New Zealand's government has included international education as one of its seven priority export areas to grow in its Business Growth Agenda launched this month. Tapping alumni networks and offering scholarships to Latin America are on the docket.
A new peak body that will provide support to K-12 schools active in New Zealand’s international sector launched this month and is looking for more businesses to join its 15 founding members. The association will help further develop internationalisation within New Zealand schools, many of which already work significantly with the international market.
Education New Zealand (ENZ) has partnered with US-based online study abroad search platform Go Overseas to offer one US student a scholarship worth NZ$15,000 for a semester abroad in New Zealand. The competition winner has been chosen from over 1000 applicants.
New Zealand's Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has claimed that moving the country's universities offshore, namely to Singapore and Southeast Asian countries, will boost university income and attract more foreign students.
New Zealand has experienced its strongest ever start to the year with an 8% increase in international student enrolments resulting in an additional 5,100 students compared to the same January to April period last year. All sectors have experienced growth, but most notably Private Training Establishments have seen a 13% boost in enrolments.
This month Education New Zealand launched its Agent Programme introducing three tiers of collaboration with the government's new branding campaign: a trained agent, a recognised agency and official partners. Alongside the launch, ENZ has also introduced an agent search page on its Study in New Zealand website with map locator.