New Zealand Study Visa and Requirements for Indian students

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Why Study in New Zealand?

  • Top 8 QS ranking Universities
  • Inexpensive tuition fees
  • Post Study Work Permit for 3 years
  • Scholarship worth $20,000
  • Earn while studying

Fast-track your career path in the world’s most-promising destination, Study in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the safest countries to study and live in. It is testified by the fact that on the Global Peace Index 2022, it was ranked second.

Not only does it have world-class universities and an evolved education system, but it also offers numerous work opportunities, a thriving economy, an attractive climate, and an accommodating culture as well. These factors are sure to catch the attention of Indian students who nurture the dream of studying abroad.

Besides being a beautiful country with fascinating backdrops, New Zealand offers several research opportunities and an unbelievable quality of life for students from India. International students who arrive here to study will be wholeheartedly welcomed and offered all the amenities to make them feel comfortable.

Benefits of studying in New Zealand
  • Offers qualifications that are recognized globally in all fields
  • Excellent opportunities for education and teaching faculty that is par excellence
  • Opportunities for research and innovation
  • For PhD scholars, it offers a wealth of opportunities
  • Peaceful and secure surroundings
  • Excellent quality of life
  • Study-work opportunities for students, allowing them to pay for their expenses themselves
  • Many work opportunities after graduation
Top Universities in New Zealand
New Zealand rank Global rank University
1 83 University of Auckland
2 176 University of Otago
3 215 Victoria University of Wellington
4 227 University of Canterbury
5 266 University of Waikato
6 287 Massey University
7 356 Lincoln University
8 442 Auckland University of Technology
List of Affordable Universities – Study in New Zealand for Indian students
University Fees (INR/year)
University of Otago 15-20 lakhs
Victoria University of Wellington 13-20 lakhs
University of Waikato 13-19 lakhs
Massey University 13-25 lakhs
University of Canterbury 14-27 lakhs
Lincoln University 13-23 lakhs
Auckland University of Technology 14-28 lakhs
Study Intakes of New Zealand

Certain universities may refer to intakes as semesters. New Zealand has two intakes:

Semester 1: February to June
Semester 2: July to November

Students of vocational courses may also be admitted in the months of March, April, and May.

 New Zealand Student Visa

For applicants above 18 years of age who plan to study in New Zealand for over six months, this is a summary of the types of student visas you can access:

Student visa type Explanation
Fee Paying Student Visa Study for up to four years full-time and eligibility to work part-time
Exchange Student Visa Study for up to four years full-time in a student exchange program that is approved
Foreign Government Supported Student Visa Study for up to four years full-time on a loan or a scholarship of a foreign government
Pathway Student Visa Study for up to five years in three consecutive courses with a single student visa and eligibility to work part-time
New Zealand Study Visa Requirements

Before applying for a visa, ensure that you have the following New Zealand student visa requirements for Indian students ready:

  • A valid passport
  • Travel history documents
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • University’s Letter of Acceptance verified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
  • Important Academic transcripts like degrees, diplomas, and certificates
  • Study Visa Application form that is duly filled
  • Receipt of payment of Application Fees
  • Receipt of payment of Tuition Fees

Proof of having funds amounting to NZ$15,000 to cover expenses in one full study year which may include:

  • Bank statements
  • A letter from a sponsor promising to pay your living and accommodation costs.
  • Scholarship certificates (if any)
  • Police clearance certificate indicating spotless criminal record
  • X-ray report to show that you do not have Tuberculosis
  • The complete health examination report
  • Letters of Work experience (if applicable)
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP, if required)
Study in New Zealand cost

Primary student applicant needs to have:

Online Student Visa Application cost: NZ$530 + VFS 722


Offline Student Visa Application (Paper Application): INR24,500 + VFS 1,087

*The fees vary with the course you choose to pursue. To know more, sign up with Y-Axis

Steps to apply for a Student Visa in New Zealand

Step 1: Before you apply, you need to get ready with all the required documents.
Step 2: The required documents are proof of your identity and clean character to prove that you have met all the visa conditions.
Step 3: Apply online for a visa.
Step 4: You will get a notification from authorities stating that they have received your visa application.
Step 5: Notification from the authorities on the status of your visa application.

New Zealand Student Visa dependents

Holders of student visas can apply for visitor visas to take their spouses/partners and dependent children to New Zealand with them.

New Zealand post-study-work permit

You are eligible to apply for this visa if you have completed your studies recently in New Zealand. This visa allows you to stay and work in the country in a field related to what you have studied for up to three years.

How Y-Axis can help you?

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  • Free Counseling,avail professional counseling to help you choose the right course and university in New Zealand
  • Campus Ready Program, a Y-Axis initiative that counsels every student to navigate in the right direction during and after the study program in New Zealand
  • Y-Axis Coaching services, assists you to ace your IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, GMAT, OET test results with our live classes. This helps you to score well on the exams required to study in New Zealand
  • Get counseling and advice from proven expertise to advise you in all the steps while applying for New Zealand Student Visa
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