World-famous for its friendly people, spectacular landscape and relaxed lifestyle, one of a kind culture, New Zealand is an unbeatable place to live and study.
Where can I live/study?
- New Zealand’s relaxed pace of life gives you the time to enjoy everything our vibrant modern cities have to offer.
- Enjoy live music, theatre, film, dance, free festivals or international sports fixtures, or hang out with your new friends at a cafe, restaurant or bar.
- Most of our cities and towns are relatively small and uncrowded, making your daily commute easier and faster than back home.
- Wherever you live, you won’t be far from beaches, parks, walking trails and cycle tracks.
FIVE STEPS: TO studying in New Zealand
Our five-step guide can help you get started on your New Zealand study experience in the best way possible.
✓ Choose what to study
✓ Choose your programme, course, and institution. There are high-quality educational institutions in every region in New Zealand, so you’ll have lots of places to choose from.
✓ Plan your budget
✓ You may be able to support your studies by gaining an international student scholarship or working for up to 20 hours a week.
✓ Apply for your course
✓ Now you’ve chosen what to study, contact your institution to ask about entry requirements and confirm your costs.
✓ Apply for your visa
✓ You’ll need a student visa if you’re coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months. Visit Immigration NZ to check your eligibility and start your online application.
✓ Get ready to go
✓ Organize your travel, get health and travel insurance, and decide whether to stay in a flat, hall of residence or homestay. A New Zealand Government code of practice requires all educational institutions to ensure international students are well informed, safe and properly cared for.