Before You Arrive

Welding Academy offers you an exciting opportunity for studies in New Zealand. But before you arrive, there are some important things you need to take note of.



An official and legitimate visa will be required for students wishing to study in New Zealand. To apply for a student visa, find out about the requirements, and get news on the government’s most recent travel border advisories, click here. You will have to secure your visa on your own but we can help with guidance and support.

As important resources, the New Zealand Government has also prepared a few handy tools and checklists international students can use when preparing their student visa applications and following travel.

‘NZ Ready’ is a free online tool to help students plan their trip to New Zealand, ensuring you know how things work here and have a hassle-free trip.

A handy pre-departure checklist so that when students do arrive in New Zealand, you’ll have the important documents and other things that might be required of you.


Another important point to get ready before you travel to New Zealand is finding a place to stay. You can look for accommodations nearby campus or find an apartment in your preferred location. It’s important you have a place reserved in advance. If you need assistance or help in this area, please get in touch with our team and we’ll be happy to provide more information.


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