Visa Information

Visa Information

International students can stay in New Zealand with a valid visa only. It is requirement for a language school to check this. If you want to study a full-time course in New Zealand that’s longer than three months in total duration, you’ll need a student visa.

Depending on your visa conditions, you may be able to work up to 20 hours a week during the term and full-time over the holidays.

You can see a full list of student visa requirements and apply for your visa online at the Immigration New Zealand website. As a guide, you’ll usually need to provide the following documents with your student visa application:

  • An offer of place from an approved education provider
    Evidence that you have enough money to pay your tuition fees
  • Your passport and acceptable passport-style photo(s)
  • Proof of funds – $15,000 per year, to cover your living expenses
  • A copy of your air ticket home, or proof that you have enough money to buy one
  • An accommodation guarantee, if you’re under 18
  • Your visa application fee
  • You may also be asked to provide a medical certificate and chest x-ray, and a police certificate.

Please have a look on the official website of immigrations New Zealand for more information:

https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/how-to-apply/visas/

For student handbook: A student visa is subject to conditions that may not be breached. Breaches need to be reported to immigrations New Zealand.