International Student Wellbeing Strategy 2019/20 funding
Find out about the International Student Wellbeing Strategy and the projects being funded across New Zealand.
This funding comes from the Export Education Levy for projects to support the outcomes of the International Student Wellbeing Strategy.
The Ministry of Education has allocated a limited amount of funding to support initiatives that align with its mission and strategic priorities.
Funding is available through small grants and large grants.
About the Strategy
The International Student Wellbeing Strategy is designed to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming study destination.
The strategy’s vision is for all international students to feel welcome, safe and well, enjoy a high quality education and are valued for their contribution to New Zealand.
2019/20 funding round now open
Read our guidelines to learn more about the purpose of the funding and the evaluation criteria for both Small and Large grants. It outlines our strategic priorities and describes the one and two-stage application process.
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The Ministry of Education is now calling on proposals for the contestable 2019/2020 funding round for our Small Grants, due 13 September.
The Ministry of Education has allocated a limited amount of funding to Small Grants to support initiatives that align with the outcomes of the International Wellbeing Strategy.
The Ministry of Education is currently calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for our 2019/20 Large Grants funding round.
EOI are due by 13 September, using the EOI form.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due by 28 October.
2019 funding was allocated to 10 projects across New Zealand
We held our second funding round under the Strategy in the second half of 2018. The theme for the funding round was international student mental health and/or safety. Projects were selected by international education leaders representing students, communities, education providers and government. Ten projects were selected to receive funding in 2019.
|Canterbury & New Zealand Business Association||Legal advice and support by and for international students||Canterbury and Auckland||$20,000|
|ISANA New Zealand||An International Student Ambassador Programme and professionalisation of the international education sector through training and professional development||National||$150,000|
|Learning Hawke’s Bay||One-on-one guidance for international students and families and information seminars||Hawke’s Bay||$22,400|
|New Zealand Sikh Women’s Association||Workshops to help prevent female international student victimisation||Auckland/ National||$20,000|
|Silverline, University of Otago||An international student-specific wellbeing resource, a wellbeing festival and a series of community-based events||Otago||$52,772|
|Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)||Videos that aim to help international students gain an understanding of the New Zealand health system||Southland||$30,500|
|Te Puna Waiora - Health & Counselling, Unitec Institute of Technology||Sexual health and safety resources for New Zealand International students.||Auckland/ National||$127,355|
|The Canterbury Communications Trust (Plains FM)||Student delivered weekly radio/podcast programmes in various languages addressing international student wellbeing||Canterbury||$26,516|
|University of Waikato||Water safety resources and 6-8 week water safety skills course||Waikato/ National||$29,600|
|Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC)||Mental health first aid training programme for international students, and for staff, homestay families and residential advisors working with international students||National||$52,000|
Funding for 1 year projects to support the outcomes of the Strategy comes from the Export Education Levy. Eleven projects were funded in 2018.
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