Applying for a visa

Before you arrive in New Zealand to begin your studies at the University of Auckland, you need a valid passport and a student visa.

What is a student visa?

This is an endorsement in your passport that allows you to enter New Zealand.


How do I apply for a student visa?

Applying from overseas
When applying for a student visa, you are required to pay your tuition fees first and include the receipt with your visa application to Immigration New Zealand. You also need to provide a copy of your Offer letter. Immigration New Zealand provides specific details of all documentation required for a student visa on the application form.

You can download the student visa application form from the Immigration New Zealand website.

Applying as an exchange student
Immigration New Zealand has notified us that exchange students must obtain a student visa before entering New Zealand.

After you receive our letter of Offer from your exchange coordinator, apply immediately for your student visa by contacting your nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate for procedures and an application form. You must be able to support yourself financially for the duration of your stay in New Zealand.

See full details of visa requirements at the Immigration New Zealand website.

For further information for exchange students, see Prepare for arrival.


Applying for a student visa in New Zealand