ICEF Monitor – New Zealand showing strong growth in international enrolment again this year
16 Nov 2015
The latest data from Immigration New Zealand (INZ) affirms that the country remains on course for another strong year of growth in 2015. Following a 13% year-over-year increase in international enrolment between 2013 and 2014, year-to-date (YTD) figures through September 2015 indicate a 12% increase in total student visas compared to the same period from last year.
As always, two important caveats apply when considering trends based on student visa data:
- The number of visas issued does not precisely correspond to actual enrolment as there may be a lag of some months between the time the visa is received and the student’s actual attendance.
- Students enrolled in courses of less than three months do not require a study visa. This means the student visa figures generally understate enrolment in any Private Training Establishments (PTEs), including language schools, offering shorter-term programmes.
“Read the full article on ICEF Monitor” – Source: http://monitor.icef.com/2015/11/new-zealand-showing-strong-growth-in-international-enrolment-again-this-year/