New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China

Studying in New Zealand

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

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

New Zealand Aid Programme Scholarships

Through the New Zealand Aid Programme, the New Zealand Government offers scholarships to citizens of some developing countries. See the scholarships section of the New Zealand Aid Programme website for details.

Student visas

Immigration New Zealand has information about how to apply for a student visa.

New Zealand offers world-class education in a safe and innovative study environment. Many thousands of Chinese students have studied in New Zealand over the last few years. The New Zealand government pays great attention to protecting the basic interests of Chinese students in New Zealand, including guaranteed protection of study fees.

Useful websites and contacts

Two official websites provide detailed information for Chinese students on studying in New Zealand, as well as and individual courses and education institutions: is a general website that provides background information on many aspects of studying and living in New Zealand. It also contains a searchable database of education institutions and courses that are open to international students. Much of the information is also available in Chinese. is a linked, Chinese language-only website that contains extra information specifically for Chinese students. Amongst other things, the site includes information on the NZ education system, scholarships, alumni activities in China and visa applications.

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) offices in China are also happy to provide information and advice on study in New Zealand to individual students and their families on request. Contact details are:

Beijing - tel: 010 6532 4064, email 

Shanghai - tel: 021 5407 5777, email   

Guangzhou - tel: 020 8667 1625, email

The New Zealand education counsellor represents the New Zealand Ministry of Education in the NZ Embassy in Beijing. For general information on New Zealand’s international education system and policies, the China-NZ education relationship, scholarships and alumni activities, please ring up the Education Counsellor’s office at: (00) 86 10 8532 7061.

Other information on New Zealand’s international education policies, including a useful Chinese language “Guide for Chinese students to living and studying in New Zealand" can be found at, the website of the NZ Ministry of Education.

For information on student visas and guardian visas for the parents of students aged under 18, please visit the website of Immigration New Zealand (INZ), the website of New Zealand Visa Application Centres in China or contact your nearest Visa Application Centre:

Beijing- tel: 8610 – 84476877; 84476776; 84477363 email

Shanghai - tel: 8621-33662734; 33662784, email

Guangzhou : tel: 8620-38910801 email

Hong Kong - tel: 00852-25117218, email

New Zealand recently changed the student visa regulations to provide foreign graduates with more chances to stay in New Zealand and look for work after graduation, and to do more part-time work while studying in New Zealand. Both the INZ website and contain details of these and other new policies.

Please Note: New Zealand Visa Application Centres in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are authorised by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to receive applications for temporary entry including student visas and residence class visas for New Zealand.


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