1 Feb 2018

International educators react to limits on overseas students

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 1 February 2018

The international education sector is pushing back against moves to crack down on the ability on overseas students to get job and then settle permanently in New Zealand. Immigration Minister Ian Lees-Galloway wants to close what he describes as a 'back door' to residency through the student visa scheme, and will prioritise changes to work rights once students have finished studying. Official advice to him says some students have used the student visa scheme to get residency, rather than a good education.