Published: 02nd May 2018
New Zealand is emerging as the go-to choice for Indians when it comes to education
Education New Zealand is out with its new campaign, Future-Proof Yourself and a slew of awards for Indian students
New Zealand has much to celebrate this year. Not only do they have the world’s best education system, as declared by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Educating for the Future Index, but they have also seen a 28% increase in the number of Indian students who have chosen New Zealand as their destination for higher education. “Our ability to prepare students for the future can be attributed to the holistic educational experience that we provide. Add this to the fact that they get to study alongside students from as many as 190 countries,” says Education New Zealand’s Regional Director for South, South-East Asia and the Middle East, John Laxon.
Education New Zealand (ENZ) is New Zealand’s government agency for international education. They launched the Future-Proof Yourself campaign which has reached more than 30 million people globally
And this year, with more than 2.6 young Indians engaging with their new video campaign Future-Proof Yourself, Education New Zealand is expecting a much better response in the coming years. Speaking about the campaign, Laxon says, “Aspirants get to learn about New Zealand from students’ perspectives, both former and current. We are excited by the momentum it has created.”
All ears: Joanna Kempkers, New Zealand High Commissioner at the Media Round Table event
And to keep the momentum going, as far as Indian students opting for courses in the Land of the Kiwis go, Education New Zealand intends to launch a master's qualification booklet sometime in September. They also want to start a guest lecture series where academicians from New Zealand will visit India to share their knowledge, informs Laxon.
In 2018, New Zealand has seen a further 6% increase in university enrollments and 24% overall growth in first-time student visas till date, from India
Their third season of the New Zealand Excellence Awards is also underway. Awards worth $205,000 are offered to UG and PG aspirants from India who want to opt for streams like business, fashion and STEM across eight universities in New Zealand. Also, a number of New Zealand recognised agents fairs are expected to take place in cities like Coimbatore, Kochi, Mumbai and Vadodara.
To know more, visit enz.govt.nz