The number of Indian students in New Zealand has increased over the past five years, making them the second-highest source country for student New Zealand Visa applicants.
28 February 2011
Indian students now second largest New Zealand Visa group, figures show
Official figures have placed India as the second largest source country after China for international students in New Zealand during 2010-11.
New Zealand Visa applications from students from traditional markets like China, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan and Britain have declined in the past years, but Indian students are increasingly choosing New Zealand for higher education.
The number of Indian students in New Zealand has increased steadily over the past five years, from around 3,700 fee-paying students in 2005-06 to over 12,000 in 2010-11, according to statistics released by New Zealand Immigration.
Since 2007-08, India has been New Zealand's third largest source country after China and South Korea.
As many as 9,141 student visa applications have been approved from July 2009 to February 2011.
The New Zealand Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their New Zealand immigration applications to the New Zealand Embassy.