The educational institutes are well regarded throughout the world. There is an ample range of opportunities available for the international students in New Zealand. Quality secondary school education, a well established network of English language schools & institutions, and internationally respected and recognised tertiary education providers are all available for the international students.
Every student to study in New Zealand from overseas must meet specific rules and requirements. If anyone is coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months, they will need a student visa.
The students can undertake one or more short-term programmes approved or exempted by New Zealand Qualifications Authority, for not more than a duration of three months in total; then they do not require a student visa or a variation of conditions. If a student has a temporary visa valid for 24 months or more, they can study one or more programmes for up to three months in total, each for a period of 12-months.
School-age visitor visa applicants can attend a primary, intermediate, or secondary school for a single phase of learning of up to three months per year provided the study finishes the same within the calendar year. They are not authorised to study in the first term of a school year if they undertook a single period of study in the term four of the former year while staying on a visitor visa.
If a student is intending to attend the particular school for more than two weeks or are paying fees, they must attend a school that is a signatory to the Ministry of Education's Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.
An applicant can stay in New Zealand on a student visa for a maximum of four years. There are four ways that Immigration New Zealand (INZ) decides the length of an applicant's visa.
A New Zealand Student Visa will cost approximately Rs 12,000. The INZ, New Delhi, does not accept cash or credit cards – the applicants will have to pay through a bank cheque or a draft.
In April 2015, various changes were imposed on the international students for the English language requirements proposed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. They are set out in Rule 18 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules. Prior changes took effect on 24 October 2015
From this date onwards, the providers are not using internal testing or evidence of any primary and secondary school's former study in English to evaluate proficiency for students from countries having a student visa decline rate of more than 20 percent, as measured by Immigration New Zealand.
This restriction applies to students who “hold passports from one of those countries” and are “applying to Immigration New Zealand for their first student visa.”
Following documents will be needed for the application purposes:
Please Note - Some additional documentation is also expected during this process. The personal interviewer might request some other additional documents also. This documentation will be a proof of evidence of the student's academic or financial status. They may be:
Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, or certificates from schools/institutions you attended. Scores from tests that the college required, such as TOEFL, GRE, or GMAT.
The applicants will need to: Prepare all the supporting documentations. Read a complete Student Visa Guide. Print and complete the Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012) Send the application, fee, and immigration levy to the nearest office.