Should I choose Post Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree in New Zealand?

Every country follows it own unique Education System. When one switches from one country to other country, it becomes quite essential to understand the other education system in which one is switching to. The craze of studying abroad is great in our country and there is huge segment of the students who want to study in New Zealand.

Switching from Indian Education System to New Zealand, a great confusion arises among the Indian students aspiring to study in New Zealand. The students fail to understand the education system of New Zealand and are not able to follow the purpose behind the Level of Qualification.

After Bachelors, students aspiring to study in New Zealand generally get confused between the Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree.


Level Level 8 Qualification Level 9 Qualification
Qualification Diploma Degree
Duration 1 Year 2 Years
Fees Pay less, just for 1 year Pay for 2 years
Research Conduct in particular areas Get a choice of coursework/by thesis
IELTS Overall Band Score 6.5 not less than 6.0 Overall Band Score 6.5 not less than 6.0
Academic Bachelor Degree/Graduate Diploma Bachelor Degree/Graduate Diploma

 Why pursue a Post Graduate Diploma over Master Degree?

  1. Pay less and get graduated in less time.
  2. Get cross credits to pursue Masters Program later
  3. You’re able to change your career path, iff you desire to.
  4. Get eligible to conduct research
  5. Become an industry-ready professional
  6. Get Post-Study-Work Permit of 3 years.

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