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Once we receive your payment, the school confirms your Offer of Place for the course within 5 working days.

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Start your adventure. Don't forget to check your visa requirements before you go.

General English Part Time afternoon General English Part Time afternoon
General English Part Time afternoon
  • 10 hours p/w
  • Auckland Institute of Studies
  • Auckland, New Zealand
from $145NZD per week
General English Part Time afternoon General English Part Time afternoon
General English Part Time afternoon
  • 10 hours p/w
  • Language Studies International (LSI)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
from $150NZD per week
General English Part Time General English Part Time
General English Part Time
  • 8 hours p/w
  • Rotorua English Language Academy (RELA)
  • Rotorua, New Zealand
from $165NZD per week
General English Part Time afternoon General English Part Time afternoon
General English Part Time afternoon
  • 10 hours p/w
  • English Teaching College (ETC)
  • Wellington, New Zealand
from $180NZD per week
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If your course is less than three months in duration, you need to apply for a visitor’s visa before coming to New Zealand, unless you are from a visa-waiver country, in which case you can get your visitor’s visa on arrival. Students on visitor’s visa may study up to three months. Some of the countries that are on the visa-waiver list are Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Latvia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Switzerland. For a full list, please go to the website www.immigration.govt.nz.

If you are coming to study for more than three calendar months, you need to apply for a student visa. Student visa applications can be lodged online on www.immigration.govt.nz. If you are studying a short course on a visitor’s visa and would like to study more than three months, you will need to apply for a student visa for the duration of your next course. You can change to student visa without leaving the country.

  1. Passport: a page with photo and your personal details
  2. A recent photo 3.5x4.5 cm
  3. An offer of place from a language school
  4. A bank statement in PDF format which confirms that you have sufficient funds to cover the cost of your course and your living expenses (1,250 NZD per month/15,000 NZD per year).
  5. A job certificate. You need to provide it if the following conditions are met: 1) you have a job; 2) the duration of your course doesn’t exceed 6 months; 3) you are not sponsored by anyone. Otherwise, this document is not compulsory.
  6. Certificates from your previous English courses. This evidence of your previous language experience is significant. Please, don’t ignore it!
  7. Evidence of your tight connections with your home country: a marriage certificate, birth certificates of your children, a real estate certificate etc. These documents show that you are a bona fide student who intends to come back home after the end of a course.

Pre-paid air tickets are not a compulsory part of your visa package unless you are a citizen of a country with low student visa approval rate (less than 80%). Go to www.immigration.govt.nz for more details.

If you are undertaking a short course on visitor’s visa, you are not allowed to work. If you are applying for a student visa, you may be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week if your course meets certain criteria, for example:

  • If you are enrolled in an English language courses of at least 14 weeks in duration at a Category 1 institution
  • If your course is at least two years in duration
  • If you are a tertiary exchange student and enrolled in a course of at least one academic year

You may be allowed to work full-time during vacations if you are studying in a full-time programme of at least one academic year in duration. Also, Masters by research and PhD students have unlimited work rights.


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  • Adrian <small>from Switzerland</small>
    Adrian from Switzerland
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    Aleksandr Glebov from Russia
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    Aline Fatima from Brazil
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