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.

Step 1.

✓ 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.

Step 2.

✓ 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.

Step 3.

✓ Apply for your course

✓ Now you’ve chosen what to study, contact your institution to ask about entry requirements and confirm your costs.

Step 4.

✓ 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.

Step 5.

✓ 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.