New Zealand, 29 January: New Zealand’s reputation as a global hub for entrepreneurship has been bolstered with Australian-born Cohort Solutions, a diversified service provider to international students, establishing a New Zealand headquarters and preparing its rollout of products ahead of the 2016 university and college intake.
New Zealand Country Manager, Guy St Clair, commented: “International education is New Zealand’s fifth largest export industry, and the Government has set the sector a goal of doubling its revenue to NZ$5 billion by 2025. Cohort’s expansion into New Zealand is perfectly timed to meet this massive increase in demand.”
Cohort Solutions will take a staggered approach to launching its quality range of services into the New Zealand market. These include but are not limited to:
· Cohortpay: a platform that allows overseas students to pay tuition fees in their home currency while also reducing international transfer fees;
· CohortSIM: a flexible plan that sees a prepaid SIM card sent to students ahead of their relocation to New Zealand, allowing them to call, text and access social media immediately upon arrival;
· Student Health NZ: Health and travel insurance, and;
Mr St Clair added: “While the market in New Zealand is different to Australia, there are many synergies that we can leverage to ensure speed to market of our products, with a big drive for the first quarter of 2016. We are off to a strong start with Cohort Solutions having recently secured a partnership with New Zealand’s major telecommunications provider Skinny Mobile for its CohortSIM product.”
CEO of Cohort Solutions, Mark Fletcher, commented: “We wanted to first go to market in New Zealand with Cohortpay, a product that provides international students with immediate and sizeable savings just in time for semester one. We look forward to the steady rollout of all our products and services in the coming months, as we establish our position in New Zealand’s international education landscape.”
Cohort Solutions currently serves more than 18,000 students in over 160 countries. For a more comprehensive breakdown of its products and services, visit: http://cohortsolutions.com
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Laura Blue, Launch Group
About Cohort Solutions
Cohort Solution’s innovative vision is to reduce the cost of international education by decreasing the cost of tuition for international students; and to provide value-enhancing products for service providers in the international education industry.