Complete and return any application forms required. While this can often be done online, you’ll still need to post or courier some documents, such as:
Note: you may need to provide certified translations of some of these documents.
Once you’ve been accepted, the institution will send you an ‘offer of place’ that confirms your course details and the start dates. You’ll also receive an invoice, as you need to pay your tuition fees before you can apply for a visa. You can make this payment through your local education agent or directly with the institution.
If your course is less than 3 months long, you’ll only need a visitor visa to come to New Zealand. However, if you plan to study for more than 3 months you’ll need to apply for a student visa online. You will need to scan and send:
Note: the institution must be registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority www.nzqa.govt.nz
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