International student wellbeing strategy funding round 2018/19

Find out about the international student wellbeing strategy and apply for the 2018/19 international student funding round for projects to support this strategy. Applications open 26 July and close on 24 August 2018.

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.

International Student Wellbeing Strategy

Funding for one year projects to support the outcomes of the international student wellbeing strategy comes from the Export Education Levy.

See the successful projects from 2017/18 round.

Funding applications for 2019

The theme for the 2019 funding round was chosen in response to feedback from international students and community organisations – that international students need more safety and mental health support. 

We’re seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) that support this and should also contribute towards one or more of the outcomes of the strategy.

Your EOI should also demonstrate student involvement in the project (this could include student governance, participation or consultation).

Application process

Complete the EOI template. Your EOI should briefly outline your proposal and should keep within the word limit for each section. Any additional information that goes beyond the word limit for each section will not be considered. You can apply for up to $150,000 in funding.

EOI template [DOCX, 160 KB] 

Submit your EOI to by Friday 24 August 2018.

Timeline and Next steps

  • Call for EOIS – 26 July
  • EOIs due – 24 August
  • Successful EOIs asked to further develop their EOIs into final proposals (you will receive proposal template if selected) - 14 September
  • Final proposals due – 15 October
  • Successful proposals announced – Start of November
  • Funding will begin in January 2019.

Further information

Email if you have specific questions on the International Student Wellbeing Strategy funding round.

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