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to studying in New Zealand

Our five-step guide can help you get started on your New Zealand study experience.

Step 1.

Choose what to study

Choose your programme, course and institution. There are high-quality educational institutions in every region in New Zealand, so you'll have lots of places to choose from.

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to studying in New Zealand

Our five-step guide can help you get started on your New Zealand study experience.

Step 2.

Plan your budget

You may be able to support your studies by gaining an international student scholarship or working for up to 20 hours a week.

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to studying in New Zealand

Our five-step guide can help you get started on your New Zealand study experience.

Step 3.

Apply for your course

Now you’ve chosen what to study, contact your institution to ask about entry requirements and confirm your costs.

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to studying in New Zealand

Our five-step guide can help you get started on your New Zealand study experience.

Step 4.

Apply for your visa

You’ll need a student visa if you’re coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months. Visit Immigration NZ to check your eligibility and start your online application.

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to studying in New Zealand

Our five-step guide can help you get started on your New Zealand study experience.

Step 5.

Get ready to go

Organise your travel, get health and travel insurance, and decide whether to stay in a flat, hall of residence or homestay. A New Zealand Government code of practice requires all educational institutions to ensure international students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.

Choose what to study

Programmes and courses

Choose a programme of study and an institution.

See study options

Explore NZ

From modern cities to country towns, there’s a place to suit you.

Find regions


Next step:2Plan your budget

Plan your budget

Work while you study

Discover whether you’re eligible to work to help fund your studies.

Learn more about working

Cost of living

Our flexible education system has an option for every budget.

Learn more about costs

Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to help pay your study and living expenses.

Search for scholarships


Next step:3Apply for your course

Apply for your course

Enrolment Guide

Discover how to enrol to study at an institution in New Zealand.

See the guide

Contact an institution

To start the enrolment process.

Find an institution

Contact an agent

Get advice from an agent on learning, living and working in New Zealand.

Find an agent


Next step:4Apply for your visa

Apply for your visa

Visas

Discover how to apply for your student visa online.

Learn more about visas

Immigration New Zealand

Explore visa options to work and study in New Zealand.

See options


Next step:5Get ready to go

Get ready to go

Accommodation

Learn more about flats, hostels and homestays.

Find your new home

Living in NZ

Discover our excellent work/life balance and spectacular nature.

Explore the Kiwi lifestyle

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