New Zealand


The best known is the kiwi - an endangered, flightless, nocturnal bird which is also the country's unofficial national symbol. The country's spectacular landscape incorporates vast mountain chains, sandy beaches, lush rainforests, grassy plains, glaciers, fiords and active volcanoes. International standards, competitive cost and a cosmopolitan culture make New Zealand an ideal study destination for Nepali students.

Quality education at comparable prices is the rationale behind New Zealand's popularity. New Zealand degrees are patterned on the lines of the British education system. To top it all, state-of-the-art facilities, a safe environment and a fine student's support system add to the country's multiracial, multicultural warmth.

English Language Training

The choices are endless. Private English language schools offer a variety of courses for all ages including adventure, business and academic programmed. Adventure courses provide a balance of English language tuition and a stimulating activity of your choice. There are courses in English for business purposes and English to prepare you for academic study with TOEFL or IELTS testing.

Most tertiary institutions also provide English language preparation for further study or foundation courses.

Accommodation and Cost of Living

Some secondary schools offer boarding facilities, while others arrange home-stays for international students.

Usually universities and polytechnics offer student accommodation on campus. Some students prefer to live off campus and will seek advice from the student support services, provided by most tertiary institutes, to help with arranging home-stays or give advice on finding student flats.

It is generally recommended that international students allow NZ$9,000 to $10,000 per year for living and accommodation costs. This covers accommodation, food, travel, textbooks and limited entertainment.

In Summary

Work hard and play hard is the lifestyle choice of many international students in New Zealand. If you are looking for world-class education and training, and also want new experiences, fun, a relaxed lifestyle and a safe and healthy environment, then you should consider New Zealand as your study destination.

New Zealand Visa

You will need a student visa if you wish to come to New Zealand to study full-time for more than 3 months. You can only get a student visa to study in a course at an education institution, which is registered and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Student Visa applications are processed by New Zealand Immigration Service, New Delhi.

Your student visa will be issued for the length of time your course tuition fees have been paid for. If you are studying a long-term course at a secondary school, University or Polytechnic you will normally pay your tuition fees every year. Visa application should be lodged at least 2 months prior to the course commencement date.


1 Affidavit of Support from Sponsor

2 Authorization Letter from Sponsor

3 Bank Statements / Bank Passbooks for past 6 months, not more than oneweek old.

4 Chartered Accountant Statement / Summary Statement

5 Covering Letter

6 Educational Certificates, Mark sheets, Degrees and Diplomas

7 Evidence of Funds and Income in the form of:

8 Financial Undertaking Form

9 Guarantee of Accommodation or arrangements made.

10 IELTS / TOEFL score

11 If Tuition fee is paid in advance, then attach copy of fee receipt.

12 Last 3 years income tax papers of all family members

13 Loan Sanction letter

14 Medical & T.B. X-ray Certificates from Panel Doctor

15 Offer Letter from the Institution

16 Other movable and immovable Assets

17 Passport

18 Police Clearance Certificate from Regional Passport Office

19 Statement of Purpose

20 Student Visa Application Form

21 Supplementary Information Form

22 Visa Fee payable by Demand Draft favoring "New Zealand Immigration Service" payable at New Delhi

23 Work Experience Certificate, if employed