Chennai: Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) has announced border exceptions for up to 1,000 bachelors degree-level, or higher, international students to return to complete their study, saying it signals New Zealand’s commitment to international education.
ENZ Chief Executive Grant McPherson says international education has wide-ranging benefits and the careful managed return of small cohorts of students like these is part of the government’s Recovery Plan for International Education.
“New Zealand has been enriched by the diversity of perspectives that international students bring to our classrooms, lecture theatres and communities,” he said.
Eligible students will be enrolled across a range of tertiary study providers including universities, polytechnics/ institutes of technology, wānanga, and private training establishments and will be returning to New Zealand in phases to manage demand on MIQ facilities.
New Zealand study providers will identify and nominate eligible students who meet the criteria; students will not need to apply for places.
To be eligible students must hold or have held a valid visa to study in 2020 and have studied in New Zealand in 2019 or 2020 towards their current qualification and be returning to complete their study with their current provider.