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Qualifications Eligible for an NZ Post Study Work Visa

Qualifications Eligible for an NZ Post Study Work Visa

Most international students coming to New Zealand want to work after completing their studies to gain practical overseas work experience. The New Zealand Post Study Work Visa (PSWV) allows some international students to work in New Zealand after completing their studies.

Depending on the level of studies and the time the student has spent in New Zealand studying that course, Post Study Work Visa can allow work entitlement to international students for up to 3 years.

If you have applied for a Student Visa on or after 12 May 2022, you may qualify for a Post Study Work Visa under one of the following:

  • if you have completed a Master’s degree or above, you may be granted a three years post-study work visa. This visa will allow you to work for any employer in any role.
  • if you have completed a degree level 7 (Bachelor’s degree) or above qualification, you may be granted a post-study work visa equivalent to the duration of the course completed in New Zealand. You can work for any employer in any role.
  • If you complete a qualification at non-degree level 7 or below, you may be granted a post-study work visa only if the qualification is eligible for a Post Study Work Visa. The duration of the visa will be the same as the time spent in New Zealand to obtain the qualification, and you will be required to work in a role that is related to your qualification.

The list of Qualifications Eligible for a Post Study Work Visa contains twenty-one qualifications in construction and quantity surveying, highway engineering, electrical engineering, teaching and dairy farming.  The list has seven level 4 and 5 diplomas, eight-level 6 diplomas and six level 7 diplomas. A full list of these qualifications can be found here

Those who have applied for a Student Visa on or before 11 May 2022 are eligible for a Post Study Work Visa under the previous settings as long as the application for a post-study work visa was lodged before 11 May 2025.

Acceptable qualifications for a Post Study Work Visa before 12 May 2022 can be found here

Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, for up-to-date immigration information so you can consider the range of opportunities available and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at contact@nzimmigration.info  or call +64 09 3790219.

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