Let us guide you through your New Zealand student visa application process

Why Choose New Zealand?

Studying in New Zealand will provide you with an opportunity to be a part of a friendly global student community with excellent education and secure an internationally recognized degree.

New Zealand Student Visa Requirements:

  • Acceptance into a New Zealand education institution.
  • Financial proof & health check-up documents.
  • English tests such as TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT.
  • Character & Conduct requirements.

Types Of New Zealand Student Visas

Pathway Student Visa

With the pathway student visa for New Zealand, you can Study up to 3 courses, one after the other, on a single student visa.

  • Work part-time up to 20 hours/week while studying.
  • Work full-time in the holidays, depending on your program.

Exchange Student Visa

With the exchange student visa for New Zealand, you can Study full-time as an exchange student from one school to another. 

  • Work part-time up to 20 hours/week while studying.
  • Work full-time in the holidays, depending on your age and program.

Fee-Paying Student Visa

With the fee-paying student visa for New Zealand, you can study full-time at the course stated on your visa.

  • Work part-time up to 20 hours/week while studying.
  • Work full-time in the holidays, depending on your visa conditions.
SIDENOTE. Except for the Pathway Student Visa, other New Zealand visas are granted on a yearly basis and they have to be renewed regularly.

Documents required for New Zealand Student Visa

Must have Documents for the Student Visa in New Zealand:
  • An offer letter from an approved education provider.
  • Personal Statement
  • Your passport must be valid for at least a period of three months beyond your stay in New Zealand.
  • Two passport-sized photographs. 
  • Completed Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012).
  • Proof of payment of tuition fees or sufficient funds to pay the fees.
  • Proof of health and character- Medical certificate and a police certificate.
  • Proof of return arrangements or proof of funds to procure return arrangements.

New Zealand Student Visa Online Application Process & Cost

The student visa application for New Zealand can be applied online through New Zealand’s official Immigration website. The time consumed by the New Zealand High Commission for the student visa procedure is over 60 days depending on each student’s application. As an international student, you can apply 120 days prior to the start date of your program/course. After you’ve completed your online application, you will receive an email notifying you of the outcome of your visa application.

The average cost to apply and receive a New Zealand Student Visa will range between NZ$295 – NZ$330.

We’re here to support your New Zealand student visa application process

At AECC Global, we’ve placed thousands of students over a vast range of universities around the world and we’ve got years of experience in handling student visa applications. Requirements vary by each country and change often. We always stay updated with the changes and are equipped to support you. While our counsellors can guide you on general visa documents, if you are managing your own application, you have the support of our in-house migration agents. If you need help with a more complex question, Fill in the enquiry form below! Our expert counsellors will get in touch with you and help you fulfill your study abroad dreams.

We see your potential and support your New Zealand student visa application process, which adds significant value to your future.

Our international education counsellors proactively guide and support the international students in choosing the top-ranking universities in Australia and the best courses to achieve their career goal. We make sure our students are provided with personalised support when applying for a student visa in New Zealand.

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