1 August 2018

Funding round open for student wellbeing projects

$750,000 of funding is available for projects aimed at supporting international student wellbeing. Find out how to apply.

Wellbeing strategy

The international student wellbeing strategy funding round 2018/19 is now open, with $750,000 of funding targeted at projects to improve the support and experience of international students in New Zealand. 

The Ministry of Education is seeking Expressions of Interest on one-year projects that contribute to the outcomes of the International Student Wellbeing Strategy with a priority this year on safety and mental health support of international students

Each project can apply for up to a maximum of $150,000 funding. 

Hayley Shields, ENZ’s Director Student Experience, encourages providers to apply for the second funding round.

“Wellbeing initiatives not only benefit international students, but also protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming study destination.

“While all students need wellbeing support services, international students – in a foreign country and culture, away from their support networks at home – can encounter additional challenges. 

Applications close 24 August, with successful projects announced in November.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.

A list of previous projects from the 2017/18 round can be found here.

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