Information about Exchange Student Visa

If you are outside New Zealand and have been accepted into an approved student exchange scheme, apply for this visa to study full-time in New Zealand.


Up to 4 years depending on the length of your exchange

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Study full-time in New Zealand in a school-to-school exchange, an exchange programme organisation scheme or a tertiary exchange.
  • Work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying or full-time in the holidays, depending on your age and how long your study is for.

Things to note

  • You can only apply if you’re outside of New Zealand.
  • You don’t have to pay tuition fees, as you’re considered a domestic student.
  • Student exchange schemes may include school-to-school (or sister school exchanges), exchanges organised by exchange programme organisations and tertiary exchanges.

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