The popular study fields in New Zealand are; Business and Management, Information Technology, Engineering and Technology, Construction, Architecture and Built Environment, Health, Operations and Logistics, and Hospitality and Tourism.
New Zealand has a strong Research-Intensive Curriculum and hence is a very good option for PhD. Numerous research opportunities are available at the eight Universities. The additional benefit is that International students pay the same subsidised fees as domestic students and are allowed to work simultaneously during this period as well.
New Zealand qualifications are recognised and valued internationally.
If you have a student visa, you may be able to work up to 20 hours a week during term time and full-time i.e. 40 hours a week during scheduled holidays. If you are a Masters by research or PhD student, you may be able to work full-time during term time as well as during scheduled holidays.
You can apply for a 12-month Open Post Study Work Visa to locate a job. Once you find a job, you can apply for a further extension of up to two-years. Employer Assisted Post Study Work Visa to gain relevant work experience in your area of study or extend your stay under Essential Skills Work Visa.
The Permanent Resident visa is determined on a point-based system. Any work experience gained after studying in New Zealand will help you to garner valuable points to qualify for Permanent Residency.The most common tests of English language ability are the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), and the Pearson Test of English (PTE).