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How to apply to study in New Zealand

Take the first step on your journey to experience New Zealand's high ranking education system and incredible lifestyle.

  • Courses
  • Institutions/schools
  • Scholarships
  • Agents

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All levels of study

Plan your study adventure

The key to a successful study abroad experience lies in the planning. Start planning now by exploring our study checklist and our resources on visas, agents and scholarships.


New Zealand is ranked the world's second most peaceful country.
Source: Global Peace Index.


International students may be able to work to help support themselves while they study.
Source: Find out more at www.nzstudywork.com.


New Zealand has more penguin species than any other country.
Source: Global Peace Index.


All eight New Zealand universities are in the top 3% in the QS world rankings.
Source: QS World University Rankings.


New Zealand teachers ranked the fourth most professional in the world.
Source: OECD Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS).

Apply to study in New Zealand in three easy steps:

Explore our site

Look around, and choose a programme to study or talk to your local education agent.

Complete the forms

Complete and return any application forms required.

The final step, Visas

Your length of stay will determine what visa you will need.

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