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Useful Links

Find What You Need

Choosing your provider and moving to Christchurch can take a lot of preparation. We've simplified it by providing you all the essential information and links to key organisations here. Check out the list below for a one stop shop of information about the New Zealand schooling system and curriculum, visa requirements, living and working in Christchurch, international student care policies and monitoring.

Comprehensive Student Life Guide

Your guide to living, working and staying happy and healthy while studying in New Zealand as an international student. 

New Zealand Education System

This section provides information about the New Zealand education system. How it works, the guiding policies and resourcing.

School Terms and Holidays

Check the dates for public school terms. For private schools and tertiary timetables, please check with individual providers’ websites.

Care of International Students – Code of Practice

All education providers welcoming international students to New Zealand are required to adhere to a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest level of safety, care, financial accountability and education standards. Providers are reviewed against these standards on a regular basis.

To find out more, visit The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

Visa Requirements 

If you want to study in New Zealand at school or tertiary level, you may need a student visa. Check your visa eligibility and application requirements at New Zealand Now.

Living in Christchurch

Information on living in Christchurch.

Driving in New Zealand

Information on the requirements for driving in New Zealand.

Embassies in New Zealand

Find details on the Foreign Representatives to New Zealand from your country of origin.

Studying in New Zealand 

The official government site for advice on studying abroad in New Zealand. Search for courses and degrees, institutions and scholarships.

Qualifications in New Zealand

A comprehensive list of all quality assured qualifications in New Zealand.

Asia New Zealand Foundation

Non-partisan and non-profit organisation dedicated to building New Zealanders’ knowledge and understanding of Asia.

The Tiaki Promise

The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.