If your study programme is longer than two years, you can work full time during the summer holidays and up to 20 hours a week during the academic year.
Doctoral and research masters students are able to work full time, and English language students studying at certain providers can work part-time during their study.
There are other situations where you may be able to work while studying, visit NZ Study +Work for details . Remember that your visa will always state how much you’re allowed to work.
For more information, visit the international office of your institution or contact Immigration New Zealand on freephone 0508 558 855.
Visit www.immigration.govt.nz to find out more.