NZ Student Visa

Dream of entering a New Zealand university, institute of technology, or private training establishment to get a quality education? Want to apply for student visa to have an opportunity of studying in New Zealand for more than 3 months? Zenith Immigration Solutions will gladly help you turn your dream into reality. We offer a wide range of NZ student visa services to grant you a unique chance for going to school, taking a course, or doing other training in New Zealand. Whatever type of the student visa you intend to apply for, our top-rated experts are ready to assist.



NZ Student Visa Support

We are a Licensed Immigration Adviser with the profound knowledge on New Zealand immigration law as well as immigration and operational instructions. Our long-lasting experience in the field enables us to provide highly-qualified assistance when it comes to applying for any type of student visa New Zealand.


Using a Licensed Immigration Adviser is a big plus for your Student visa NZ application. We abide by the Code of Conduct and Competency Standards as required by the Immigration Advisers Authority.


We ensure that we assess your case carefully, provide you with the right advice, and only follow your lawful instructions.


We deal with onshore and offshore New Zealand student visa applications.

We can assist you with a subsequent student visa, an extension of your study, change of course, and other matters relating to your student visa NZ.



New Zealand Student Visa Services

We offer a full set of NZ student visa services to help you avoid unnecessary inconveniences and stress.


We provide information and guidance regarding:


  • Assessment of your situation and eligibility to apply for a particular visa
  • Meeting the visa requirements for another course
  • Funds requirements and acceptable sources of funds
  • Concerns related to your poor attendance and/or progress
  • Documents and paperwork requirements
  • Arranging Offer of Place for your intended course of study


Why Apply for Student Visa NZ

It’s a common fact that quality education is the primary basis for your successful career in future. NZ student visa is an excellent way to get one. With a student visa, you receive endless benefits the New Zealand educational system provides.

NZ STUDENT VISA High-Quality Education

High-Quality Education

New Zealand schools, institutes, and universities stand out for their high educational standards. The qualified teaching staff, as well as small class sizes, guarantee not only informative and exciting lessons but also plenty of personal attention and an individual approach.

New Zealand Student Visa - Wide Range of Educational Options

Wide Range of Educational Options

With an NZ student visa, you can get access to various universities, institutes of technology & polytechnics, industry training organisations, and private training establishments. All of them provide qualifications, such as certificates, diplomas, graduate, and post-graduate degrees, recognised internationally.

Student Visa NZ - Promising Career Perspectives

Promising Career Perspectives

Your successful application for student visa in New Zealand may not only open up for you doors of the top educational establishments. It can also become your lucky ticket for a further brilliant career as many employers worldwide appreciate the level of the New Zealand education system.

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Requirements of New Zealand Student Visa 






Requirements of Student Visa NZ


Evidence of funds to support your study

You must provide evidence to show you have enough money to support yourself while you study in NZ. Find out what you can provide to support to your application.


Evidence and information about your funds


When INZ assesses your visa application, INZ must:

- be able to verify that the evidence you provide about your funds is genuine, and

- be confident that these funds will be available to you while you are in New Zealand.


Verifying evidence of your funds


Your funds must be in your name, or the name of your financial guarantor or sponsor. 


If INZ cannot properly verify the source of your funds, it cannot accept them as evidence that you have enough money to support yourself while you are in New Zealand.


INZ finds it difficult to verify some evidence of funds including:

- gold loans and Kisan Credit Card (KCC) loans

- funds held by the post office or cooperative societies

- volatility or mutual funds

- bonds

- property sales, and

- agricultural income.


Using a financial guarantor


You can use a financial guarantor but INZ can only accept them if:

- they are your immediate family member — that is, your partner or spouse, a parent, sibling, grandparent, or parent-in-law — and

- you can prove your relationship to them.


Before you submit your application, check that the identity information about your financial guarantor or sponsor is the same in all the documents you provide. Your application may be delayed or declined if it is not.


