New Zealand Student Visas
Anyone enrolling as an international student on a course of study lasting three months or more in New Zealand must apply for a student visa.
Please note that in order to apply for a student visa for New Zealand, you must have an unconditional offer of place at a university, accepted that place in writing and paid the required tuition fee deposit. It is therefore one of the last parts of the process.
What visa will I need to study?
Is there an age limit?
There are no age limits to getting a student visa in New Zealand.
Can I get a student visa if I’ve already used my NZ working holiday visa?
Can I work on a student visa?
How much does it cost to apply?
How do I apply?
How long does it take to process?
Will I need to provide any character documents?
Will I need to provide health documents?
Can I take my partner with me?
i) Studying towards a Level 7 or 8 qualification on the Immigration New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List, or
ii) Studying toward a Level 9 or 10 qualification (masters or PhD)
If your course of study does not fall into either of these categories, your partner will need to apply to be in New Zealand of their own accord, for example under the Working Holiday Scheme, the Essential Skills Visa or the Skilled Migrant Category.
How soon can I travel to New Zealand once I get my visa?
How long will my visa last?
Can I apply for another visa when my course finishes?
What are my obligations?
All information is correct at the time of going to press but is subject to change. Check Immigration New Zealand’s website for the latest information, at www.immigration.govt.nz