Immigration New Zealand Student Visa

/ / Your Visa Application

Immigration New Zealand Student VisaChoosing to study in New Zealand is an excellent decision to make. New Zealand is home to some of the top universities in the world. In order to study in New Zealand you will need to meet specific visa requirements.

If your main purpose for coming to New Zealand is to study then an Immigration New Zealand student visa is the route to go. Unless you are a citizen of Australia, a holder of a New Zealand residence class visa or a holder of a current Australian permanent resident, you will need to apply for a student visa.

What do I do if I want to study in New Zealand?

Before you apply to study in New Zealand, it is important to understand that in order to obtain a student visa, the education provider which you intend to study with, needs to be fully registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

You will need to apply to study here.

Is applying for a New Zealand student visa right for me?

If you want to study in New Zealand, for a set period of time at a certain university then choosing to apply for a student visa may be the right move for you.

Once you obtain your student visa for New Zealand, you will be able to study as a full time student. It is important to understand from the “get go” that as a full time student studying in New Zealand, on a student visa, you will only be allowed to work for up to twenty hours a week.

Although you will be allowed to work full time during holiday times. If you are a PhD or masters research student, there will be no restrictions.

Additional information

• You will be entitled to stay in New Zealand for a period of up to four years on a student visa.
• There are currently three methods used by Immigration New Zealand, in order to determine the length of your particular stay.
• There are certain requirements you will need to meet, in order to obtain a student visa for New Zealand.
• You will need to have current medical and travel insurance for the duration of time you will be studying in New Zealand.

I want to study in New Zealand

If you want to study in New Zealand and explore the option of obtaining a student visa, then please contact us. Our licensed advisor can determine if you meet the student visa requirements and advise on the best way forward.

Discover your
visa options

Sign up for our monthly newsletter

You'll get immigration advice and be the first to know about visa changes

Return to our blog