While we welcome people from overseas we need to protect the interests of New Zealand citizens and residents.
If an immigration officer believes a prospective student from overseas has not made a genuine application for a visa, or that they don’t intend to meet the conditions of the visa we may grant them, we will not grant a visa.
A person may be refused a visa if:
Want to see the wording of the immigration instructions?Go directly to the Operations Manual, sections E2.40 - E2.70.
Application for Variation of Conditions
Application to Study in New Zealand
Guide for Studying in New Zealand
Termination of Student Enrolment