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Should You Use an Education Agent?

When you’re planning to study internationally there is a lot to consider. Whatever your priorities are, you want to be sure that the location and institution you ultimately decide to study at, is the right choice for you.

An education agency can help you learn about your options and give advice to help you choose where to study. They can also help you with study applications and visa processes.

Approximately 50% of international students who study in New Zealand have some type of interaction with an education agent.

To help you choose a reputable agency with a track record of successfully enrolling students in New Zealand education institutions, the New Zealand Government maintains an agency partnership programme called Education New Zealand Recognised Agencies.

Find a Recognised Agency in your country

Recognised Agencies have committed to following a code of conduct that puts student needs and wellbeing as the first priority. They have access to training, resources and support that help them to deliver a better service for students interested in studying in New Zealand.

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Look for the Education New Zealand Recognised Agency quality mark

If you’re not sure whether you should study a master’s degree or a postgraduate diploma, or if you need advice about which subject area you should study to reach your career goals, a Recognised Agency can help.

Recognised Agencies often host information events and education fairs where you can have the opportunity to meet and talk to representatives from New Zealand education providers. If you are considering studying in New Zealand, it is a good idea to visit your local Recognised Agency or connect with them on social media early on so that you can stay informed about any relevant events.

When you’re ready to submit an application for enrolment at an education provider, or your application for a student visa with Immigration New Zealand, your Recognised Agency can help you understand the process, prepare all the right documentation, and even submit the application on your behalf.

Whether you want to use an education agency to streamline your preparations for international study, or you’re the type of person who would rather do it all yourself, the online study matching tool My StudyNZ is a good place to start.

Use My StudyNZ to find the study programmes in New Zealand that are best for you.

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Dan Smidt

By Dan SmidtManager, Agents

Updated 3 years ago

As Manager, Agents at Education New Zealand, Dan supports ENZ Recognised Agents to deliver a better service for students interested in studying in New Zealand. 

*Views expressed are the blogger's own
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