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
- Diploma in Business Management Level 6
- Travel And Tourism Management diploma Level 5
- Bachelor of Animation Level 7
- Bachelor of Creative Software Level 7
- See 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

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:
- Matric
- South African Passport
- Good command of the English language

Level 7 courses require either 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

Hospitality Courses / Cookery courses / Business Courses / Applied Business Management Course / Travel and Tourism Courses  - 8 Intakes per year
Bachelor of Animation:  Feb & July
Bachelor of Creative Software: Feb & July

Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Teaching
Master of Education

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

Visa Info

The student visa allows 20 hours’ of work per week and full-time work over the school holidays. The application takes 2 - 6 weeks. You or a sponsor will need to show proof of funds. A medical examination and a police clearance will be required.


Admin fee R3 500 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$ 500
Airfare (approx) R9 000 one way, R13 000 return
Recommended Spending Money $15 000 Proof of maintenance


APPLICATION FEE R3500. 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 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, which will be arranged before arrival. For more information, please contact your nearest OVC office.