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Studying in New Zealand

NZ schools are made up of a culturally diverse student base. Before Covid-19 hit, as many as 100,000 international students would study in NZ over the course of a year, and much of the appeal of studying in New Zealand comes from the country’s focus on inclusivity. NZ schools offer a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for young migrants all around the world. Learn more about the NZ education system below or talk to the team at My Real NZ for advice on student visas and studying in New Zealand.

Why NZ? 10 Reasons!

• Gain world class education – all NZ universities are in the top 3% in the world


• Receive a globally recognised qualification


• It’s safe! NZ is currently the world’s second most peaceful country. (Global Peace Index, 2020)


• Enjoy an unbeatable student lifestyle


• Explore a new way of learning with practical, hands-on learning


• Receive a warm welcome from locals. Kia Ora!


• The opportunity to learn in English and take part in NZ Language School


• Work up to 20 hours per week while you study


• Great package for PhDs


• Gain life skills for a successful future

Why NZ? 10 Reasons!

• The chance to gain world class education and receive a globally recognised qualification from top ranked Universities.


• New Zealand is ranked as the second safest and most peaceful country in the world.


• Enjoy an exciting outdoor lifestyle with loads of fun activities like surfing, hiking, and golfing.


• The locals are warm, friendly, and welcoming to all migrants – you’ll make life-long friends in no time.


• NZ cities are easy to get around – there are loads of public transport options and travel opportunities.


• Great part-time jobs opportunities for international students who want to gain work experience. PhD students can work full-time!


• NZ Language school offers the opportunity to learn in English and thrive in a multi-culture environment.


• Learn all about the history of New Zealand and the country’s rich Maori culture.


• NZ education providers prioritise hands-on learning and critical thinking – you’ll gain applicable skills for everyday life.


• NZ is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world – there are endless opportunities to get out in nature on your study breaks.

An Introduction to the NZ Education System

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Student Visas: What You Need to Know

There are different visas that allow international students to study in New Zealand. International students who want to study in New Zealand for more than three months will require a student visa. If you already have a temporary work visa or visitor visa, you may be eligible to study in NZ for a specified period of time.

Please keep in mind that Immigration NZ has currently suspended student visa applications due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Get in touch with us today and we can talk to you about your options. Be sure to check our blog and news posts for recent updates.

Working While You Study

Are you interested in gaining part-time or full-time work while you study in New Zealand? Some international students on a student visa are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during the school term, and full-time during the holidays and scheduled breaks. All student visa holders are not allowed to be self-employed.

Get in Touch with Our Education Consultants

Our NZ education consultants have connections with quality schools in New Zealand. Get in touch with My Real NZ today for more information about NZ education. We will be happy to answer your inquiries.