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Working while you study

Getting a part-time job while you study can help you pay your
living expenses, meet new people and gain valuable
experience of the New Zealand workplace.

Why choose New Zealand

Learn more about working while you study

Hear from international students working part-time

Your work rights while studying

Student visas

If you have a Student Visa you may be able to work:

Up to 20 hours a week during term time

Full-time during scheduled holidays

Masters and PhD

If you are a Masters by research or PhD student, you may work:

Full-time during term time.

Full-time during scheduled holidays

Hospitality, retail, agriculture and tourism are among the main sectors offering part-time work in New Zealand. These websites may help you with your job search.

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It will show you the step number you’re on and other things to do in that step.

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2Plan your budget See the options for funding your studies.

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