Studying in New Zealand

Moving to New Zealand to study? With a no-monthly fee student account, an ASB Tertiary Visa Debit Card and FastNet Classic internet banking providing anywhere anytime access, our student package will set you up from the start.

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Great reasons to choose us

  • Save money with a student bank account that has no base or transaction fees
  • Get an ASB Tertiary Visa Debit Card and use it anywhere Visa is accepted
  • We're one of New Zealand's biggest banks and have branches at several major campuses
  • Make international money transfers and manage foreign currency easily with FastNet Classic internet banking
  • Get free fries any time you use your ASB Tertiary Visa Debit card to buy something at McDonald's®
  • ASB is part of the Commonwealth Banking Group


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Options to consider

Tertiary Student Package

A tertiary student package is available to international students without the credit facilities like a credit card or overdraft. It works like other transaction accounts do, but with no base or transaction fees. Better still, it comes with its own built-in study break.

Foreign Currency Account

An ASB Foreign Currency Account provides an easy way to manage your money between another country and New Zealand. Use it to hold foreign currency on-call or as a term deposit with ASB without needing to convert your money into New Zealand dollars until you're ready.

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01. Enquire

Enquire online.

02. Arrange

An ASB Relocation Specialist will be in touch to help you open your account and move your money to New Zealand.

03. Visit

When you arrive, visit any ASB branch. We’ll verify your identification and address and help you to get settled.

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Any questions?

We'll help you with your international banking query.

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Call us from New Zealand

We’re here to help.

0800 803 804

Call us from overseas

You can call us during New Zealand business hours (international toll charges apply).

+64 9 448 4340

Visit a branch

When you’re here, come and see us at one of our many branches across New Zealand.

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Everything in one place

ASB offers a complete banking service – bank accounts, credit cards, loans, insurances, mortgages, investments and business banking. Bank with us and you can have everything in the one place, making it easier for you to manage your finances.

Help with local information

There’s alot to figure out when you move countries – from how the health system works, to housing, schooling and tax. To help you get started check out our Getting started in New Zealand guide, or get in touch with us and we’ll help answer any questions you may have.

Here when you need us

We have a large network of people who are here to help. Visit us at one of our many branches around the country, email internationalbanking@asb.co.nz or call us on 0800 803 804. If you’re calling from overseas, call +64 9 448 4340 during New Zealand business hours (international toll charges will apply).

We speak your language

Sometimes it's good to get help in your home language. Our international banking team has members who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Gujarat, Sindhii and Marathi. Email internationalbanking@asb.co.nz and we’ll arrange for you to talk to the right person.

Guides to get you there

ASB’s terms apply. Free small fries when you use your Tertiary Visa Debit card to buy something at McDonalds. Limit of one small fries per person per day. Available after 10:30am.

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