Applying for visas is often seen as complicated, but IDP Education’s trained counsellors are experts in guiding students through the application process.
While studying in New Zealand, it’s important to maintain your Fee Paying student status. This status relates to the purpose, or reason why you came to New Zealand.
To receive a student visa, you have to prove that you have enough money to pay for living expenses, education costs and travel for your entire stay in New Zealand.
For your student visa you may also require:
- Your visa application form and its fee
- Offer letter: The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) offer letter to international students, which lists minimum course duration, course fees and whether the fees are applicable at domestic or foreign rates.
- Guarantee of Stay (for students aged under 18 years): A written document from an institution or person that states that the student has suitable accommodation arranged in New Zealand.
- Health and medical requirements: If you are staying in New Zealand for more than six months then you need to be screened for tuberculosis.
- Work plans: If you plan to work after your studies in New Zealand then your IDP Education counsellor may be able to provide basic guidance about the visa options available, but you will need to contact a migration agent for further assistance.
- Proof of English: An IELTS score to demonstrate competency in English is necessary to apply for a student visa to study in New Zealand. You will need to meet IELTS score prerequisites to gain admission to the top universities in New Zealand. Some education providers do consider your English scores in year 12.
- Evidence that you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses.