Earlier this year, New Zealand’s government announced that it would allow international students to enter the country and move forward with their higher education journey in 2022. The announcement detailed an approval on 1,000 international tertiary students, 300 students at degree level or above and 300 students at the sub-degree level.
Since then, higher education institutions have seen large numbers of enrolments, and the government is optimistic about students returning to the country in 2022.
Universities New Zealand’s Chief Executive, Chris Whelan, stated that the eight institutions in the country had received around 14,000 international students, which is a lot better than initial forecasts during the start of the pandemic.
The government is currently coordinating with other governmental agencies to bring students back into the country.