Summary of Terms

Length of Course

Length of Course allow students to remain in New Zealand for the full length of their chosen programme of study (up to a maximum of four years), regardless of the period for which the programme of study fees have been paid.


This is available to students studying at education providers with which Immigration New Zealand has a Memorandum of Understanding, and where the education provider supports the grant of a length of course visa.


Evidence of the education provider’s support must be provided before a visa may be granted. Acceptable evidence may include written confirmation from the education provider in the offer of a place or in a separate letter.