International student enrolments in New Zealand 2000-2006 Publications
This report summarises the publicly available data, from four main sources, on the actual enrolments of international students within New Zealand provider groups from 2000 to 2006. Summary information is also stated on the numbers of approved student visas and permits for the calendar years 2000 to 2006. This information is disaggregated by origin, according to the key markets of China, Japan, and South Korea, the regions of South-East Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America, and the developing markets of Latin America and India. Further information is given on the estimated economic value-added to New Zealand from international education.
Author(s): International Division, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: 20 April 2007
The total enrolments of international students across all provider groups rose by 153 percent from 2000 to 2002, from 50,026 to 126,919. From the market peak in 2002 there has been a 26 percent decline to 93,421 enrolments in 2006. This decline has mainly affected the schools, private tertiary education organisations, and English language schools. In 2005 and 2006 a reduction in total enrolments within the public tertiary education institutions was also recorded.
A graphical representation of this data is shown in Chart 1. It is apparent that the greatest increase in enrolments occurred within the English language schools sector, followed by the public tertiary education institutions. While the decline since the 2002 peak is clearly evident, the 2006 level is still about 18 percent above the total recorded for 2001.
|Public Tertiary Education Institutions|
|Private Tertiary Organisations|
|English Language Schools|
Chart 1: Enrolments of international students in New Zealand, by provider groups