Interview Preparation Tips - New Zealand

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For Interview Please Ensure that student is well aware of Course they have chosen i.e.

  • Fees
  • Duration
  • No of semesters
  • Course Contents
  • Research they have done before joining X university (At least 4 Universities the searched)
  • Checked X Web site
  • Why Chose Australia in comparison to Canada
  • UK
  • New Zealand
  • Study Gaps
  • Links with Australia
  • Spouse
  • How this course will help them in career
  • Career Plans
  • Information on sponsors
  • Any previous refusals etc.

Tip: Your answer should reflect clarity of thought, clarity of your intentions, and strong ties to your home country.

Yes. I am sure the recent growth of my country’s economy will open many avenues for me to start my industry. After acquainting with latest technologies in New Zealand, I look forward to start my industry in my country.


Questions Usually Asked

  1. Your Full name, DOB, Passport Number, Marital Status, Marriage date, spouse’s name, profession, accompanying together or not
  2. Full name of all family members/Siblings/Law Family
  3. Complete professional details of family members (Work, Business, etc)
  4. All previous academic details, GPA, course, completed a year, college name, location
  5. If taken an extra year to complete the course reason for taking an extra year
  6. Total number of backlogs if any
  7. Full information about the gap activities (training, internships, work experience – companies name, phone number, email address, name of the company owner, working duration, duties and responsibilities, salary amount, salary in cash or bank, Website of the company, etc)
  8. IELTS/PTE overall score, each band score, exam date
  9. Previous immigration history of any country including New Zealand
  10. All financial details of the family as per the documents submitted like a loan, family income (Per month salary, house rent, land lease, business income, business types, business owner, business location, foreign income, agricultural income, vehicle income, and many more as per the documents)
  11. Why not study in Nepal?
  12. Why study in New Zealand?
  13. Which other countries you have researched and why not in those countries?
  14. Why this college or University?
  15. Which other Colleges/Universiteis you had researched and why not in those Colleges/Universities? 
  16. Address of your College/University, Website’s name, Proximity from Central station or Central Business District (CBD) via public transport
  17. Which are other Colleges/Universities you have researched, Comparing tuition fees, Scholarships, location, Ranking, Graduate Employment rate of a particular course, Internship opportunities, class size etc
  18. Professional Accreditation of your course in New Zealand 
  19. Why this city? 
  20. Why this course? 
  21. How many core and elective units do you have to study in your course?
  22. If you are applying for Level 5 & 6 what is your further plans after completing this course?
  23. Mention 6/7 units’ names of each course
  24. What are the specialization options available in your course and which one you will prefer?
  25. Duration of your every course, intake, 
  26. How much are the tuition fees for each course (Per year, Total)
  27. Any scholarship you have received? If yes, amount, conditions, apply intake
  28. What are the career opportunities of this course?
  29. What are the things you will take away from this course?
  30. What are your future career plans after completing this course (Nationally/Internationally)?
  31. Future career plans outside New Zealand like Europe, the Middle East, South East, and South Asian countries
  32. Possible Initial, Midlevel, and Higher level job designations
  33. Some online portals names from where you can apply for international job
  34. Per year Average & Higher level salary for particular job designation in the country where  you are planning to work, Weblink to support that salary range from where you got that information 
  35. Future plans in Nepal with some company’s name, job designations, and expected salary range as per the Nepalese pay scale along with the web link from where you got that salary level information
  36. Understanding Return on Investment (ROI) while working nationally/ internationally. How you will recover your study investment?
  37. If the business plans – types of business, funding arrangements for the business, and scope of that business in your country
  38. Your family ties, social ties, cultural ties, financial ties with Nepal, the value of your family’s assets, family responsibilities & job growth rate in your chosen field in your country to justify incentive to return home country in future
  39. How much is per year’s living cost in New Zealand for a student?
  40. How much is the travel cost in New Zealand per person?
  41. How you will arrange your accommodation? Any websites you have researched, friends that you are planning to share accommodation, their location, and any family member with whom you will be staying, per week approx cost for accommodation
  42. Do you have any relatives or family members in New Zealand? If yes – Visa status, relation with you, the city where they are staying, etc. 
  43. What are the working hours for students in New Zealand? 
  44. Will you work in New Zealand? If yes – what kind of work you will be doing? What is your expectation from that work?

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