New Zealand - Student Visa

Why New Zealand

New Zealand is known for its education, sports and safety in recent times. A small, peaceful and multicultural nation perched on the farthest end of the world with our Australian neighbours and populated with some of the best. For example, the likes of Sir Richard Hadlee and Sir Edmund Hillary are New Zealanders.

New Zealand’s education system is very well structured and helps students gain practical experience making them industry ready. Students can get quality education with state of the art facilities with the help of an excellent teaching faculty. The cost of studying is less expensive than in UK, USA, Canada.

It is one of the most favoured destinations for international students with excellent job opportunities post completion of studies. There are a wide selection of programs for students to choose from. However, students should be mindful that their program prioritises their passions while also considering the skills in demand for employment.

Popular Options -

  • Information Technology
    • Bachelor of Information Technology (Read our student blog)
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
    • Master of Information Technology
  • Teaching
    • Bachelor of Teaching
    • Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary)
  • Nursing
    • Bachelor of Nursing
    • Competency Assessment Program for Nurses (CAP)
  • Construction and Engineering
    • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil)
    • Graduate Diploma in Engineering
    • Graduate Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Read our student blog)
    • New Zealand Diploma in Construction
  • Management
    • Bachelor of Applied Business Management
    • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management
    • Master of Management
  • Hospitality
    • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery
    • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery
    • New Zealand Certificate in Baking
    • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management

    Download our brochure or contact us for more details.
    Read our blog on study in New Zealand.


  • Qualification and/or work experience review
  • Discussions with you to select the right programme
  • Offer of place for the institution
  • Lodging a student visa application


  • English language proficiency: Every program has a different level of English language proficiency for non Native english speakers. Read our blog here on IELTS scores.
  • Previous qualification and work experience: Our team can guide you further on the requirements depending on the program you select.
  • Funds for tuition fee through Education loan is a good option and living expenses. Fees for programmes depend on the level of study.
  • All visa applications must meet health and character requirements as per New Zealand Immigration Instructions. Read our blog on tips to prepare for student visa interview.

Useful links

Here are some useful links for students to look at before selecting an appropriate program:

Why Kiwi Fern

Our director, Aparna Prakash is a licensed immigration adviser with an educational background. She has been a teacher in India, Thailand and New Zealand with 30+ years of experience. She continues to teach at a senior secondary school in New Zealand. This experience coupled with her sound knowledge of the New Zealand Immigration system helps prospective students immensely in choosing the right pathway for them.

We suggest students select programs that cultivate their interest while maximising their potential to gain employment and residence. We keep in mind the ability and interests of the prospective student and their family.

We are one of the few agencies based in New Zealand with local knowledge and experience. Our Student agent comes with learning and technology industry experience. He is able to facilitate admissions to a variety of institutions in New Zealand and in other countries .

Once the course (Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Masters) is selected following counselling sessions with the student, our team of licensed immigration advisers would provide immigration advice and assist you with lodging the visa application with Immigration New Zealand.


"It was a seamless experience applying for a visa, arriving and settling in New Zealand. Thanks to Kiwi Fern. I always recommend them to all my friends” – Purnansh Davawala, studying Bachelor of IT at Weltec

"I would not have been in New Zealand if it was not for the support and guidance offered by Kiwi Fern.” – Gautam Mehta, studying Bachelor of IT at Weltec

"I always seek guidance from Mrs Aparna Prakash as she has been a teacher in India and New Zealand and understands my passion and abilities.” – Komal, studying beauty therapy at Weltec

Related Forms

  • INZ1012 - Student visa Application
  • INZ1226 - Student Visa Declaration Form
  • INZ1014 - Financial undertaking for student
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