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There are many reasons to study in New Zealand if you consider the way of life and standards of living enjoyed by its citizens and permanent residents. There are however, four sub-categories of students visas and you should know which you should apply for.
You will be applying for a New Zealand Fee Paying Student Visa if you:
And as the name implies, to be granted this student visa, you must meet the following criteria:
For your application for a Fee Paying New Zealand Student Visa to be approvable, you must be enrolled in an educational institution that is allowed to accept international students. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority, or NZQA, is the government agency that implements a quality assurance system. Non-university tertiary education providers are routinely evaluated on whether these meet Evaluative Quality Assurance Framework or EQAF standards and are qualified to accept students for enrollment in their offered programs.
Providers are therefore classified as follows, based on capability:
Characteristics of the New Zealand Fee Paying Student Visa:
If you are enrolled in an online, distance learning program, you can apply for a New Zealand Fee Paying Student Visa if you have to visit your education provider if you have to do something related to your education.
Remember, even if your application for this visa has been approved, you must still apply for permission to be admitted. You can still be denied entry permission once you've arrived in New Zealand if you:
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Jennifer S. Aranda is the COO of IVC Immigrant Visa Center, Inc.
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