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Immigration via studies – New Zealand

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The student visa is given to pupils of schools and students of professional educational institutions and universities. After graduation, a foreign graduate can obtain a work visa for an internship or employment.

New Zealand has a good quality education, low corruption, high security, decent wages, and stunning nature. For all residents, the state provides comfortable living conditions. Besides, there is the possibility of professional immigration in New Zealand. The state is interested in skilled professionals, businessmen, and investors.

6 stages of preparing for student immigration in New Zealand

  1. Search for an educational institution and program;
  2. Learning the language of the program to a minimum level of B2;
  3. Finding a source of funding/scholarships;
  4. Passing language and entrance exams (IELTS – 6.5);
  5. Translation of educational documents;
  6. Admission and receipt of an invitation from the university.

Obtaining a student visa

Applying for a student visa is the first bureaucratic procedure for an immigrant student. During this, the host state decides whether a candidate is worthy to enter the country. This is not only the most important but also the most difficult stage of immigration. 

To obtain a New Zealand visa, you need to provide a package of documents that are drawn up in accordance with the requirements of the country’s consulate. 

Documents for a student visa

  • International passport valid for the period of study (and for 3-6 months after);
  • Photos;
  • Confirmation of enrollment;
  • Confirmation of the availability of funds to cover travel, accommodation, tuition fees (bank statements, scholarship awards, etc.);
  • Sometimes a letter of motivation and recommendations;
  • Other documents depending on the country.

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State University in New Zealand

That is the most prestigious, but also the most expensive education. Universities tend to offer academic knowledge. A large number of professors and the highest quality of the teaching staff. The highest level and modern knowledge. University campuses are practically their own campuses, with all the necessary infrastructure.

There are many more local students than foreign students, which helps to integrate into New Zealand culture and develop the necessary connections. In other words, a dream study and a serious investment in your future.

Tuition fees at universities NZ $ 27,000-45,000 per year. (15 000 – 25 000 EUR)

State Institutions and Polytechnics

This type of education is a more affordable one. Public institutions tend to offer a mix of academic and practical skills that are ready to be applied in the work, more inclined towards practice. There are a large number of professors, specialists from the professional field, and the highest quality of the teaching staff. High level and modern knowledge. Great atmosphere and modern facilities.

Tuition fees at public institutions NZ $ 16,000-30,000 per year. (9 000 – 17 000 EUR)

Life in the country after graduation

Often a foreign graduate can apply for a special work visa in the country where he/she received a diploma. It is called a post-graduate visa. 

The purpose of such a visa is to give the graduate time to settle down: find a job or start a business. 


Preparing for student immigration to New Zealand should begin as early as possible because it is not limited to applying for a student visa. An applicant of a foreign university usually needs a certificate of proficiency in the language in which he will be trained – it is better to start preparing for the international exam at least six months in advance, depending on the level of language proficiency. 

It is necessary to choose the place of study in advance and find out the exact list and deadlines for accepting documents so as not to be late with the submission. This is also important because some study programs are accompanied by competitions for scholarships, the deadlines for which often come earlier than for the program as a whole. 


Learning immigration is the best way to move to New Zealand. In addition to knowledge and local experience, after study, the student is eligible to apply for a graduate work visa. Such a work visa can be obtained from 1 to 3 years, depending on which training program you have completed. With a work visa and a local diploma, there is a much better chance of finding a permanent job and then moving up the steps towards obtaining the coveted residency.

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