Why New Zelanda?
New Zealand is a young country where independence, initiative and resourcefulness are more highly regarded than status or rules. As a student here you’ll be encouraged to be questioning, flexible and to seek your own answers by thinking for yourself. Here
Everyone who comes to study in New Zealand from overseas must meet certain rules and requirements. If you are coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months, you will need a student visa.
To apply for a student visa, you must meet student policy requirements.
You should assess yourself against this policy, before submitting an application. You can apply online through Immigration ONLINE. If you are unable to make an online application, you can make a paper-based application.
If you’re planning to study here full time for more than three months you’ll need a student visa. Here
If you intend to support yourself, the evidence we need depends on how long you will be studying in New Zealand. If you will be studying for less than 36 weeks, you need to provide evidence of funds of NZ$1250 for each month of study. If you will be studying for 36 weeks or more, you need to provide evidence of NZ$15,000 for each year of study
There are requirements you need to meet before applying for your student visa. You must be accepted into an approved course and show you have enough money to live on while you’re in NZ.
What you need before you apply
To qualify for a student visa, you’ll need:
To have been accepted into a course at an education institute approved by the Ministry of Education or NZQA
Money for your tuition fees, or proof that they’ll be covered by a scholarship
Proof you have enough money to live on while you’re in NZ
A ticket out of NZ, or enough money to buy one.
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Supporting yourself financially
To support yourself while you study in NZ, you need to show you have one of the following:
NZD$1,250 for each month if your programme of study is less than 9 months
NZD$15,000 for each year if your programme of study is longer than 9 months
a scholarship, such as a New Zealand Aid Programme scholarship, or
a sponsor or family member who’s agreed to accept financial responsibility for you while you’re in NZ.
Financial requirements for international students
Insurance and health
You’ll also need:
approved medical and travel insurance — you can usually arrange this through your education provider,to be healthy and of good character.
Fees for domestic and international students
Most people who come to NZ to study are classed as international students and need to pay full fees.
If you qualify as a domestic student, your fees are usually less — but you’ll still need a student visa. You’re considered a domestic student instead of an international student if, for example:
you’re a PhD student who enrolled after April 2005
you’re studying at primary or secondary school under a government-approved exchange programme
you’re studying at primary or secondary school in NZ because your parent or legal guardian is here on a Work visa.