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 How are international student numbers recovering so far in New Zealand?  

How are international student numbers recovering so far in New Zealand?  

New Zealand’s borders opened again on 31 July 2022 after more than two years of pandemic-related closure, allowing the country’s schools and universities to begin welcoming international students...

 Survey says Australia a top choice among prospective international students

Survey says Australia a top choice among prospective international students

New IDP research shows that Australia’s popularity as a study destination is steadily improving. Australia still trails Canada in this regard, but it is closing the gap. The...

 Western Australia introduces new incentive scheme for agents

Western Australia introduces new incentive scheme for agents

The Western Australian government is pulling out all the stops to boost the flow of international students to the state’s education institutions – and a major component of...

 Australia announces major extension of post-study work rights

Australia announces major extension of post-study work rights

There is big news from Australia this week that could dramatically boost the country’s competitiveness as a study abroad destination. The government has announced that post-study work rights...

 New Zealand expands working holiday programme for 2022/23

New Zealand expands working holiday programme for 2022/23

New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Wood has announced a major expansion of the country’s working holiday visa programme for this year. In a 21 August 2022 statement, the...

Australian ELICOS reached 20-year low in 2021 but recovery is now underway

“The past two years has been devastating for our English language teaching sector here in Australia,” said English Australia CEO Brett Blacker. Mr Blacker was speaking during a...

Survey shows Australia is “well poised to win back market share” as a top study destination

More than 700 agents surveyed in May 2022 agree that international student interest in studying in Australia has bounced back significantly since the country’s borders re-opened in mid-December...

Australian visa data indicates continued recovery through first half of 2022

A just-released report from Australia’s Department of Home Affairs provides some important updates on the country’s student visa programme. Of the roughly 230,000 student visas granted so far...

ICEF Podcast: Study destinations Australia and New Zealand back in the game

In this episode of our continuing podcast series, recorded live at ICEF ANZA in Adelaide, ICEF’s Craig Riggs (editor of ICEF Monitor) and Martijn van de Veen (vice-president...

New Zealand moves to active footing for student recruitment with new national strategy

Following a limited opening of its border this quarter, New Zealand will resume processing for student and visitor visas as of 31 July 2022. This, the government has...

Visa processing delays a hurdle for major study abroad destinations this year

There is a growing disconnect between pent-up demand for study abroad and significant visa processing delays in the countries students want to study in. As a result, agents...

New Zealand opens up to international students and updates policies for post-study work rights

New Zealand immigration officials will begin processing student and visitor visas beginning 31 July 2022, which the government says signals “the full resumption of international education.” This is...

Australia’s foreign enrolment recovering slowly in 2022

The Australian international education sector is struggling to recover after two years of border closures despite its quality institutions and pent-up demand in many of its key markets....

New Zealand extends agency status through 2022; new agent applications still on hold

Education New Zealand (ENZ) has announced that agencies that currently have ENZ Recognised Agency status will have that status extended until December 2022. “COVID-19 has continued to impact...

Australia and India moving toward mutual recognition of higher education qualifications

The governments of Australia and India have agreed to begin work on a new framework for the mutual recognition of higher education qualifications, which will provide Australian educators...