Cost of Living Funds

Study in New Zealand-Cost of living funds

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To gain a Student Visa or Permit we want to see that you’re able to meet your living costs during your stay.

Evidence may include:

  1. sufficient funds held in New Zealand by you, or on your behalf or
  2. an undertaking by another person to cover your accommodation and living costs. We’ll want to see this before you leave for New Zealand or
  3. an undertaking by a New Zealand sponsor to cover your accommodation and living costs or
  4. financial assistance available to you under aid programmes operated in New Zealand by a government agency.

Additional cost: living cost incl. accommodation appr. 750 USD/month, flight appr. 1500 USD. Please provide here proof of evidence of funds for your stay in New Zealand!

If you’re taking a course lasting less than nine months…
you’ll need to show us you have access to:

  1. NZ $1000 for each month of your stay or
  2. NZ $400 for each month, if your accommodation is already paid for. You’ll need to show us that you’ve paid or
  3. a letter from your education provider that your accommodation and other living costs are included in the package you’ve already paid for.

If you’re taking a course that’s longer than nine months…
you’ll need to show us you have access to:

  1. NZ$10,000 per year to cover your costs during your stay in New Zealand or
  2. if you’re a citizen of Samoa or Tonga, a written guarantee from a relative who is a New Zealand citizen or resident that they will cover your living costs.

Evidence of funds can be:

  1. cash
  2. travellers cheques
  3. bank drafts
  4. a recognised credit card with sufficient available credit.

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