International student wellbeing strategy funding round

We held our first funding round under the International Student Wellbeing Strategy in the second half of 2017. Find out which projects were successful in securing funding for student wellbeing initiatives and find out the dates for the 2018/19 funding round.

International Student Wellbeing Strategy 2018/19 funding round dates

Apologies for the delay in the call for Expressions of Interest for the International Student Wellbeing Strategy 2018/19 funding round. The funding round aims to open on the week of Monday 21 May and the Expressions of Interest due date will be pushed out.  Further information will be available when the round opens.

These are the dates for the International Student Wellbeing Strategy 2018/19 funding round:

  • Week of Monday 21 May - Start of 2018/19 funding round
  • Four weeks later - Expressions of Interest due
  • August 2018 - Successful applicants announced

Further information on the 2018/19 funding round will be available prior to the start of the funding round. email International.unit@education.govt.nz if you have any questions.

Go to the International Student Wellbeing Strategy to find out more about the strategy

International Student Wellbeing Strategy - 2017/18 funding round outcomes

We held our first funding round under the International Student Wellbeing Strategy in the second half of 2017. The funding round allocation focused on inclusion and social connectedness, mental health and information provision. Initiatives were selected by international education leaders representing students, communities, education providers and government.

2017/18 funding was allocated to 11 projects that included both national and regional initiatives.

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Plains FM

Canterbury, online

Radio/podcast programme designed for international students

NZ International Students Association

Nationwide

Host symposium on issues and opportunities facing international students (such as mental health and student inclusion)

Wintec

Nationwide

Mental health first aid training for education provider staff working with international students

ISANA NZ

Nationwide, online

Professional development workshops, community engagement training and mental health training for education provider staff working with international students

Islamic Women’s Council

Auckland region

Inclusion, safety and wellbeing workshops for female international students and partners of male international students

Waikato University, Wintec, Waikato District Police, Hamilton City Council

Hamilton

Programme of events to support inclusion and wellbeing (including rugby experience and Noho Marae)

Human Rights Commission

Nationwide

Social campaign on importance of full inclusion for international students

South Asian Trust

Canterbury

Workshops on preventing victimisation and family violence offending for international and domestic students

Study Auckland/Ngāti Whātua Orākēi

Auckland

Noho Marae and a programme to develop young international student leaders

Venture Southland

Southland

Rugby experience, workshops and seminars on in-study employment rights and opportunities for international students

Multicultural NZ

Wellington region

Online information for students and education providers about Wellington services, sports day and Noho Marae

In 2018, we'll develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the Wellbeing Strategy. This will help us to understand the effectiveness of funded initiatives in improving international student wellbeing. This should be ready by mid July 2018.

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