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International Student News from New Zealand

The latest news from New Zealand and tips for prospective & current international students, keeping you informed on your education journey.

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The benefits of online learning

People want to learn more and enroll in classes one after the other. But due to busy schedule, they often lack the time to go to a university and earn another degree. But with online classes, learning is a lot handier. It is the most convenient way, especially for working individuals, to get trainings and even higher education. Online classes are more beneficial for those who want to earn certifications for career advancements. With the advantages of online

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Student visa news from major destinations abroad

One of the major impacts of the pandemic was border closures, which directly affected the study abroad dreams of thousands of Indian students. Now that we are learning to  live with the pandemic , India is relaxing the rules and regulations, and slowly letting things get back on track. International flights have once again started operating from India. We bring you the study visa news from the popular destinations so that you can plan your study abroad

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Attempt English language proficiency tests from the comfort of your home

Visiting a test centre might not be possible for many because of lockdowns and other restrictions. The online versions of the tests are extremely useful in this situation. TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition, Duolingo English Test and IELTS indicator are some of the tests available online now. Remember to check whether your university accepts these before you register for the test.


  • 28-MAR-2021

    New Zealand is not processing student visa applications at the moment

    Immigration New Zealand has confirmed that they will not be processing student visa applications from foreign students until further notice. However, students can continue to study online without a visa.

  • 12-FEB-2021

    Survey reveals the fate of face-to-face lectures in Australia and New Zealand

    An organisation called the ACODE (Australasian Council on Open, Distance and E-learning) conducted a survey with respondents from 43 institutions from Australia and New Zealand. When 32% of institutions said that they will be returning to face-to-face lectures this year, only 10% said yes to the idea of returning to full lecturing after 2021. Six institutions do not intend to return to face-to-face lecturing at all.

  • 06-FEB-2021

    New Zealand planning to reopen campuses for Semester 1

    New Zealand universities are planning to welcome students back on campus for the Semester 1 that starts in February. However, there will be a drastic decrease in the number of international students owing to border closures. Students are counting on the plans for the phased return of international students from April 2021.

  • 21-OCT-2020

    New Zealand to open its borders to international students

    In what is termed as a 'pragmatic' approach, New Zealand will allow 250 PhD and postgraduate students to enter the country in November. Students who need to be in the country to complete or continue the practical components of their studies will be prioritized first. It is still not clear as to when more students will be permitted to come to New Zealand.

  • 25-SEP-2020

    Survey reveals that Indian students are still interested in studying abroad

    IC3 Institute, a volunteer-based organisation, published the survey results after collecting responses from over 2550 high school students in India and Nepal. 83% of the students are hopeful about their study plans for the future and one-third of them hope to study abroad in the immediate or near future.

  • 18-SEP-2020

    Proposal for the continued enrollment of international students in New Zealand

    Quality Tertiary Institutions, an independent organisation in New Zealand has submitted proposals to the government to revive several sectors hit by the pandemic. The proposals in favour of the higher education sector include:

    • restarting student visa issuance
    • permission to conduct online classes for international students in 2021 too
    • students who enrol in 2021 qualify for post-study work rights even if they have to attend up to 50% of their course online in 2021.