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Students Visa New Zealand

When someone says ‘New Zealand’? You immediately think ‘serenity.’ After all, New Zealand has the cleanest lakes in the world! Now take the serenity and the immense opportunities in New Zealand and put them together. Does that sound like a long-term plan to you?

Read this article to find out more interesting benefits of migrating to New Zealand.

What is the New Zealand Student Visa?

The New Zealand student visa is something you mandatorily need if you’re planning to study in New Zealand for a long term or at least 3 months.

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University of Auckland




University of Otago




Auckland University of Technology




University of Canterbury




Victoria University of Wellington




University of Waikato




Lincoln University




Massey University

Palmerston North

Among the many courses and degrees, New Zealand is prominent for providing an excellent range of study courses in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Animation.

Here’s a list of the top courses offered for Indian students in New Zealand:

  • Animation(B.sc)
  • Engineering
  • Business Studies
  • Medicine
  • Hospitality
  • Engineering Forestry
  • IT and Computer Science
  • Art and design
  • Agriculture
  • Nursing
  • Sports Management
  • Healthcare
  • Business Management
  • Trades

According to the latest QS World University Rankings, the New Zealand Universities with international positions listed below:

QS World University Rankings University Name
24 The Australian National University
39 The University of Melbourne
42 The University of Sydney
45 The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
48 The University of Queensland
59 Monash University
91 The University of Western Australia
114 The University of Adelaide
160 University of Technology Sydney
214 The University of Newcastle, Australia (UON)
218 University of Wollongong
244 Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
250 Curtin University
250 Macquarie University
250 RMIT University
264 University of South Australia
287 University of Tasmania
309 Deakin University
329 Griffith University
369 James Cook University

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a New Zealand Student Visa?

For English Language Proficiency (Either of the 3):

  •  IELTS: A minimum language score of 5.5 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for the graduation and 6.0 for Master’s courses *
  • TOEFL:  A minimum language score of 80 in IELTS is mandatory for students opting for the graduation and 90 for Master’s courses*
  • PTE: In PTE Academic, most of the universities prefer to have a minimum score of 50 for under-graduation and a score of 64 for Masters Courses*


*The score requirements can vary as per the standards needed by the universities.

  • Should have completed 12 years education, i.e., with elementary and secondary education
  • At Least 60% in English through higher elementary education
  • Most of the universities in New Zealand accept applications with an overall percentage of 75 marks
  • For some Technology and Science courses, mandatory subject requirement in Class 12
  • Should qualify the IELTS or PTE or TOEFL with the minimum language requirement(i.e. IELTS: 5.5, PTE: 50, TOEFL: 80)
  • Mandatory  Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum IELTS or PTE or TOEFL requirement. ( i.e. IELTS: 5.5, PTE: 50, TOEFL: 80)
  • Should have relevant work experience if opting for MBA and IT-related programming

What are the Documents Required for a New Zealand Student Visa?

The foremost requirement in getting your Student Visa for New Zealand is having your documents ready for verification.

Here’s a list of documents that you’ll need mandatorily: 

  • Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) certificate
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
  • Your English Proficiency test results
  • Proof of visa fees payment
  • Health insurance (Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC))
  • Verification of your criminal records
  • Financial Requirements proving a sum of up to AU$18,610 per year
  • Your valid passport
  • Offer Letter from New Zealand University
  • Proof for sufficient funds
  • Proof of Funds for Tuition Fee
  • Financial Status Proof
  • Scholarship Letter (If applicable)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Certificate
  • Police Verification
  • Fee Receipts

Certified or notarized copies transcript/document of academic results

  • PTE or IELTS Language Scores
  • Class 10th Mark sheets
  • Class 12th Mark sheets
  • Bachelor’s Mark Sheets
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Graduation or Provisional Certificate
  • Diploma Certificates
  • GRE Results or GMAT Results
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Proof of co-curricular activities

Work-related documents (if applicable) 

  • Work Experience Letter and Appointment letters
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Internship proofs

How to Apply for a NZ Student Visa?

Before planning to submit your application, the most critical step is documentation. If you are aware of every document need, then you can experience an easy visa process.

You can submit your visa application online. However, you need to send a physical copy of your passport and application forms to the New Zealand Embassy.

The applications are assessed as soon as they are received. During this process, sometimes, you may  need to provide more information as evidence to support your visa.

After the visa approval is obtained, you can now visit the country to study and live.

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  • Visit Visa: Travel for leisure or business to any part of the world with GICS.
  • Study Visa: Study in Globally-recognized Universities!
  • Work Visa: Work & settle in the World’s Best Cities!
  • Immigration: We are your one-stop solution for all your visa and immigration needs
  • Permanent Residence: Become a Permanent Resident and enjoy special benefits.

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  • Profile Evaluation: Based on your unique profile history, we make matches with the visa eligibility requirements, and advise you with the visas you must apply for.
  • Resume Writing: We guide you to create a resume that stands out as desired by the concerned immigration authority.
  • Procuring documents: Help you arrange documents needed before applying for a visa.
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  • Dedicated Case-Officer: We offer personal assistance and a single point-of-contact between the company and you, throughout the process
  • Post-Landing Services: We help you settle down in the country after you’ve received your visa. These services are specifically customized as per your requirements.

You can expect a one-stop solution for all your visa needs from profile evaluation, documentation, application drafting to post-visa services with GICS. If you are confused about filing the AIPP application, you can contact us immediately. We will be pleased to help you in any way we can.

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