Student Needs Analysis

Studying overseas is a big decision. Which is why we work very closely with every student to understand their needs and advise them on their fit with universities and courses.

Course Selection

With a high level of knowledge about the New Zealand education system, we will guide you on what course are popular and advise you of the eligibility requirements and fit.

Application Guidance

The application process is extremely critical for success. We guide students through this process every step of the way. Additional training is also provided for IELTS etc.

How our one-stop service works:

We identify the correct needs of each applicant based on their qualifications, experience, future goals and interest. Based on this we identify the right course and the right institution. We also assist them to achieve, if need be, required command over the English language, make them feel comfortable with the study program they have undertaken, provide counselling, assist in locating part-time jobs, assist with their visa issues, accommodation and any other general assistance required.


It is our endeavour to act as a 'one-stop' shop.


We also assist students in getting their medical insurance, their student visa application, work visa application through to Permanent Residency application. 


Under our one-stop shop service we can assist the students with the following:


  • Student application and enrolment

  • Student Visa

  • Medical Insurance

  • Opening bank a/c, IRD and other important institutions

  • Meeting and picking them at the airport and also assist with accommodation

  • English language/assistance

  • Provide counselling

  • Assist in preparing CV/Bio-Data, provide reference etc.

  • Assist in locating part-time jobs

  • Work Permit

  • Permanent Residency application


Your First Choice Education Consultants for New Zealand

Venki Iyer has had many decades of experience in the trade and banking sector. Having worked for large corporates in India, he has also garnered significant experience with the education sector in India.


Having migrated to New Zealand in 2000, Venki started Blue Horizon Consultancy with a big focus on proving education consulting services. He has a deep passion for assisting students from India to study in New Zealand.


New Zealand is a popular destination for students from India, but understanding the culture in the country, researching appropriate universities and specific courses, visa requirements etc can be a huge challenge for any prospective student.


With his vast knowledge of the requirements of students in India and the education industry in New Zealand, Venki is perfectly placed to help students find the right fit. 


Right from the start till students get comfortably placed with an educational institution best suited to their needs, Venki Iyer is there every step of the way.


Venki Iyer
Blue Horizon Consulting

At the heart of it, we are EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS.


Our objective is student’s welfare from a long-term perspective. We identify the best programme that suits the student's needs and analyse their educational qualifications, work experience, their interests and their employment prospects in New Zealand.


Besides getting students admitted to the best programmes with universities, polytechnics and private institutions, we have now started working on getting existing school students who are in their 10th, 11th or 12th  standards in getting admitted to schools of high repute to complete their schooling in New Zealand and join professional programs for further studies.


We also organise student exchange programs between schools in India and New Zealand. Through such exchange programs our students who study in New Zealand schools will have the full range of options of going for career/programs available to them, as compared to normal international students.


New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It has a progressive education system with many of the state of art facilities. It offers a safe learning environment with excellent study opportunities and support services for international students. New Zealand is among the top seven countries in the world as an education provider.  The education system is world class, modern and responsive providing ample space for innovation, creativity and fresh thinking.


Courses are available for academic, professional and vocational studies in New Zealand institutions – universities, polytechnics and institutes of technology, college of education, secondary schools and private training establishments.


Cost of study – as compared to other study destinations like USA, UK, Australia, Canada the cost of study in New Zealand is lower.


Cost of living – the cost of living is also lower as compared to the countries mentioned above.


With study costs, financial aid and post-graduation employment prospects emerging as highly important factors , New Zealand has now become one of the most sought after study destinations.


Besides New Zealand provides an excellent lifestyle. It is the cleanest, most beautiful country in the world. The people are very helpful, friendly, sociable people. In addition there are a lot of Indian activities regularly taking place in New Zealand – Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali, Holi and other Indian festivals. It is a happening place. We have over 1 lakh Indians in Auckland alone.


New Zealand institutions rank highly on the global scale with many of them featuring in international university rankings such as Times Higher Education Supplement Top 500 and Shanghai Jiao Tong Top 500.


Students in New Zealand have the benefit of a supporting learning environment and the relatively smaller class sizes enable students to get a more personalized attention from teachers. Independent thinking is strongly encouraged, where students are taught to think for themselves. Students get the opportunity to harness their individual strengths and ideas for channelling them towards a productive career. 


New Zealand was among the first countries to adopt a code of practice that sets  standards for the care of international students, both in and outside the classroom.

International Comparison:
  • “New Zealand is a top-performing country in terms of the quality of its educational system” according to the 2013 Better Life Index.

  • First in world for education and fifth most prosperous country according to London-based think tank., The Legatum Institute.

  • First for Best Country for Business by Forbes.

  • Ranked least corrupt nation in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI)

  • Third most at peace country according to the Global Peace index ​

  • Confirmed as one of the world’s most innovative nations in the 2013 “Global Innovation Index”.



We screen our institutions in New Zealand very selectively and ensure the recommended institution is of repute, of long-term standing and can provide students with the highest quality of education.


We ensure the institutes where the students are getting admitted, offer courses which are NZQA accredited and are Grade 1.


Subsequent to the student joining the institution in New Zealand we act as a friend and guide to the students.


Some of the educational institutions we work with:
Some of the programs we help place students in:
  • Hospitality

  • Chef

  • Psychology

  • Social Science

  • Business Studies

  • Education

  • ECE

  • Accounting

  • International Business Studies

  • Marketing

  • Finance

  • Law

  • Design​

  • Nursing

  • Aeronautics

  • Aircraft Maintenance

  • Visual Arts

  • Media Communication Studies

  • Advertising

  • Computer Science

  • Information Technology

  • Mathematical Sciences

  • Creative Technologies

  • Engineering

  • Construction Management

  • Health Sciences

  • Counselling Psychology

  • Nano Techology

  • Emergency Management 

  • Public Health

  • Sports & Recreation

  • Physics

  • Podiatrist

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences

  • Applied Ecology

  • Biotechnology

  • Health & Rehabilitation

  • Mental Health

  • Radio Astronomy

  • Stroke & Applied Neurosciences

  • ...and MANY MORE




I got a wonderful placement at the University of Canterbury. Venki Iyer was very knowledgeble and made it very easy.


Dealing with Venki Iyer was a breeze. I am now in my first semester in Auckland and am loving it. All thanks to Mr. Iyer.


I was always keen to study overseas. Once I spoke to Venki Iyer, I was drawn to New Zealand.  I highly recommend going through him.


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Our Contact Details


19 Coachman Dr



New Zealand


T: +64 21 028 98366