is btw 320 to 450 a wk..u need to pay bond abt 3 to 4 wks in advanc bfor u get the house...u get the bond back wen u move elsewher provided the house is well lookd after..student accmodatn flatmatin is cheapest..u guys share the rent cost..or best if u got a relative here..
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by solomoncater: 1:06pm On Jul 30, 2014
@all

Please has anyone applied for a PhD programme and Gotten addmission into the university of Auckland? if yes please i will like to know how long it took you to process your visa application because. If anyone needs any assistance on how to apply for a PhD programme please you can post it here.

P.S: With the new law in NZ as a Masters by research and PhD student you can work full time while studying.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by coldgate(f): 12:09am On Aug 01, 2014
@Solomoncater: Kindly share your progress with the house. I am also looking to apply to Auckland this August for a PhD.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by solomoncater: 2:57am On Aug 01, 2014
coldgate: @Solomoncater: Kindly share your progress with the house. I am also looking to apply to Auckland this August for a PhD.

I just got my Conditional Offer letter today... However i will have to wait till the end of this month to receive my Official Transcript for my Masters degree to send to UoA for them to send the Unconditional offer letter which will be used to process my Visa.. @coldgate which programme did you apply to?
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by cconcept: 6:10am On Aug 01, 2014
@solomoncater,congrats.what was the fees quoted on the offer letter?

@coldgate,it is nice you are interested in applying.have you written ielts?do you have a proposal? Have you made any contact with any supervisors and got a consent-securing consent goes a long way in improving your chances? These are the initial things to sort out early.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by solomoncater: 7:47am On Aug 01, 2014
cconcept: @solomoncater,congrats.what was the fees quoted on the offer letter?

@coldgate,it is nice you are interested in applying.have you written ielts?do you have a proposal? Have you made any contact with any supervisors and got a consent-securing consent goes a long way in improving your chances? These are the initial things to sort out early.


@cconcept its just a conditional offer letter i believe when they send the unconditional offer letter the school fees will be included.. however the fees is stated in their website so its an open information.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by coldgate(f): 10:17am On Aug 01, 2014
@Solomoncater: I chose a general area for research and several members of the faculty are specialists in that area. That should increase my chances. I do have my research proposal. Thanks for the tip on supervisors. I'll do that immediately.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by cconcept: 9:30pm On Aug 03, 2014
@coldgate,i wish you the best.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by femosentences: 12:55pm On Aug 19, 2014
please how can i go about the NZ visiting visa,can anybody please shed more light to it,and wanna ask that can i get my PR with the visiting Visa? Can i do it myself or is better i go through an agent.
Thanks all.......
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by femosentences: 1:59pm On Sep 02, 2014
@Haustralian,dinlin or anybody on this trend pls i just need ur reply to the questions below.

1)with technical vocational courses for 6month, pls can i get my PR in New Zealand, because my budget is like 1.5m and am not so buoyant like dat makes me not to hv applied for my master directly,but all the same is about the greener's pasture issue my people ,just want to ask dat can dis amount (1.5m naira)pay the sch fees and do all the necessary package. Like flight arrangement too or like how much shld i budget?

2) And do they require ielts in all this New Zealand sch too,for all vocational courses nd what are d kind of vocations course that is highly in demand in NZ dat i can pick up doing.so dat i wont just waste my time and money.

3)How can i apply for the visa here in Nigeria and do i need an agent or i can do it myself?

Looking forward to hear from you all,may God bless u all.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by solomoncater: 1:38pm On Sep 05, 2014
Bro i am not yet in NZ but hopefully will be there next month so i will give you a break down of the little i know.

Housing is the major problem in NZ as the houses are very expensive. 1.5 Million will not be able to cover your stay in NZ because Flight alone is like 300K... i don't know the course of your choice to take but i advice you to take shortage skill jobs and if you are in the construction industry then please target Christchurch because they lack Civil Engineers.

A bit of an Advice will be that 6 months a course will get you no where...but do not be discouraged and try your best.

Lastly you are the best person to give you the best information.... all the answers are online so all you need to do is check the internet and you will find answers.

femosentences: @Haustralian,dinlin or anybody on this trend pls i just need ur reply to the questions below.

