Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Indian students prefer New Zealand for higher studies 

According to official figures, India is, at present, the second largest source of foreign students in New Zealand. The first is China for providing international students to New Zealand.

Students from India prefer New Zealand for higher studies whereas the numbers of students going to China, South Korea, South Africa, Taiwan and Britain have declined in the past few years.

The statistics released by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) shows that number of Indian students who have been approved to study has risen continuously over the last five years i.e. from around 3,700 fee-paying students in 2005-06 to over 12,000 in 2010-11.

In 2007-08, India was the third largest source of students to New Zealand's. South Korea stood at the second place after China, reported INZ statistics.

The foremost reason given by the students for this preference of New Zealand over the other countries is that it is peaceful nation with safe society and beautiful natural environment. Moreover the teaching system encourages the students to work in groups and apply the theories to the real life situations.

Source: Deccan Herald

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