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'How difficult is it to get a New Zealand student visa?' [VIDEO]

Learn how difficult it is to get a New Zealand student visa

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Find out how difficult it is to get a student visa when studying abroad in New Zealand. We spoke to Alexandra from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, about what is required to get a student visa and what her department does to help international students with their immigration issues.


Watch the video below from our Google Hangout with the University of Waikato (there’s also a quick summary after the video).


  • Pilot — Learn about the new process underway in helping students secure their visas faster
  • On-site — Learn how you can renew your visa once you arrive in New Zealand
  • Visa application centre — Find out how you can look up your nearest student immigration centre, and how they can help you apply for your visa
  • Documents — Find out which documents are required to lodge a successful visa application, and how long it takes for your visa to be processed
  • Cost — Find out how much a New Zealand student visa costs


Useful Links

Find out more about University of Waikato

Student living costs in New Zealand

Applying for a New Zealand student visa

Finding student accommodation in New Zealand

Applying to study in New Zealand

New Zealand's Education System....Simplified


Watch more clips from our Hangout with the University of Waikato:

'What accommodation options are there in New Zealand for students?'

'How to decide where to study in New Zealand?'

'Where to see the "real" New Zealand?'

'What is in the future for New Zealand education?'

'When do New Zealand universities conduct admissions interviews?

‘How to apply for financial aid in New Zealand?’