Student Experience

ENZ's student experience surveys are conducted to understand more about the experience our international students have when studying in New Zealand. This includes finding out about things that are being done well, and where improvements can be made. 

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Understanding New Zealand's education brand in offshore markets - 2023 report

  • February 2024
  • Kantar
  • PDF (1 MB)

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao's annual survey to monitor the health of New Zealand’s education brand.

International Student Experience Survey 2023 Report and Webinar

  • January 2024
  • PDF (5.7 MB)

This is a repeat survey of the International Student Experience Survey undertaken in 2021, and 2019. These surveys aim to find out about the international student experience in New Zealand, what is being done well, and where improvements can be made. 

Employer Perceptions of Hiring International Graduates

  • July 2019
  • ENZ
  • PDF (9 MB)

Findings from a study into the value of international graduates from the perspective of New Zealand employers.


BELTA survey results Latin America 2021

  • January 2022
  • ENZ, Other Author
  • PDF (7.8 MB)
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The latest BELTA (the Brazilian Educational & Language Travel Association) Survey results from 2021 are in. The Survey measured the impact of COVID-19 on the international education sector for agents and students. In 2020, BELTA conducted the first survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the Brazilian international education sector. For the first time in 2021, it has extended its reach to all Latin American countries.

An approach to international business recovery planning for Aotearoa/New Zealand schools

  • December 2021
  • Other Author
  • PDF (1.4 MB)

Through the Future Focus Programme (FFP) funding the Schools International Education Business Association (SIEBA) commissioned Edified to write a report on international business recovery planning for New Zealand schools. This report looks at how future scenarios can prepare schools for the rebuild, how schools can work through recovery planning, what the landscape will look like coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, what risks and opportunities exist and how digital first marketing and global citizenship can help the sector to reinvent itself. The findings of this report contain takeaways that have value for more than just the school sector.

Understanding New Zealand's education brand in offshore markets - 2023 report

  • February 2024
  • Kantar
  • PDF (1 MB)

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao's annual survey to monitor the health of New Zealand’s education brand.

Understanding New Zealand's education brand in offshore markets: Presentation of 2022 results

  • October 2022
  • Kantar
  • VIDEO
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Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) conducts an annual survey to monitor the health of New Zealand’s education brand. Below is a presentation on the 2022 survey results. 

Export Market Opportunities for New Zealand Educational Publishers

  • December 2021
  • Other Author
  • PDF (2.1 MB)
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Through the Future Focus Programme (FFP) funding the Publishing Association of New Zealand (PANZ) commissioned Oreham Group to undertake research to identify priority international customers and markets to inform publishers of the specific changes that have occurred regarding buyer behaviour and demand following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; and make recommendations on the ways publishers can innovate to improve their export capability and reach. This report contains significant education intelligence covering education systems, government and procurement processes and cultural nuances by market, market channels and access that have value for more than just the publishing community.

High School to Tertiary Transitions - Literature Review

  • May 2021
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This literature review looks at best practices that support international students to transition from high school to tertiary in Australia, Canada, the US, the UK and Ireland.

Aotearoa EdTech Excellence: Transforming educational experiences, digital innovation and economic outcomes

  • January 2022
  • Other Author
  • PDF (8.8 MB)

Through the Future Focus Programme (FFP) funding EdTech NZ, with input from 90+ NZ EdTech’s, has produced an analysis of the New Zealand education technology sector, its impact, opportunities and benefits for the economy and society.

Export Market Opportunities for New Zealand Educational Publishers

  • December 2021
  • Other Author
  • PDF (2.1 MB)
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Through the Future Focus Programme (FFP) funding the Publishing Association of New Zealand (PANZ) commissioned Oreham Group to undertake research to identify priority international customers and markets to inform publishers of the specific changes that have occurred regarding buyer behaviour and demand following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; and make recommendations on the ways publishers can innovate to improve their export capability and reach. This report contains significant education intelligence covering education systems, government and procurement processes and cultural nuances by market, market channels and access that have value for more than just the publishing community.

The Insight Story Issue 1

  • February 2021
  • PDF (1002 KB)

A quarterly data-based snapshot of the New Zealand international education sector.

Market sentiment: Viet Nam

  • July 2020
  • ENZ
  • PDF (214 KB)
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Education New Zealand’s East Asia team has developed ‘Market Sentiment’ findings for each of the region’s seven focus markets.The research has been developed through interviews and surveys with key in-market stakeholders such as agents, students/parents, local institutions and local government partners. We’ve also conducted desktop research and leveraged reports from external research agencies.

Webinar: ENZ’s exciting new student attraction campaign!

  • March 2024
  • ENZ
  • VIDEO

Learn New Every Day is our new global brand campaign launched to build awareness and attract international students to New Zealand. The campaign is driven by a student’s point of view, featuring first-time experiences international students could experience on a single day when they study with New Zealand. Learn more about the campaign and what marketing materials are available to you in this webinar delivered to education agents by ENZ's Marketing Team on 16 January 2024.

Aotearoa EdTech Excellence: Transforming educational experiences, digital innovation and economic outcomes

  • January 2022
  • Other Author
  • PDF (8.8 MB)

Through the Future Focus Programme (FFP) funding EdTech NZ, with input from 90+ NZ EdTech’s, has produced an analysis of the New Zealand education technology sector, its impact, opportunities and benefits for the economy and society.

Webinar for the Schools Sector: Student Experience Research - February 2024

  • April 2024
  • PDF (5.7 MB)

ENZ’s Student Experience team presents recent research on the international student experience in NZ – how do students rate NZ, what do they love, and what can we improve on?

Webinar: ENZ’s exciting new student attraction campaign!

  • March 2024
  • ENZ
  • VIDEO

Learn New Every Day is our new global brand campaign launched to build awareness and attract international students to New Zealand. The campaign is driven by a student’s point of view, featuring first-time experiences international students could experience on a single day when they study with New Zealand. Learn more about the campaign and what marketing materials are available to you in this webinar delivered to education agents by ENZ's Marketing Team on 16 January 2024.

IEAA Student Voices 2021

  • June 2021
  • PDF (5.3 MB)

IEAA and ENZ commissioned research to better understand domestic students’ sentiments towards international students during the pandemic. This study explores the extent to which domestic students were aware of the challenges facing international students, the extent to which they provided support to international students, and whether their sentiments towards international students have shifted through the COVID-19 crisis.

Employer Perceptions of Hiring International Graduates

  • July 2019
  • ENZ
  • PDF (9 MB)

Findings from a study into the value of international graduates from the perspective of New Zealand employers.

Webinar for the Schools Sector: Growing Positive Public Perceptions of International Education - March 2024

  • April 2024
  • PDF (889 KB)

What do New Zealanders think about international education, and how can we grow support in our communities? We look at research from 2023 on New Zealanders’ Perceptions of the value International Education and unpack ENZ’s toolkit for increasing public support by communicating the benefits of international education. 

Webinar: International Education Data

  • March 2024
  • ENZ
  • VIDEO

Watch ENZ's Director of Insights, Marie Clark deliver the latest international education data in this agent webinar that aired on 27 February 2024.