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For a country of around 5 million, New Zealand has a proud history and high international standing as a provider of tertiary education to both international students and residents.

You can be confident that any courses you study in New Zealand will be of a high standard, and well accepted by employers and institutions both offshore and in New Zealand.

As well as the qualifications, International students choose New Zealand to experience our Kiwi lifestyle, as a safe place to extend their personal boundaries, and in some cases to explore opportunities to stay long-term or permanently.

NauMai NZ is the government website providing trusted information for international students in New Zealand.  

Life as an international student in New Zealand | Nau Mai NZ.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, conditions and restrictions may change quickly and without notice. 

To keep up to date with related visa information, visit and bookmark the Immigration New Zealand webpage

COVID-19 Information for Student Visa Holders


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