Information about Fee Paying Student Visa

You can apply for a visa to study full-time in New Zealand. You will need to pay the full cost of your courses and enrol with an approved education provider.  

Overview

Up to 4 years


All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Study full-time at the course stated on your visa – this includes schools, tertiary (study after secondary school) and English language study. Student visa conditions require you to attend the place of study endorsed on your visa.
  • Work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying or full-time in the holidays, depending on your visa conditions.
  • Live by yourself above a certain age, otherwise you will need to come with your parent or legal guardian.

Things to note

  • If you want to bring your partner or children with you, they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.
  • Your Student Visa is normally for the same length of time as the study you have paid for.
  • You can apply for this visa if you’re a distance learning or correspondence student who is studying outside New Zealand and you need to visit New Zealand for more than 3 months to attend your education provider, for example to do practical study or sit exams.

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Student visa