International students (to New Zealand) require a visa to study in New Zealand.
To get a visa to study in New Zealand the intended course of study must meet the immigration requirements and be approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
Primary and secondary schools
Two main kinds of primary and secondary schools in New Zealand can offer places to international students. The main difference between the two is the way they are funded, which affects their ability to offer courses to international students.
- State or integrated primary and secondary schools are funded by the New Zealand government. Schools accredited by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education can offer places to full fee-paying international students after all New Zealand domestic and NZAP scholarship students are placed.
- Private primary and secondary schools are schools funded mainly through student fees. Provided they are accredited by the Ministry of Education, these schools can offer places equally to international students and New Zealand students.
- Tertiary education providers can offer courses to international students if they meet certain conditions.
The applicant needs an offer of study from a valid New Zealand education provider, or a confirmation of enrolment/study if he/she is a returning student.
We can guide & assist you in applying for your student visa and to process for verification of local documentation.
Institutes and Universities The Visa Centre represents
- Auckland University of Technology
- Waiariki Institute of Technology
- The Professional Bar & Restaurant School (PBRS)
- Unitec Institute of Technology
- Whitireia Community Polytechnic
- NMIT (Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology)
- Manukau Institute of Technology
- Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
- AWI International Education Group
- National Institute of Studies New Zealand
- Quantum Education Group