Studying in New Zealand

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The Ministry of Education(external link) website contains information about the New Zealand education system(external link), and New Zealand’s Code of Practice(external link) for the care of international students.

New Zealand Educated(external link) website provides international students with information and resources including links to institutions and courses(external link) and scholarships(external link) and a guide to living and studying in New Zealand(external link).

Student visas

Immigration New Zealand has information about how to apply for a student visa(external link).

If the length of the course you are planning to study is designed to last for longer than 3 months, you must apply for a student visa, regardless of how long you plan to study in New Zealan

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships

The New Zealand Aid Programme offers scholarships to citizens of Malaysia. See the New Zealand Scholarships website(external link) for details.

School exchange programmes

Many young people take advantage of the opportunity to spend a school year abroad. This is also possible in New Zealand and most private and some public schools accept paying overseas students in return for the tuition fees. The New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur does not issue visas. Applications for a visa should be submitted to the Visa Application Centre in Singapore by mail or in person. 

The two websites listed below provide all the information you will need.

New Zealand Visa Application Centre - Singapore

New Zealand Visa Application Centre
Level 8
135 Cecil Street

Telephone: +65 6224 1326


Opening hours: 9am to 1pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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Singapore Branch Website: link)


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