When you decide to push thru with your plans to study in NZ, we will send you a Checklist of Documents required by the School and Immigration New Zealand.
For the school, we will need the following to secure your Offer of Place Letter:
When we have the Offer of Place and you have completed all the other documents in the Checklist, we will lodge your application for a Student Visa with Immigration New Zealand. This will be done by us online.
We should give an allowance of two to three months.
Schools have several intake dates. Some have twice a year, February and July. Others have four or quarterly, January, April, July and September.
You must have enough funds to cover the full Tuition, Resource and other fees of the School plus Insurance. Immigration NZ will also require proof that you can support yourself while you are studying. The Cost of Living required is NZ$1250 per month of study. If your programme is for one year, you will need to have at least NZ$15,000.
Yes, all international students are required to have medical insurance. The Schools usually provide this. This covers you from the time you leave your country until the end of your programme. You can provide your own insurance if you wish. We can also assist you to secure a travel and medical insurance.
While you are still in your home country, we will already look for possible accommodations for you. This can be homestay, where you live with a Kiwi family; flatting, where you share the house with other people; or rent your own unit/house.
When we look for accommodations for you, we take into consideration your budget, safety, cleanliness and proximity to your school and amenities.
Yes, you can drive in NZ if you have a valid Licence issued by your home country. Your Licence is valid for a maximum period of 12 months from the time you arrive in NZ. We suggest you familiarize yourself with NZ driving rules and regulations.
We can also refer you to qualified driving instructors if you are a beginner or simply want a refresher course on how it is to drive on the left side of the road.
After you clear Customs, turn left when you exit. We will be there to meet you. From the airport, we will bring you to your accommodations.
There is no restriction on how much foreign currency you can bring in to NZ. If you are carrying more that NZ$10,000 in cash, you will need to declare it and complete a Border Cash Report.
There are more than 100 things that you can and must do while you are in NZ. Make the most of your stay and tick them off these lists:
The number to call is 111. You can call this number on a mobile phone even if your phone is out of credit.