New Zealand is one of the countries that offers a range of student visas for foreign students with different visa policies. The Student MFAT-funded NZ Scholarship Visa allows international students to study through scholarships. Foreign Affairs and Trade provides this scholarship.
Students who are funded by a New Zealand scholarship administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), can apply to study full time on this visa.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Step 1 – Apply for an MFAT-funded NZ scholarship
To be eligible for this visa, you first need to be awarded an MFAT-funded NZ scholarship. You can apply to New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) for a scholarship.
Step 2 – Get an offer of place
You should enrol with an approved education provider and get:
You should apply for a Student Visa as soon as your study is confirmed (but no earlier than 60 days before your course starts).
Step 3 – Apply for your visa
Apply online, upload your documents and pay applicable fees. Use our checklist to ensure you have what you need.
Step 4 – Visa Decision
You will need to wait for your visa decision and if there is anything else you need to do, Immigration New Zealand will be in touch.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Application Fee – NZD$295
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. Immigration New Zealand does not refund application costs if your visa application is refused. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand