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ENZ seeks proposals for global centres

Education New Zealand has said it is inviting organisations to host international education centres which will deliver education programs for students planning to progress to further study with the country’s providers.

New ZealandENZ is seeking proposals from institutions overseas. Photo: Unsplash

The centres will also act as "pathways for greater education, cultural and diplomatic engagement"

As part of, ENZ’s New Zealand Global Education Pathways initiative, the centres will also act as “pathways for greater education, cultural and diplomatic engagement between New Zealand and partner countries” and receive support from domestic universities, as well as ENZ design and marketing packages.

They will also be able to host events, promotions and student mobility activities.

“In developing New Zealand Education Centres we are extending our support for international students offshore, and providing flexibility in how and where they experience a high-quality New Zealand education,” said ENZ chief executive Grant McPherson.

“We are providing flexibility in how and where they experience a high-quality New Zealand education”

“The establishment of New Zealand Education Centres will support both the government’s International Education Recovery Plan and the goals of the New Zealand International Education Strategy aiming for a more globally connected New Zealand.”

Last year the government announced it would spend NZ$51.6 million to stabilise its international education sector as part of a long-term strategic recovery plan.

For further information on the process, organisations can contact ENZ, which added that proposals are due by May 25, with centres expected to be established and open for initial student intakes by 2022.

New Zealand’s border are currently closed to all but citizens and those granted exemptions due to special circumstances, with just two groups of students being able to enter the country since restrictions were put into place.

Last month a processing freeze for student visas was also put into place.

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