Student Visa Requirements | Study Abroad Education Consultants

If you have a Student Visa to New Zealand, you may be able to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and full-time during scheduled holidays. Check your visa – it will show if and when you are allowed to work while you are studying in New Zealand.

Working during the term - To work for up to 20 hours per week, you must meet certain requirements. The most common are:

Your study programme is for at least two years.

The study leads to a New Zealand qualification that gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category.

You are taking an English language course that meets conditions approved by Immigration New Zealand.

In special cases, some students may be allowed to work for more than 20 hours a week.

Work may be part of your qualification. For example, if your programme includes a set number of hours of required work experience, this can be additional to the 20 hours per week.

Students of a masters by research or doctoral degree at a New Zealand institution may work full-time while they are studying.

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