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

Visa stamps
Visa stamps

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 Zealand.

New Zealand's Secondary School Qualification System

Information about New Zealand’s secondary school qualification system is set out on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (external link) website.

The New Zealand Ministry of Education’s Find a School (external link) tool can be used to check whether a school is registered with the Ministry.

Japanese tertiary institutions wishing to clarify how New Zealand secondary school qualifications may be recognised under the Japanese tertiary education system should contact the University Promotion Division of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (tel 03-5253-4111).