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Christchurch is on those cities in New Zealand that offers excellent opportunities to students. The best thing about this city is that it has an active lifestyle, apart from beautiful sights for delight. If you people out there contemplating to immigrate to New Zealand for study purposes, you can definitely consider Christchurch, for it has a number of renowned institutions.
Christchurch is the main city in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. Christchurch University and Lincoln University are the two of the most famous educational facilities in the region that offer a wide range of courses and programs. Both these universities provide excellent atmosphere for international students. Christchurch University is located at the edge of the city. This university is one of the most advanced educational facilities in the whole country, with topnotch research amenities and a very friendly campus. You can find its considerable portion of students is from outside New Zealand.
Lincoln University is another famous destination for international students. The main attraction of this university is its relaxed setting and countryside lifestyle, apart from the quality of education. It hosts students from over 60 countries across the globe.
Christchurch is one of the most affordable places in New Zealand. International students take the advantage of this fact and flock to the city. Apart from offering educational facilities, the city provides a great deal of recreational activities, including skiing, hiking and climbing. Because of the fact that it offers scope for many forms of entertainment, such as shopping, dining and sight seeing, Christchurch makes a nice tourist place as well.
Of late, the New Zealand Immigration made changes to the Student Visa policy in order to ensure that international students intending to change or actually changing course of study or education provider for valid reasons and they adhere to the policy’s requirements. Students are required to exhibit that they will meet all the student policy requirements. In addition, they should not violate any of the visa conditions and they must be genuine applicants. The changes came into force on November 30, 2009.
Students who are going to apply for a further New Zealand Visa in order to continue studies in New Zealand are also be bound by the new student policy requirements.
As per the new requirements, the students should not back out or discontinue attending the education provider. They are not allowed to change a course without the approval of New Zealand Immigration. However, applicants who have submitted their applications prior November 30 do not need to meet the new student policy requirements.
There were also changes made to the requirements for students to live with legal guardian:
Changes were made to the definition of legal guardian. In addition, international students are given the permission to temporarily exempt from the requirement to live with their legal guardian, in certain cases, say emergencies when the legal guardian is required to leave for his/her home country.
The new definition of Legal Guardian
The original definition of Legal Guardian requires the person to be the one who ‘usually provides for the care of the student in the latter’s home country. The latest amendment made removes the word ‘usually’ from the definition.