Immigration New Zealand is the government department responsible for issuing visas and permits to enter New Zealand. For more information on student and visitor visa applications, and checklists for your country, visit the website.
To obtain a student visa, students must be enrolled in an approved course at an accredited New Zealand educational institution. Applications will need to include:
To apply online please click here.
For courses that run longer than 6 months, you must provide an x-ray certificate that is less than 3 months old. Students aged 17 years or over who intend to stay in New Zealand for 24 months or longer will need a police vetting certificate from their home country.
Students may arrive in New Zealand, begin studying, and find that they want to make some changes, transfer courses or study longer. Most UP Education campuses offer an online visa service to help students make changes to their visas after they arrive.