Authorised Agent

Vet Nurse Plus has partnered with IMMagine Immigration, licensed immigration advisors based in Auckland.

IMMagine advisers will prepare and process visas and all related applications for you. IMMagine become your allies and advocates and represent you to the New Zealand government in the most professional manner and leave nothing to chance.

More than simply project managing your visa application, the IMMagine team provides advice, information and support before and during immigration.

New Zealand Visas are complex, we recommend you use Immagine Immigration. Many of IMMagine advisers are also migrants and will understand the logistical and emotional challenge of settling in a new country.

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You will be an international student if you are not:

  • A New Zealand citizen
  • A New Zealand permanent resident
  • A New Zealand resident visa holder
  • An Australian citizen living in New Zealand
  • An Australian permanent resident living in New Zealand


You will be a domestic student if you are:

  • A New Zealand citizen
  • A New Zealand permanent resident
  • A New Zealand resident visa holder
  • An Australian citizen living in New Zealand
  • An Australian permanent resident living in New Zealand

Essential Information

About Auckland

Aotearoa is the Māori name used for New Zealand, translated means ‘land of the long white cloud’.

Auckland is based around 2 large harbours and a major city in the north island of NZ. In the centre, the iconic Sky Tower has views of the viaduct harbour which is full of superyachts and lined with restaurants, bars and cafes. Auckland Domain is the cities oldest park and is based around an extinct volcano and home to the formal Wintergardens. Near downtown Auckland, Mission Bay Beach has a seaside promenade.

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city with a population of 1.6 million people and is the centre of the country’s retail and commercial activities.

Auckland has a rich and dynamic cultural life and a long multicultural history.

Discover Auckland – Travel, Tourism & Events |


Auckland region enjoys a warm, coastal climate without any extremes of temperature. Summers in Auckland are generally warm with high humidity, while winters are mild and damp. Plenty of rain is experienced throughout the year, but mainly in in winter.

  • Summer – Dec, Jan, Feb

  • Autumn – Mar, Apr, May
  • Winter – Jun, Jul, Aug
  • Spring – Sep, Oct, Nov


There are different types of student accommodation in Auckland. Shared rooms, allow more than one person to live in the same bedroom.

Private rooms, offer a private bedroom and in some cases a private bathroom. Additional living spaces will be shared with inhabitants of other rooms.

Entire place, is a fully self-contained property with a private bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. You will be able to search for accommodation online or through a rental agency.

Rent for students can range between NZ$15,000 to $NZ 18,000, house rent can be reduced by sharing space.

Living Expenses

Costs to consider.

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Phone/Internet
  • Medical & Dental
  • Insurance
  • Clothing/Personal Items
  • Entertainment
  • Travel

Rent for students can range between NZ$15,000 to $NZ18,000, house rent can be reduced by sharing space. On average, utilities expenses for students in New Zealand ranges between NZ$2,400 to NZ$3,600 per year. Grocery costs can be calculated using one of the supermarket links below.


Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded healthcare while in NZ. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be responsible for the full cost of that treatment.

As a student, you are reliant on your tech, not just for study, but for your social life too. Unfortunately, these expensive devices, from laptops to mobile phones are prone to theft and easy to break. You may wish to consider contents insurance while in NZ.


New Zealand has very safe banking options, it’s a good idea to open a bank account while in NZ rather than keeping large amounts of cash with you. New Zealanders hardly use cash and use their EFTPOS, Debit or Credit Cards for most purchases. Banks often have special accounts for students that offer lower fees and rates.

There are five major banks:


If you don’t have insurance cover for yourself, all medical expenses including hospital treatment will be at your own cost.


If you’re an eligible full-time student, you will save at least 20% on bus, train and ferry fares when you travel with a tertiary student concession.


You can drive for up to 12 months on your current, full, valid drivers’ licence after each time you enter New Zealand as long as you haven’t received a suspension or disqualification and you have not been granted a New Zealand drivers’ licence. If your licence is not in English, you must get an accurate translation done or use an international driving permit.

You must know the road rules in New Zealand before driving. Click on Tourist Quiz to take a free 66-question quiz in English, Chinese, German, Spanish or French that will help you learn the essential rules.

International Students: Driving in New Zealand (

Safety & Security

Auckland is a fairly safe city, but as in any city you need to be aware of your safety in public places, especially at night.   It’s important to stay aware of your surroundings and avoid dangerous situations everywhere in the world but New Zealand is a safe and friendly country for international students.

While in New Zealand should you experience an emergency or have immediate safety concerns for yourself, or others call 111 for police, fire or ambulance services.

Welcome to Auckland, everyone entering into New Zealand needs to complete a free New Zealand Traveller Declaration  Arriving from overseas | Auckland Airport

Working in NZ

International students in New Zealand may be able to work while on a student visa. Your eVisa or visa sticker in your passport shows whether you can work.

Working while on a student visa | New Zealand Government (

How to Apply

Entry Criteria

Minimum Education Requirements of:

  • 60 NCEA Level 2 credits including.
    • 12 Credits English Level 2
    • 12 Credits Maths Level 2
    • 12 Credits Relevant Science [Biology, Biochemistry] Level1
  • Or Equivalent secondary or tertiary study at Level 6 or higher.

CIE Equivalence

If you have completed Cambridge International Examination [CIE], the following table shows what NCEA credits are considered equivalent to your results


Programme Fees – NZ$22,500.00 [per year]

Fees include:

  • Stethoscope
  • Nursing Scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Radiation Dosimeter
  • Student ID Card
  • Scrub Tops [2]

Textbooks are not included in fees; Vet Nurse Plus will provide a list of textbooks required which can be purchased online.

CIE equivalence to NCEA Level 2 and New Zealand Sixth Form Certificate

Grade A/B A minimum of 22 Grade 1
Grade C A minimum of 19 Grade 2
Grade D A minimum of 16 Grade 3
Grade D A minimum of 13 Grade 4
Grade E A minimum of 10 Grade 5
A minimum of 7 Grade 6
A minimum of 4 Grade 7
A minimum of 1 Grade 8
A total of 80 credits in best four subject units A total of 60 credits in best four subjects A total of 16 in best four subjects
A total of 120 credits in best four subject units A total of 48 credits in best four subjects A total of 20 in best four subjects

Apply now toEducation Administrator:

Application Closing Date

Applications will close 30th November for the following year’s intake.