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IELTS for migrating to New Zealand

Ranked the number second most peaceful country in the worldexternal icon, New Zealand is a small country with big opportunities for new migrants. From the bustling cosmopolitan cities in the north, to the stunning snow-capped mountains and glaciers in the south, New Zealand is perfect for those who want an urban lifestyle with nature right on their doorstep.

Find out more about moving to New Zealand

IELTS for studying in New Zealand

When you choose to study in New Zealand, you choose to study at a world-class institute – with all eight of New Zealand’s universities ranked in the top 3% of the world by QS World University Rankingsexternal icon. Tertiary, vocational and English students in New Zealand enjoy access to high-quality education and an affordable cost of living, in one of the most beautiful study destinations in the world.

Find out more about studying in New Zealand

IELTS migration guides for work and study

If you are planning to study or migrate to an English speaking country, immigration authorities may ask you to provide evidence of your English language ability. Just like you, people choose IELTS to support their study, migration, and professional ambitions. Accepted by more than 11,500 organisations globally and is the most respected test of English in the world. Learn more about IELTS for Australian, New Zealand, the UK and Canadian immigration and the requirements for English language tests.

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English Language Tests for New Zealand Visas

For migration to New Zealand, you may need to show that you understand the English language. So, to prove this, Immigration New Zealandexternal icon can ask you to show that you’ve done an official language test, like IELTS. You may also have to show that in the 2 years before you apply you have gained the minimum scores needed for your visa.

Full list of New Zealand Visas and IELTS Scores


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  • Improve your skills in IELTS Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking
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