International students’ information
This information is specific to international students and explains some of the different regulations you’ll need to be aware of during your doctoral study.
During the course of a doctoral programme any number of situations commonly arise for all doctoral students. Due to Immigration NZ’s conditions around study visas, and the Government’s eligibility requirements giving international students access to domestic tuition fee rates, some University regulations need to be managed a little differently for study visa holders.
Changing visa types
If at any stage during your doctoral programme you change visa types (for example, if you’re granted a resident’s visa or permanent residency, or a variation of conditions to your visa) you must forward a copy of your visa to the WFGR’s Candidate Management Administrator to ensure that your status with the University is managed appropriately and the correct fees charged.
Changing to a resident class visa has implications for your status as an international student and may affect your eligibility for insurance as well as change the way some University regulations apply to your candidature.