Business of Education: Indian students face stark rejection rates in NZ

Business of Education: Indian students face stark rejection rates in NZ
Indian students face far higher student visa rejection rates compared to students in other Asian nations.
Dileepa Fonseka
Murray Jones
A thorn in the side of the India-New Zealand relationship is rearing its head again: student visa rejections.Immigration NZ(INZ) figures show applications between Oct 1, 2023, and May 6, 2024, for student visas by Indian nationals had an approval rate of 47%, almost half the 89% rate of the second-largest cohort, Chinese students. In total, 2,684 prospective Indian students were declined; 1,313 of these were aiming to study at private training establishments. The only nations with lower acceptance rates were Nepal (34%) and Bangladesh (22%...

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