Information about Pathway Student Visa

You can apply to study up to 3 consecutive courses on a single student visa in New Zealand. You’ll need to have a Pathway Student Visa offer of place with a Pathway education provider and be able to pay your tuition fees. While you’re here, you can enjoy New Zealand’s high-quality teaching standards and gain internationally recognised qualifications.


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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