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New Zealand Student Visa: An All-Inclusive Guide for 2024

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When someone says ‘New Zealand’? You immediately think ‘serenity.’ After all, New Zealand has the cleanest lakes in the world! Now take the serenity and the immense opportunities in New Zealand and put them together. Does that sound like a long-term plan to you?  

Read this article to find out more interesting benefits of migrating to New Zealand.

What is the New Zealand Student Visa?

The New Zealand student visa is something you mandatorily need if you’re planning to study in New Zealand for a long term or at least 3 months.


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Among the many courses and degrees, New Zealand is prominent for providing an excellent range of study courses in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Animation.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a New Zealand Student Visa?

For English Language Proficiency (Either of the 3):

  •  IELTS: A minimum language score of 5.5 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for the graduation and 6.0 for Master’s courses *
  • TOEFL:  A minimum language score of 80 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for the graduation and 90 for Master’s courses*
  • PTE: In PTE Academic, most of the universities prefer to have a minimum score of 50 for under-graduation and a score of 64 for Masters Courses*

*The score requirements can vary as per the standards needed by the universities.

  • Should have completed 12 years education, i.e., with elementary and secondary education
  • At Least 60% in English through higher elementary education
  • Most of the universities in New Zealand accept applications with an overall percentage of 75 marks
  • For some Technology and Science courses, mandatory subject requirement in Class 12
  • Should qualify the IELTS or PTE or TOEFL with the minimum language requirement(i.e. IELTS: 5.5, PTE: 50, TOEFL: 80)
  • Mandatory  Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum IELTS or PTE or TOEFL requirement. ( i.e. IELTS: 5.5, PTE: 50, TOEFL: 80)
  • Should have relevant work experience if opting for MBA and IT-related programming

What are the Documents Required for a New Zealand Student Visa?

The foremost requirement in getting your Student Visa for New Zealand is having your documents ready for verification.

Here’s a list of documents that you’ll need mandatorily: 

  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Your English Proficiency test results
  • Proof of visa fees payment
  • Health insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC))
  • Verification of your criminal records
  • Financial Requirements proving a sum of up to AU$18,610 per year
  • Your valid passport
  • Offer Letter from New Zealand University
  • Proof for sufficient funds
  • Proof of Funds for Tuition Fee
  • Financial Status Proof
  • Scholarship Letter (If applicable)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Certificate 
  • Police Verification
  • Fee Receipts

Certified or notarized copies transcript/document of academic results

  • PTE or IELTS Language Scores
  • Class 10th Mark sheets
  • Class 12th Mark sheets
  • Bachelor’s Mark Sheets
  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Graduation or Provisional Certificate
  • Diploma Certificates
  • GRE Results or GMAT Results
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Proof of co-curricular activities 

Work-related documents (if applicable) 

  • Work Experience Letter and Appointment letters
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Internship proofs

How to Apply for a NZ Student Visa?

What Fees are Required for the NZ Study Programs?

For processing your New Zealand study visa from India, you have to pay an NZD 330 as your application cost. This cost includes the processing of your application, an immigration levy charge, international visitor conservation, and tourism levy charge.

The cost is pretty much the same in every visa office in India. 

Study Program

Average Tuition Fees in AUD$

Undergraduate Bachelor Degree

$15,000 – $35,000 yearly

Postgraduate Master’s Degree

$20,000 – $40,000 yearly

Doctoral Degree

$14,000 – $37,000 yearly

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  • Visit Visa: Travel for leisure or business to any part of the world with Kansas.
  • Study Visa: Study in Globally-recognized Universities!
  • Work Visa: Work & settle in the World’s Best Cities!
  • Immigration: We are your one-stop solution for all your visa and immigration needs
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  • Profile Evaluation: Based on your unique profile history, we make matches with the visa eligibility requirements, and advise you with the visas you must apply for.
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  • Procuring documents: Help you arrange documents needed before applying for a visa.
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