16 May 2013 at 9:00 am

Budget update 2013

Today the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment announced that an additional $10 million a year over the next four years will be invested in supporting the growth of New Zealand's international education industry.

Education New Zealand Chief Executive Grant McPherson says the majority of the additional funding will be invested in growing awareness and preference for New Zealand as an international education destination in key markets, promoting New Zealand’s education services and products abroad, and supporting industry-led opportunities for growth.

Broadly, Education New Zealand will invest the funding in:

  • Broadening and intensifying our marketing activities in tier one and two target markets

  • Offering increased support to New Zealand international education providers and businesses to achieve greater growth.

  • Deepening our engagement with overseas education institutions and governments

  • Increasing the number of New Zealanders studying overseas by establishing new scholarships and encouraging the take up of existing scholarships.

“In addition to our own efforts, we will also continue to work with other government agencies to capitalise on all-of-government initiatives to market New Zealand internationally – ensuring a New Zealand education is promoted alongside tourism and other trade initiatives.”

Education New Zealand will continue to update industry throughout the year about where and how these additional resources are being invested, beginning with the release of our Statement of Intent in May. Following this, we will host a series of industry forums around the country to present our new Business Plan, which sets out Education New Zealand’s priorities for the next three years. These will be scheduled for late June/July and registration information will be sent soon.

Read the Minister’s press release

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