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


BELTA survey results Latin America 2021

  • January 2022
  • ENZ, Other Author
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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.

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.

International Student Experience Survey 2021

  • December 2021
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In 2021, ENZ conducted a repeat survey of international students (the first survey was run in 2019) to find out about their experience studying in New Zealand, what is being done well, and where improvements can be made. The 2021 survey was the first since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and was also the first to include a section on students studying offshore.

IEAA Student Voices 2021

  • June 2021
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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.

New Zealanders' Perceptions of the Value of International Education:2023 Survey Findings

  • February 2024
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The aim of this research is to understand New Zealanders’ perceptions about the value of international education to Aotearoa New Zealand.

This work helps measure progress towards goal 3 of the New Zealand International Education Strategy He Rautaki Mātauranga A Ao (NZIES): New Zealanders understand and embrace the benefits of international education.

Download the 2023 findings from an online survey of a representative sample of 1,100 New Zealanders.

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.