New Zealand announces Soha Ali Khan as its new education Brand Advocate for India


Education New Zealand | Manapou Ki Te Ao (ENZ) has announced Indian celebrity Soha Ali Khan as the new brand advocate for New Zealand education in India. Ms Khan, a postgraduate in International Affairs is all set to walk the road to understanding and advocating the education system and opportunities in Aotearoa New Zealand. The collaboration coincided with New Zealand’s border reopening for international students after over two years.

Commenting on the collaboration, Ben Burrowes, Regional Director – Asia, ENZ said, “Soha Ali Khan is a popular name amongst the youth and our collaboration with her will be focused on engaging with a larger and more diverse Indian audience.”

“Ms Khan has a strong international educational background and a great connection with the Indian youth. We envisage that her association with New Zealand will help guide aspiring Indian students make informed decisions regarding their higher education dreams,” he added further.

On signing up as New Zealand Education Advocate for India, Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan said, “I am excited to learn more about education in New Zealand. I strongly believe that international education is a life changing experience for students. My association with the New Zealand education brand aims to highlight the various programmes that are offered by their institutions and universities.”

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“New Zealand encourages holistic development for students in the context of international education. The academic approach of the country paves the way for innovative and collaborative research and broadens our students’ horizons. I look forward to joining New Zealand on their exciting education journey in India.’’

Education New Zealand is committed to deliver a holistic development for all students towards making industry-ready graduates with a diverse range of opportunities. 

Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) is the government agency responsible for taking New Zealand’s education experiences to the world. ENZ promotes a New Zealand education as one that teaches students to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and lifelong learners, which will help them succeed in their future careers and create a positive impact on the world. In 2019, New Zealand’s education system was ranked first among English-speaking countries and third in the world for delivering a future-focused education (out of 50 economies) by the Economist Intelligence Unit. 

With approximately 100 staff in 18 locations around the world, ENZ works closely with New Zealand’s diverse education sector including schools, English language providers, Private Training Establishments, Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics, universities; and internationally with NZ Inc agencies, Government agencies and education providers to encourage sustainable growth and identify opportunities.

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