If you are
applying from overseas to study as a full fee student in New
Zealand, you can consult the New Zealand government office in your
country about available courses. Applications should be made
directly to educational institutions.
Closing date for applications to polytechnics and colleges of
education are available from prospectuses of the respective
institutions. The application form must also be accompanied by all
the documentation requested on the form, for example, certified
copies of examination results.
If you are applying for admission to a tertiary institution as a
full-fee student and you are already attending a New Zealand
school, apply directly to the university, polytechnic, college of
education or other institution of your choice.
Once you have been offered a place
All applicants must accept and offer by the date specified on the
notification letter received from an institution. An offer of a
place does not necessarily guarantee a student visa.
Working While You Study
If you are studying in New Zealand, you must not work unless allowed to do so by the New Zealand Immigration service. You can be granted permission to work for upto 15 hours a week.
If you have a student permit, you may be granted a work permit or a variation of your student permit to allow you to gain practical experience on completion of a three-year course, or over the summer vacation.
Your dependants, who may include a spouse, de facto spouse, fiancé(e)
and children, may accompany you to New Zealand or may join you
later. They must apply for the type of visa required, that is,
visitor, work or student. For school aged dependants you will need
to pay full fees to enroll them in primary and secondary courses.
International students are required to obtain student visas and
study permits in order to study in New Zealand.
For More Details, see our Student
It is compulsory for students to take out full medical insurance
cover. An average medical insurance cover for a single student
would cost approximately NZ$500-600 per year. The Research &
International Office holds information on New Zealand medical
insurance companies which can be forwarded on request.
International Students’ Representative
Students elect an International Students’ Representative each
year. His/her role is to act as a link between international
students, the University and University Students’