• Student Visas

    Student Visas

NZ Student Visas

Enjoy world-class education and study in New Zealand with a NZ student visa. New Zealand offers an excellent education system, with eight universities in the top 3% internationally.

If you are looking for safe and friendly institutions where you can learn and at the same time enjoy a healthy balance of physical and mental activity, New Zealand is the place. The country is known for its wide-open spaces and conducive learning environments, so you can enjoy learning while admiring beautiful landscapes and making lifelong friends too!

New Zealand has also been ranked the number one English-speaking country for preparing students for the future. So, if you want to become a resourceful and confident young adult ready to take on the world, study in New Zealand!

If you want to learn how you can start your journey as a student, NZ Visa Connections can work with you to choose the best possible student visa that meets your study goals and work towards your future immigration goals!

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Types of Student Visas

There is more than one way to obtain a student visa. Let’s look at your possible options below:

International Student Visa

Full-Fee Paying
This Student visa option is for first-time offshore students and onshore students continuing their studies.

‘Offshore’ – not currently in New Zealand.

‘Onshore’ – already in New Zealand.

An enormous benefit of this Student visa is that you can work part-time while studying, giving you more financial security. It also allows you to get 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 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 Child Student Visa

Are you moving to New Zealand to study or work and have dependent children under 20 who require primary or secondary education? If so, you can apply for a Dependent Child Student visa for them.

Your children will be treated as domestic students on this visa. You will not be required to pay international tuition fees.

For parent/s on an Accredited Employer work visa, you/they must earn at least $43,322.76 a year for their children to receive a Dependent Child Student visa.

Children over 20 who wish to study in New Zealand or outside of primary or high school must file a separate Student Visa application. See the details above for International Student Visas.

How to get a NZ Student Visa application approval

To succeed with your International Student visa or Dependent Child Student visa application, you must show adequate funds to support yourself or your child. (If you are applying for/as the dependent of a work visa holder.)

You will also need to demonstrate your genuine interest and intentions while studying in New Zealand.

At NZ Visa Connections, we will help you with all Student visa applications and prepare you for a rewarding educational experience here in New Zealand.


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  • "Overall, my experience with NZ Visa Connections has been very pleasant and enjoyable. They provided me with the peace of mind and confidence that everything will be sorted, and that my visa application was in very good hands. The team was very efficient, organized, and “on-the-ball” on all immigration policies and requirements. The weekly video chats to check on the progress of my “paper trail” was very helpful. It was a very professional engagement with a personal touch. "

    Jessica Misa Baird, Work Visa Support

  • "My experience has truly been nothing short of easy and amazing. NZ Visa Connections has been thorough since the inception of our relationship. Understanding the ins and outs of the process has been overwhelming and not always easy to follow. But, they've been transparent, calming and honest during an otherwise difficult to navigate process. The team goes above and beyond and it's very evident they are passionate about the work that they do."

    Ashley Bent, Work Visa Support

  • "Outstanding work from NZ Visa Connections in regards to helping our company secure visas for two of our key staff members. These two wonderful ladies have gone above and beyond for our company. Rebecca was the case manager for two of our staff members and  she worked exceptionally hard to renew their visas on the 11th hour. I was so impressed with her amazing ability to make things happen with such a positive outcome. "

    Lee Dewerson, Employer / Business services

  • "We first meet NZ Visa Connections back in 2017 when we were looking for an advisor to apply for Reon's first work Visa, We have continued to work with NZ Visa Connection ever since. With that said we have found them to be very professional throughout this process and have been Successful with our application for Reon Visas. Reon and myself would have no problem with recommending NZ Visa Connection to any person who needed Visa advice. "

    Ross & Reon Laird, Work Visa Support

  • "I was very nervous about trying to employ an international applicant, but NZ Visa Connections helped me employ the perfect person for our team, even making suggestions so we could apply for a 3-year Visa straight away. They assisted and supported me every step of the way, from helping with the advertisement to preparing Visa application documents, through to procuring the visa’s required for our employee. They were knowledgeable and eminently capable, and I would have no hesitation referring them to any other business thinking about hiring internationally."

    Lisa Coleman, Employer / Business services

  • "NZ Visa Connections basically took the stress out of my work and residence visa applications. I honestly feel so lucky to have found them in the first place --through my sister's colleague's recommendation. They were as amazing to work with as what we heard about them. The whole process was already quite streamlined for us (my partner and I). We simply had to follow through a well-defined checklist with details like: the importance of a specific document, suggestions and prompts for letters and other write up. It was very clear to us that they are the expert we needed."

    Donna Dychinco, Residence Visa support