Applying for your student visa at AUT

International students at AUT who are already in New Zealand can apply for their student visa on campus. Visit the AUT Student Hub, and pay your fees and apply for your visa at the same time.

Where to apply for your visa on campus

Pay your fees and apply for your student visa at the Student Hub:
  • City Campus: Level 2, WA building
  • North Campus: Level 2, AS building
  • South Campus: Level 1, MA Building

You need to apply in person. We can't accept visa applications on behalf of someone else.

AUT Student Hub

When you can apply for your visa on campus

Current AUT students: after your Semester 1 results have been released.

New students:

  • From 12 June 2017 for courses commencing 17 July 2017
  • From 28 September 2017 for courses commencing 30 October 2017


You can also apply at Immigration New Zealand


What you need to apply for your student visa

1. Download the Student Visa Application Form
International Student Visa Application Form (407kB)

2. Evidence that you have paid your fees
- a tuition fee receipt, payment acknowledgement, financial guarantee or scholarship letter

3. Proof of living expenses: you need at least NZ$15,000 for one year or NZ$7,500 for one semester after you have paid your tuition fees. You can show this through:
  • A financial guarantee or scholarship letter indicating you are fully funded for the duration of your student visa; or
  • A bank statement in your name only, with three months of transaction statements (we don’t accept a printout of a balance only) and not older than 3 days at the time of your visa application; or
  • A completed sponsorship form (INZ1025) from a sponsor who is a NZ resident or citizen, and filled out by the same person who completed this form for your previous student visa application before you arrived in New Zealand; or
  • A completed Financial Undertaking Form (INZ1014) filled out by the same person who completed this form for your previous student visa application before you arrived in New Zealand.

4. Evidence of outward travel: You must show evidence that you have the means to travel to a country to which you have right of entry. This can be either:
  • A fully paid travel ticket (open); or
  • Sufficient funds in addition to living expenses to buy an air ticket - approximately NZ$1,500 to NZ$2,500 to cover the cost of outward travel

5. Your passport – please ensure you have at least two blank pages left and that it will not expire in the next six months

6. Evidence of your previous academic performance (including English language courses, foundation courses, high school and other tertiary study). This includes:
  • Transcripts
  • Results notices
  • Copies of certificates of completion

7. Two recent passport size photographs (write your full name on the back)

8. Evidence of where you live in Auckland (a physical address and not a PO Box number). You can show this through:

  • A tenancy agreement
  • A letter from your homestay parent
  • A recent utility (electricity, water, telephone) bill
  • A recent bank statement with your name and address on it

9. Application fee of NZ$207

Visas we can't process on campus

We will make every effort to process your student visa application on campus. However, we reserve the right to not accept any student visa applications deemed appropriate to be processed directly at Immigration New Zealand, including:
  • Applications where character/health, academic history and financial statement may require further investigation
  • Applications where the applicant intends to travel shortly thereafter
  • Applications where the applicant currently holds a pathway student visa, visitors visa or work visa.

If you need to apply at Immigration New Zealand

Sometimes Immigration New Zealand requires applicants to submit their applications in person at the nearest Immigration New Zealand office. In this case:

  • You need to pay the Immigration processing fee of NZ$277
  • Any on-campus application fee paid to AUT will be refunded to your nominated bank account in New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand website

Last updated: 16-May-2017 2.19pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.