Information about Pathway Student Visa

This visa allows you to study up to 3 courses, one after the other, on a single student visa. You must have a Pathway Student Visa offer of place and the funds to pay for your tuition fees.

Overview

Up to 5 years


All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Study up to 3 courses, one after the other, on a single student visa.
  • Work part-time up to 20 hours a week while studying and full-time in the holidays, depending on your course of study.

Things to note

  • You can't include your partner or dependent children in a student visa application, but they can apply for their own visas based on their relationship to you.
  • Pathway Student Visas are long enough to complete your qualification plan.  
  • You’ll need to meet the pre-requisites for any second and third courses on your study pathway to stay in New Zealand on a Pathway Student Visa.

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