English for Migrants

Who applies? ITOs, ITPs, PTEs, REAPs, Schools, Universities, Wānanga Fund focus: Learning focus, ESOL, Literacy Language and Numeracy, Learner focus, Migrants
Status: Ongoing Agreed through? Funding Letter (off Plan)

The English for Migrants programme enables migrants to participate in English language courses, helping them settle into communities and work.

As a part of their residency requirements, some migrants are required to pay English language tuition fees to Immigration New Zealand (a part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) before arriving in New Zealand. This is known as ‘pre-purchased tuition’.  The total amount paid per person varies dependant on the migrant's level of English.

TEC administers these pre-purchased tuition payments on behalf of Immigration New Zealand. All must be used for English language courses at approved organisations only. The funds are intended to cover the compulsory student fees.

TEC pays student fees to approved providers once it receives confirmation of each individual migrant’s enrolment in approved English for Migrants courses.

Please go to the Immigration New Zealand website for details of English language requirements.