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Indian scholars will help rebuild Christchurch, NZ

New Zealand’s government has awarded NZ$150,000 in scholarships to some of India’s top students in partnership with Christchurch Educated and the Canterbury Development Corporation, in an effort to build ties with India and plug a skills gap to help with the rebuilding of the city.

Education NZ’s new agent training programme

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.

Four years after quake, signs of recovery in Canterbury, NZ

Recent efforts by New Zealand’s government to increase international students to the Canterbury region are starting to have a positive effect. Figures show that after two years of significant decline the industry grew by 11% in 2013 led by the ESL sector which says study work rights have made the region competitive.

UCIC pathway helps recovery of Christchurch, NZ

Navitas has held an official opening for its pathway college UCIC at University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has accepted 70 students so far. Its "first of a kind" pathway college is supporting government efforts and investment to rev up regional international student enrolments.

NZ: cross-sectoral insight on intake and ambition

A new cross-sectoral survey of New Zealand institutions active in the international education market provides a snapshot of an industry that has a very established K-12 international offer, strong reliance on China across the board, a concensus that South Korea is declining as a source region and an appetite for expansion.

NZ offers sector better work rights, visa fast-track

Unlimited work rights for PhD and Masters students; relaxed work rules for English language learners and a pilot fast-track visa scheme are among bold changes announced this week in New Zealand. The changes also sharpen the quality oversight of education providers by preventing the lowest quality providers from recruiting internationally.