Summary of Terms

Full-time study

Full-time study usually requires you to: 

  • attend a course at a private training establishment for at least 20 hours a week
  • enrol in at least three papers, or equivalent, each semester if the offered programme of study is at Level 7 or above on the New Zealand Qualification Framework.


For the purposes of awarding bonus points for two years of full-time study in New Zealand under the Skilled Migrant Category, the definition of full-time study is available at U6.1.1 of our Operational Manual.