A study visa is required for foreign nationals who wish to study full-time in New Zealand for more than 3 months.
To apply for a study visa, you need to have a valid passport, travel history documents, passport-size photographs, a letter of acceptance from an approved education provider, academic transcripts, and proof of payment of tuition fees.
You also need to provide evidence of your health and character, such as medical certificates, police certificates, and biometrics.
You need to show that you have enough funds to support yourself and pay for your study and living expenses in New Zealand. This can be in the form of bank statements, scholarship letters, sponsor letters, or financial undertaking forms.
You can apply for a study visa online or by paper. You should apply at least 8 weeks before you plan to come to New Zealand.
You can usually work up to 20 hours per week during term time and full time during holidays if you meet certain conditions. You can also include your partner and dependent children in your visa application if they meet the requirements.