Economic Impact

The economic value of international education nationally (regional valuations are found on the NZ Regions page).

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2019 Economic Contribution and Enrolments Infographic

  • January 2021
  • ENZ
  • PDF (498 KB)

This infographic presents the estimated economic contribution of international students who enrolled to study in New Zealand in 2019.

2017-2018 Onshore Economic Valuation of International Education to New Zealand

  • October 2018
  • Other Author
  • PDF (1.6 MB)

A 2018 report by Market Economics into the onshore economic valuation of international education to New Zealand.

2017-2018 Offshore Economic Valuation of International Education to New Zealand

  • October 2018
  • Other Author
  • PDF (1.9 MB)

A 2018 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting into the offshore economic valuation of international education to New Zealand.


New Zealanders’ Perceptions of the International Education Sector report 2020

  • April 2021
  • ENZ
  • PDF (19 MB)
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This report provides fresh insights into what New Zealanders know, think and feel about international education in a COVID environment. The findings show half of New Zealanders are poised to become active supporters of international education if they see and hear more stories about the broad benefits of international education.

For any comments or questions, please email intelligence@enz.govt.nz

2019 Economic Contribution and Enrolments Infographic

  • January 2021
  • ENZ
  • PDF (498 KB)

This infographic presents the estimated economic contribution of international students who enrolled to study in New Zealand in 2019.