Immigration announcement made on Monday, 12th October, 2020:
The Government is allowing up to 250 international PhD and postgraduate students to return to New Zealand to continue their studies.
The border exception includes partners and dependents, in line with current visa requirements. Students, and any accompanying partners and dependents, will be liable for Managed Isolation and Quarantine charges.
Tertiary education organisations will identify eligible students, prioritise them, and nominate them to the Ministry of Education for entry.
Eligible students will hold or have held a visa to study in 2020, but have been unable to enter New Zealand due to COVID-19, are enrolled in a qualification that involves practical components and must be in the country to progress or complete their study.
Entry for these students is dependent on the availability of space in our managed isolation and quarantine facilities to ensure their arrival is not impacting on the ability of New Zealand citizens and residents to return home.
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