Evidence of funds to support your study If you apply from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh or Bhutan

You must provide evidence to show you have enough money to support yourself while you study in New Zealand. Find out what evidence we accept.

Evidence we accept

Your application is more likely to be successful if the evidence you provide shows us that you can support yourself.

You, or your sponsor or financial guarantor, can provide:

  • tax returns for the last 3 years to confirm regular income, and
  • wages slips and corresponding bank statements for at least the last 6 months that show transfers into your, or your sponsor’s or guarantor’s, bank account.

Other evidence of funds can include:

  • a fixed-term deposit that is at least 6 months old, or
  • a General Provident Fund statement.

We only accept funds sourced from:

  • gold loans
  • Kisan Credit Card loans
  • property sales or agricultural income:
    • if you or your sponsor have held those funds in bank accounts for 6 months or longer, and
    • we can verify the source of the funds.

If you are studying for more than 12 months

If you intend to study for longer than 12 months, also provide a payment plan. Include evidence:

  • of savings and income for the last 3 years that support your payment plan, and
  • that shows how you will pay your tuition and living expenses for the whole time you are in New Zealand.