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Ready to study and work in New Zealand?

Volcanoes with snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, breathtaking natural landscapes and the warmth with which its inhabitants will welcome you, make studying and working in New Zealand one of the best experiences of your life. If you are a nature lover and you like the quiet life, the country of the Kiwis (this is how the New Zealand population is called) is your destination!

Studying in New Zealand is one of the most incredible adventures you will have in your life for all the reasons we´ve mentioned! Besides, if you obtain a student visa, you will be able to study and work in New Zealand. We can tell you all about the study options available:

Study English in New Zealand

English courses in New Zealand for all levels focused on improving skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will also find English courses to prepare for official English exams such as IELTS or Cambridge exams for which you will need to have at least an intermediate level of English.

Study Vocational Training courses in New Zealand

Professional training courses that are divided into different educational levels (level 4 and 5). They are usually certificates or diplomas that focus on a wide variety of fields such as Business, Marketing, Hospitality, etc. ….. Among the main requirements, you will need to have an intermediate level of English and to have studied to a certain level previously (e.g. high school).

Study Higher Education in New Zealand Universities

Universities offer level 6 and level 7 studies. You will be able to study for certificates, diplomas, university degrees, postgraduate degrees, masters and doctorates in New Zealand in some of the most prestigious universities in the world. Of course, you must first know that although the financial investment is higher than for other study programs, the benefits are greater. To study higher education in New Zealand, you will need to have an advanced level of English and fulfill other requirements depending on the study program you choose. Once you finish your studies, you will be able to apply for a one-year work visa in New Zealand and if you have studied outside of Auckland, a work visa for up to two years.

If you want to immigrate to New Zealand as a student, you will need to enroll in a course lasting more than 14 weeks in any of the above programs of study and you must apply for a student visa.

With this visa you will be able to work 20 hours per week while studying. In the case of vocational training and higher education courses, you will be able to work the hours, in addition to 40 hours per week during vacation periods.

In order to apply for this visa, you must have an Offer of Place from a government-approved school and have health insurance, among other requirements. It is also required to submit certain financial solvency documents and medical exams. This student visa allows you to bring your living partner or spouse and children if you want to travel to New Zealand with your family.

If you decide to study for less than 14 weeks, depending on your nationality, you may apply for a tourist visa, but in this case you will not be able to work while studying in New Zealand and you will not be able to bring your family.