The academic year in New Zealand is from late February to mid-November and most Universities have 2 semesters with summer holidays of about 4 weeks in June. Intakes are in February, July. Some courses and institutions offer September intake as well.
English Language Requirement
A good command over spoken and written English is essential if you want to perform well in the universities here. Though IELTS/TOEFL scores are not mandatory for admission,a band of 5.5 for undergraduate and 6.0+ for postgraduate courses is desirable.