New Zealand Border exemptions for 1000 international tertiary students

A further border class exception for 1,000 international tertiary students has been approved by the Government for the following international students:

  • 400 pilot trainees
  • 300 students at degree level and above, and
  • 300 students at the sub-degree level

Education providers will be responsible for nominating students who are eligible for border exception to the Ministry of Education by December 2021. The Ministry of Education will be responsible for confirming students are eligible for the border exception by January 2022.

Important Dates:

October 2021       

Allocation and criteria for nominations confirmed.

November 2021   

Providers communicate with potential students

December 2021

Nominations open with the Ministry of Education

January 2022

Successful nominated students to begin visa process

March 2022

Likely first student arrivals to New Zealand

Our assistance:

We can assist with your enrolment in your preferred course and can liaise with your education provider on your behalf. After your nomination is confirmed, we can assist with preparation and submission of your student visa application. We will ensure you meet all the necessary eligibility criteria and conditions for your successful entry to New Zealand as an international student.

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