International Student Visa and Insurance

International students must arrange a student visa and insurance before arriving in New Zealand


Student Visa

International students must have a visa to study in New Zealand.

Students accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance full-time course are eligible for a New Zealand Student Visa.

When the School receives the Response to Offer of Place form and relevant payments and the annual tuition fee has been lodged with the Public Trust, we will send information for the student visa application including:

  • A Letter of Acceptance
  • Receipts
  • Verification of accommodation arrangements

For full details on visa applications, employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements visit the Immigration New Zealand website or email the NZSD Pastoral Care Manager.



Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. Students who receive medical treatment during their visit may be liable for the full costs of that treatment.



The New Zealand School of Dance is required to ensure that each international student has appropriate and current medical and travel insurance for the duration of their planned study period at the School.

The NZSD Pastoral Care Manager will arrange insurance for international students with Uni-Care from the date of travel to New Zealand.


For further information please email the NZSD Pastoral Care Manager or phone +64 4 381 9246