Outline: You need to apply for this visa if you plan on studying full-time in New Zealand for more than 6 months. You must prove to a Visa officer that you hold an offer of enrolment from an educational institution approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. You should have a written guarantee from an institution or person that suitable accommodation is available to you in New Zealand (if you're under 18 years). You must prove evidence of sufficient funds to live on while you are studying. You may possess a return air ticket to your country, or evidence of sufficient funds to buy one.