You need a student visa if you want to study full time in New Zealand for more than 3 months.
Before you start your application, you need to plan your study, work out how you'll support yourself in NZ and check which documents you need to provide with your application.
You can apply online or use a printed form. Make sure you apply at least 8 weeks before you plan to come to New Zealand.
Most students must renew their student visas each year. You can do this yourself online or, with some education providers, on campus.
You can usually work up to 20 hours a week during term time, and full time over the holidays.
If you want to change what or where you're studying, you'll need to apply for a variation of conditions to your current visa or get a new visa.
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