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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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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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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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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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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.

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Accommodation

Learn more about flats, hostels and homestays.

Find your new home

Living in NZ

Discover our excellent work/life balance and spectacular nature.

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