18 October 2023 at 10:00 am

Come back to NZ! Nau mai hoki mai rā!

Thai students who have previously studied in New Zealand are the focus of a new ENZ retention initiative in Thailand, aiming to bring them back for further study.  

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Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) is inviting New Zealand education providers to take part in an initiative to encourage students from Thailand who have previously studied here to return to New Zealand for further study. Providers are invited to subsidise travel for returning students - up to a maximum of NZD $3,000 for students returning for a year or more.  

The scheme will work by students or agents providing proof of previous study and once the students are in New Zealand, can rebate the air fare back to their account through coordination with their agents. The amount students can rebate is based on the receipt of their booked travel but no more than the $3,000 cap. New Zealand schools who were involved in the recent education events in Thailand gave positive feedback on this concept. 

ENZ will publicise the initiative online, via agents, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and media. Education agents will also be asked to co-promote this with us while KTC credit card, the schemes credit card partner, will be promoting this campaign and additional benefits through their own database and PR channels.  

If you are an education provider interested in signing up or finding out more about the campaign, please click here. 

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