International student wellbeing strategy

The International Student Wellbeing Strategy, released in June 2017, sets out focus areas for government agencies that are working to support international students.

It is designed to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming study destination, by building on the work agencies already have underway.

These focus areas are based on consultation with international students, about what would make the biggest difference to their experience in New Zealand. They are Economic wellbeing, Education, Health and wellbeing, and Inclusion.

International student wellbeing strategy funding 2017-2018

On 13 June 2017, $750,000 from the Export Education Levy was announced for initiatives to improve international student wellbeing. Submit your expressions of interest (EOI) by 20 September 2017. 

We've been working with sector representatives on this process to date.

Application process

Download the information about funding process and criteria [DOCX, 47 KB]  

Then submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) [DOCX, 45 KB] and email to

We’ll communicate the outcomes of the EOI process by 25 September.


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