|Your DIY Kit | To do list to study in New Zealand
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|SEARCH – 100s of websites, all universities, specific courses. Here’s a list of Universities in New Zealand to give you a start
|SHORTLIST – the right programme at the right list of Universities in New Zealand matching your academic background, test score, budget, other requirements.
CREATE – an Excel workbook if that helps
|COLLECT – documents and ensure that each of these are correct and in order. This includes editing of the statement of purpose (SOP), getting recommendations from the right referees, more. Here’s a list of documents required to study in New Zealand to start with
|BOOK – your IELTS test date, prepare for it, check if you have scored right, update the University and the right department and ensure that they have received the score once you receive it
|APPLY – to all Universities individually and keep a track of list of documents to be sent, and other requirements. It will start with questions like: where to apply, how to apply, is it online or a paper app, what about the application fee, so many more
|TRACK and FOLLOW UP – track your emails, wait for the decisions, or update the missing documents, understand the next round of process, etc.
|FINALIZE – make a final decision when you have more than one offer. Generally students apply to several Universities and you are bound to face this stage. Crucially important is, that you make the right decision
|DEPOSIT and FEE PAYMENT – pay your deposit or enrolment fee in Euros to the University, wait for a confirmation, or follow up with the University. Book your medical insurance – it is mandatory in Germany
|VISA – understand the student visa process, gather the right documents and check them thoroughly, book a visa appointment, present yourself rightly, wait for the decision. Here’s where you will information about the visa process and documentation. During this time, decide on where you will live, what to pack before going, buy forex, medical and travel insurance and more
|ACCOMMODATION – find and book the right type of accommodation
|CONNECT – with other students so that you’ll may travel together or help each other
|FLY – book tickets and fly. Ensure that you have collected details about how to open a bank account, about travelling locally in Germany, carried important documents along with you, bought the required forex and such other important information that comes up ONLY in the end