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A young country like New Zealand values independence, initiative, and resourcefulness more than status or rules. The school encourages students to be flexible, question everything, and seek their own answers.

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To study in New Zealand, you must first complete the following steps:

I'm considering studying in New Zealand

Studying in New Zealand provides a chance for personal development and advancement. You will learn to build significant connections, think independently, and collaborate with others. You'll be prepared for productive, worldwide profession and a prosperous future.

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New Zealand is one of the world’s best places to live and study.

1. High-quality education

Our eight universities are all among the top 3% of the globe. Personalised learning and academicperformance are hallmarks of a New Zealand education. You will learn to ask probing questions and tothink critically.

2. Unbeatable lifestyle

Our outstanding work-life balance is well known across the world. Every day brings a new adventure.

3. Learn English

Did you know that New Zealand is the world's top English-speaking country for educating pupils for thefuture? A New Zealand education can help you develop your English abilities, which will help you succeed in the business.

5. Gain life skills

Studying in New Zealand provides a chance for personal development and advancement. You will learn to build significant connections, think independently, and collaborate with others. You'll be prepared for productive, worldwide profession and a prosperous future.

 4. Work Ready

A New Zealand education provides you with abilities that will prepare you for your future career. While you're here, you might be able to supplement your education with a part-time paid job. Part-time employment allows you to get crucial work experience in NZ.

Top 5 reasons to study in New Zealand are:

You can study different variety of education level in New Zealand. Higher education, vocational education,Learn English, and school for individuals up to 18 years old.

Part-time work
Your visa conditions will allow you to work up to 20
hours a week if you are doing a full-time course that:

  • is at least 2 academic years in duration, or

  • is at least 1 academic year in duration and part of an approved tertiary student exchange scheme, or

  • results in a New Zealand qualification which gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Full-time work

Your visa conditions will allow you to work full-time during scheduled breaks in study if all of these apply:

  • you are studying full-time for at least 1 academic year

  • your course is worth at least 120 credits, and

  • your course is delivered over a period of at least 8 months (minimum two semesters).

Your visa conditions will allow you to work full-time during the Christmas and New Year holiday period if:

  • you are studying full-time, and

  • your course has a minimum duration of 2 semesters during a period of at least 8 months.

Tertiary students

Check your visa conditions

If you are allowed to work, your work rights will be recorded in your eVisa or the visa label in your passport, or explained to you in a letter.

If you have questions about your work rights, our legal team will assist you.

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If you are enrolled in Masters by research or doctoral degree programme awarded by a New Zealand tertiary institution, your visa conditions will not have any restrictions on the hours you can work.

PhD and master’s by research students

Check your visa conditions

If you are allowed to work, your work rights will be recorded in your eVisa or the visa label in your passport, or explained to you in a letter.

If you have questions about your work rights, our legal team will assist you.

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Courses of at least 24 teaching weeks

Your visa conditions will allow you to work part-time if all of these apply:

  • your study is full-time

  • your programme of study is at least 24 teaching weeks

  • Immigration believes the main purpose of your study is to improve your English, and

  • you have an acceptable English language test result that is no more than 2 years old, such as an International English Language Testing System certificate with an overall band score of 5.0 – you must provide your test result with your application.

Courses of at least 14 teaching weeks

Your visa conditions will allow you to work part-time if all of these apply:

  • your study is full-time

  • your study is for at least 14 consecutive weeks

  • you are studying English language, and

  • your study is with a university or an education provider that has been assessed by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as a Category 1 provider.

Shorter English language courses

When Immigration assesses if you are eligible for work rights, they will look at any English language study you have done on previous Student Visas.

they can count your previous English language study towards the 14 consecutive weeks if:

  • your new study follows on from your previous study, and

  • the study is with the same education provider.

English language students

If you are an English language student, your visa conditions will allow you to work for up to 20 hours a week while you have a valid Student Visa, provided your course meets certain conditions.

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Your visa conditions will allow you to work for up to 20 hours a week during the school year and full-time in the Christmas and New Year holidays between school years if:

  • you are 16 or older, and

  • studying in year 12 or 13.

NOTE!

If you are under 18, you must have written permission from your school and your parents or legal guardian to work. You do not need written permission to work full-time in the Christmas and New Year holiday period if you are over 18.

Secondary school students

Check your visa conditions

If you are allowed to work, your work rights will be recorded in your eVisa or the visa label in your passport, or explained to you in a letter.

If you have questions about your work rights, our legal team will assist you.

Practical experience

If practical experience is a requirement of your course, Immigration will grant your Student Visa with conditions that allow you to work to complete this practical experience.

Work you cannot do

International students are not allowed to be self-employed. You must work for an employer and have an employment agreement.

You cannot provide commercial sexual services. This means you cannot:

  • work as a prostitute

  • operate a New Zealand prostitution business

  • invest in a prostitution business.

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