New Zealand Study Visa

The New Zealand study visa process is time consuming and students should apply at least 2 months before their course start date. You will need to provide documents that show that you can pay for the entire course of education. Such documents include your movable or liquid assets such as bank statements and income tax papers. You would also have to provide your academic mark sheets and degrees as well as an acceptable IELTS score. A detailed cover letter stating your reasons to study in New Zealand along with your goals after graduation and details of your finances should also be included. You will also require health records that have to be submitted along with your study visa application to the New Zealand high commission.

If your course at a New Zealand Institute is less than 12 weeks you can apply for a visitor visa. However, if you plan to undertake an academic degree course or a vocational course greater than 12 weeks you will need a student visa. Keep in mind that the processing of a study visa for New Zealand can take one to two months and hence apply early.

Timeline for Admissions

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Finalizing university

A few months after your application has been submitted, universities will get back to you with their answers. You will be notified over email or university website about the outcome of your application. We will discuss these outcomes with you in detail and keep your priorities in mind, we will arrive at the final university which you will be attending.

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Apply for visa

Now that you have everything ready with you, you can apply for your visa application online. You should do this as early as allowed as visa applications can take very long to process. We will be filling out your application form online and helping you navigate the process. 

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Receive visa and prepare for departure

When you receive your Approval in Principle (AIP), you need to pay your 1ste year of tuition fees. You will be notified about your visa application via email and you can collect your passport from the Consulate. We will be guiding you on what all you need to travel and steps to take to settle down at your university and to make the transition smooth. 

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Success rate

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When to start

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3 months in advance


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2.5 months at least

Success Story

Aarush Khandelwal

Aarush Khandelwal

University of Auckland

I wanted to do a course in Design in New Zealand. KGC helped me from the start. As this was such a niche course, they told me specifically what I needed to do and how to get ready. I got into the University of Auckland and applied for a student visa through them as well. The way they handle these processes is something to take notice of. They know what to do in every situation and the counsellors are always available to help. No time during the process I felt confused or left alone. It was a very scary process made manageable by KGC. Dr Karan Gupta also took time out to speak to me many times when I needed help.


Aarush Khandelwal had enrolled with us for the study abroad counselling process. Hence, with the personal involvement of Dr Gupta and regular guidance from the KGC Team, he secured his New Zealand study visa too.

Some images and names in the reviews have been changed to protect the privacy of the concerned.

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Message from Dr. Karan Gupta

Follow the 3 Cs when it comes to your visa interview. Be Calm, Confident and in Control. Your interviewer is looking for more information from you and your motivation behind studying abroad, so try to be as articulate and precise as possible. The New Zealand High Commission will make a decision using the documents you submit. If required you may be called for an interview. Where you will need current and all old passports and the original visa fee payment receipt, acceptance letter, evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in New Zealand, school and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets and Medical records.

Our Counselling Services Will Make You

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A dedicated counselor will be helping you throughout the process who will be there to assist you in matters and resolve issues that may arise.

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We will make sure that you are ready for any challenges and hurdles that come your way throughout the application process.

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Stay on track

With the help of scheduled reminders and our personalized timeline for the application process, you will always remain on track.

Our Services

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Specific application advice

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General guidance on student visa processes

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Application and support documents check

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Interview skills training and mock interview practice

We Have Helped Students With

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Previous rejections

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Low IELTS scores

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Low finances

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Interview Anxiety


Yes, it is required if the duration of your course is more than 24 months and you are 17+ years old and have not submitted the Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) before.

Please refer to this website – for the detailed process.

It is recommended that you have all your financial documents like family and personal bank asset statements in place before you apply for the visa. If you don’t have the required finances, you can approach the university for scholarships or trusts which provide scholarships for students. Additionally, you can take a bank loan too. The key is to be able to prove that you have sufficient funds to fund your education and take care of your living expenses.

There could be a variety of reasons. We need to check the whole application in detail to provide you with a possible solution.

You can apply up to 3 months before the course starting date. The process takes around 66 days.

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