As we dive into 2021, and say farewell (thank goodness) to 2020, a semester abroad in New Zealand is still not possibe. At least, not in early 2021.
The NZ Government halted processing of Student Visas in August of last year. At the moment, there are no plans to continue processing offshore student visa applications until May 2021 at the earliest.
However we are optimistic that as 2021 progresses, the opportunity to study in New Zealand will hopefully be a possibility again. Education NZ has suggested the possibility of allowing 500 international students into New Zealand’s borders every month from January 2021.
While we cannot confirm that starting your studies in New Zealand in July 2021 (Semester 2) will be possible, we are hopeful this can be possible as the roll-out of vaccines continue.
We will keep you up to date as the situation progresses.