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Government Eyes Post-Study Work Changes

June 12, 2018 New Zealand Finance

international studentsA government move to help international students will help post-grad students, but may hurt those who study at below bachelor level.

Last week the New Zealand government announced that it is launching a public consultation on the post-study work rights of international students in New Zealand.

Currently, international students who graduate from a qualifying course in New Zealand can apply for a one-year work visa which is not tied to any employer. The visa can be followed up by a two-year work visa tied to an employer if the job on offer is relevant to the student’s degree. the system employers to take on students without having to prove to immigration officials that there are no local workers who can do the job.

Under the proposed system, students who complete a degree-level qualificat...

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