Student visas

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?

A student visa 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. You must include the receipt with your visa application to Immigration New Zealand. 
  • You also need to provide a copy of your offer of place from the University.
  • Immigration New Zealand provides specific details of all documentation required for a student visa on the application form. You can download it from Immigration New Zealand.

Applying as an exchange student

  • Exchange students must get a student visa before entering New Zealand. 
  • After you receive our offer of place from your exchange coordinator, apply immediately for your student visa by contacting your nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate. 
  • You must be able to support yourself financially for the duration of your stay.

See full visa requirements at Immigration New Zealand.

Applying for a student visa in New Zealand