India Support Programme FAQs

When can I apply for a visa to study in New Zealand?

New Zealand’s borders are now open and normal visa processing has resumed for all categories. This means international students are eligible to apply for visas to study in New Zealand.

Detailed instructions on how to apply for your student visa can be found on our Visa information pages.

Undergraduate offer

Can my Study Buddy give me course advice or help with my assignments?

Your Study Buddy is unable to provide course advice or help you with your assignments. If you have any questions regarding lecture or tutorial content, please get in touch with your lecturer or course coordinator.

Your Study Buddy is here to check in on how your classes are going and help with any general questions you may have.

Will my Study Buddy be in the same class as me?

We try our best to pair you with a Study Buddy in the same faculty as you, however this is not always possible. It is likely your Buddy may not be in the same class as you, but they are still here to chat and answer any questions you may have!

How will my Study Buddy get in contact with me?

Our Buddies will be in touch sometime between 2pm and 5.30pm NZST (6.30am and 10am IST). They can contact you through a range of channels such as phone, email or zoom, dependent on which you prefer. Once your Study Buddy contacts you, you can discuss how often you would like to be contacted and your preferred time.

What is a virtual microinternship?

The University of Auckland’s virtual microinternship is a three-week programme that offers an opportunity to work with New Zealand employers on real business challenges. You will work as part of a team and navigated by mentors online and there is no cost to you.
During this virtual microinternship, you will improve:

  • Employability skills and competencies
  • Network of professional connections
  • Business sense, teamwork, problem-solving and presentation skills
  • CV and portfolio of experience

How do I apply for a virtual microinternship?

When the applications open you can apply through the virtual microinternships website. You will receive newsletters from International Office or Career Development and Employability Services when they are open. The programme runs twice a year – between Semester One and Two (July) and at the end of Semester Two (November).

What type of companies are part of the virtual microinternship program?

There are a range of companies that you may consider undertaking a virtual microinternship with:

  • Auckland Council
  • Auckland Transport
  • BDO NZ (accounting)
  • CPA Australia
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Mercury (power) 
  • Samsung
  • Spark NZ (telecommunication)
  • Vodafone (telecommunication)
  • Waka Kotahi – NZ Transport Agency
  • WSP New Zealand (engineering consulting)

When do applications for the virtual microinternships close?

The applications close three to four weeks before the programme starts.