International Education Strategy

Supporting international education to thrive and provide economic, social and cultural benefits for all New Zealand.

The New Zealand International Education Strategy, released on 10 August 2018, sets a path for the future of the international education sector. It replaces the 2011 Leadership Statement for International Education.

The strategy sets out three goals and key actions for government agencies to give effect to the strategy, as well as measures and indicators for success.

Three key goals

  • Delivering an excellent education and student experience
  • Achieving sustainable growth
  • Developing global citizens

It is underpinned by the International Student Wellbeing Strategy and a commitment to maintaining the integrity of New Zealand’s immigration system.

International student wellbeing strategy

The Ministry of Education and Education New Zealand codeveloped the strategy in consultation with international education stakeholders including education providers, international and domestic students, peak bodies and community groups.

International Education Strategy on Education New Zealand website (external link)  



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