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New Zealand hotspot for Indian students

Written by: Kamalika Bhattacharya

According to reports, the students from India have the highest rate of transition to work in New Zealand after completing their studies, followed by their Chinese counterparts.

While 72 percent of Indian students who come to New Zealand get job, the corresponding figure for China is 43 percent,said the Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman.
Similarly, students from India also have the highest rate of transition to permanent residence (47 percent), again followed by pupils from China (23 percent).

According to a research conducted by the department of labor, around one-third of international students who come to New Zealand stay on following their studies to contribute to the country's economy and workforce.

"Not only does New Zealand gain from the fee-paying students, many of them stay on providing long-term benefits by contributing their skills to our workforce and economy," Coleman said.

This indicates New Zealand is an attractive place to study because of the quality and cost of education in an English-speaking country.Another plus for fee-paying foreign students is the recent introduction of interim visas which allows them to continue studying while applying for visas to further their studies. This will smooth the enrolment process for education providers.

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