Government Providing 400 MIQ Spots for International Students in June

Posted 3:45pm Sunday 16th May 2021 by Elliot Weir

More international students will be able to come to Otago Uni from June, with 400 spots in MIQ set aside for international students.  The New Zealand International Students’ Association welcomed the news and said that the “lack of MIQ spaces has been a long-standing problem for Read more...

Exchanges To Aus Starting Next Semester

Posted 2:24pm Sunday 9th May 2021 by Fox Meyer

Your Tinder pool will finally increase past 69 people next semester, as students will be able to jump back and forth across the ditch on exchange. Danielle Yamamoto Kerr told Critic that Otago and its Aussie partner universities will resume the exchanges in the second semester after several Read more...

Universities Provide MIQ Subsidy for International Students

Posted 2:34pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Erin Gourley

New Zealand’s universities, including Otago, have agreed to subsidise 50% of the cost of MIQ for returning international students. The New Zealand International Students’ Association (NZISA) announced the subsidy in a Facebook post on Friday 12 March. “NZISA applauds the Read more...

EDITORIAL | The Government Wants As Much Money From International Students As Possible

Posted 10:01pm Saturday 13th March 2021 by Erin Gourley

1000 international students are coming to New Zealand this year, but they’re facing rising costs before they even enter the country.  When the government announced the decision to allow these students in, it was all about the numbers. “The annual economic value of this group of Read more...

Increased MIQ Fees for International Students

Posted 10:43pm Saturday 13th March 2021 by Erin Gourley

The 1000 international students allowed into New Zealand next month will pay increased MIQ fees. For temporary visa holders like international students, the cost of a one-person stay in managed isolation will increase from $3100 to $5520 on 25 March. These international students are required to Read more...

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