Evidence you can provide

To support your application, you can provide a range of financial information.


Banking information


You can provide:

- bank statements for the past 6 months

- copies of relevant bank deposit statements or certificates

- statements or certificates showing fixed term deposits at least 6 months old.

- If the bank account you are using as evidence has been opened recently or the statements show any large deposits, you must explain where this money has come from and provide evidence to support this.

For example, provide evidence to show that you sold an asset and used the money to open the account, or have transferred money from one bank account to the other.


Information about assets or loans


You can provide:

- an education loan sanction letter from an acceptable financial institution

- stock transaction reports, or

- sale of property agreements.


INZ do not accept funds sourced from property sales, gold loans or KCC loans unless:


- you or your financial guarantor have held those funds in bank accounts for 6 months or longer, and

INZ can verify the source of the funds.


Loan sanction letters


INZ only accepts education loans from nationalised or multi-national banks that are secured against fixed assets that belong to you or your financial guarantor.


If you provide a loan sanction letter it must mention: 

- the security

- moratorium period — that is, how long before you need to start repaying the loan interest payable repayment, and

- details or a copy of the security offered for the loan.


You also need to provide evidence of how you will repay the loan.


Provident fund accounts

INZ only accepts public or employee provident fund accounts if they are supported by documents confirming your employment such as an Income Tax Return, Form 16, salary statements or a employer reference letter from your employer.


Information about your income

You can provide:

- tax returns that show your income and saving patterns

- evidence of income generated from your assets — for example, if you own a rental property provide - proof of ownership and evidence of the tax you have paid on the income statements showing income generated from employment —

for example:

a letter from your employer confirming the position you held, how long you were employed for and what you were paid, or if you were self-employed, recent business tax returns with an income statement, or recent bank statements showing daily business transactions.


Immigration New Zealand do not accept funds sourced from agricultural income unless:

- you or your sponsor have held those funds in bank accounts for 6 months or longer, and

- Immigration New Zealand can verify the source of the funds.


If you are studying for more than 12 months

If you plan to study in New Zealand for more than a year provide:


- a payment plan that explains how you will fund your future years of study, and

- evidence to support this that INZ can verify.

English Language Requirements - NZ Student Visa

Immigration New Zealand accepts the below listed test types and scores for the student visa application 



Genuine intentions to study

Genuine intentions to study


When INZ decides if your intentions are genuine (bona fide), immigration considers all the information:

- you provide to support your application

- INZ has about your personal circumstances, and

- you provided in any previous applications.



Your intentions must be genuine


When you apply for a temporary visa or permission to enter New Zealand, INZ must be satisfied that you have genuine reasons for coming to New Zealand on the visa you apply for, and that while you are here you will obey the law.

INZ must believe that you:

- only intend to stay in New Zealand temporarily

- are coming to New Zealand for a lawful purpose

- will comply with the conditions of your visa after you arrive

- will not stay in New Zealand without a valid visa, and

- are able to leave New Zealand at the end of your stay.


Health and Character requirements for New Zealand Student Visa

To be eligible for a New Zealand Student Visa, you must be in good health and must be of good character


You may need to have a chest x-ray, a medical examination or both as proof of your good health.


You may need to provide police certificates as proof of your good character.

If you are aged 17 and over, and will stay in New Zealand for more than 24 months (this includes any time you have already spent in New Zealand), you must provide police certificates from: 

your country(s) of citizenship

- any country(s) you've spent more than 5 years in since turning 17. 

You do not need to provide police certificates if:

- you have provided them to INZ with an earlier visa application, and they were issued in the previous 36 months, or

- you are under 20 years of age and have held a student visa (or consecutive student visas) on and since the date you turned 17 and are applying for a further student visa.


Course options

New Zealand Diploma in Business (With Strands In Leadership And Management) Level 5 and/or 6

Duration - One year each


Programme Overview


The purpose of this programme is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand business entities with graduates who have general and specialised business knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of strategic roles.


