Consultation on immigration settings for international students

Submissions closed: 29 June 2018, 5pm


We are consulting on proposals for changes to:

  • post-study work rights; and
  • the eligibility of student’s partners and their dependent children to work and study in New Zealand.

The Government wants to ensure that international students coming to New Zealand are motivated by a great education and a great experience, but has concerns that current settings are not quite right, with some students still seeing study as a guaranteed pathway to residence and some students being exploited by unscrupulous people.

The Government wants to ensure it has the facts and the latest information before making any policy decisions. This consultation provides an opportunity for interested parties to provide their feedback.

At the same time as we are consulting on changes to international education settings, Education New Zealand is consulting on the Government’s draft of the International Education Strategy 2018-2030.

Read information on how you can have your say on the Strategy(external link).