Overseas students

Government to allow 1000 overseas students into New Zealand

Education Minister Chris Hipkins said the students must be part-way through a degree or postgraduate course and would have to pay for the cost of their time in managed isolation.

Education providers have been lobbying the government to reopen the border to foreign students, who are worth more than $5 billion a year to the economy.

Hipkins said priority would be given to students who were closest to completing their qualification.