By Global Study Abroad, Singapore
28 August 2018
Looking for an opportunity to advance your career upon graduation in a foreign land? New Zealand could be where you might find your fit.
New Zealand offers post-study work rights to international students after completing his/her studies. Accordingly, they are given the choice to work in New Zealand with an eligibility to apply for post-study work visa. Such opportunities give students an experience of working and adapting to life overseas. One key advantage of the post-study rights is that it is an “Open” concept. This means that their visa is not linked to any employer. This allows them to work in any job, for any employer, anywhere in New Zealand.
Recent changes (with effect from 26 Nov 2018) to the post-study work rights will benefit international students and employers by contributing skills and qualifications that New Zealand needs. Here are some new guidelines for the post-study work visa:
- Three-year post-study open work visa for degree Level 7 or above qualifications
- One-year post-study open work visa for students studying Level 4 to 6 and non-degree Level 7 qualifications with an additional year for Graduate Diploma graduates who are working towards registration with a professional or trade body
- Two-year post-study open work visa for students studying Level 4 to 6 and non-degree Level 7 qualifications outside Auckland, provided study is completed by December 2021, at which point the entitlement for post-study work rights reverts to a one-year post-study open work visa for students studying Level 4 to 6 and non-degree Level 7 qualifications with an additional year for Graduate Diploma graduates who are working towards registration with a professional or trade body
- Require international students studying Level 8 qualifications to be in an area specified on the Long Term Skills Shortage list in order for their partner to be eligible for an open work visa, and in turn the partners’ dependent children to be eligible for fee-free domestic schooling
- Remove the employer-assisted post-study work visas at all levels
- All students who submitted a student visa application prior to 8 August 2018 will have their work rights assessed as per the old regulations
To kickstart your journey, we recommend foundation programs and university courses in institutions such as University of Waikato, Massey University, University of Auckland and University of Otago etc.
This will give you a better chance of fulfilling your dreams!
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