New Zealand High Commission Canberra, Australia

Education for Australians in New Zealand

Australian citizens and permanent residents are classified as domestic students in New Zealand and do not require student visas.

The Department of Work and Income provides subsidies to low income families for early childhood education and before/after school and holiday programmes.

At tertiary institutions, Australians pay local fees, but are only eligible for tertiary student allowances after two years residence. They are able to apply for tertiary student loans.

For further information contact:

Ministry of Education

45-67 Pipitea Street
Mailing Address: Private Box 1666

Telephone: +64 - (0)4 - 463 8000
Facsimile: +64 - (0)4 - 463 8001

Department of Work and Income

Private Bag 11070
Palmerston North

Telephone: +64 - (0)4 916 2437
0800 - 889 900 (in New Zealand)
Facsimile: +64 - (0)4 - 918 0157

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