Student Welfare & Support
We have a dedicated, friendly team of international staff ready to help you settle into your studies at NZIST and life in Auckland. From organising an Auckland Transport HOP card to getting you settled with a homestay family, we are always happy to help.
Student Visa application
Full information on the visa application process and your eligibility to work while studying in New Zealand is available from the lmmigration New Zealand website at:
If you are arriving from overseas, we can easily organise a homestay for you. Once you have received your visa and booked your flights, please email us at and we will make all the necessary arrangements. A $200 homestay placement fee applies.
If you are over 18 and wish to move out of your homestay and live independently, you must give your homestay family at least two weeks' notice of your intention to do so.
Code of Practice
NZIST is signatory to the Code of Practice. The Code is a robust set of standards safeguarding the welfare of international students during their studies in New Zealand. Details of the Code can be viewed on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority website at:
Summary of the Code of Practice
The Code sets standards for education providers to ensure that:
High professional standards are maintained.
The recruitment of international students is undertaken in an ethical and responsible manner.
Information supplied to international students is comprehensive, accurate, and up‐to‐date.
Students are provided with information prior to entering into any commitments.
Contractual dealings with international students are conducted in an ethical and responsible manner.
The particular needs of international students are recognised.
International students are in safe accommodation.
All providers have fair and equitable internal procedures for the resolution of international student grievances.