To apply for a New Zealand Student Visa students must first enrol and be accepted to study at an approved New Zealand educational institution.
Foreign students who have applied for and been accepted into an approved New Zealand educational institution may apply for a New Zealand Student Visa in order to come to New Zealand and complete the specific program for which they have been accepted. You must have received an acceptance letter from the designated institution which you plan to attend before you submit your application for a New Zealand student visa.
Work while you study
Students enrolled in a full-time program may be permitted to work part time without a work visa. Certain conditions apply.