International Student Enrolments in New Zealand 2001-2007
This report summarises the publicly available data, from four main sources, on enrolments of international students within New Zealand education provider sectors from 2001 to 2007. Summary information is also stated on the numbers of approved student visas and permits for the calendar years 2001 to 2007.
Author(s): International Division, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: June 2008
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Appendix 2: Economic benefit from international education
The economic contribution of the international education sector (i.e. foreign fee-paying students enrolled in New Zealand educational institutions) to the New Zealand economy has previously been calculated by Infometrics, based on 2004 data from the Export Education Levy5. This study estimated that the overall economic benefit – including tuition fees paid, living costs for students, and multiplier factors for the wider economy – amounted to $2.21 billion in 2004.
The following table presents an update of the estimated economic value-added (EVA) from international education, based on the Infometrics methodology, and using 2005 to 2007 data from the Export Education Levy. Allowances have also been made for a rise in living costs based on Consumer Price Index rates for 2005, 2006 and 2007.=
Year and Economic |
Impact of Students
|Students - 2004||No.||18,322||41,540||7,681||45,129||112,672|
|Students - 2005||No.||14,445||39,613||8,895||35,293||98,246|
|Students - 2006||No.||13,933||35,261||6,534||38,128||93,856|
|Students - 2007||No.||15,207||31,143||6,145||38,439||90,934|
It is apparent there has been a fall in EVA from $2.21 billion in 2004, to an estimated $1.82 billion in 2007. The distribution of the economic benefit is shown in Chart 7.
Chart 7: Economic value-added from international education, 2004-2007
- "The Economic Impact of Foreign Fee-Paying Students" Infometrics, February 2006.