Should You Study In Australia Or New Zealand?

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While planning to study abroad, students usually get confused between Australia and New Zealand. Not only are the two countries closely located, but also follow a lot of patterns that are similar in nature. But education is a very important investment you will make as a student for your future. Hence it is important to know which caters to your requirements in terms of your plans.

VDIEC brings to you the basic distinctions between the two countries that will help you decide whether you should study in Australia or in New Zealand. Based on these factors, you can easily decide which country you want to study in.

  1. Education: Although there is no vast difference between the education of Australia and New Zealand, one distinct difference is that New Zealand is famous for offering specialized 1 year courses in all streams where as Australia is famous for 2 years degree programs.
  2. Educational Expense– Depending on the duration of the course, the cost of education varies in both these countries. The dollar value does not vary much in INR so it boils down to how long the course is.
  3. Cost of Living: This is where the actual difference lies. The cost of living in New Zealand is cheaper as compared to Australia. Per year cost of living in Australia is fairly around 20,000 AUD while the same for New Zealand rounds up to around 15,000 NZD.
  4. Travel Opportunities: If you’re on a budget and want to still explore the country you’re studying in, make note of the fact that Australia is, in fact, a lot larger in size than New Zealand. Travelling throughout New Zealand would be easier as compared to Australia also you can also explore whole of NZ in shorter duration. However, if you want to experience the vastness of a diverse country, Australia is a better option.
  5. Climate and weather: Australia is a warm country as compared to New Zealand. Averaging at around 30 degrees during summer, Australian climates is more continental while New Zealand averages between 20 and 25 degrees during summer. New Zealand’s weather is also vastly affected by oceanic conditions and best for diving.

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