1)with technical vocational courses for 6month, pls can i get my PR in New Zealand, because my budget is like 1.5m and am not so buoyant like dat makes me not to hv applied for my master directly,but all the same is about the greener's pasture issue my people ,just want to ask dat can dis amount (1.5m naira)pay the sch fees and do all the necessary package. Like flight arrangement too or like how much shld i budget?

2) And do they require ielts in all this New Zealand sch too,for all vocational courses nd what are d kind of vocations course that is highly in demand in NZ dat i can pick up doing.so dat i wont just waste my time and money.

3)How can i apply for the visa here in Nigeria and do i need an agent or i can do it myself?

Looking forward to hear from you all,may God bless u all.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by femosentences: 1:05pm On Sep 08, 2014
@solomoncater,so u mean with 1.5m Naira, cant do a shortcourse with dat amount?
But if i was giving a visiting visa,can i convert it nd use it to apply for my stay in NZ?
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by solomoncater: 2:16pm On Sep 08, 2014
femosentences: @solomoncater,so u mean with 1.5m Naira, cant do a shortcourse with dat amount?
But if i was giving a visiting visa,can i convert it nd use it to apply for my stay in NZ?

Did you check online to see how much their short courses are? Did you check to see how much their housing is? After you have done that then you will know if it is enough.

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Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by solomoncater: 2:29pm On Sep 23, 2014
Helllo guys... Please is anyone currently in Auckland on this Forum? It is very urgent because i would like to know more about accommodation over there because its likely i will be in NZ before the end of next month. Just pm me or reply my tread.

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Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by dinlin: 8:50am On Sep 24, 2014
@solomoncater, what wud u like to know? am in Auckland. check online for ACB Backpackers queen street, YMCA hostel pitts street or google flatmate trademe.co.nz. If you r coming for studies, ur uni might have student accmodation.. cheapest or worst of all Oceanic hostel on symond street is abt 120 a wk..package ursef well bro..ul b glad u did...ask me if u need any info?
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by mhalikbass: 5:01pm On Sep 24, 2014
dinlin: @justcare. I mean hustling illegally. fees are btw 16 to 23k depending on skool. skools can be a polytec,institute,college and degree awarding university. 20 hrs a wk work on a valid student visa. dont think r sharp theyl catch u and send u home...processin for naija can take anywher from 3 to 6 months..u need a confirmation of enrolment,police report,medical report,bank statement and ties to home country. its a time consuming process. u send applicatn to nz embassy in pretoria. fulltime jobs shuld earn you abt 40k or more depending on skilled area per yr on a 16.50 dols an hr. some occupations are on the shortage list so you can do ur research and see what course u can invest ur money. shortage skills lead to residence. google these infos. you can do it all by urself. I did...dont come study course wey dem no need if u want to stay to get residence. finance, bis admin, chemistry are nt needed so package ursef...nursing,social work, physical therapy, engineers e.t.c. so yeah all up to u.

can i use state or federal hospital for the medical report? cos someone told me they only accept st' nicholas hospital.
Re: General New Zealand Student Enquires by solomoncater: 10:23pm On Sep 24, 2014
dinlin: @solomoncater, what wud u like to know? am in Auckland. check online for ACB Backpackers queen street, YMCA hostel pitts street or google flatmate trademe.co.nz. If you r coming for studies, ur uni might have student accmodation.. cheapest or worst of all Oceanic hostel on symond street is abt 120 a wk..package ursef well bro..ul b glad u did...ask me if u need any info?

@dinlin I always do my research very well and yes i know of www.tradesme.co.nz, i even have an account and the apps is on my phone so i check for vacancies everyday. the only challenge i have is that people i email usually ask me to come check out the place physically, I am still in Asia waiting for my Unconditional offer so i can apply for my visa in Singapore which will take just 10 days. So please if you could assist me in getting a place prior to my arrival i will really appreciate it. I have sent you a request so please accept so i can explain better one on one. $120 is not for houses in Auckland city. the average i have seen is about $180 which is around my budget.

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