Universities and colleges in New Zealand are known for their excellent standard of quality. International students from across the world come to study in New Zealand for higher education. Study Abroad Consultants for New Zealand help students apply for admissions in their chosen university/ colleges and apply for their student visa to New Zealand with Immigration New Zealand.
International students can choose University, Polytechnic or private tertiary institutes to study in New Zealand depending on their choice of course and other factors like class size, Budget etc.New Zealand is a very safe country to live. It has a very low crime rate and is known as one of the best places to live in the world. It is a friendly multicultural society. One will come across students from different countries and you get to know about different cultures which is a great learning experience.The Universities of New Zealand have strong international ranking and a qualification earned in New Zealand is globally recognized. According to QS World University Ranking all universities are ranked among the world’s best. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading research university, with many subjects ranked in the top 50 worldwide (QS 2014/15 rankings). Auckland University of Technology has 5 star QS World University Ranking for internationalization .
Working while studying
While on Student visa in New Zealand a student can work up to 20 hours per week if you are studying in a course for at least 2 years or in a course for a New Zealand qualification which gives you points under the Skilled Migrant Category or for a foundation programme for at least 1 academic year at level 4 or higher on the New Zealand Qualification Framework at an education provider in Canterbury.
As an international student on study visa in New Zealand you are allowed to work full time during holidays and scheduled breaks in study if you’re studying full-time for at least 1 academic year and your course is worth more than 120 credits
You can also work full time during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, if you’re studying full-time and your course is worth 120 credits or more.
If you’re studying Masters by research or any doctoral degree you can work as many hours as you wish.
Post Study Options
Study in New Zealand comes attractive open post study work visa option. On open Post Study Work Visa you can find a job relevant to the course you have completed while on a valid student visa. The duration for this visa is for 12 months, and during this time you can work for any employer. There is no need of a job offer to apply for open post study work visa.
While on open post study work visa you find a job relevant to your gained qualification and apply for Post study work visa employer assisted.
After you have found a job relevant to your qualification you can apply for post study work visa employer assisted. You are eligible to work for a particular employer for 2 years. After this you may become eligible to apply residence visa under points based skilled migrant category. As on August 2018 Immigration New Zealand announced changes to post study work options to make it more attractive , click here to know more.
As per the policy a person on a student visa to New Zealand can apply for dependent spouse visa who can stay in New Zealand with the spouse. Depending on your level of course and of course your relationship period your spouse can apply for visitor visa or a work visa as a dependent of a student visa holder to New Zealand. The option to bring dependents makes study in New Zealand even more attractive.
Any person who provides you advise on New Zealand Immigration matters must be licensed by Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), unless they are exempt. Ms Parwinder Kaur, one of the key personnel at West Highlander is an Immigration Adviser licensed by IAA, New Zealand. Applying through a licensed person elevate your visa success chances owing to their professionalism and years of experience. We do not seek any processing and counselling charges from students and maintain transparency in our operations.
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