New Zealand helps Ph.D., PG students to return for studies

New Zealand has made border exceptions for 250 international Ph.D. and PG students to come back to the country on a student visa and continue their studies. The announcement was made by the Government of New Zealand in recognition of the vital role that international education plays in building the country again.

The contribution of international Ph.D. and PG students to the country’s research as well as innovation system is great. Their hand in building the competitiveness and reputation of the country’s institutions on a global level is rightly recognized.

The Ph.D. and PG students have a long-lasting commitment to study in New Zealand which was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the new move made by the New Zealand government, priority will be given to those who need to stay in the country for the practical components of their study and research.

More border exceptions are in the government’s plan. Those decisions will be made when it’s safe to make such decisions. The Government of New Zealand has made it compulsory for any student arriving in New Zealand to undergo a 14-day self-isolation at government facilities to combat COVID-19.

Following the new decision, the Ministry of Education will work together with Tertiary Education Organizations about the selection of students benefitting from exemptions at the border.

The first group of students coming back to the country are expected to arrive in November 2020. The majority of students will arrive back in 2021.

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