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New Zealand Study visa

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The New Zealand Government provides an opportunity to all Indian students to study in the country but as a prerequisite, you’ll have to obtain a student visa first. The visa you need will depend on the type of study you want to pursue, and how long you intend to stay in New Zealand.

The New Zealand student visa is something you mandatorily need if you're planning to study in New Zealand for a long term or at least 3 months. Among the many courses and degrees, New Zealand is prominent for providing an excellent range of study courses in computer science, Information Technology, and Animation. You can apply online or use a printed form. Make sure you apply at least 8 weeks before you plan to come to New Zealand.

Eligibility Criteria

Here are the eligibility criteria to apply in New Zealand universities:

  • An offer of place from an educational institution approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • A written guarantee from an institution or person that suitable accommodation is available to you in New Zealand (if you’re under 18 years)
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to live on while you are studying
    a return air ticket to your country, or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one.


There are two intakes for New Zealand Universities

Intake 1:
commence in February to June
Intake 2: commence in July to November

English Language Proficiency (Either of the 3)


  • IELTS: A minimum language score of 5.5 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for graduation and 6.0 for Master’s courses
  • TOEFL: A minimum language score of 80 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for graduation and 90 for Master’s courses
  • PTE: In PTE Academic, most of the universities prefer to have a minimum score of 50 for under-graduation and a score of 64 for Masters Courses

Documents Required

You would generally need to provide the following documents along with your application for a student visa:

  • Identity- proofs of your identity. Attach a copy of your passport. Also include a certified copy of your birth certificate, national identity card, or driver’s license.
  • Authentication of intended study- Evidence of your intended study must be provided to make a proper application.
  • Health insurance- You must maintain your medical and travel insurance policy while you’re studying in New Zealand, from the time you enrol until your student visa expires.
  • Funds or sponsorship- You must have enough money held in New Zealand to support yourself for the length of your visa. The primary requirement in getting your Student Visa for New Zealand is having your documents ready for verification.

Applying Process

To obtain a New Zealand Student Visa, you are needed to follow a step-by-step process

  • Gathering Required Documents
  • Submission of Application
  • Wait for Visa Approval
  • Arriving in New Zealand

Cost for an New Zealand Student Visa

For processing your New Zealand study visa from India, you have to pay an NZD 330 as your application cost. This cost includes the processing of your application, an immigration levy charge, international visitor conservation, and a tourism levy charge.

Processing Time for Student Visa

You can expect a decision on a student visa application within 3-5 weeks of submission of New Zealand student visa applications.


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