International Students in New Zealand
Updated: Jul 17
Education forms a very important part of our life. With no good education, we are not expected to get a good job. Every year hundreds of students apply for a higher education outside their respective countries. The most preferred locations are USA, UK, Singapore, Australia, Canada, New Zealand etc.
At one point of time studying in the US or UK was a big thing but now even other countries are being preferred. New Zealand is one such place. Students clear the IELTS and come to New Zealand to study. A student visa is issued depending on the number of years of the course.
Most international students do a part time job along with their studies. They are allowed to work on a part time basis during the week and can work full time if there is a holiday. Employers need to check their visas before giving them a job so as to be sure that the student can work.
This part-time job gives students not only the required pocket money but also helps them to pay for their education and stay. The jobs that they take up include an accountant job in a shop, waiter or waitress in a restaurant, teaching job in a nearby school etc. These jobs though small in nature actually provide the first opportunity into being a working person. It also goes a long way in making students think about trying out for a better job.
Many of them start applying for a better job after completion of their studies. Once they have a job in hand they start applying for the work visa and also the resident visa. Thus students too contribute to the growth of the economy in their own small way.
Legislation and policy about immigration in New Zealand change quite often. Please make sure that you check the website of Immigration New Zealand for changes that may be applicable to you.
We at Fortune Immigration and Education helps applicants with visas and much more on immigration. Please contact us for more details.