Visas, accommodation and insurance

You will need to organise your visa, health insurance and accommodation as soon you receive a scholarship offer.

Visas and immigration

You must apply for your visa as soon as you receive your scholarship offer to allow sufficient time for your visa application to be processed.

Student visa

You will need to obtain an appropriate visa for the duration of your scholarship. Immigration New Zealand advise that Northern Hemisphere Summer Research Scholarship recipients should apply for a student visa.

Student visa fact sheet 

How to apply

  • You can apply online or use the paper form.
  • For information on how much you need to pay, and where to send your paper application if you are not applying online see Immigration New Zealand’s Office and fees finder
  • When you submit your application you should include a copy of your letter from the University of Auckland confirming your admission to the Summer Research Scholarship Programme, along with any other supporting documents necessary to demonstrate that you meet student visa requirements.


Our Accommodation Advisory Service team are here to help you find accommodation for the duration of scholarship.

We strongly recommend that you contact our Advisory Service as soon as you receive an offer of scholarship, so that we can begin to assist you in securing accommodation.


Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 89451

Accommodation Advisory Service

Health and travel insurance

We will provide you with health and travel insurance for the duration of your scholarship, however you are advised to familiarise yourself with what is and what is not covered under this. For information about the University’s insurance provider please see Health and travel insurance.