International educational sector has witnessed a significant growth over the past few years. One of the most desired educational destinations, New Zealand, remains in the mainstream ensuring high-quality education to international students. A list of factors, including experienced and expert teachers, world-class facilities, high international rankings in addition to affordable cost of education and living, has contributed a lot in New Zealand’s achievement. On this context, to improve the quality of international education and to avoid migrant worker exploitation New Zealand government introduced changes in immigration setting’s, that impact post-study work rights for international students. The changes which will be effective from 26 November 2018, are 3-year stay back for level 7, 8 and 9 students. 1-year open work visa for students of Graduate Diploma Level 7 qualifications, with an additional 1 year for those who study outside Auckland. Introducing open post-study work visa instead of Employer-assisted work visa. New Zealand requires skilled and qualified students at higher levels, which is expected to be fulfilled through these more generous post-study work rights. This is a movement to ensure quality in those who attain permanent residency.
The recent change enhance opportunities for students of various streams, including:
· Travel and Tourism
· Transportation and Logistics
· Food Technology
· Food and Beverage
Apart from offering a wide variety of post graduate and undergraduate courses, vocational and skill-based courses ranging from certificate level to postgraduate level are also provided by various institutions across New Zealand. Students get opportunities to study at affordable cost in world-class universities including.
· Auckland University of Technology
· University of Auckland
· Massey University
· University of Otago
· Victoria University of Wellington
· Lincoln University
· University of Waikato
· University of Canterbury
With the heritage of British based education system, the degrees from New Zealand universities are recognized around the world as being up-to-date and practical.