New Zealand is a beautiful country, and provides great geographic diversity; lakes, coasts, unique animals, plants and mountains. This is a country specifically designed with people with the spirit of adventure. Despite its massive location, this is a developed country with connections to the outside world.
New Zealand offers enviable opportunities for international students who have completed their studies to gain work, so as to enhance the knowledge they have acquired in their field of study. Depending on your course of study, you have the option to stay and work for two more years, and even get a residence permit. To live and work here, you need a separate visa also.
Opportunities for International students
All the educational institutions here are accredited. Every international student will experience quality and efficient secondary school education, internationally recognized tertiary education, well established language schools, etc.
Below are some of the subjects that attract thousands of students from all parts of the world both for certification, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate levels.
- Applied economics
- Aviation management
- Business studies
- Health science
- Medical laboratory science
- Resource and Environmental planning
- Engineering studies
- Food Technology
- Clinical Psychology
- Human Development
- Pacific Development
- Rehabilitation Studies etc
Admission and Visa Process for International Students
Before your arrival to New Zealand, you must have obtained a student visa from the New Zeeland mission in your country.
After your studies, you need to apply for the visa to work, and it has to be approved. There are two types of post-work visa:
- Post-Study Work Visa: This visa gives you the privilege of looking for work in your related discipline. You have 12 calendar months to look for job. While you are searching for the right job, you can source for any available menial job and use it to support yourself.
- Post-Study Work Visa (Employer Assisted): This type of visa enables you to live and work in New Zealand for a period of two years in your related field of study.
Part Time Job Opportunities
There are lots of work opportunities for foreign students who are either studying here or who have completed their studies. Some of them include driving, working in hospitals, restaurants, schools, petrol stations, farms and so on.
If you are studying a professional course like law, you might be allowed to be working in law firms. This will help you in enhancing your knowledge and skills, but it is not compulsory. All we are saying is that this is a great country to study. Kindly make good use of the available opportunities to excel.