Education agents can now apply for visas on behalf of students hoping to study in New Zealand, through the government’s online immigration portal. Passport-free eVisas for visa waiver countries will be introduced later this year.
The number of international students studying in New Zealand increased by 13% last year, reaching a 10-year high. Indian enrolments were a big factor behind the upsurge with a 67% growth in Indian students recorded, year-on-year.
The South Australian government has announced that it will funnel AUS$5.7m over four years into attracting overseas students, as part of a major budget package to increase international travel to the state.
Student Leader of the Year award at Queensland University of Technology in Australia has been won by an international student for the first time. Tri Mulyani Sunaharum from Indonesia is also the first PhD student to win the award.
With the Australian government leveraging its study-work and post-study work opportunities to compete for globally mobile students, market research has revealed a bias among Australian employers when hiring international graduates and their domestic counterparts.
New Zealand is aiming to increase its profile as a study destination in Latin American as the minister of tertiary education, skills and employment visited the region for the first time last month and announced expanded mobility agreements with key trade countries.