Can I work while studying?

Check here for information about working while you're studying in New Zealand.

Option A: Check your visa conditions

You may be allowed to work for up to 20 hours each week and full-time during  scheduled holidays, including the summer holidays.

Your visa explains what hours, if any, you can work.

Option B: Apply for a variation of conditions

If your current study visa doesn't allow for paid work during your stay, you can apply for a variation of conditions.

You may have to provide evidence that you meet criteria to be granted work rights.

Applying for a variation of conditions to your current visa will not change its expiry date.

Variation of conditions of a student visa