Brazil’s scholarship market provides potential for the university, English language and secondary school sectors in New Zealand.
The work rights policy introduced by New Zealand Immigration in 2013 has increased New Zealand’s attractiveness as a study destination.
Employers in Brazil’s tourism and creative arts sectors welcome graduates who have had a technical and practical education, offering opportunities for New Zealand’s Institute of Technology and Polytechnic (ITP) sector.
Engaging with organisations such as the Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, which offers professional and technological education in a range of areas and the 'S' Education System, which offers education for the commerce, industry and rural areas, can also open doors to the Brazilian market for ITPs.
These may include offering tailor-made programmes, or creating courses to be offered offshore.
Brazil hosted the Olympics in 2016, which generated an increased demand for qualified professionals with international experience, and presented opportunities for education providers offering courses in English language, hospitality and technology among others.
In 2013 Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) opened an office in Sao Paulo as its base in Latin America. This presents good opportunities for collaboration on edu-tourism initiatives.
English language plus sport is another education package that holds some potential in the Brazil market.