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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.

China pivotal in NZ sector worth NZ$2.6 billion

China is essential as a student source market for New Zealand's international education sector, which has seen its value rise in the last academic year to NZ$2.6 billion (US$2.1 billion), up by NZ$100 million (US$82 million), according to new research released this week. It shows China contributed 25% of students and 32% of total onshore spending.

Education New Zealand’s new plan for private sector

As new research reveals international education was worth NZ$2.6 billion in 2012/2013, Education New Zealand has released an engagement plan to bolster its struggling private sector. The initiative will focus on advocating for regulatory reform, increasing access to government grants and boosting offshore marketing. There is a clear focus on leveraging opportunities presented by vocational training too.

Growth in NZ tertiary enrolments halted by private sector

A snapshot of New Zealand's international education sector from January to April of this year shows overall enrolments declined by 3% due to a significant 10% drop in private training establishment (PTE) numbers. The high value of the New Zealand dollar, increased investment in domestic education in key source markets and competition from top English speaking destinations continue to afflict the industry.