21 July 2020 at 9:00 am

MyStudy NZ WeChat mini programme gets a refresh

New optimisation features will make it easier for Chinese students using WeChat to find information about studying in New Zealand.


MyStudy NZ is our intelligent matching tool which matches prospective students to courses and institutions in New Zealand based on a set of questions and areas of interest. It can be found on www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz for our western markets.

However, for our China market who predominantly use WeChat, we developed a mini programme for them in November 2018.

The new version of the mini programme continues the original smart matching, but is more user-friendly and personalised, making it easy for students to obtain official information about application.

How is 2.0 better than 1.0? We believe it’s better in eight different ways: 

  1. Social sharing enabled – Prospective students who come across their dream school can now share it to a WeChat friend or group chat immediately. The recipient can open the mini programme and view the details of the school as well.
  2. One-click authorisation – Students won’t have to fill in all the details to become a member anymore. With one click, prospective students can authorise their WeChat accounts to become registered MyStudy NZ members.
  3. Clear living costs displayed – Once prospective students get a match, they can expand and view the annual living costs in a pop-up window.
  4. You can see the latest content with added filter – Without registering, students can view the latest OA articles and filter based on views or posting date.
  5. UX (user experience) optimisation – Users can now choose paths when entering the mini programme.
  6. Complete UI (user interface) update – To remain consistent with the refreshed ‘I am New’ brand.
  7. New notifications – Push notifications will be sent to remind students to register, do course matching, bookmark favourite schools and talk to them.
  8. Speed optimisation and no more errors – We have done some coding optimisations and upgraded our server so the mini programme will load faster and users shouldn’t receive any more error messages.

What's in it for me?