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Dependent children who have a parent who is granted residence under the 2021 Resident Visa, and dependent children of holders of some categories of work visas, may be eligible to apply for one of these visas.

If this is approved before the deadline for Otago's tuition fee payment, holders of these visas are able to access tertiary education at the domestic fee rate.

If you have questions, please email our Student Visa team:


Declined 2021 Resident Visa applications

If your parents' application for the Resident Visa is declined at any stage during the year, your Dependent Child Tertiary Student Visa will remain valid until its expiry date, or the end of 2023, whichever is earlier. If you are still studying after that date, you will be required to pay international fees for any further study.

Keep in touch

The more we know about your situation, and the earlier we know it, the more we can do to help. Keep our Student Visa team up to date with your visa plans:


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