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Last updated: 8 June 2022
Are you thinking of studying in New Zealand? With the latest announcements from the New Zealand government, if you are currently outside New Zealand, you can apply for a new student visa from 23.59 New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) on 31 July 2022. (Click here for more info)
If you currently hold a valid student visa, you can travel to New Zealand if you:
- have a valid offer of place to study,
- have conditions on your visa allowing you to travel to New Zealand, and
- you continue to meet the conditions of your student visa.
Contact your education provider or Immigration New Zealand if you are unsure if you can travel to New Zealand on your current student visa.
Acceptable qualifications for a Post Study Work Visa
If you held, or had applied for, your student visa before 11 May 2022 - Changes are being made to the Post Study Work Visa settings.
If you applied for your student visa after 11 May 2022 - your qualification may not be acceptable under the new rules. More information will be available about acceptable qualifications under the new rules later in 2022.