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Immigration and Visas

International students wanting to study within New Zealand must apply for and be granted a visa for study. For information about what visas are available for studying within New Zealand please view the information from Immigration New Zealand

Full details on immigration requirements, advice on working in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are also available from Immigration New Zealand

As an international student at BTI, if your visa status changes while you are studying with us, please notify us immediately. We will also require a copy of your new visa or permit.

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BTI international students are well supported and enjoy their time studying with us.

Immigration advisors

You may contact an immigration adviser licensed under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007. A register of licensed immigration advisers is available from the Immigration Advisers Authority website.

You may also seek advice from a person that is exempt from being licensed under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007. 

How much is the cost of living in NZ?

Immigration New Zealand requires evidence that you can support yourself while studying.

Current information on the cost of living in NZ is available online


What do I need to apply for a visa to study?

All visa requirements for entry into New Zealand must be met by international students. 

Guidance for your visa application can be found at Immigration New Zealand

Contact Immigration New Zealand:

Contact Centre (Toll Free from NZ landlines only): 0508 558 855
Auckland: 09 914 4100
Wellington: 04 910 9915
Rest of the world: +64 9 914 4100