Frequently asked questions

Do I need a visa to enter and study?

If you want to study full-time in New Zealand for more than three months, you’ll need a student visa.

Can I have a paid job when I study in New Zealand?

Depending on your visa conditions, you may be able to work up to 20 hours a week during the term and full-time over the holidays.

What language is spoken in New Zealand?

English is the predominant language spoken in New Zealand. Maori is the native language of the country that is spoken by a small amount of the population

What are people like in New Zealand?

New Zealanders are generally very friendly. You’ll find that they are very informal and easy to talk to

Will my qualifications from New Zealand be recognized by other countries?

New Zealand offers a high-quality education system. New Zealand has arrangements with key education and trading partners from European and Asia-Pacific countries, committed to recognizing each other’s qualifications. This makes New Zealand a more attractive place for students to come and study.

How can I find a home in New Zealand ?

There are various options available for accommodation in New Zealand. Your choices include catered Halls of Residence and Self-catered Flats & Apartments or homestay with a family.

What is the cost of living like in New Zealand?

Living costs will depend on your lifestyle and the part of the country you will be living in. For example, in Dunedin, which is in the South Island of New Zealand, the living cost will about $NZ17,000-20,000 per year. Living cost in Auckland will range from $NZ20,00-$NZ25,000 per year.

What do international students like about learning in New Zealand ?

International Students coming to New Zealand like the practical learning environment, specialised equipment, and possible work placements that New Zealand institutes offers

What things do international students find different or strange?

Life in New Zealand is generally good and most New Zealanders are friendly and helpful. The country also is a relatively safe with little violent crime. Most of New Zealand cities and towns are relatively small and uncrowded. This makes daily commute easy and fast and therefore you won’t be far from beaches, parks, walking trails and cycle tracks.