In 2005, New Zealand implemented a bold strategy to offer domestic tuition fees to international students, full work rights to them and their partner, and domestic school fees to their children. This strategy was developed to increase international doctoral enrolments, thereby contributing to New Zealand universities’ rankings and to the country’s innovation economy. Recent government data shows that 25 percent of international doctoral graduates are working in New Zealand five years after graduation.
Ten years on, this presentation will review the available data over the first decade of this strategy through three main questions:
- Has the strategy increased international doctoral enrolments in New Zealand?
- Has it contributed to New Zealand universities’ rankings?
- Has it contributed to New Zealand’s innovation economy?
Join the debate and discussion on New Zealand’s Doctoral Tuition Strategy as we look to the future of the international education.