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New Zealand's PhD package

If you’re ready to pursue doctoral research, choose New Zealand and you’ll be learning in a university that is rated among the top 3% worldwide.

You won’t pay extra for being an international student, and New Zealand makes it easy to bring your family along with you.

Benefits of a New Zealand PhD

With New Zealand’s PhD package for international students, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Pay the same fees as New Zealanders
  • As a PhD student you have unlimited work rights under the terms of your student visa
  • On completion of your PhD, you can apply for a 12-month Post-study work visa through Immigration New Zealand to allow you to search for employment. If you are able to find a suitable job in your chosen field, you may then apply for a two-year Post-study work visa (employer assisted).
  • Your dependent children are classified as domestic students and can attend New Zealand’s primary and secondary schools at the same subsidised rate as New Zealand children.

Find out more about New Zealand's PhD package, and how to apply here.

Find out more about working while studying, and staying after completing your studies.