New Zealand Student Visa
All people who wish to study abroad in New Zealand for more than 3 months will need a student visa. The only exception applies to Australian citizens. They can study in New Zealand without a visa. All other international students will have to acquire a student visa in order to be able to study in New Zealand.
Your student visa will state how long you can stay in the country, whether you can work while studying, who counts as your dependent, and more. In order to get your student visa, you need to officially apply for it and pay a student visa application fee.
What English language tests are accepted in New Zealand?
Many New Zealand colleges & universities accept only IELTS scores as a proof of English Proficiency. The following guidelines for IELTS score is just an approximation, each university or institutes will have their own benchmark score for their respective courses.
- Diploma programs: (Overall band score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0)
- Bachelor’s Degree: (Overall band score of 6.0)
- Graduate Diploma: (Overall band score of 6.0)
- Master Programs: (Overall band score of 6.5)
New Zealand student visa processing days
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The following evidence of funds can be accepted:
Education loan sanction letter from a nationalized or multi national bank only
Latest bank statements for the past 6 months. It should not be more than 1 week old at the time of lodgment of the application. Please ensure that statements and not balance certificates are provided.
Fixed Deposits. In case of providing fixed deposits as evidence of funds please ensure that a copy of the deposit along with a letter from the bank giving the details of the deposit is provided.
Public Provident Fund Accounts/Employers Provident Fund Accounts.
Post Office Accounts.
National Saving Certificates.