STUDY TO RESIDENCE PATHWAY

 

 

1. INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED

 

New Zealand schools, universities, and institutes are known worldwide for their high standards. New Zealand qualifications are recognised by schools and universities internationally, through our participation in the Lisbon Recognition Convention and other inter-Governmental agreements. (The Lisbon Recognition Convention, officially the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, is an international convention of the Council of Europe elaborated together with the UNESCO.) 

 

The education system is regulated with strong quality assurance systems across the board. All schools follow strict quality guidelines monitored by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). NZQA regularly reviews these providers and individual institution reports are available. Always look for proof that the school you’re considering is NZQA registered and that their programme is approved.

 

2. SALARY PROPORTIONAL TO QUALIFICATION LEVEL

 

Your level of qualification will have a big effect on how much you can get paid in New Zealand with a Bachelor’s degree reported to earn up to 40% over the average income. The higher the qualification, the more you will earn.

 

However, the subjects you studied, your work experience, the demand for your skills in New Zealand, and how well you can negotiate your entry salary will have an effect too. Getting a New Zealand qualification may also give you the leading edge in your search for skilled employment.

 

 

3. New Zealand qualification that gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category.

 

The study leads to a New Zealand qualification that gains points under the Skilled Migrant Category. 

 

New Zealand Qualification

2 years Level 7 Bachelor – 10 points

1 year Postgraduate – 10 points

2 years Postgraduate – 15 points

 

4. WORK WHILE STUDYING

 

You may be able to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and full-time during scheduled holidays. It will show on your visa about your work privilege. During scheduled breaks, eligible students may work full-time.

 

Schedule of classes - Twice or thrice a week ( 2 to 3 hours a day). Some school offers a weekend class. 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES and ASSISTANCE

All international schools have student learning centre. This support for students extends beyond the school or university. The New Zealand Government was the first in the world to adopt a Code of Practice that sets out standards for the care of international students, in and out of the classroom.

 

You’re also protected by a Code of Practice that sets the standards every institution must meet in supporting its international students.

 

 

5. YOU MAY BRING YOUR PARTNER WITH YOU WITH WORK VISA 

 

If you want to bring your partner or children with you, they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you. Your partner will be eligible for OPEN Work Visa 

 

6. FREE EDUCATION FOR DEPENDENTS

 

Free education for students age 5 to 19 years old. Free 20 hours  Early Childhood Education ( ECE) for age 3 to 4 years old. 

 

A dependent child can be treated as a domestic student, which means you don’t have to pay tuition fees for them to go to school. The list of class or description of foreign nationals enrolled at schools who are required to be treated as if they are not international students was updated in 2013.  - The Education (Domestic Students) Notice 2013 

 

Please check this link- 

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/dependent-child-student-visa

 

7. ONE YEAR EXTENSION - STUDENT TO WORK VISA 

 

After completing your study you are entitled to a POST STUDY WORK VISA for a year. The partner will also be granted a 1-year open work visa as a partner of the student who has gained a qualification in New Zealand.

 

With this visa you can: Work for any employer FULL TIME, work in almost any job New Zealand and subsequently for resident status.

 

  • This visa allows you and your family to stay in New Zealand and work full time in any job. But the important thing is that in these 12 months you have to find a job relevant to the course you just completed. 

 

At this stage, you might have enough points to apply for Residency. The points are based on age, qualifications, and subject, how long you studied in New Zealand, work experience and industry, spouse qualifications. 

Once you are a Resident of New Zealand, you are eligible for all social benefits from the government. 5 years after becoming a Permanent Resident you can apply for Citizenship after which a New Zealand passport can be applied for. This allows you visa-free travel to many countries including UK, Australia, Canada and almost all European countries.

 

8. You are entitled to Health Care Benefits

 

Work Visa holder and their dependents are eligible for publicly funded health and disability services 

 

Please check this link-

http://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services/guide-eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services/work-visa-holder-eligible-be-nz-two-years-or-more

 

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