New Zealand study visa Latest updates announced on 11 May

Last Updated on May 13, 2022 by West Highlander

It’s big good news for students. New Zealand is completely reopening its borders by the end of month of July.

This New Zealand border completely reopening means that applicants wishing to study in New Zealand can start the process of their application to apply for New Zealand student visa.

Along with the announcement of New Zealand border completing reopening there were also some very important updates about the New Zealand post study work visa. There have been some changes introduced and international applicants must be aware of this PSW visa changes for New Zealand announced in May 2022 as these post study work visa changes may affect them.

Changes in PSW visa for New Zealand – May 2022 which may affect students wishing to study in New Zealand after 12th

If you are 12th pass students who would like to apply for New Zealand study visa then you must take note of these changes.

Study Bachelors degree in New Zealand

If you choose to study a Bachelors degree in New Zealand which is level 7 of New Zealand qualification framework then you may be eligible for a post study work visa of up to 3 years. The maximum duration of PSW visa for New Zealand is 3 years. Below are examples for further clarification

Example 1

For 3 years of Bachelors degree at level 7 the New Zealand PSW visa duration is of 3 years

Example 2

For 4 Years of Bachelors honours degree at level 8 the New Zealand Post study work visa after successful completion of study in New Zealand is 3 years.

Students must note that they would be eligible for PSW after the completion of study while on New Zealand student visa irrespective of the stream of the Bachelors degree.

Diploma qualifications at level 6 or below level 6

Students can choose to study a Diploma after 12th in New Zealand. If you choose to study Diploma then you must take care that the qualification is relevant to an occupation which is mentioned in the green list. If the qualification is not relevant to an occupation on the green list then you may not qualify for the post study work visa as per the changes announced on 11 May 2022. Study in New Zealand applicants must contact the best New Zealand study visa consultant who can guide you properly about the course selection and application post study work visa

Changes in PSW visa for New Zealand – May 2022 which may affect students wishing to study in New Zealand after graduation

If you are graduate student who would like to apply for New Zealand study visa then you must take note of below changes in regard to post study work visa

PhD in New Zealand

If you choose to study PhD in New Zealand then as per the policy international applicants would be eligible for 3 years of post study work visa after successful completion of the study program

Study Masters Degree in New Zealand

If you choose to study Masters Degree in New Zealand which is at level 9 of the New Zealand qualification framework then the PSW visa would be of 3 years after completion of the study program

Study Post graduate Diploma in New Zealand

If you choose to study Post graduate Diploma in New Zealand which is level 8 of the New Zealand qualification framework then as per the latest updates about New Zealand study visa announced on 11 May 2022 students would be eligible for a post study work visa . The duration of the post study work visa would equal to the duration of the course.

Example 1

For example if you choose to do a 1 year of PG Diploma in New Zealand which is at level of NZQF then as per the  latest changes announced on May 11,  2022 you would be eligible for a New Zealand post study work visa of 1 year.

Example 2

Another example could be of student choosing to do a 18 months Post graduate diploma at level 8 of NZQF then as per the latest update about New Zealand student visa the student would be eligible for a post study work visa of 18 months.

Graduate Diploma at level 7

If you choose to study graduate diploma at level 7 of NZQF then as per the latest updates about New Zealand student visa announced on 11 May 2022 students would be eligible for a post study work visa if your study program is relevant to an occupation in the green list. If the qualification is not relevant to the Occupation in New Zealand green list then you may not qualify to apply for a PSW visa.

Further the duration of the PSW visa if you qualify would be of the same duration of course of study.

Above are the latest updates about New Zealand border reopening as well as post study work visa changes which could be of interest to students who would like to apply fir visa to New Zealand.

West Highlander- Your trusted and best New Zealand study visa Consultant in Chandigarh

If you are an applicant looking forward to study in New Zealand in 2022 then you may contact West Highlander Immigration based in sector 34 A Chandigarh. They have been guiding applicants for study in New Zealand for last 16 years. They have the expertise and experience to guide you about the complete New Zealand study visa process 2022. One of the key team members of West Highlander Immigration is a LIA-Licensed Immigration Adviser licensed by Immigration adviser Authority New Zealand. Ms Parwinder Kaur LIA at West Highlander Immigration Chandigarh holds a full license to practice as Licensed Immigration Adviser and can assist you with your New Zealand student visa as well as New Zealand student dependent visa.

To know more about the latest updates with regards to Post study work visa and apply for your Study in New Zealand application you may contact LIA at West Highlander Chandigarh.