Pick New Zealand as the backdrop for your studies and you’ll enjoy beautiful surrounds, adventure tourism, amazing food and the option to work through your studies. You might just make lifetime friendships & connections.
New Zealand offers an excellent education system with all eight of our universities are in the top 3% in the world. It is ranked as #1 English speaking country in the world for preparing students for the future.
Add in a safe learning environment and a healthy dose of outdoor recreation in our wide-open spaces, and you have a recipe for becoming a resourceful and confident young adult ready to take on the world.
NZ Visa Connections will help you choose the best possible Student Visa to meet your study goals and maximise your future immigration aims.
International Student Visa
This Student Visa option is designed for first-time offshore students and onshore students continuing their studies.
One key benefit of this Student Visa is being allowed to work part-time whilst you study, meaning more financial opportunities and the ability to secure NZ based work experience.
The Student Visa is granted for the duration of the study and you may qualify for an open work visa once you graduate. For an application you’ll need to prove to Immigration New Zealand that you have the funds required to support yourself and meet all admission criteria. You need to know why you have selected your particular course and how it contributes to your long-term career plans. NZ Visa Connections will help you build a compelling application and tick all the required boxes to be granted an International Student Visa.
Dependent Student Visa
If you are moving to New Zealand to study or work and have dependent children who are under the age of 20 and require primary or secondary education, you can apply for a Dependent Student visa for them.
Your children will then be treated as domestic students upon being granted the Dependent Student Visa, and you won’t be required to pay international tuition fees.
Note: Immigration New Zealand required the parent on an Essential Skills Work Visa to be earning at least $43,322.76 a year in order for their children to receive a Dependent Student visa.
Children over the age of 20 who wish to study in New Zealand will be required to file a separate Student Visa application independently. See the details above for International Student Visas.
How to get a Student Visa application approval
To be successful with your International Student Visa or Dependent Student Visa application, you will need to show:
- Adequate funds to support yourself or your child (if an Essential Skills Work Visa holder) and
- Demonstrate your genuine interest and intentions while studying in New Zealand.
NZ Visa Connections will help you with all Student Visa applications and with readying yourself for a rewarding education experience here in New Zealand.