New Zealand : Proposed Work Visa Boost for International University Students

Proposed Work Visa Boost for International University Students
International university students and New Zealanders alike would benefit from the Government’s proposed overhaul of post-study work visas, says Victoria University of Wellington.
Under proposals released at the weekend, international students who are degree-level or higher at Victoria University of Wellington and other New Zealand universities would qualify for a three-year post-study work visa rather than just a one- or two-year visa, which is the case at the moment.
As well as allowing degree-level or higher international students three years to work after completing their studies, the visas would no longer require students to tie themselves to a specific employer. Currently, only students applying for one-year visas are not required to be ’employer-assisted’.
“The proposed changes to work visa arrangements are great news for international university students,” says Julia Innocente-Jones, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (International) at Victoria University of Wellington.

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