New Zealand border opening

On 11 May, the New Zealand Government updated the country’s plan to re-open New Zealand’s borders. From 11.59pm on 31 July 2022, international students are eligible to apply for visas to study in New Zealand.


From 11.59pm, 31 July 2022, the border will re-open and normal visa processing will resume for all categories.

For more information please visit the Immigration New Zealand website.


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

Students can apply for their visa from 1 August 2022.

When can I travel to New Zealand?

As soon as your visa has been granted by Immigration New Zealand.

If I obtain a valid student visa, can I arrive in New Zealand and be able to start my study after Semester Two commences?

Students who are enrolled in online study for Semester Two can arrive on campus during the semester and change from online to on-campus study in New Zealand with valid visas.

Further information

The Immigration New Zealand website provides information on border entry requirements which you can find here.