In order to highlight what New Zealand institutions have to
offer Indian students, Education New Zealand (ENZ), the lead government agency
for international education conducted its first university roadshow in Pune.
New Zealand is a preferred educational destination with all
universities in the top three per cent of universities worldwide. For students
who want to study abroad, it's a safe and welcoming country.
Through this roadshow, New Zealand universities got an
opportunity to engage with principals and student counsellors of prominent Pune
schools telling them more about the engineering and management courses
available at their institutions.
The country manager
of India, Education New Zealand, Jugnu Roy shared its view by saying that Pune
is a top priority. Many students are eager to study in New Zealand but they
lack knowledge about the country and its educational institutions, so the
roadshow helped in solving this problem. He further added that three of the ten
awardees of the prestigious New Zealand India Sport Scholarships were from Pune
as well as the overall winner of ENZ's recent marketing and strategy
The area manager of immigration New Zealand, Nathanael
Mackay spoke about immigration guidelines for students wanting to study in New
Zealand. He said that Pune has high quality students and in order to encourage
them to study in New Zealand, they have introduced a new Pathway Student Visa
which allows for a more seamless study experience. Due to this, students can
opt for three consecutive programmes of study with selected education providers
on a single visa that are valid for up to five years.
During 2014, Indian students enrolling at New Zealand
institutions amounted to 20,227 making India the second largest source of
international students to New Zealand. This increased by 20% in 2015.
Immigration New Zealand processed a range of high quality student visa
applications from Pune with close to 90% approval rate.