Tuition fee revenue for international education topped $1bn in New Zealand for the first time last year, as enrolments grew by 13%, according to the newly released Education New Zealand snapshot report.
Taranaki and Manawatu in New Zealand have received federal funding totalling more than NZ$300,000 in order to develop their international education strategies and further their outreach as study destinations.
International student visa approval rates in New Zealand continue to rise, with the US driving much of the growth among HE providers while enrolments at private training institutions continue to flourish, according to new data from Education New Zealand.
New Zealand has launched a pilot programme that will enable international students to study for up to three consecutive study programmes under a single, five-year pathway visa, which aims to simplify the visa process for international students and thus make New Zealand more competitive as a study destination.
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.