Study in New Zealand

Student Visa Application

You need to apply for a student visa to come and study in New Zealand. Not all of the applicants can meet the visa requirements. We strongly recommend you to complete our Online Assessment Form or Assessment Form (PDF) first before making any decisions.

Find out if you are eligible to apply for a student visa to New Zealand.


Student Visa Application Procedure

  1. Complete our online Assessment first for your eligibility.
  2. Send us documents required for school application first.
  3. Prepare documentation for visa application as per our advice.
  4. Lodge your student visa application to the nearest INZ branch or online
  5. You may be asked to provide some supplementary documents, an explanation or a  telephone interview from the case officer.
  6.  Pay tuition to the NZ institute once your visa application is approved in principle
  7. A student visa will be issued.
  8. Advise us or the NZ institute your accommodation requirement and your arrival details.

Positive Profile Student

Applicants who meet most or all of the factors below give immigration officer a greater assurance that they are likely to be genuine students in New Zealand.

Find out if you are eligible to apply for a student visa to New Zealand.


What is “Positive Profile” student?


Ø Good academic record;
Ø IELTS score of at least 5.5 or evidence of having met English language entry requirements for the course of study in NZ, whichever is higher;
Ø Student’s immediate family’s verifiable evidence of funds to meet the educational and living expenses in NZ – including paper trails to explain any recent large deposits in accounts;
Ø Regular source of sufficient income of financial guarantors;
Ø Intended course of study relevant to qualifications and/or work experience
Ø Career progression opportunities;
Ø Clear health & character requirements
Ø Good academic record & study pattern

Apart from meeting the above criteria, the factors which would characterise Positive Profile Category A applications are:

  • An overall score of 6.5 or above in the academic module of the IELTS test
  • The intended course of study in New Zealand is Level 7 or above

What evidence do I need to show of my funds?

You need to show that you have sufficient funds to pay for your ongoing studies and living expenses for the duration of your studies.
Tuition fee for language study: NZ$15,000 per year*
Tuition fee for undergraduate study: NZ$20,000 to NZ$25,000per year*
Living expense: NZ$15,000 per year*
Total funds for one year language study plus three years degree study and living expense for 4 years: NZ$155,000.*
(Note: Figures shown above are indicative only.)
You will need to provide evidence to show that you or your family members have the income and/or assets to pay for your tuition fees and your stay in New Zealand.
You also need to provide the evidence of the source of your funds and show that the funds are available for you to use.
For applicants from some countries, it is required to provide six months history of funds

Student Enrolment

An Offer of a Place must be provided with your student visa application and the course must be approved by New Zealand Qualification Authority.
We can help with your enrolment application.

Application checklist

  1. Birth Certificate or copy of passport
  2. Graduation Certificate of your highest qualification
  3. Academic transcript of your highest qualification
  4. Application letter, letter of recommendation, work experience, if applicable
  5. Application form

Asky is able to assist with enrolment applications for the following New Zealand institutes.

State-owned university/polytechnic


The University of Waikato
Waikato Institute of Technology
Lincoln University
Manukau Institute of Technology
Unitec
Waiariki Institute of Technology and Bay of Plenty
Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)
Universal College of Learning
Otago University (English and Foundation)
Christchurch Institute of Technology
Foundation programme for University of Auckland, AUT University and Massey University

Private Institutions


North Shore International Academy
ACG
New Zealand Management Academy
Regent International Education Group
New Zealand Tertiary College
Royal Business College
UUNZ Institute of Business
Servilles Academy
Whitireia New Zealand
New Zealand Institute of Studies
Queens Academic Group
Taylor College
And more

High schools


Hamilton
Hillcrest High
Hamilton Boys’ High School
Hamilton Girls’ High School
St John’s College (Boys)
Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
St Peter’s Cambridge
St Pauls College
Berkley Intermediate School
Ohaupo Country School
Auckland
Botany Downs Secondary College
Macleans College
Howick College
Sacred Hear College (Boys)
Lynfield College
Pakuranga College
ACG College in Auckland and Tauranga
And more…….
Tauranga
Bethlehem College