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Domestic students studying overseas now funded

Domestic students studying overseas now funded

Last updated 20 February 2017
Last updated 02/20/2017

New Zealand citizens and New Zealand permanent residents who study overseas at a campus or delivery site of a New Zealand tertiary education organisation (TEO) in approved countries are now eligible to receive tuition subsidy funding and student support.  

The Government wants to encourage more students to develop new international connections and capabilities through exposure to countries they are not familiar with. 

The overseas study must be at level 7 or above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework.  It should have a  focus on students establishing international research and business connections. 

The 29 eligible countries are in the Asia, Latin America or Middle East regions. A full list is available on the Education New Zealand website.

Domestic students will be eligible for tuition subsidy funding and student support during their overseas study. 

For more information, read the eligibility criteria on the new funding for study overseas web page. If you have any enquiries please contact your Investment Manager or our Sector Helpdesk.