Working or Studying in New Zealand

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Working in New Zealand

Visit the NZ Immigration website's Work in New Zealand(external link) to explore options for working in New Zealand and:

  • check the skills shortage list to see if your skills are in demand
  • explore options for working in NZ, including seasonal work and work for holidaymakers
  • learn about NZ's employment laws and your work rights

Studying in New Zealand

New Zealand's world-class education and reputation as one of the best places to live and study makes it an ideal location to live.

Start with the Study in New Zealand website(external link) to learn about our eduation system, what student life is like in NZ, and read stories about people who have taken the plunge previously.

If you have applied for study and are already planning your move, be sure to also visit NauMai NZ(external link), the official government platform for international students who will soon arrive or are currently studying in New Zealand.

Study visas

Immigration New Zealand has information about how to apply for a student visa(external link).

If the length of the course you are planning to study is designed to last for longer than 3 months, you must apply for a student visa, regardless of how long you plan to study in New Zealand.


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