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Study in New Zealand


This is the ultimate adventure and potentially life-changing opportunity - Study at a top New Zealand Tertiary Education Provider and unlock your future. Choose from a multitude of courses including, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Business, Professional Cookery, Animation, Creative software, Education and so much more.

Work Part time while you study, and upon graduation, you will hold an internationally recognised qualification and the key to fully exploring your potential in both New Zealand and South Africa. Many of our students return to very successful careers in South Africa, however, if you wish to stay on in New Zealand past your qualification there are options available to you. OVC is not licensed to provide advice on this yet you will find INZ website very useful.

If you would like to invest in your future, upgrade your skills, gain an internationally recognised qualification whilst living in New Zealand, then this may be the doorway to your future - a genuine and logical step to a brilliant future in the world’s safest country.

Study Zealand - Follow like sheep or choose a new path

Our Partners

OVC has teamed up with 2 world class partners. Each are leaders in their fields.

Become Work Ready and World Ready with courses such as:

- Diploma in Applied Management Level  7: Specialising in Supply chain, Professional Retailing, Healthcare Management
- Diploma in Professional Cookery (Professional Chef) Level 5
- Diploma in Hospitality Management Level 6
- Travel And Tourism Management diploma Level 5
- Bachelor of Animation Level 7
- Bachelor of Creative Software Level 7
- See the prospectus for more courses

- Part-time work during study
- Post-study work visa
- Employment Assistance
- Student support services
- Spouse can travel with (Bachelor Animation & Creative Software)

- Early Childcare Education
- Bachelor of Education
- Bachelor of Teaching
- Post Graduate Diplomas
- Masters of Education

Online courses are available for Early Childhood Education, monthly start dates.

Whether you are considering teaching as a career or if you are a current teacher, Upskill yourself and give life in New Zealand go!


- Graduate and Post Graduate courses
- Flexible learning methods
- Teacher Registration
- Teacher Training
- Student Support Services
- Employment Assistance


Eligibility can be varied from course to course. General entry requirements include:

- Between the ages of 18 - 45
- Matric Certificate
- South African Passport
-Any previous Qualification, certificates & Transcripts
- IELTS Or Confirmation of English from grades 1 -12

Level 7 courses require either a previous degree or 6-8 years related management experience.

Teaching Qualification applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure that the most suitable option is suggested.

Start/Finish Dates

With multiple colleges to choose from course start dates vary. Exact course start dates are available upon request regarding your chosen course. ECE online study start dates are monthly.

**Study terms and holidays are of similar length to those in South Africa.

Visa Info

Course level permitting, The student visa allows 20 hours’ of work per week and full-time work over the school holidays. The application takes 4 -8 weeks. You or a sponsor will need to show proof of funds. A medical examination and a police clearance will be required.

* Only vaccinated travelers will be allowed to apply for a Student Visa to partake in the Study New Zealand Program. (Recognised Vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson)


Admin fee R4 200 Application fee
Program fee NZ$ tuition fee, variable, paid directly to college
Other fees R2 500 Medical and X-Ray certificate
Visa fees R3 149 + R528 Service Fee
Travel Insurance NZ$ 633
Airfare (approx) R9 000 one way, R13 000 return
Recommended Spending Money $15 000 Proof of maintenance


APPLICATION FEE R4200. Payable to your nearest OVC office, for enrolment and visa assistance. OVC will assist with your travel arrangements. You will need a passport, valid for at least 2 years, a Matric certificate or any other higher qualification certificates. Once you receive a conditional offer of acceptance, you will be able to make payment for the first year’s course fees and will then receive your registration documents. These documents are needed before you may apply for your Student Visa.

More Info

You will receive orientation and assistance with all aspects of settling in and living in New Zealand. All students will be met at the airport and taken to their accommodation (if this service has been requested), which will be arranged before arrival. For more information, please contact your nearest OVC office.

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