The overall aim of this programme is to equip learners with core business skills, attitudes and values that form the crux of leadership and management functions in dynamic and constantly changing business environments. It provides opportunities for learners to interact in real or realistic business environments and emerge as graduates in a complex and ever-changing business world. The programme thus aims to provide New Zealand business entities with graduates who are, or can be employed in a range of strategic roles within New Zealand business entities.

New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production Level 4 and/or Level 5 (Nursery Production)
New Zealand Certificate in Cookery Level 4
International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cookery Supervision – (Advanced) Level 5
New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)
Diploma in Hotel Management
Bachelor of Nursing Level 7
Master of Business Informatics level 9
Postgraduate Diploma in Business level 8
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Informatics Level 8
Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking Level 7
The Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Aquaculture
Bachelor of Aquaculture and Marine Conservation Level 7
New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design Level 5 and/or 6
Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Level 8
Master of Applied Management Level 9
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Level 7
Adventure Tourism and Guiding Level 4 and/or 5
Bachelor of Social Work Level 7
Graduate Diploma in Business (International Business Innovation) Level 7
Graduate Diploma in Business (International Hospitality Management) Level 7
Graduate Diploma in Business (International Tourism Management) Level 7
New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education And Care Level 5 and/or Level 6
Early Childhood Diploma level 7 - Leading to Registration
Healthcare Diplomas Level 4 and 5

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Staying in New Zealand and gaining experience after completing your course


Post Study Open Work Visa

If you have acceptable qualifications(s) that you completed in New Zealand, you can apply for a visa to work in New Zealand. Depending on your qualification and where you studied, you can work for any employer for between 1 and 3 years, and do almost any work.


What you can do on a Post-study work visa


A Post-study work visa lets you work for any employer and in almost any job.


Your partner can apply for a work visa and your dependent children can study fee-free as domestic students.


Eligibility for a Post-study Work Visa 


An applicant will be eligible for a post study open work visa if he/she has completed


  • a qualification at level 7 to 10 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework that has been studied full-time for at least 30 weeks in New Zealand; or
  • a single qualification at level 4 to 6 that has been studied full-time for at least 60 weeks in New Zealand; or
  • two qualifications at levels 4 to 6 that have been studied full-time for at least 60 weeks in New Zealand (including at least 30 weeks per qualification) and the second qualification is at a higher level than the first qualification


Duration of post study open work visa


The duration of your post study open work visa will depends on the course you have undertaken. 


You can get a three year post study open work visa if you have completed 


  • a level 7 Bachelor’s Degree or level 8 to 10 qualification that has been studied full-time for at least 30 weeks in New Zealand.


You can get a one year post study open work visa if you have completed 


  • a level 7 Graduate Diploma that has been studied full-time for at least 30 weeks in New Zealand.
  • any other level 7 qualification that has been studied full-time for at least 30 weeks in New Zealand.
  • a single qualification at level 4 to 6 that has been studied full-time for at least 60 weeks in New Zealand.
  • two qualifications at levels 4 to 6 that have been studied full-time for at least 60 weeks in New Zealand (including at least 30 weeks per qualification) and the second qualification is at a higher level on the NZQF than the first qualification. The qualifications must have commenced in either the same or consecutive calendar years.


Note – If you have completed a level 7 Graduate Diploma, you can get an additional one year, if the applicant is in the process of gaining registration with a registration authority. 


For all the above qualifications, you can get a two year open post study open work visa if the study was undertaken outside of Auckland and completed by 31 December 2021.


  • You can apply for a further Post-study work visa if you complete another qualification in New Zealand that:

    is at least a Level 7 Bachelor’s degree

    lasted for a minimum of 30 weeks, and

    is higher than the qualification you submitted for your previous visa.

  • If you want to stay in new Zealand after the post study open work visa, you can apply for an employer assisted work visa and even apply for residence provided you meet the criteria.