The New Zealand Student Visa lets migrants study full-time in New Zealand at approved education providers.
New Zealand Student Visa holders can:
To apply for a Student Visa, candidates must:
Student Visa applicants, unless exempt, must have enough money to cover the cost of their tuition.
To prove this to Immigration New Zealand, the applicant must have paid the tuition fees for one course or one year of study, whichever is shorter.
Evidence can include any of the following:
Student visa applicants, except PhD students, must have adequate medical and travel insurance.
The insurance policy must cover the visa applicant from the date of their arrival in New Zealand until their departure date.
Furthermore, the insurance policy must cover the visa applicant for all of the below:
Student Visa applicants must have enough money to live on while studying in New Zealand.
The required amount depends on the type of studying that is undertaken by the student:
The visa applicant will have to provide proof of these funds to Immigration New Zealand. The applicant can also prove they have enough funds to live in New Zealand in the following ways:
Students who study for more than one year must prove that they have enough money to support themselves for the first year and show how they’ll pay their living costs for the rest of their studies.
The New Zealand Study Visa allows visa holders to stay in New Zealand for up to four years. Visa holders can apply for another Student Visa after their initial visa.
New Zealand’s Student Visa does not lead to residence (PR). Student visa holders who wish to become New Zealand residents should apply for an appropriate work visa and meet the residence requirements.
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