Going overseas when you have a student loan
If you're planning to go overseas for less than six months, the way you pay your student loan stays the same.
If you're planning to go overseas for more than six months, your repayment obligations change. Here are the top things you need to know.
When you travel outside New Zealand for longer than six months, your repayment amounts will be based on your student loan balance not your income. Interest will be charged to the balance owing.
If you’re going overseas or accompanying your partner overseas for study or work you may be eligible to remain interest free.
Sometimes when you're returning from overseas, things go wrong that are beyond your control.